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Fees, Funding
Enrolment &

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Cairndow Childcare Registration Form

To register your child for Cairndow Community Childcare please complete this form -

Child Registration Form

Please return completed forms to


Please find the up-to-date fee schedule here

from April 2024


Registration for funded care takes

place in late January each year via

Argyll and Bute Council website.

Pre-School Funding

Play, learn, and grow with us at the Fyne Den

Free childcare places are available for 3 and 4-year-olds, all year round.

Funded by the Scottish Government, you can get up to 1,140 hours of early learning and childcare a year if your child is 3 or 4 years old. Some 2-year-olds are also eligible, as are 5-year-olds opting for deferred school entry.

We can offer two ways of using your funding:

Option 1. - 48 weeks in a year (all year) giving as a rough guide, 23 hours 45 mins of free childcare a week


Option 2. - 38 weeks (term time only), giving as a rough guide, 30 hours of free childcare a week

We can also offer very competitively priced extra sessions around these hours to suit your needs.

At the Den, we have a team of professionals dedicated to early years,

working with small groups in a brand new purpose-built setting

with easy access to the great outdoors and our unique sand play area.

Our locally based staff have many years of experience between them

and reports from the Care Inspectorate and Council have praised their caring and nurturing skills

as well as their ability to create a homely, safe and creative environment for the children in their care.

They valued and were taking account of parents' knowledge and views of their child's development needs, interests, preferences, and personality when gathering the information they needed to develop and review each child's personal plan and support their transitions. They knew the importance of providing warm, nurturing and responsive care to support children's well-being and development. ... they were developing trusted and loving relationships with children to nurture and help them feel valued, safe and secure. ..


We are handily located at Clachan, Cairndow just off the A83 at the head of Loch Fyne,

45 mins from Dunoon and Helensburgh, 15 mins from Inveraray and Strachur, and 30 mins from Lochgoilhead.

PA26 8BL

For further information or to arrange a visit call us on 01499 30429 or email

Cairndow Community Childcare,

a not-for-profit organisation run for the benefit of the community.

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