Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS) Pilot
in Dumfries & Galloway, Edinburgh and Glasgow
Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS) Pilot
in Dumfries & Galloway, Edinburgh and Glasgow
Helping families to access high quality Early Learning and Childcare

Are you an Early Learning and Childcare Provider?

Early Years Scotland (EYS) is working in collaboration with the Scottish Government and would like to invite all registered Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) providers in Dumfries and Galloway Council, Glasgow City Council and Edinburgh City Council to take part in a project to pilot a new Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS).

The purpose of this pilot is to support families who may not be able to access ELC as a result of the deposits that ELC providers sometimes charge. It will be open to eligible parents who have a child aged 0-2 years, and who are on tax credits, or universal credit.

If you are interested please click below

I am a provider

Are you a Parent/Carer?

Do you have a child aged 0-2 years of age?

Do you receive tax credits or universal credit?

Do you want your child to attend an Early Learning and Childcare provider within Dumfries & Galloway Council, Edinburgh City Council or Glasgow City Council?

If you have answered yes to all of these questions, then we might be able to make it easier for your child to get a nursery or childminder place. Early Years Scotland (EYS) is working together with the Scottish Government to pilot a new scheme to reduce the upfront costs of securing a nursery/childminder place. You still have to pay your regular monthly fees, but you will not have to pay an upfront deposit, which can sometimes be a problem for families.


If you are interested please click below

I am a parent
Further Information
Which ELC providers are eligible to be involved?
Which eligible parents are eligible?
How will the scheme work?
What is the time period of the pilot?
What happens at the end of the pilot?
How much extra work is involved for me as an ELC provider to be involved in the scheme?
What are the benefits of being involved?