Carleton Nursery, in the Woodside area of Glenrothes, provides places for both local children and from Star, Coaltown and Milton of Balgonie. Placing requests are also considered. The nursery has four nursery rooms in use at present, a parent’s area, a well-equipped gym hall and outdoor area.


  • To create an ethos where children, staff and parents work together to help children develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually while promoting values and moral awareness.
  • To enable children to develop self-esteem, self-confidence and independence.
  • To foster curiosity and stimulate imagination and creativity.

A full version of our aims can be found in the School Information Booklet.


Staff plan activities and experiences that promote children’s development and learning in:

  • Emotional, personal and social development
  • Communication and language
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Expressive and aesthetic development
  • Physical development and movement

Outdoor Area

Carleton Nursery has a beautiful garden providing space for play and also many opportunities to observe changes in weather and seasons and  to study wildlife. All rooms overlook and have direct entry into the garden so it is available at all times. 

Parental Involvement

Parents and staff meet regularly over coffee, to chat, discuss children's progress, or have workshops. Parents are welcome to spend time in nursery rooms and to help on outings. There are also many social events, i.e. concerts, open days, and a fun day.

We are always pleased to meet prospective parents, show you around the nursery and provide further information.




Nursery  Roll


No. of Classes


Age Range of pupils

3 - 4

Nursery classes

am & pm.

Primary school

Carleton, Star, Coaltown and Milton of Balgonie & St Pauls

School Board


Support Centre


Disabled access



Holidays and Closures

Dates Reason Details
15 Nov 2019 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day
23 Dec 2019 to 03 Jan 2020 School Holiday Christmas Holiday
06 Jan 2020 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day
12 Feb 2020 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day

If you would like to view the complete list of School Holidays, please click here.

Nursery Booklet

To download the Carleton Nursery Booklet in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF), please click on the link below.

Adobe Acrobat iconDownload Carleton Nursery Booklet (PDF), 673 KB

Margherita Doriano, Headteacher 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 45 00 56 Contact Margherita Doriano online
By Post: Rothesay House Rothesay Place Glenrothes Fife KY7 5PQ