Greens are encouraging all eligible families to apply for a new payment available to some families with nursery-age children, opening for applications today.
Families claiming low-income benefits can apply for the new Best Start Grant Early Learning Payment. This provides a one-off payment of £250 to help families with the cost of children aged two to three-and-half attending early years education.
It is the first entirely new social security payment made by the new devolved social security system.
Scottish Greens parliamentary co-leader Alison Johnstone MSP said: