Early Learning and Childcare Provision

Register My Child

If your child is turning three between the start of March 2021 and the end of February 2022, you should register for an Early Learning and Childcare place during registration week in February 2021.

Registration Week 2021 will run from Friday 5th February to Friday 12th February 2021.

The below online registration form should be completed, including submitting a copy of your child’s birth certificate, during registration week. Applications received out with registration week will be considered but preferred settings may not be available.

Online Registration for 3 - 4 Year Olds - will go live on 5 February

Online Registration for Entitled Two Year Olds - will go live on 5 February

Every effort will be made to offer you the setting of your choice; however, registration is not a guarantee of a place. We will notify you, by the end of April, when a place is confirmed. If your child is not allocated a place at the setting of your choice you will be contacted and we will discuss with you what options may be available.

A parents and carers registration guidance booklet has been prepared to assist with completing the registration form.

If you notice a mistake after submitting your application, please send an email detailing the change required along with your child's name and date of birth to: elc@shetland.gov.uk

Where requests exceed the number of places available the criteria as detailed in the Shetland Islands Council, Children's Services Admissions Policy will be applied.