Early Learning and Childcare

Early learning and childcare (ELC) is a generic term used to cover the full range of early education and childcare available in Scotland today. The term early learning and childcare is intended to emphasise that the care and education of very young children are not two separate things, and that babies and young children are learning all the time from all their experiences.

Your child will come to us with lots of learning experiences which have been gained through family life, with friends, relatives and neighbours.  We value this existing learning and our role is to broaden their learning experiences so that when they leave us, the children will be confident, eager and enthusiastic learners who are looking forward to the next stage of their education.



ELC Improvement Plan 2023-24


All ELC children are entitled to 1140 hours.


  • Monday - Thursday 7:47am - 12:30pm
  • Friday   -                 8:00am - 11:54am



  • Monday - Thursday 12:30am - 6:14pm


Full Day

  • 2 full days   8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 1 short session  either 8:00 am - 11:20 am (Friday) or 12:45 pm - 4:05 pm 2
  • Specific days and short session will be confirmed by Pupil Placement





Early Years Centre Information

ELC Staff List 2023/24

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ELC Staff List 2023/24

ELC Events 2022-23

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Keep up to date with what's happening in the ELC

Learning Journals

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Learning Journals are an online profiling system for nurseries and schools.

Children's Learning

A brief overview of learning planned from the children's interest.

Pupil Placement

School Application Packs

Useful Documents

Here you will find useful documents including recent guidelines and government legislation.