Welcome to the
Nursery Milk Scheme

From 1 August 2021 all Scottish settings will no longer be able to submit new claims to the Nursery Milk Reimbursement Unit and can instead take part in the new Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme. Scottish settings can find out more about this new Scheme, the benefits available, transition arrangements and when to expect further information about registration. Settings in England and Wales can continue to claim as now from the Nursery Milk Reimbursement Unit, and no changes are being made to the Nursery Milk Scheme in England and Wales.

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What is the Nursery Milk Scheme?

The Nursery Milk Scheme is operated by the Nursery Milk Reimbursement Unit (NMRU) on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care. It entitles children under 5 years who attend approved day care facilities to receive 189ml (1/3 pint) of milk each day, free of charge.