From August 2021, funded nursery hours will increase from 600 to 1140 hours for all 3-5 year olds and eligible 2 year-olds. You can receive your hours in a school or private nursery, childminder or community group. Depending on where you live in East Lothian, you may already be receiving these additional hours as part of a phased roll-out programme. The information on these pages will help you to understand what your options are.

In East Lothian we have:

  • School nurseries
  • Funded nurseries
  • Childminders
  • Community groups

Funded hours are available for eligible 2 year olds, and all 3 and 4 year olds in these settings.

Find out about 1140hours and your options