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Early Years

Our Early Years service offers full-day childcare at two locations: Castlemilk and Garrowhill. The services are open from 8am until 5.45 pm, 49 weeks per year (closed on Public Holidays and In-Service Days).

Our services provide a safe and nurturing environment for children where they can have fun and learn whilst making precious memories.

If you have any questions and would like to speak to a member of our Early Years team, please fill out our Contact Form or call 0141 634 6161. 

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ELC- PMLD Report

 

Indigo Childcare Group and The Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairment have released a report (29th March 2023) into the provision of Early Learning and childcare for children with high complex disabilities and intensive care needs. It has been stated that although the Scottish Government's flagship policy of access to free nursery care for 3 and 4 year olds is working well for most families in Scotland, significant challenges remain in ensuring that those with complex needs can access their entitlement.

The report highlights that although the Scottish Governments flagship Policy of access to free nursery care for 3 and 4 year olds is working well for most families challenges do remain to ensure those with complex needs can access their entitlement.

Read the report below:

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Funded Places For Some Two-Year-Olds

Is your child two years old or approaching two years old? Your child may be eligible for up to 1140 hours per year of fully funded childcare.

Is my child eligible?

- Funded early learning and childcare is available if your child is aged two and is or, since they turned two, has been looked after by a local council, the subject of a kinship care order or the subject of a guardianship order.

 - If they have turned two and you get one of these benefits: 

  • Income Support

  •  Job Seeker's Allowance (income based)

  •  Any income-related element of Employment and Support Allowance 

  • Incapacity or Severe Disablement Allowance 

  • State Pension Credit 

  •  Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 - If you receive tax credits or universal credit, you can earn a certain amount of money and still be eligible.

 

- If you are on Child Tax Credit:

  • But if not Working Tax Credit, then your earnings can be £16,105 or less 

  • Working Tax Credit, then your payments can be £7,320 a year or less If you are on   Universal Credit, then your household take-home pay can be £610 a month or less.

 

When does entitlement begin and end? 

Two-year-old children who meet the eligibility criteria as outlined above can access provision from the start of the first term AFTER their second birthday OR the beginning of the first term AFTER the parent starts receiving those named benefits or tax credits.

We can help you with your application. If you would like more information, contact us today at 0141 634 6161 if your child is already with us or if you are looking to join Indigo please click the link below to enquire.

Application form

Castlemilk

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We are partnered with Glasgow City Council so all children aged 3-5 years old are eligible for
1,140 hours of fully funded childcare

Our Early Years Locations

Castlemilk Early Years

Our state of the art facility provides a bright, stimulating environment for children with excellent resources and outdoor play. 

 

 

We cater for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old

 

Address:

29 Dunagoil Road 

Castlemilk

G45 9UR

Garrowhill Early Years

Situated within Garrowhill Primary School campus our 55-place Early Learning Centre offers a range of flexible learning and care for children with excellent outdoor facilities. 

We cater for children from 2 to 5 years old

Address:

25 Bakewell Road 

Baillieston

G69 6RN

Meet The Team

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Debby Larkin
Early Years Manager- Garrowhill

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Hi, my name is Ashley Turner and I am the Early Years Manager for our Early Years Service in Castlemilk. I have two daughters who are aged 11 and 18 years old and have attended our services.  I have recently celebrated 20 years of working with Indigo, progressing through many roles before going into my current role. I graduated from The University of Glasgow in 2015 with a BA Childhood Practice after qualifying initially with an HNC Childcare and Education in 1999. The part of my job which I enjoy most is working together with our children, their families and a fantastic team to really make a difference and support our children and families to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Hi, my name is Debby and I am the Early Years Manager for our nursery Service in Garrowhill. I have been part of Indigo for 15 years, starting in a sessional position and progressing through various roles and into my current role now. I graduated from The University of Glasgow in 2015 with a BA in Childhood Practice when my son was 8 months old. I am passionate about our children being at the heart of decision-making, family involvement in early learning and supporting the positive mental health and well-being of our children, families and team.

Ashley Turner
Early Years Manager- Castlemilk

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