Applying for Early Learning and Childcare

Local Authority Nursery Setting

To apply for a place in a local authority nursery setting you should complete a nursery application form around the time your child turns two years old. The nursery application form is available here and also available from any of our East Lothian council nurseries. 

You will be asked to list, in order of priority, up to three nursery choices. The completed form should be submitted to your first choice nursery. You should also take your child's birth certificate with you when you go to enrol.

You may wish to visit a few nurseries before making a final decision on where to apply to. You should phone in advance to make an appointment, as this will ensure staff have time to talk to you and answer your questions.

Nursery application forms

Council nursery hours

If you know which setting would like your child to attend, please: