Funding entitlement

The Psychology Kindergarten is a funded provider nursery, which means that we work in close partnership with Stirling Council to deliver the 1140 funding entitlement. Your child's pro-rata entitlement is based on the number of sessions you may choose to attend and your child's start date based on staged eligibility.

This means that the term after your child has turned 3, you can access 6 hours of government-funded childcare per day for 38 weeks per year at our setting.

For example:

  • Child A turns 3 on 11th of October, then their funding would begin from January.
  • Child B turns 3 on 2nd March, then their funding would begin from August the following school year.

A funded day session is 9am-3pm.

How to use your entitlement

As part of the phase 3 of the expansion, we run as model 4; term-time only over 38 weeks. Children will be entitled to 30 funded hours a week over 38 weeks. Sessions will be for 6-hour full days.

A funded session is from 9am-3pm.

It is possible to combine your funded hours with unfunded hours or with more than one nursery setting.

What being a partner nursery means

To become a council partner nursery, we had to meet certain criteria and have gone through a rigorous procurement process. We deliver exactly the same curriculum as the local authority nurseries and are inspected by the same officers. Being a partner allows us to have access to a nursery teacher provided by the local authority each term. The staff benefit from training events and network meetings provided by the council, which help us ensure a high quality provision.

Contact us

For any queries please contact the Psychology Kindergarten Manager, Federica Caruso.