Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme Registration
Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme (SMHSS)
The Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme will replace the UK Nursery Milk Scheme in Scotland with effect from 1 August 2021. This scheme is designed to improve the health and wellbeing of children.
Who is eligible-Settings?
All Care Inspectorate registered settings, i.e. Local Authority, Private, Voluntary, Independent (PVI) and Childminders. You do not need to be in partnership with South Ayrshire Council delivering funded ELC to receive payment under this scheme.
Who is eligible - Child?
All preschool children i.e. aged from birth to starting primary one.
What will each child be entitled to receive?
The scheme will fund a daily portion of milk (or approved non-dairy alternative) and healthy snack (fruit or vegetables) for children who spend 2 hours or more in your setting.
How will it work?
All Care Inspectorate registered settings (Local Authority, Private, Voluntary, Independent (PVI) and Childminders) wishing to participate in the scheme must register with South Ayrshire Council to become a member of the scheme.
All eligible settings will need to register for the scheme using the link below. Please register by 25th June 2021.
Monitoring and Reporting
Participating settings will be required to keep proof of purchases for audit, monitoring and reporting.
Transition from UK Nursery Milk Scheme (NMS)
The following transition process has been agreed:
Any milk provided on the current scheme up to and on 31st July 2021 will be funded by the UK NMS via the current claims and reimbursement model.
Any milk provided on and after the 1 August 2021 will be the funded through the new SMHSS.
Claims for milk provided up to and on the 31 July can be submitted to the UK NMS for 6 months i.e. before 31 January 2022
Payment -(Private, Voluntary, Independent (PVI) and Childminders)
Further guidance on payments and the Local Serving Rate will be added shortly.
This is a new Scheme for all and we understand there will be questions around the policy/registration etc. Please email SA.SMHSS@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Please read prior to registering for the scheme :-