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We have published a list of council nurseries, other settings and childminders who are registered to provide the funded provision in Dumfries and Galloway. This provider list will be updated regularly.

You can send your child to the provider of your choice, subject to availibility. You can find the list of providers below.

You're welcome to arrange visits to providers to find out what is on offer before making your choice.

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Annandale and Eskdale

Council nurseries in Annandale and Eskdale

Council nurseries in Annandale and Eskdale

Name

Address

Contact

Beattock Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Beattock Primary, Beattock, DG10 9RB

gw08officebeattock@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01683 300363

Canonbie Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Canonbie Primary, Canonbie, DG14 0XA

gw08officecanonbie@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
013873 71336

Eastriggs Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Eastriggs Primary, Eastriggs, DG12 6PZ

gw08officeeastriggsp@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01461 40301

Gretna Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Gretna Primary, Gretna, DG16 5AG

gw08officegretna@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01461 339105

Hecklegirth Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 6pm

Hecklegirth Primary, Annan, DG12 6HY

gw08officehecklegirt@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01461 202629

Hoddom Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Hoddom Primary, Ecclefechan, DG11 3DS

gw08officehoddom@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01576 300613

Langholm Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Langholm Primary, Langholm, DG13 0BL

gw08officelangholmp@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
013873 80900

Lochmaben Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Lochmaben Primary, Lochmaben, DG11 1NR

gw08officelochmabenp@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 810208

Lockerbie Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Lockerbie Primary, Lockerbie, DG11 2AT

gw08officelockerbiep@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01576 205180

Moffat Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Moffat School, Moffat, DG10 9QF

gw08officemoffat@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01683 222000

Newington Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Newington Primary, Annan, DG12 6LA

gw08officenewington@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01461 205326

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Other funded settings in Annandale and Eskdale

 

Other funded settings in Annandale and Eskdale

Name

Address

Contact

ACE
2 to 5 year olds
8:45am - 3:15pm

Annan Community Centre, St John's Road, Annan, DG12 6AP

aceangels@hotmail.co.uk
01461 205953

Eastriggs and Dornock Playgroup
2 years 9 months to 5 year olds
8.30am - 4pm

Nelson House, Melbourne Avenue, Eastriggs, DG12 6PP

eanddearlyyears@gmail.com
01461 40980

Jaybees Childcare Ltd
2 to 5 year olds
7.30am - 6pm

Blacklocks Vennel, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, DG11 1NP

buzzus@jaybeeschildcare.co.uk
01387 810303

Langholm Playcare Ltd
2 to 5 year olds
7.30am - 6pm

Community Centre, Charles Street, Langholm, DG13 0AA

langholmplaycare@btconnect.com
013873 80775

Mid-Annandale Playcare
2 to 5 year olds
7:30am - 6pm

Harcourt Place, Lockerbie, DG11 2AH

office@mapchildcare.co.uk
01576 204707

St Columba's Playgroup
2 years 9 months to 5 year olds
8.30am - 4pm

Church Hall, Scotts Street, Annan, DG12 6JG

stcolumbasplaygroup@hotmail.co.uk
01461 204097

Sparklers Private Nursery - Annan
2 to 5 year olds
6.45am - 6pm

18 Greencroft Wynd, Annan, DG12 6BG

annan@sparklerspn.co.uk
01461 206060

Sparklers Private Nursery - Gretna
2 to 5 year olds
7am - 6pm

The Rectory, Annan Road, Gretna, DG16 5DH

gretna@sparklerspn.co.uk
01461 338600

Wise Owls Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 6pm

Ivy House, 65-67 High Street, Moffat, DG10 9HG

wiseowlsnurserymoffat@gmail.com

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Childminders in Annandale and Eskdale

 

Childminders in Annandale and Eskdale

Name

Address

Contact

Julie Davidson
2 to 5 year olds
7.30am - 5pm

Annan

juliedavidson06@hotmail.com
01461 205031

Kaylie Falconer
2 to 5 year olds
24 hours

Lockerbie

curiouslittlelearners@outlook.com 

Laura Henderson
2 to 5 year olds
7am - 6pm

Annan

lauraschildminding@aol.com

Lois Lane
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 6pm

Canonbie

Loisjlane65@gmail.com

Shona Watret
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 6pm

Annan

shonawatret@gmail.com
01461 206110/07544350010

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Nithsdale

Council nurseries in Nithsdale

 

Council nurseries in Nithsdale

Name

Address

Contact

Calside Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Calside Primary, Dumfries, DG1 4HB

gw08officecalside@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387263594

Cargenbridge Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Cargenbridge Primary, Dumfries, DG2 8LL

gw08officecargenbrid@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 273550

Closeburn Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Closeburn Primary, Closeburn, DG3 5HP

gw08officecloseburn@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01848 331240

Collin Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Collin Primary, Dumfries, DG1 4JE

gw08officecollin@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 750227

Georgetown Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Georgetown Primary, Dumfries, DG1 4EJ

gw08officegeorgetown@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 264079

Heathhall Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Heathhall Primary, Dumfries, DG1 3QZ

gw10officeheathhall@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 702590

Kelloholm Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Kelloholm Primary, Kelloholm, DG4 6QJ

gw08officekelloholm@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01659 67228

Laurieknowe Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Laurieknowe Primary, Dumfries, DG2 7AJ

gw08officelaurieknow@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 252604

Lincluden Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Lincluden Primary, Dumfries, DG2 0PU

gw08officelincluden@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 273010

Locharbriggs Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Locharbriggs Primary, Dumfries, DG1 1UW

gw08officelocharbrig@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 710241

Noblehill Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
8am - 6pm

Noblehill Primary, Dumfries, DG1 3HB

gw08officenoblehill@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 252167

North West Community Campus
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Alloway Road, Dumfries, DG2 9DF

gw18officenorthwest@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 245100
St Andrew's Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
8:30am - 15:30pm
 

St Andrew's Primary, Dumfries, DG1 4EX

gw08officest6@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 273001
St Teresa's Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm
 

St Teresa's Primary, Dumfries, DG2 0DY

gw08officest4@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 255732
Sanquhar Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm
 

Sanquhar Primary, Sanquhar, DG4 6BD

gw08officesanquharpr@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01659 50275

Troqueer Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 6pm

Troqueer Primary, Dumfries, DG2 7LR

gw08officetroqueer@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 273020

Wallace Hall Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
8am - 6pm

Wallace Hall Primary, Thornhill, DG3 5DS

gw08officewallacehal@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01848 332140

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Other funded settings in Nithsdale

 

Other funded settings in Nithsdale

Name

Address

Contact

Calderbank Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
7am - 6pm

16 Laurieknowe, Dumfries, DG2 7AJ

calderbankadmin@icloud.com
01387 248861

Dunscore Pre-school Centre
3 to 5 year olds
Mon-Thur 8.30am - 4pm

The Old School, Dunscore, Dumfries, DG2 0SY

info@dpsc.org.uk
01387 820273

First Steps
2 to 5 year olds
7.45am - 5.30pm

Heathhall, Dumfries, DG1 3NT

firststepsnursery@aol.co.uk
01387 255345

Gracie Drew Private Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 6pm

5 Robison Drive, Dumfries, DG2 7RR

tamsinbeattie@graciedrew.co.uk
01387 320280

Happy Faces Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
7.45am - 5.30pm

21/25 Calside Road, Dumfries, DG1 4HA

happyfacesnursery1@gmail.com
01387 248944

Kids Ahoy
2 to 5 year olds
6am - 9:30pm

89-93 St Michael's Street, Dumfries, DG1 2PY

info@kidsahoy.co.uk
01387 279300

Kids Ahoy 2 to 5 year olds
6am - 9.30pm

Moss End Site

admin@kidsahoy.co.uk

Kinderhouse Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
7am - 6pm

Huntingdon Avenue, Dumfries, DG1 1NQ

info@kinderhousenursery.com
01387 264064

Little Acorns
2 to 5 year olds
7am - 6pm

Units 4-8, Herries Court, Dumfries, DG1 3TL

l.acorns@btconnect.com
01387 261162

Malory Day Nursery
2 year olds 7am - 6:30pm

20 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, DG2 0LA

malorydaynursery@hotmail.co.uk
01387 269943

Malory House Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
7am - 6.30pm

20 Catherine Street, Dumfries, DG1 1JF

malory.nurseries@hotmail.co.uk
01387 269839

Max Play 2
2 to 5 year olds
7.30am - 6pm

NW Resource Centre, Lincluden, Dumfries, DG2 0BX

maxwelltownplaycarenurseries@hotmail.co.uk
01387 279637

Maxwelltown Playcare
2 to 5 year olds
7.30am - 6pm

Lochside Road, Dumfries, DG2 OEL

maxwelltownplaycarenurseries@hotmail.co.uk
01387 720595

Moniaive Playcare
2 to 5 year olds
9am - 3pm

Chapel Street, Moniaive, Thornhill, DG3 4EJ

moniaiveplaycare@gmail.com
01848 200153

The Orchard Nature Nursery Ltd
2 to 5 year olds
6am - 9pm

Eskdale House, Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4UQ

orchardnaturenursery@yahoo.co.uk
01387 253003

Penpont, Tynron and Keir Playgroup
2 years 6 months to 5 year olds
9am - 3pm

Penpont Primary School, School Lane, Penpont, DG3 4BH

penpontpreschool@gmail.com
01848 330591

Playworks
2 to 5 year olds
8.55am (8.45am by arrangement) - 3.15pm

1 George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EA

Lynda@playworksdumfries.co.uk
Christine@playworksdumfries.co.uk
01387 249990

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Childminders in Nithsdale

 

Childminders in Nithsdale

Name

Address

Contact

Agnes Green
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 5.30pm

Lochfoot, Dumfries

anancy0412@outlook.com
01387 730565

Elizabeth Ritchie
2 to 5 year olds
7.30am - 6pm

Troqueer, Dumfries

lizzieritchie77@aol.com
07805 988484

Gemma Findlay
2 to 5 year olds
7am - 6pm

Dumfries

little.gems.enquiries@outlook.com
01387 830220

Kelly Green
2 to 5 year olds
7am - 6pm

Bankend, Dumfries

kellyskidzcare@hotmail.com

Lisa Sneddon
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 5pm  

Dumfries 

lisahiddleston@hotmail.co.uk                                                                                                    07584188932

Liza Woods
2 to 5 year olds
7am - 6pm

Troqueer, Dumfries

lizawoods@hotmail.co.uk
07969077424

Louise Hawes
2 to 5 year olds
7am - 6pm

Dumfries

louhawes75@gmail.com
07833 965263

Lynne Murdoch
2 to 5 year olds
7.30am - 5.30pm

Thornhill

tiggerific06@icloud.com

Marney Brown
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 6pm

Sanquhar

brownmarney6@googlemail.com
01659 50130

Melissa Thomas
2 to 5 year olds 2
4 hours

Dumfries

daveanmel@gmail.com

Nikki Hatfield
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 6pm

Troqueer, Dumfries

nikkihall1988@gmail.com

07599 809693

Rachel Flockhart
2 to 5 year olds
7am - 7pm

Dumfries

Rachelflockhart88@gmail.com

Stewartry

Council nurseries in the Stewartry

Council nurseries in the Stewartry

Name

Address

Phone number

Castle Douglas Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Castle Douglas Primary, Castle Douglas, DG7 1JA

gw08officecastle@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01556 502071

Dalbeattie Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 6pm

Dalbeattie Primary, Dalbeattie, DG5 4HR

gw08officedalbeatti2@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01556 613130

Dalry Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Dalry School, Dalry, DG7 3UX

gw17officedalryps@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01644 430259

Gatehouse Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Gatehouse Primary, Gatehouse, DG7 2JX

gw08officegatehouse@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01557 814262

Kirkcudbright Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Kirkcudbright Primary, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JT

gw10officekirkcudbri@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01557 332610

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Other funded settings in the Stewartry

Other funded settings in the Stewartry

Name

Address

Phone number

Crossmichael and Parton Playgroup
2 years 6 months to 5 year olds
8.15am - 3.15pm

Glenlochar Community Centre, Glenlochar, Crossmichael, DG7 2NZ

crossmichaelplaygroup@gmail.com

07599 080987

Dalbeattie Playgroup
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 6pm

Little Inspirations Childcare Centre, Copland Street, Dalbeattie, DG5 4EX

dalbeattiepg@yahoo.co.uk

01556 288081

Haugh of Urr Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
9am - 4pm

Hardgate Primary, Haugh of Urr, DG7 3LD

haughofurrnursery@gmail.com
07788 688800

Johnston Nursery Ltd
2 to 5 year olds
7.30am - 6pm

Former Johnston Primary School, St Mary's Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4EG

johnston.nursery@outlook.com

Kelton Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.15am - 5.30pm

18 Queen Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1HU

manager.keltonnursery@gmail.com
01556 504565

Scruffs Childcare
2 to 5 year olds
7.30am - 6pm

3A Station Yard, Oakwell Road, Castle Douglas, DG7 1LA

scruffschildcare@hotmail.co.uk
01556 502205

Springholm Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3pm

Kirkpatrick Durham Lesser Hall, 58 Victoria Street, Kirkpatrick Durham, DG7 3HQ

springholmnursery@outlook.com
07826 623258

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Childminders in the Stewartry

Childminders in the Stewartry

Name

Address

Contact

Angela Glover
2 to 5 year olds
7am - 6pm

Castle Douglas

Gloverangela24@yahoo.com

Barbara Greenfield
2 to 5 year olds
7.30am - 6.30pm

Castle Douglas

barbaragreenfield61@gmail.com

Clare Steele
2 to 5 year olds
7am - 6pm

Laurieston, Castle Douglas

clarest80@outlook.com

Scruffs Childcare
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 4.30pm

Auchencairn

michelle.tranmore@btinternet.com
01556 640069

Tanya Gardiner
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 5.30pm

Castle Douglas

tanya.gardiner74@gmail.com

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Wigtownshire

Council nurseries in Wigtownshire

 

Council nurseries in Wigtownshire

Name

Address

Phone number

Belmont Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
8:30am - 3.30pm

Belmont Primary, Stranraer, DG9 7BH

gw08officebelmont@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01776 702952

Creetown Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8:30am - 3.30pm

Creetown Primary, Creetown, DG8 7JR

gw08officecreetown@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01671 820243

Drummore Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8:30am - 3.30pm

Drummore Primary, Drummore, DG9 9PY

gw08officedrummore@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01776 840235

Glenluce Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Glenluce Primary, Glenluce, DG8 0JE

gw08officeglenluce@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01581 300351

Kirkcowan Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Kirkcowan Primary, Kirkcowan, DG8 0HP

gw08officekirkcowan@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01671 830234

Park Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Park Primary, Stranraer, DG9 7NW

gw08officepark@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01776 704032

Penninghame Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 6pm

Penninghame Primary, Newton Stewart, DG8 6HD

gw08officepenningham@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01671 402386

Rephad Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 6pm

Rephad Primary, Stranraer, DG9 8BW

gw08officerephad@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01776 704195

Sandhead Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Sandhead Primary, Sandhead, DG9 9JD

gw08officesandhead@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01776 830256

Sheuchan Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Sheuchan Primary, Stranraer, DG9 0AL

gw08officesheuchan@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01776 706977

Whithorn Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Whithorn Primary, Whithorn, DG8 8PN

gw08officewhithorn@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01988 500291

Wigtown Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Wigtown Primary, Wigtown, DG8 9JE

gw08officewigtown@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01988 402300

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Other funded settings in Wigtownshire

Other funded settings in Wigtownshire

Name

Address

Phone number

Busy Bees Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 6pm

Cluaran, London Road, Stranraer, DG9 8BF

fionarichardson50@yahoo.com
01776 707021

Kirkcolm Under 5s Nursery
2 years 6 months to 5 year olds
8.30am - 3.30pm

Kirkcolm Primary, Kirkcolm, DG9 0NS

Kirkcolmunder5@hotmail.com
01776 853232

Minnigaff Community Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
8:30am - 3pm

Minnigaff Primary, Minnigaff, Newton Stewart, DG8 6PE

minnigaffprimary@btconnect.com
01671 401667

Port William Playgroup
3 to 5 year olds
8.50am - 3.10pm

Port William Primary, Port William, Newton Stewart, DG8 9JX

portwilliamplaygroup@outlook.com
07776 093555

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Childminders in Wigtownshire

Childminders in Wigtownshire

Name

Address

Contact

Amanda Kiltie
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 5pm

Newton Stewart

amandakiltie@live.com
01988 500767 / 07340573411

Carole Westby
2 to 5 year olds
6am - 8pm

Leswalt, Stranraer

carolwestby@googlemail.com
01776 870669 / 07946 701960

Caroline Gamble
2 to 5 year olds
7.30 am - 6pm

Isle of Whithorn

carolinegamble@hotmail.co.uk
01988 500166

Michelle Wallace
2 to 5 year olds
8am - 6pm

Newton Stewart

amymichelle53@gmail.com
01671 404098

Shona Herries
2 to 5 year olds
7am - 6pm

Wigtown

shonaherries@hotmail.com

Stephanie Dunlop                                            2 to 5 year olds                                          8am - 5pm

Stranraer

sdunlop47@gmail.com                                                                                                                    07856495526

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