From 1 August 2021, the Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme (SMHSS) will fund a daily portion of plain fresh cow’s milk (or specified alternative) and a healthy snack (fruit or vegetables) for pre-school children (from birth to not yet attending primary school) 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.

How to register

Registration is now open for new applications who missed the 23 July 2021 cut-off date.

We would ask that all early years settings, including all childminders, who are registered with the Care Inspectorate complete and submit the registration form.

Register for the Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme

Further information

Visit our frequently asked questions about SMHSS.

For more information about the scheme please visit Scottish Government: Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme.

Contact Information


Education Service - Early Years