Childcare Funding

3-5 Year Old Funding

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 1140 hours of funded Early Learning and Childcare. Start dates depend on their date of birth.

Children are entitled to up to 1140 hours of funded ELC and will also receive a free meal if they attend 4 or more consecutive hours per day at a setting and attend over a mealtime.

The private sector funding process does not commence until July. We will keep you fully informed about the application process. We will inform you as soon as we receive the relevant funding information from the Council.

Please find attached our Current Funding Year Information Pack. If you are planning ahead for next year’s funding, please use the attached information as a guide only, as this information does change on an annual basis.

We are happy to answer any of your questions about how the 1140 hours allocated FREE Funding is applied within our Wellies Nurseries.


Eligible 2’s - 2 Year Old Funding

Some 2-year olds may be entitled to up to 1140 hours of funded ELC. This is relevant  if their family is in receipt of certain benefits or allowances or the have specific additional support needs. Please check Aberedeen City Council website for further information on Eligible 2's Funding. Alternatively please email

If entitlement has been confirmed, you will be entitled to funding from the term following your child’s second birthday..