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Nursery place for 3 or 4 year olds

Fife Council is offering more flexible early learning and childcare places for three and four year olds in Fife. This means you will have more choice when your child attends nursery. A nursery place, for a total of 600 hours per year, is offered to all children from the term after their third birthday until they are due to start school, as well as any eligible two-year-olds.

There are three options for parents and carers in Fife to choose from for their child. These are:

1. Five sessions per-week, either morning or afternoon, for three hours 10 minutes per day. This is offered at every Fife Council nursery in Fife.

2. Four sessions per week, Monday – Thursday, for four hours per day. From August 2016 these spaces will be offered at a limited number of Fife Council nurseries, as detailed below.

3. Two sessions per week, either Monday-Tuesday or Wednesday-Thursday, for almost eight hours per day. From August 2016 these spaces will be offered at a limited number of Fife Council nurseries, as detailed below.

Parents of all children who would like to attend a Fife Council Nursery at any point between August 2016 and July 2017 must apply for their child by 31st January 2016.

Is your child entitled to a nursery place?

Children are eligible for pre-school education in the term following their 3rd birthday, so:

1. For entry in the autumn term (August) children who become 3 between 1 March and 31 August.
2. For entry in the spring term (January) children who become 3 between 1 September and 31 December.
3. For entry in the summer term (April) children who become 3 between 1 January and 29 February.

Some children are entitled to early learning and childcare from two years old. You can find out if your child is eligible for this here.

How to apply


You can download an application in the publications section below or you can collect one from your local nursery. You must return it to your preferred nursery between 4th - 31st January 2016.

Do I have the right to send my child to the nursery of my choice?

You are free to make an application to the nursery of your choice and wherever possible your needs and wishes will be taken into consideration when places are allocated.

For establishments run and managed by the local authority, the Fife Council Early Years Admissions Policy governs the allocation of places to ensure fairness and equity for Academic Session 2015-16. This policy has been updated to reflect the new guidance and legislation relating to Early Learning and Childcare and the Fife Council Early Learning and Childcare Admissions Policy will apply to places allocated from August 2016.

Where can I find out more about what nurseries are offering flexible hours, and how do I apply for these?

To find your local/preferred nursery click here, or to find out which nurseries in your area offer more flexible hours click here or see the list below. You can also take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Nurseries offering more flexible hours:

Full day sessions (7 hours 55 minutes) and sessions of almost 4 hours are available in the following Fife Council Early Learning and Childcare Centres.

SOUTH WEST FIFE

Family Nurture Centre
Inverkeithing Family Nurture Centre

Rosyth and Inverkeithing Area DI-1

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Aberdour Primary School Nursery
Dalgety Bay Primary School Nursery
Donibristle Primary School Nursery
Inverkeithing Family Nurture Centre
North Queensferry Primary School Nursery (am only)

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Aberdour Primary School Nursery *
Dalgety Bay Primary School Nursery *
Donibristle Primary School Nursery

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Inverkeithing Family Nurture Centre (opening summer 2016)}
Park Road Primary School Nursery, Rosyth
Burntisland Primary School Nursery, Burntisland

South West Dunfermline Area DI-2

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Cairneyhill Primary School Nursery
Camdean Primary School Nursery
Kings Road Primary School Nursery
Limekilns Primary School Nursery
Park Road Primary School Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Cairneyhill Primary School Nursery *
Kings Road Primary School Nursery
Limekilns Primary School Nursery *

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Kings Road Primary School Nursery
Park Road Primary School Nursery

West Fife Villages DI-3

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Blairhall Primary School Nursery
Inzievar Primary School Nursery
Saline Primary School Nursery
St Serf’s RC Primary School Nursery
Torryburn Primary School Nursery
Tulliallan Primary School Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Inzievar Primary School Nursery
Tulliallan Primary School Nursery

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Inzievar Primary School Nursery
Torryburn Primary School Nursery

DUNFERMLINE

Family Nurture Centre

Beanstalk Family Nurture Centre

Central Dunfermline Area DI-4

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Beanstalk Family Nurture Centre
St Leonards Primary School Nursery
St Margaret’s RC Primary School Nursery                    
Touch Primary School Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

St Margaret's RC Primary School Nursery *
Touch Primary School Nursery

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Beanstalk Family Nurture Centre

North and West Dunfermline Area DI-5

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Bellyeoman Primary School Nursery
Crossford Primary School Nursery
McLean Primary School Nursery
Pittencrieff Primary School Nursery
Townhill Primary School Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Pittencrieff Primary School Nursery
Townhill Primary School Nursery *

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Beanstalk Family Nurture Centre
Inzievar Primary School Nursery

Dunfermline East Area DI-6

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Carnegie Primary School Nursery
Duloch Primary School Nursery
Lynburn Primary School Nursery
Pitreavie Primary School Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Carnegie Primary School Nursery
Duloch Primary School Nursery*
Lynburn Primary School Nursery

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Lynburn Primary School Nursery

COWDENBEATH

Family Nurture Centre

Sunflower Family Nurture Centre

Ballingry & Kelty Area CLG-1

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Benarty Primary School Nursery
Clentry Nursery
Dunmore Nursery
St Kenneth’s RC Primary School Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Clentry Nursery
Dunmore Nursery *

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Clentry Nursery
Dunmore Nursery

Lochgelly Area CLG-2

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Cardenden Primary School Nursery
Denend Primary School Nursery
Lochgelly South Primary School Nursery
Lochgelly West Primary School Nursery
St Ninian’s RC Primary School Nursery
Sunflower Family Nurture Centre

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Cardenden Primary School Nursery

St Ninian's RC Primary School Nursery *

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Denend Primary School Nursery
Sunflower Family Nurture Centre

Cowdenbeath Area CLG-3

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Cowdenbeath Primary School Nursery
Crossgates Primary School Nursery
Foulford Primary School Nursery
Hill of Beath Primary School Nursery
Lumphinnans Primary School Nursery
St Bride’s RC primary School Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Cowdenbeath Primary School Nursery

Lumphinnans Primary School Nursery *

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Cowdenbeath Primary School Nursery
Crossgates Primary School Nursery

GLENROTHES

Family Nurture Centre

Ladybird Family Nurture Centre

Glenrothes North and East Area CLG-4

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Carleton Nursery
Collydean Primary School Nursery
Markinch Primary School Nursery
Pitcoudie Primary School Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Carleton Nursery
Collydean Primary School Nursery *

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Carleton Nursery

Glenrothes South Area CLG-5

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Ladybird Family Nurture Centre
Pitteuchar East Primary School Nursery
Pitteuchar West Primary School Nursery
Thornton Primary School Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Pitteuchar East Primary School Nursery
Thornton Primary School Nursery *

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Ladybird Family Nurture Centre

Glenrothes West and Central Area CLG-6

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Caskieberran Primary School Nursery
Kinglassie Primary School Nursery
Leslie Primary School Nursery
Rimbleton Primary School Nursery
South Parks Primary School Nursery
Southwood Primary School Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Caskieberran Primary School Nursery
Rimbleton Primary School Nursery *
South Parks Primary School Nursery *

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Rimbleton Primary School Nursery
South Parks Primary School Nursery

KIRKCALDY

Family Nurture Centre

Fair Isle Family Nurture Centre

South Kirkcaldy Area K-1

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Burntisland Primary School Nursery
Kinghorn Primary School Nursery
Kirkcaldy West Primary School Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Burntisland Primary School Nursery
Kinghorn Primary School Nursery *
Kirkcaldy West Primary School Nursery

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Burntisland Primary School Nursery

Kirkcaldy East Area K-2

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Dysart Primary School Nursery
Gallatown Nursery
Pathhead Primary School Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Gallatown Nursery
Pathhead Primary School Nursery *

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Gallatown Nursery
Pathhead Primary School Nursery

Kirkcaldy North and West Area K-3

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Capshard Primary School Nursery
Fair Isle Family Nurture Centre
Strathallan Primary School Nursery
Torbain Primary School Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Strathallan Primary School Nursery
Torbain Primary School Nursery *

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Fair Isle Family Nurture Centre

Kirkcaldy Central Area K-4

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Dunnikier Primary School Nursery
Kirkcaldy North Primary School Nursery
Valley Primary School Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Dunnikier Primary School Nursery *
Valley Primary School Nursery

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Valley Primary School Nursery

LEVENMOUTH

Family Nurture Centre

Woodlands Family Nurture Centre

Levenmouth Central Area EL-1

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Balcurvie Primary School Nursery
Kennoway Primary School Nursery
Lundin Mill Primary School Nursery (am only)
Mountfleurie Primary School Nursery
St Agatha’s RC Primary School Nursery
Viewforth Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Mountfleurie Primary School Nursery *
Viewforth Nursery

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Kennoway Primary School Nursery
Mountfleurie Primary School Nursery
Viewforth Nursery

Levenmouth South Area EL-2

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Buckhaven Primary School Nursery
Denbeath Primary School Nursery
East Wemyss Primary School Nursery
Paxton Nursery
Woodland Family Nurture Centre

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

East Wemyss Primary School Nursery *
Paxton Nursery

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Buckhaven Primary School Nursery
Paxton Nursery
Woodland Family Nurture Centre

NORTH EAST FIFE

Family Nurture Centre

Westfield Family Nurture Centre

East Neuk Area EL-3

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Anstruther Primary School Nursery
Crail Primary School Nursery (am only)
Pittenweem Primary School Nursery (am only)
St Monans Primary School Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Anstruther Primary School Nursery

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Buckhaven Primary School Nursery
St. Andrews Nursery
Westfield Family Nurture Centre

St Andrews Area EL-4

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Canongate Primary School Nursery
Lawhead Primary School Nursery
Leuchars Primary School Nursery
St Andrews Nursery

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Leuchars Primary School Nursery *
St Andrews Nursery

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

St. Andrews Nursery

Taybridgehead Area EL-5

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Balmerino Primary School Nursery (am only)
Balmullo Primary School Nursery
Ferryport Nursery
Newport Primary School Nursery
Wormit Primary School Nursery (am only)

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Ferryport Nursery

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

St. Andrews Nursery
Westfield Family Nurture Centre

Howe of Fife Area EL-6

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Auchtermuchty Primary School Nursery
Falkland Primary School Nursery
Freuchie Primary School Nursery
Newburgh Primary School Nursery
Strathmiglo Primary School Nursery (am only)

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Auchtermuchty Primary School Nursery

Newburgh Primary School Nursery *

*New from August 2016

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Auchtermuchty Primary School Nursery

Cupar Area EL-7

Early Learning and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Ceres Primary School Nursery
Kettle Primary School Nursery
Ladybank Primary School Nursery
Springfield Primary School Nursery (am only)
Westfield Family Nurture Centre

Full day / Sessions of almost 4 hrs

Westfield Family Nurture Centre

Early Learning and Childcare for 2 year olds

3 hour 10 minute Sessions

Westfield Family Nurture Centre


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