Early Learning and Childcare Provision

Register My Child

If your child is turning three between the start of March 2023 and the end of February 2024, you can register for an Early Learning and Childcare place during Registration Week 2023.

Registration is now open, please complete the online registration form.

Online registration forms can be accepted after this time, however, priority will be given to applications received during Registration Week.

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.

If your child will turn three before the end of February 2023, please e-mail ELC@shetland.gov.uk to request a link to the form.