Best Start Grant


Please see the link for a fact sheet about the Best Start Grant.

From today (1st June) applications will be accepted for the Best Start Grant – School Age Payment, worth £250 to eligible families for children about to start school in Primary 1 to help with the costs of a child starting school. This money can be used for anything that families may need at this key stage in a child’s life.

You do not need to take up a place in school after the summer to get this payment but any parent who has deferred entry until August 2021 should also make the application NOW if their child’s birthday falls between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016. When to apply for School Age Payment depends on when your child was born, not when they start school so any parent who defers their child’s entry to school to next year may miss out if they don’t apply now. Applications will open on 1 June 2020 until 28 February 2021 for children who were born between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016.

To apply you need to call a Freephone number 0800 182 2222 and leave your details. You will then receive a call back to make the application.


Mrs McKillop’s Challenge – Week 11

My Challenge for this week is for you to become a journalist.

Choose a member of staff.  What do you want to find out about them?

Ask them some questions.  Perhaps you will write them, make a power point of them or send a video. ( I am having some difficulties posting videos on the website but can put it on Teams).

Send them to me at

Don’t forget to tell me who you are interviewing! (useful website)

Following the announcement from the First Minister regarding the four phases to ease lockdown, the following website has some very useful information:
has the latest parent information, including
a Q&A about what the statement
will mean for ELC and schools.


East Ayrshire Council Site

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