All 3 and 4 year olds, and some eligible 2 year olds, living in the Falkirk Council area are currently entitled to 600 hours of high quality early learning and childcare. From August 2021, this entitlement will increase to 1140 hours.

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