The Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme (SMHSS) was launched in August 2021 to fund a daily portion of plain fresh cow’s milk (or specified alternative) and a healthy snack (fruit or vegetables) for pre-school children spending two hours or more in the care of a regulated day care provider and/or childminders. Infant formula will be funded for children up to 12 months.
To be part of the SMHSS all settings must register using our online registration form. The latest registration period is live now and runs from Wednesday 15 - Thursday 30 September 2021. Registering now will be for payment due November to the end of March.
Please note that if you have already registered then there is no need to do so again.
The next registration dates for new applicants are:
- Monday 15 - Tuesday 30 November (this will be for payment due January to end of March)
Following successful registration, East Dunbartonshire Council will contact all childcare settings by email with the next steps that must be taken to ensure payment.
For further information about the scheme, please visit the Scottish Government website.