All 3 and 4 year olds in Scotland have a statutory entitlement to 1140 hours of funded early learning and childcare. In Falkirk's establishments, the funded 1140 hours is delivered either as 30 hours per week over term-time or 23.5 hours per week over an extended year.

We offer nursery places in:

ELC Nursery Classes – Located in primary schools, managed by the primary school head teacher and offering school term time places in line with the primary school day. ELC Classes make provision for 3 & 4 year olds only.

Slamannan ELC Class and Kinneil ELC Class operate slightly different models.

Early Learning & Childcare Centres – Operate all year round from 8am to 6pm. Most of these centres provide places for babies, toddlers and 3 to 5 year olds.

Early Learning & Childcare Partner Providers – We are in partnership with a number of private nurseries. You can contact these providers directly to discuss.

You can find more information about each setting on the Care Inspectorate including the most recent inspection report.

Each nursery offers a safe and structured environment for your child. They have well qualified staff and operate to high standards. All Falkirk Council nursery services are delivered by Children's Services. The links below provide further information:

Further information

Please contact us if you would like more information:

ELC Admissions Team