How to apply for childcare

Please contact your first choice of nursery who will email you an application form. Details of all nurseries and childminders can be found in the two boxes at the top of this page.

Once you have completed the form, please return the form to your first choice of nursery ensuring that you have noted the hours and days you would prefer your child/children to attend. 

It is important that you put a 2nd and 3rd choice of nursery as we cannot always guarantee your first choice. If your first choice of nursery cannot accommodate your request, they will forward your request to your second choice.

Admissions and charging information

Please refer to the Nursery Admissions and Charging Policy for information about early learning and childcare provision. From August 2022 the hourly rate for any unfunded nursery hours will be £3.90. Therefore a 5 hour session is £19.50 and a 10 hour session is £39.00.

Funded Providers in Partnership with Stirling Council

Stirling Council is in partnership with a number of providers in the private, voluntary and independent sector, including childminders, to offer funded early learning and childcare places. If you want a place in a funded provider setting, contact them directly to request an application form and ask about their admissions process. Enquiries for a place with a childminder can be made to the address below:

Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA)
Argyll Court
Castle Business Park
Stirling FK9 4TY
Tel: 01786 445377
Email us

For any query or question relating to childminding, please call our SCMA Helpline on 01786 449063.


Last updated: Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:40 AM