Nurseries and early learning

We are committed to providing high quality early learning and childcare in all nursery schools and classes.

Free early learning and childcare for 3 - 5 year olds

You are entitled to apply to any local authority managed nursery and/or partner provider centre for your 3 - 5 year old child's funded early learning and childcare place.

1140 hours - Extra funded early years hours from August 2020

The Scottish Government has announced that by 2020 all 3 and 4-year-olds, and some eligible 2-year-olds will be entitled to 1140 hours of funded childcare.

Free early learning and childcare for 2 year olds (Strong Starts)

There are now places for eligible 2 year olds whose parents meet certain benefits criteria in a number of local authority nurseries.

Nursery classes

There are currently 47 local authority nursery classes based in schools, together with one stand-alone pre-school centre, which offer morning and afternoon sessions for 3 - 5 year olds.

Contact details

Nursery Education

2 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PH
Tel 01738 476200