Early Learning and Childcare Drop-In Information sessions 2023/24


Will your child be 3 between 1 March 2023 and 29 February 2024, if so, your child will be entitled to a 3-5 year Early Leaning and Childcare (ELC) place in session 2023/ 2024.

The application window for applying will open on 9 January 2023

To help with any questions you may have about ELC

  • What options are there to choose for your child’s ELC hours?
  • What is my child entitled too?
  • Where can I apply?
  • How are ELC places allocated?
  • or something else you want to find out about

Inverclyde Council’s Early Years Team and Funded Provider Childminders, will be available at the below venues to answer your questions.

PLEASE NOTE; - This is an information session ONLY – Application forms will be available at any Local Authority ELC establishment / Funded Provider approved Childminder or Funded Provider approved Private / Voluntary / Independent Nursery.

Once completed, forms must be submitted to your 1st choice provider. We will NOT be accepting any application forms at any venue.

Inverclyde Council will be accepting applications for 3–5 years ELC places from 9 January – 28 February 2023.

Applications received within this period will be presented at the Annual Admission Panel which are held in late March / April.

Applications received from 1 March 2023 – 18th August 2023 will be presented at the Post Admission Panel which are held in late August.

Please feel free to drop-in to one of the venues where we will be able to answer any questions you have about Early Learning and Childcare places.




Kilmacolm Library, Lochwinnoch Road, Kilmacolm, PA13 4LE

Tuesday 10 January 2023

10:00 – 12:00

Port Glasgow Library, Fore Street, Port Glasgow, PA14 5EQ

Tuesday 10 January 2023

13:00 – 15:00

Central Library, Wallace Place, Greenock, PA14 1JB

Thursday 12 January 2023

10:00 – 12:00

South West Library, Barr’s Cottage, Greenock, PA16 9HG    

Thursday 12 January 2023

13:30 – 15:30

Gourock Library, Kempock Place, Gourock, PA19 1QU

Friday 13 January 2023

10:30 – 12:30

Inverkip & Wemyss Bay Library, Inverkip Community Hub, Main Street, Inverkip, PA16 0FZ

Friday 13 January 2023

14:00 – 16:00

Central Library, Wallace Place, Greenock, PA14 1JB

Saturday 14 January 2023

10:00 – 12:00