Children born between 1st March 2021 and 29th Feb 2022 are eligible for government funded childcare – we have some info on when, how many hours, blended placements and how it all works across the different councils here: https://stramash.org.uk/1140-funded-spaces/
We are doing things a little differently this year. As we are currently at waiting list capacity for all nurseries this year with many children returning next year, we have decided to ‘open the books’ early to try our best to offer spaces to those who want them. You can book a visit and register with us for your space from now onwards, rather than having to wait until registration week. We can then help you complete all the online forms and get you set up with your sessions and funding with the council during registration season too!
Registration season 24/25 will take place Jan-March 2024 (dates in various locations TBC) – this is when the council will want you to submit your choices to them using their own online forms. You are able to visit and register with us right now.
If you’re considering Stramash for your childs early years, we currently have a range of options available to you:
- Book an in person visit to your local Stramash – meet the team, see the site and chat more about what we do, available sessions and the registration process – feel free to bring your little one to come look/play too.
- Book a phone call with one of our nursery heads – talk through the process and ask us anything!
- Book a virtual video tour – where our nursery head will give you the guided tour of the site and chat more about what we do. You can ask any questions you may have and see the environment your child will be experiencing – video calling required
- Email us for more info – relevant links etc
Get in touch!
Non Funded Spaces
We also offer private spaces and you are welcome to register with us on a private space if your child is not yet eligible for funding or you need additional hours that exceed your allocation.
This normally relates to 2 year olds – We accept children from 2 years of age at our Elgin, Fort Willam and Tornagrain (Inverness East) nurseries. Some 2 year olds will also be eligible for a funded space – you can see if you meet the criteria from your local councils website.