Duchal has 26 morning places for pre-school children between the ages of two years 9 months and five years. (Please note: Children must be fully potty trained to start). We have a low pupil to teacher ratio of one adult to six children.

We offer (optional) extended flexible hours in addition to the core morning sessions until 3.30pm Monday - Friday.

Registration Procedure

At the beginning of each year places are offered in the first instance to those children returning after their 1st year at Duchal, for their pre school year.  After this any remaining places are offered to the children on the waiting list to start in August for their 1st year at nursery.

Places are offered to new pupils based on the date of their registration and as long as the child has turned 3 by the end of the October of the starting year.

However in the last couple of years, increased nursery provision choice, economic and lifestyle factors have meant that on some occasions we may have places available throughout the year for those children with birthdays after the end of October (until the end of February), therefore able to enter in to the correct academic year.

Also in this situation, if we have children on the waiting list who are of a suitable age (a minimum of 2 years and 9 months) and deemed ready to start by the Head Teacher, then places may be offered. Children must be potty trained in order to begin nursery, if you have any queries regarding this please contact us.

In accordance with our Care Inspectorate Certificate of Registration we are permitted a maximum of 4 children between the ages of 2 years 9 months and 3 years.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the offer system, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Duchal Nursery School welcomes visitors, of all ages, throughout the year to come and experience our warm and caring environment and fantastic facilities to “Give your child the best start in life”.

Registrations are taken from birth onwards.

Our places are offered according to date of registration. It is never too early to start the application process and children may be registered from any age. 

The first step in the process is to download, complete and return the registration form with a £20 registration fee for each child. Cheques should be made payable to 'Duchal Nursery School.'   Pupils are then added to the registration list and you will receive a letter of acknowledgement for your application.

There will inevitably be questions which are only relevant to your son or daughter, so please do not hesitate to speak to us.

Please contact our Administrator, Jackie Sayers, if you have any queries or questions email info@duchal.com

The Address for the payment to be sent to is:

Jackie Sayers
Duchal Nursery School
Broomknowe Road
PA13 4JA