We are delighted to announce that the nursery has been granted funded provider status by Inverclyde Council and will be able to offer 1140 hours of free childcare per annum for 3 - 5 yr olds from August 2020.  If you wish to apply for a funded place, please complete and return the application form.  We can still take up to four under 3's at any one time.  Fees will be charged for these children at £6 per hour.  As these under 3 places are limited we advise that you apply for your child's place as soon as possible as they are offered on a 1st come 1st served basis

Duchal has 24 places for pre-school children between the ages of two years 9 months and five years.

(Please note: we have limited number of under 3's places, so please register early)

Children must be fully potty trained to start nursery

We have a low pupil to teacher ratio of one adult to six children.

We offer (optional) extended flexible hours in addition to the funded hours of 8.15am - 2.15pm until 6.00pm Monday - Friday. These hours will be invoiced at £6 per hour.  Please apply to the Nursery Administrator info@duchal.com if you would like your child to utilise longer hours.

Registration Procedure

Funded places are available from Inverclyde Council from August 2020.  To apply please complete the Funded Places Application Form and return to info@duchal.com with supporting documentation asap these will then be sent to the council for approval.

Places are offered to new pupils based on the date of their registration.

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, these places cannot be funded, fees will be charged at £6 per hour.  Please complete the under 3's registration form as soon as possible as we are only permitted to have four under 3's at any one time, and these are offered on a first come first served basis.

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”.

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. 

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