East Renfrewshire Council – Childcare

Name of organisation

East Renfrewshire Council – Childcare


Council Headquarters,
Eastwood Park,
Rouken Glen Road,
G46 6UG


0141 577 3265

Overview of services

Council run early learning and childcare

Nursery classes

Nursery classes are located in primary schools. We have 11 nursery classes which provide early learning and childcare for 3 and 4 year olds.

Some of our nurseries offer wraparound care and lunch cover over and above the free 600 hours. The hourly rate is £2.25.

Family Centres

We have 8 Family Centres. These are standalone and provide support to children and families. They open 50 weeks of the year and offer parents childcare during holiday periods.

Partnership nurseries

We work with a number of partnership nurseries across East Renfrewshire.

Children who are 3 and 4 years old may qualify for a funded partnership nursery place. There are limited funded places available for each partnership nursery.


Playgroups are available for children aged 3 to 5 years old.

We work in partnership with some playgroups to provided funded part-time places.

Who can we help

All 3 and 4 year olds, and some 2 year olds, qualify for 600 hours of free early learning and childcare which can be offered in different ways.

Referral process

How to apply for a nursery place for a 2 year old

You can apply 2 months before your child turns 2 years old.


How to apply for a nursery place for a 3 or 4 year old

Contact us for an application form.

You should apply for a place in the next school session no later than the last day of February of that year.

For example, if your child should start nursery in the 2019/2020 term, you should apply by 28 February 2019.