Nursery and childminding grants

Fife Childcare and Early Years Strategy can provide funding support for childminders, voluntary and private sector childcare providers and small play projects.

Registered Childminder Start-up
Funding for individuals considering a career as a childminder. £250 to assist them buy equipment such as fire blankets, smoke detectors, stair gates and to set-up administration procedures.

Pre-registration training is provided as part of the application process.

Out of School Childcare Fund
Funding to support out-of-school childcare providers operating at a break-even level and serving an area where many parents are on a low income or where unemployment is high.

Applicant bodies need to be registered, trading for more than one year, have a current business plan and be operating at a deficit or expect to make a deficit in the next year.

You can find more useful information about childcare on our childcare pages.


Childcare Information Service
Tel: 01592 583146 Contact Childcare Information Service online
By Post: Rothesay House Rothesay Place Glenrothes Fife KY7 5PQ
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