ELC hours increase - Phase 4

Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) is changing in Scotland and the number of hours children are entitled to will rise by 2020/21 in order to offer more flexibility for families.

Eligible 2 year olds and all children aged 3 and 4 are currently entitled to 600 hours of funded ELC per year.  The funded entitlement will increase over the next few years and almost double to 1140 hours.

Phase 4 of the rollout for Dumfries and Galloway will begin during August 2020. All families within Dumfries and Galloway will be able to access up to 1140 hours of ELC for their child when this phase is completed.

The providers that expected to offer 1140 hours and their opening times are:

Phase 4 rollout
NurseryOpening hoursWeeks open per year
Partnership providersContact providerContact provider
ABC Nursery, Ecclefechan8am to 6pm50
ACE Playgroup, AnnanContact providerContact provider
Beattock Nursery, Beattock8.30am to 3.30pm38
Belmont Nursery, Stranraer8.30am to 3.30pm38
Birch Vale Nursery, Dalbeattie8am to 6pm51
Bright Stars Glenkens Community Nursery, DalryContact provider38
Busy Bees Nursery, StranraerContact providerContact Provider
Calderbank Nursery, DumfriesContact providerContact Provider
Canonbie Nursery, Dumfries8.30am to 3.30pm38
Cargenbridge Nursery, Dumfries8.30am to 3.30pm38
Castle Douglas Nursery, Castle Douglas8.30am to 3.30pm38
Closeburn Nursery, Closeburn8.30am to 3.30pm38
Collin Nursery, Collin8.30am to 3.30pm38
Creetown Nursery, Creetown8.30am to 3.30pm38
Crossmichael and Parton Playgroup, CrossmichaelContact providerContact Provider 
Dalbeattie Nursery, Dalbeattie8.30am to 3.30pm38
Dalbeattie Playgroup, DalbeattieContact providerContact provider
Dalry Nursery, Dalry8.30am to 3.30pm38
Drummore Nursery, Drummore8.30am to 3.30pm38
Dunscore Pre-school Centre DunscoreContact providerContact provider
Eastriggs and Dornock Playgroup, EastriggsContact providerContract provider
Eastriggs Nursery, Eastriggs8.30am to 3.30pm38
First Steps Nursery, Dumfries7.45am to 6pm49
Gatehouse Nursery, Gatehouse8.30am to 3.30pm38
Georgetown Nursery, Dumfries8.30am to 3.30pm38
Glenluce Nursery, Glenluce8.30am to 3.30pm38
Gracie Drew Private Nursery, Dumfries8am to 6pm49.5
Gretna Nursery, Gretna8.30am to 3.30pm38
Happy Faces Nursery, Dumfries7.45am to 5.30pm50
Haugh of Urr Nursery, Haugh of UrrContact provider38
Heathhall Nursery, Dumfries8.30am to 3.30pm38
Hecklegirth Nursery, Dumfries8am to 6pm38
Hoddom Nursery, Ecclefechan8.30am to 3.30pm38
Jaybees Childcare Ltd, Lochmaben8am to 6pm51
Kelloholm Nursery, Kelloholm8.30am to 3.30pm38
Kelton Nursery, KeltonContact providerContact provider
Kids Ahoy, Dumfries8am to 6pm51
Kinderhouse Nursery, DumfriesContact providerContact provider
Kirkcolm Under 5's, KirkcolmContact providerContact provider
Kirkcowan Nursery, Kirkcowan8.30am to 3.30pm38
Kirkcudbright Nursery, Kirkcudbright8.30am to 3.30pm38
Kirkcudbright Pre-school, Kirkcudbright8.30 am to50
Langholm Nursery, Langholm8.30am to 3.30pm38
Langholm Playcare, Langholm7.30pm to 6pm50
Laurieknowe Nursery, Dumfries8.30am to 3.30pm38
Lincluden Nursery, Dumfries8.30am to 3.30pm38
Little Acorns, DumfriesContact providerContact provider
Little Stars Nursery (Castle Douglas Playgroup), Castle DouglasContact providerContact provider
Locharbriggs Nursery, Dumfries8.30am to 3.30pm38
Lochmaben Nursery, Lochmaben8.30am to 3.30pm38
Lockerbie Nursery, Lockerbie8.30am to 3.30pm38
Malory Day Nursery, DumfriesContact providerContact provider
Malory House Nursery, DumfriesContact providerContact provider
Max Play 2, Dumfries7.30am to 5.30pm50
Mawelltown Playcare, Dumfries7.30am to 5.30pm50
Mid-Annandale Playcare, Lockerbie7.30am to 6pm50
Minnigaff Community Nursery, MinnigaffContact providerContact provider
Moffat Nursery, Moffat8.30am to 3.30pm38
Moniaive Playcare, MoniaiveContact providerContact provider
Newington Nursery, Dumfries8.30am to 3.30pm38
Noblehill Nursery, Dumfries8am to 6pm38
North West Community Campus, Dumfries8.30am to 3.30pm38
Park Nursery, Stranraer8.30am to 3.30pm38
Penninghame Nursery, Penninghame8am to 6pm38
Penpont, Tynron and Keir Playgroup, PenpontContact providerContact provider
Playworks, Dumfries8.30am to 4.30pm38
Port William Playgroup, Port WilliamContact providerContact provider
Rephad Nursery, Stranraer8am to 6pm38
Sandhead Nursery, Sandhead8.30am to 3.30pm38
Sanquhar Nursery, Sanquhar8.30am to 3.30pm38
Scruffs Childcare, AuchencairnContact providerContact provider
Scruffs Childcare, Castle DouglasContact providerContact provider
Sheuchan Nursery, Stranraer8.30am to 3.30pm38
Sparklers Private Nursery, Annan6.45am to 6pm50
Sparklers Private Nursery, Gretna7am to 6pm50
Springholm Nursery, SpringholmContact providerContact provider
St Andrew's Nursery Ltd, DumfriesContact provider38
St Andrew's Nursery, Dumfries8.30am to 3.30pm38
St Columba's Playgroup, AnnanContact providerContact provider
St Teresa's Nursery, Dumfries8.30am to 3.30pm38
The Orchard Nature Limited, DumfriesContact providerContact provider
Treasure Island Nursery, Castle DouglasContact providerContact provider
Troqueer Nursery, Dumfries8am to 6pm38
Wallacehall Nursery, Thornhill8am to 6pm38
Whithorn Nursery, Whithorn8.30am to 3.30pm38
Wigtown Nursery, Wigtown8.30am to 3.30pm38

Further information

Email EarlyYearsSupport@dumgal.gov.uk to find out more.

Page last updated: 10/12/2019
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