For Parents


Session 2021 / 2022

Autumn Term 2021

Autumn Term 2021

Wednesday 11th August              School starts                       

Friday 8th October                        School stops for Half Term

Monday 18th October                    School returns

Thursday 16thDecember               School Stops for Christmas         

Spring Term 2022

Wednesday 5th January                School starts     

Friday 11th February                     School stops for Half Term  

Monday 21st February                  School starts

Friday 1st April                               School stops for Easter

Summer Term 2022

Tuesday 19th April                        School starts     

Monday 2nd May                           May Day Holiday – Nursery Closed

Wednesday 1st June                     School stops for Half Term 

Monday 6th June                           School returns   

Thursday 23rd June                       School finishes for summer


We are delighted to be able to offer free funded places for all children aged 3 – 5 years, via Inverclyde Council. Additionally we are also able to accept children from other areas (eg: Renfrewshire and Glasgow)

Funded hours are from 8.30am – 2.30pm, with additional wraparound care until 6pm daily during term time.

If you wish your child to attend our extended hours up until 6.00pm these hours will be invoiced at £6 per hour (late booking fees £8/hour).  Please apply to our Nursery Administrator via email

Booking Wraparound Care

Funded places are from 8.30am – 2.30pm however we are open for early drops offs from 8.00am and until 6.00pm each day for those families that require longer hours. Wraparound care is invoiced at £6 per hour and MUST be booked in advance.

Bookings are made in half termly blocks and changes will still be charged for as staff rotas have to be confirmed in advance of this. Please complete the form below detailing pick up times each day for the weeks of the half term.

Lunch Provision

Children who have funded places also receive lunch each day. An option of hot or cold lunches are provided following the menu below.

Week commencing ›

16th Aug 216th Sept 2127th Sept 2125th Oct 2115th Nov 21
6th Dec 213rd Jan 2224th Jan 2214th Feb 227th Mar 22
28th Mar 222nd May 2223rd May 2213th June 22 

Week commencing

23rd Aug 21  13th Sept 214th Oct 211st Nov 2122nd Nov 21
13th Dec 2110th Jan 2231st Jan 2221st Feb 2214th Mar 22
18th Apr 229th May 2230th May 2220th June 22 

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30th Aug 21 20th Sept 2118th Oct 218th Nov 2129th Nov 21
20th Dec 2117th Jan 227th Feb 2228th Feb 2221st Mar 22
25th Apr 2216th May 226th June 2227th June 22

Childcare Voucher Scheme

The Nursery School is registered with Childcare Voucher Schemes as a carer and can accept childcare vouchers as a method of payment.

If your employer provides a Childcare Voucher Scheme via a recognised provider, you will possibly be able to pay for your childcare at Duchal, exempt from Tax and National Insurance contributions. For further details, please contact us.