Council Funding

We are a Fife Council partner at Little Beehive Nursery. This means you can use your nursery funding allowance for your children at any of the Little Beehive Nursery locations across Fife.

In fact you can use the funded nursery allowance in a variety of ways. You can:

  • Use the time at private nursery and top up if required
  • Split the time between council and private nursery
  • Use all the free nursery hours at council nursery, and book private nursery for additional days

It is a common misconception that council funded nursery time has to be used at a council nursery. However, this is not the case.

You can use your council funded nursery time at any Little Beehive Nursery in Fife.

Contact us to arrange a visit or to discuss how you want to use your free nursery hours.

Nursery funding - your questions answered

Going to nursery can be a big step for your child - and for you. That’s why we want to make the transition as simple as possible.

If you have any questions about nursery funding, we will be happy to answer them for you. If it isn’t answered here, contact us with your questions.

Can I use free nursery hours at private nursery?

Yes. You can send your child to private nursery, covered by free nursery hours, or split the time between council and private nursery.

How many free nursery hours am I entitled to?

At Little Beehive Nursery, we can offer 1140 hours of funded nursery time each year.

Am I limited to 1140 hours?

No. You can book additional time at Little Beehive Nursery on top of the free nursery hours.

How flexible are you?

As a private nursery, we can offer much more flexibility than council nurseries - where you may have to accept the days and times you are assigned.

How do I book my child into Little Beehive Nursery?

Contact the nursery that would like your child to attend to arrange a visit. This lets you meet the staff, see the nursery building and gives your child a chance to get used to things.

We’re looking forward to meeting you at Little Beehive Nursery.