Pre-School Funding

Little Dreams Nursery are in partnership with Aberdeen City Council. We will be offering 1140 hours in each year for children who are eligible for pre-school funding. Pre-School funding will be awarded to a child aged 3 or 4 years-old, starting from around the first term after their third birthday.

When your child is eligible for funding, we will require you to complete the Application Form, this will be given to parents near your child’s 3rd birthday and depending what term funding will commence.

The information we will require will be to:

  • identify the hours during which the child shall attend at Little Dreams Nursery
  • attach evidence of the child’s name and date of birth (e.g. copy birth certificate or passport)
  • specify the date on which the child commenced his/her placement at Little Dreams Nursery

Funding will be allocated to parents on a monthly basis, deducted from your monthly fees. Funding amount will be discussed with parents prior to completing the Funding Application Form.

If your child changes provider during a term, the Council will make arrangements for the appropriate proportion of the Funding to be paid over from the old provider to the new provider.

Where a child in respect of whom Funding is being paid ceases to attend Little Dreams Nursery, we shall notify the Council as soon as is practicable (and, at any event, within 14 days) using a “Leaver’s Form”.

Under the new General Data Protection Regulations, we will share your data with the Early Learning and Childcare team for you to be able to apply for funding. If you do not want your data to be shared with the Early Learning and Childcare team, your child may not be able to allocate funding.

Please see the following information from the Early Learning and Childcare Team regarding the information they will collect on your child.