Support and grants for childcare providers

Support we offer

We work closely with representatives from playgroups, childminders, nurseries both local authority and private, out of school care clubs as well as elected council members and members from different local authority departments and the voluntary sector.

We support early years services and parents in a number of ways:


Grants for 2017/18 are now closed

We provide financial support to the following:

  • Additional support needs
  • Vulnerable out of school clubs
  • Vulnerable commissioned playgroups
  • Vulnerable non commissioned playgroups and toddler groups
  • The start-up grant for new childminders is currently not available.


Further information on Accredited training, and CPD opportunities for the early years workforce in the Scottish Borders.

Support organisations

Family information service

Scottish borders family information service provides a wide range of information on services available for families in the Scottish Borders.