Funded early learning and childcare providers 2018/19

Funded early learning and childcare is available through council run nurseries as well as a range of voluntary or private providers who've registered with us.

Eligible 2 year olds and all 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to a maximum of 600 hours of early learning and childcare which is funded through the council. Council nurseries and other registered partners deliver the funded provision in Dumfries and Galloway.

What is on offer

Council nurseries offer up to 5 sessions a week, each lasting 3 hours 10 minutes. Morning sessions start at 8.45am and afternoon session start at 12.15pm. Parents/carers can drop off and/or pick up children nearer school start and finish times but this time isn't transferable to other sessions.

Most council nurseries can offer two sessions in one day (6 hours 20 minutes) and the child will stay for lunch. Back to back sessions are only available to families who require all day provision for work and training purposes.

Other funded settings offer different patterns so you can request hours to suit your needs.

Choosing a provider

You can send your child to the provider of your choice. You're welcome to arrange visits to providers to find out what's on offer before making your choice.

The Care Inspectorate inspects all providers to make sure they meet national standards. They publish inspection reports so you can find out what quality of care you can expect:

Search childcare provider inspection reports

You can also visit the Scottish Family Information Service website to find out more about services near you.

Find a provider

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. 

 


Annandale and Eskdale

Council nurseries in Annandale and Eskdale

Name

Address

Contact

Beattock Nursery
2 to 5 year olds
No back to back sessions

Beattock Primary, Beattock, DG10 9RB

gw08officebeattock@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01683 300363

Canonbie Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
No back to back sessions

Canonbie Primary, Canonbie, DG14 0XA

gw08officecanonbie@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
013873 71336

Eastriggs Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Eastriggs Primary, Eastriggs, DG12 6PZ

gw08officeeastriggsp@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01461 40301

Gretna Nursery

2 to 5 year olds

Gretna Primary, Gretna, DG16 5AG

gw08officegretna@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01461 339105

Hecklegirth Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Hecklegirth Primary, Annan, DG12 6HY

gw08officehecklegirt@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01461 202629

Hoddom Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Hoddom Primary, Ecclefechan, DG11 3DS

gw08officehoddom@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01576 300613

Langholm Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Langholm Primary, Langholm, DG13 0BL

gw08officelangholmp@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
013873 80900

Lochmaben Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Lochmaben Primary, Lochmaben, DG11 1NR

gw08officelochmabenp@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 810208

Lockerbie Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Lockerbie Primary, Lockerbie, DG11 2AT

gw08officelockerbiep@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01576 205180

Moffat Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Moffat School, Moffat, DG10 9QF

gw08officemoffat@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01683 222000

Newington Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Newington Primary, Annan, DG12 6LA

gw08officenewington@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01461 205326

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Other funded settings in Annandale and Eskdale

Name

Address

Contact

ABC Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Main Road, Ecclefechan, DG11 3BU

abcnurseries1@btconnect.com
01576 300765

ACE Playgroup
2 to 5 year olds

St John's Road, Annan, DG12 6AP

aceangels@hotmail.co.uk

01461 205953

Eastriggs and Dornock Playgroup
3 to 5 year olds

Nelson House, Eastriggs, DG12 6PP

eanddearlyyears@gmail.com
01461 40980

Jaybees Childcare Ltd
2 to 5 year olds

Lochmaben, DG11 1NP

buzzus@jaybeeschildcare.co.uk
01387 810303

Langholm Playcare Ltd
2 to 5 year olds

Community Centre, Langholm, DG13 0AA

langholmplaycare@btconnect.com
013873 80775

Mid-Annandale Playcare
2 to 5 year olds

Harcourt Place, Lockerbie, DG11 2AH

office@mapchildcare.co.uk
01576 204707

St Columba's Playgroup
3 to 5 year olds

Scott Street, Annan, DG12 6JE

stcolumbasplaygroup@hotmail.co.uk
01461 204097

Sparklers Private Nursery - Annan
2 to 5 year olds

18 Greencroft Wynd, Annan, DG12 6BG

annan@sparklerspn.co.uk
01461 206060

Sparklers Private Nursery - Gretna
2 to 5 year olds

The Rectory, Annan Road, Gretna, DG16 5DH

gretna@sparklerspn.co.uk
01461 338600

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Childminders in Annandale and Eskdale

Name

Address

Contact

Debbie Beck
2 year olds

6 Thorburn Crescent, Annan, DG12 5EE

debbie.beckchildminder@yahoo.co.uk
01461 392102

Evelyn Taylor
2 year olds

12 Victoria Road, Annan, DG12 6BD

evelyntaylor12@aol.com
01461 203142

Fiona Burton
2 year olds

3 Annerley Road, Annan, DG12 6HE

lynndale@talktalk.net
01461 202766

Hazel Caldwell
2 year olds

18 Vallance Drive, Lockerbie, DG11 2DU

hazel.caldwell@btinternet.com
07812 210760

Julie Davidson
2 year olds

2 Seaview, Annan, DG12 6NB

juliedavidson06@aol.com
01461 205031

Lesley Murray
2 year olds

15 Northfield Park, Annan, DG12 5EZ

gregles@btinternet.com
01461 206250

Lorraine Walker
2 year olds

8 Kimmeter Place, Annan, DG12 6JU

lollyshrkey@icloud.com
01461 202053

Penelope Walpole
2 year olds

6 Edward Place, Annan, DG12 5ED

david.walpole@tiscali.co.uk
01461 202507

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Nithsdale

Council nurseries in Nithsdale

Name

Address

Contact

Cargenbridge Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Cargenbridge Primary, Dumfries, DG2 8LL

gw08officecargenbrid@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 273550

Closeburn Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Closeburn Primary, Closeburn, DG3 5HP

gw08officecloseburn@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01848 331240

Collin Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
No back to back sessions

Collin Primary, Dumfries, DG1 4JE

gw08officecollin@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 750227

Georgetown Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Georgetown Primary, Dumfries, DG1 4EJ

gw08officegeorgetown@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 264079

Heathhall Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Heathhall Primary, Dumfries, DG1 3QZ

gw10officeheathhall@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 702590

Kelloholm Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Kelloholm Primary, Kelloholm, DG4 6QJ

gw08officekelloholm@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01659 67228

Laurieknowe Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
No back to back sessions

Laurieknowe Primary, Dumfries, DG2 7AJ

gw08officelaurieknow@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 252604

Lincluden Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Lincluden Primary, Dumfries, DG2 0PU

gw08officelincluden@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 273010

Locharbriggs Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Locharbriggs Primary, Dumfries, DG1 1UW

gw08officelocharbrig@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 710241

Lochside Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Lochside Primary, Dumfries, DG2 0NF

gw08officelochside@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 720438

Noblehill Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Noblehill Primary, Dumfries, DG1 3HB

gw08officenoblehill@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 252167

St Andrew's Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

St Andrew's Primary, Dumfries, DG1 4EX

gw08officest6@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 273001

St Ninian's Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

St Ninian's Primary, Dumfries, DG2 0EL

gw08officestninians@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 720364

St Teresa's Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
No back to back sessions

St Teresa's Primary, Dumfries, DG2 0DY

gw08officest4@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 255732

Sanquhar Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Sanquhar Primary, Sanquhar, DG4 6BD

gw08officesanquharpr@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01659 50275

Troqueer Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Troqueer Primary, Dumfries, DG2 7LR

gw08officetroqueer@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01387 273020

Wallace Hall Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Wallace Hall Primary, Thornhill, DG3 5DS

gw08officewallacehal@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01848 332140

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Other funded settings in Nithsdale

Name

Address

Contact

Calderbank Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

16 Laurieknowe, Dumfries, DG2 7AH

calderbanknursery@btinternet.com
01387 248861

Dunscore Pre-school Centre
3 to 5 year olds

The Old School, Dunscore, DG2 0SY

admin@dpsc.org.uk
01387 820273

First Steps
2 to 5 year olds

Heathhall, Dumfries, DG1 3NT

firststepsnursery@aol.co.uk
01387 255345

Gracie Drew Private Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

5 Robison Drive, Dumfries, DG2 7RR

siobhan@graciedrew.co.uk
01387 252768

Happy Faces Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

23/25 Calside Road, Dumfries, DG1 4HA

happyfacesnursery1@gmail.com
01387 248944

Kids Ahoy
2 to 5 year olds

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

info@kidsahoy.co.uk
01387 279300

Kinderhouse Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Huntingdon Avenue, Dumfries, DG1 1NQ

info@kinderhousenursery.com
01387 264064

Little Acorns
2 to 5 year olds

Units 4-6, Herries Court, Dumfries, DG1 3TL

l.acorns@btconnect.com
01387 261162

Malory Day Nursery
2 year olds

20 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JE

malorydaynursery@hotmail.co.uk
01387 269943

Malory House Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

20 Catherine Street, Dumfries, DG1 1JF

malory.nurseries@hotmail.co.uk
01387 269839

Max Play 2
2 to 5 year olds

NW Resource Centre, Dumfries, DG2 0BX

maxwelltownPlaycareNurseries@hotmail.co.uk
01387 279637

Maxwelltown Playcare
2 to 5 year olds

Maxwelltown High, Dumfries, DG2 OEL

maxwelltownPlaycareNurseries@hotmail.co.uk
01387 720595

Moniaive Playcare
3 to 5 year olds

Chapel Street, Moniaive, DG3 4EJ

moniaiveplaycare@gmail.com
01848 200153

Old Bridge Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Roseland Terrace, Dumfries, DG2 7EU

oldbridgenursery@hotmail.co.uk
01387 251534

The Orchard Nature Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Eskdale House, Crichton, Dumfries, DG1 4UQ

orchardnaturenursery@yahoo.co.uk
01387 253003

Penpont, Tynron and Keir Playgroup
3 to 5 year olds

School Lane, Penpont, DG3 4BH

penpontpreschool@gmail.com
01848 330591

Playworks
2 to 5 year olds

1 George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EA

play.works@btconnect.com
01387 249990

St Andrew's Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Brooke Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JL

standrewsnursery@hotmail.com
07817 636212

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Childminders in Nithsdale

Name

Address

Contact

Agnes Green
2 year olds

5 Crannog View, Lochfoot, Dumfries, DG2 8BP

nancyg@vodafoneemail.co.uk
01387 730565

Alison Davis
2 year olds

Milton, 72 Cardoness Street, Dumfries, DG1 3AJ

treasuredtotschildminding@gmail.com
01387 255387

Amy Workman
2 year olds

2 Averill Crescent, Dumfries, DG2 7RY

aworkmanchildminding@gmail.com
01387 256182

Beatrice McGregor
2 year olds

Glenlea, 34 Rotchell Road, Dumfries, DG2 7SB

beazhouse@hotmail.co.uk
01387 261242

Elizabeth Ritchie
2 year olds

Ryedale Hall, Bradford Gardens, Dumfries, DG2 7FE

izzieritchie77@aol.com
07805 988484

Gemma Findlay
2 year olds

Springmark, 1 Kingsbarns Avenue, Dumfries, DG1 4GX

little.gems.enquiries@outlook.com
01387 830220

Harjit Johal
2 year olds

35 Caulstran Road, Barnhill, Dumfries, DG2 9FJ

harjit1974@sky.com
01387 731316

Joyce Moffat
2 year olds

Holestane Farm Cottage, Thornhill, DG3 5BD

themoffats129@hotmail.co.uk
01848 500211

Liza Woods
2 year olds

35 Stark Crescent, Troqueer, Dumfries, DG2 7HJ

lizawoods@hotmail.co.uk
01387 267927

Lois Bates
2 year olds

10 Corbelly Hill, Dumfries, DG2 7SQ

loisbates@rocketmail.com
01387 262807

Louise Drennan
2 year olds

4 Roberts Crescent, Dumfries, DG2 7RS

andrewhawes163@btinternet.com
01387 263934

Lynne Murdoch
2 year olds

7 Waugh Place, Thornhill, DG3 5PL

lynneinoz03@hotmail.com
01848 332468

Maria Gilligan
2 year olds

39 Airds Drive, Georgtown, Dumfries, DG1 4EW

mariagilligan7@hotmail.com
01387 256222

Marney Brown
2 year olds

17 High Street, Sanquhar, DG4 6DJ

brownmarney6@googlemail.com
01659 50130

Rosemary Donovan
2 year olds

44 Holm Avenue, Troqueer, Dumfries, DG2 7HU

r51rose@aol.com
01387 247611

Carrie's Kiddi Care
2 year olds

27 Birkie Knowe, Ae Village, DG1 1RH

carrielee123@hotmail.com
01387 860711

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Stewartry

Council nurseries in the Stewartry

Name

Address

Phone number

Castle Douglas Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Castle Douglas Primary, Castle Douglas, DG7 1JA

gw08officecastle@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01556 502071

Dalbeattie Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Dalbeattie Primary, Dalbeattie, DG5 4HR

gw08officedalbeatti2@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01556 611597

Dalry Nursery
3 to 5 year olds
No back to back sessions

Dalry School, Dalry, DG7 3UX

gw17officedalryps@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01644 430259

Gatehouse Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Gatehouse Primary, Gatehouse, DG7 2JX

gw08officegatehouse@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01557 814262

Kirkcudbright Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Kirkcudbright Primary, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JT

gw10officekirkcudbri@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01557 332610

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Other funded settings in the Stewartry

Name

Address

Phone number

Birch Vale Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Copland Street, Dalbeattie, DG5 4EX

admin@birchvalenursery.co.uk
01556 612112

Castle Douglas Playgroup
3 to 5 year olds

Cotton Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1AJ

castledouglasplaygroup2011@hotmail.co.uk
01556 504161

Crossmichael and Parton Playgroup
3 to 5 year olds

Glenlochar, Crossmichael, DG7 2NZ

crossmichaelplaygroup@gmail.com
07976 189538

Dalbeattie Playgroup
3 to 5 year olds

Southwick Road, Dalbeattie, DG5 4HR

dalbeattiepg@yahoo.co.uk
07983 519512

Bright Stars, Glenkens Community Nursery
2 year olds

Community Centre, Kirkland Street, Dalry, DG7 3UX

gccplaygroupmanager@gmail.com
07789 693698

Haugh of Urr Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Hardgate Primary, Haugh of Urr, DG7 3LD

haughofurrnursery@gmail.com
07788 688800

Kelton Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Kelton Church Hall, Kelton, DG7 1RU

manager.keltonnursery@gmail.com
01556 504565

Kirkcudbright Pre-school Group
3 to 5 year olds

Church Hall Annex, High Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JW

kbtpreschool@yahoo.co.uk
07884 030671

Scruffs Childcare
2 to 5 year olds

Main Street, Auchencairn, DG7 1QU

michelle.tranmore@btinternet.com
01556 640069

Scruffs Childcare
2 to 5 year olds

Station Yard, Castle Douglas DG7 1LA

scruffschildcare@hotmail.co.uk
01556 502205

Springholm Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Memorial Hall, Springholm, DG7 3LJ

springholmnursery@outlook.com
07826 623258

Treasure Island Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

15 Queen Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1HU

manager@treasureislandnursery.co.uk
01556 505807

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Childminders in the Stewartry

Name

Address

Contact

Anne Singleton
2 year olds

1 Merse Park, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4RL

singleton.anne@yahoo.com
01557 339299

Philippa Orr
2 year olds

Westdale, Springholm, DG7 3LP

pipjorr@yahoo.co.uk
01556 650581

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Wigtownshire

Council nurseries in Wigtownshire

Name

Address

Phone number

Belmont Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Belmont Primary, Stranraer, DG9 7BH

gw08officebelmont@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01776 702952

Creetown Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Creetown Primary, Creetown, DG8 7JR

gw08officecreetown@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01671 820243

Drummore Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Drummore Primary, Drummore, DG9 9PY

gw08officedrummore@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01776 840235

Glenluce Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Glenluce Primary, Glenluce, DG8 0JE

gw08officeglenluce@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01581 300351

Kirkcowan Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Kirkcowan Primary, Kirkcowan, DG8 0HP

gw08officekirkcowan@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01671 830234

Park Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Park Primary, Stranraer, DG9 7NW

gw08officepark@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01776 704032

Penninghame Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Penninghame Primary, Newton Stewart, DG8 6HD

gw08officepenningham@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01671 402386

Rephad Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

Rephad Primary, Stranraer, DG9 8BW

gw08officerephad@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01776 704195

Sandhead Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Sandhead Primary, Sandhead, DG9 9JD

gw08officesandhead@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01776 830256

Sheuchan Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Sheuchan Primary, Stranraer, DG9 0AL

gw08officesheuchan@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01776 706977

Whithorn Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Whithorn Primary, Whithorn, DG8 8PN

gw08officewhithorn@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01988 500291

Wigtown Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

Wigtown Primary, Wigtown, DG8 9JE

gw08officewigtown@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01988 402300

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Other funded settings in Wigtownshire

Name

Address

Phone number

Busy Bees Nursery
2 to 5 year olds

London Road, Stranraer, DG9 8BF

fionarichardson50@yahoo.com
01776 707021

Dicks Hill Creche
2 year olds

Childrens Centre, Ashwood Drive, Stranraer, DG9 7NW

amandahorberry@live.co.uk
01776 889472

Kirkcolm Under 5s Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

c/o Kirkcolm Primary, Kirkcolm, DG9 0NS

gw14adamsann@ea.dumgal.sch.uk
01776 853232

Minnigaff Community Nursery
3 to 5 year olds

c/o Minnigaff Primary, Minnigaff, DG8 6PE

minnigaffprimary@btconnect.com
01671 401667

Port William Playgroup
3 to 5 year olds

c/o Port William Primary, Port William, DG8 9JX

portwilliamplaygroup@outlook.com
07776 093555

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Childminders in Wigtownshire

Name

Address

Contact

Amanda Fairhurst
2 year olds

3 St. Ninians Grove, Whithorn, DG8 8PT

amandakiltie@live.com
01988 500767

Carole Turner
2 year olds

9 Belmont Crescent, Stranraer, DG9 7BS

little1rockers@yahoo.co.uk
01776 704274

Carole Westby
2 year olds

Little Tots Farm, West Glenstockadale, Stranraer, DG9 0LU

carolwestby@googlemail.com
01776 870669

Caroline Gamble
2 year olds

10 St Ninian's Terrace, Isle of Whithorn, DG8 8LH

carolinegamble@hotmail.co.uk
01988 500166

Catherine Miller
2 year olds

2 Cedar Cottages, Limekiln, Stranraer, DG9 8NX

cathy.miller99@btinternet.com
01776 889009

Gail McKeown
2 to 5 year olds

21 Douglas Terrace, Newton Stewart, DG8 6DS

mckeowngail@gmail.com
01671 401609

Jayne Kirkby
2 year olds

Knocknassie Bungalow, Kirkcolm, DG9 0QB

jaynekirkby@btinternet.com
01776 853617

Laura Cannon
2 to 5 year olds

20 Wallace Place, Minnigaff, DG8 6NS

lauracannon94@yahoo.co.uk
07860 535585

Lesley Brown
2 to 5 year olds

95 St. John Street, Creetown, DG8 7JE

lesleybrown444@gmail.com
01671 820322

Michelle Wallace
2 to 5 year olds

53 St Couans Place, Newton Stewart, DG8 6LY

amymichelle53@gmail.com
01671 404098

Rebecca Gilmour
2 to 5 year olds

2 Glebe Cottage, Glebe Crescent, Newton Stewart, DG8 6LP

bex172009@live.co.uk
07788 588133

Susan Moffat
2 to 5 year olds

2 Philip Avenue, Newton Stewart, DG8 6HF

neilandsusanmoffat@yahoo.co.uk
01671 403983

Yvonne Taylor
2 year olds

7 Liddesdale Road, Stranraer, DG9 0AT

tayloryvonne0@googlemail.com
01776 705913

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Page last updated: 22/06/2018
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