• St Margaret`s School

Welcome To The Nursery

Nursery education provides the learning foundation for your child and forms a vital part of your child’s development. Our nursery, based in Aberdeen City Centre, provides a secure, caring, stimulating environment for both boys and girls aged between 3 and 5 years old.

To find out more about St Margaret’s, please visit the news page for updates and information about the school; alternatively, for more information about our admissions process, please contact us.  

About Our Nursery

**A small number of places are available in the Nursery! Please get in touch for more information.**

Nursery children learn through play and at the Nursery at St Margaret’s we encourage child-led learning through a wide variety of activities and experiences. Our nursery is set in the heart of Aberdeen city, where we are able to take full advantage of local amenities and learn about our community. The benefits of offering opportunities for learning both in and outdoors is becoming increasingly recognised, and at the Nursery at St Margaret’s we encourage numerous possibilities for learning outdoors in our secure playground and in the local area. Learning outdoors increases physical activity, develops knowledge about nature and positive attitudes towards caring for the environment and provides further opportunities to learn about numeracy and literacy in our everyday surroundings. 

The Nursery at St Margaret’s is involved in the Wee Green Spaces project, encouraging opportunities for the children to risk assess and make decisions during their play, whilst creating awareness of looking after themselves and others through a range of play based experiences. We offer timetabled gym and music sessions with specialist teachers twice a week, and dancing for pre-school children once a week with an external dance specialist. We feel it is important to work in partnership with parents and encourage communication between home and nursery to enhance each child’s learning experience and development. We would be delighted if you would like to arrange a visit to come and see our nursery.

Nursery Funding Available

Funding Information for Nursery Parents 2018-2019

The Nursery at St Margaret’s is an Early Learning and Childcare Partner Provider with Aberdeen City Council entitling nursery children to funding for a maximum of 5 nursery sessions. At St Margaret’s we offer flexibility of sessions to suit individual family needs. Funding is paid directly from Aberdeen City Council to St Margaret’s School for Girls and will be detailed on your invoice.

Your child may start nursery in the school term after his/her third birthday. The Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000, defines the three school terms as follows:

Term 1 August to December

Term 2 January to March

Term 3 April to July

Children are entitled to an Early Learning and Childcare (EL&C) place in  their ante pre-school year for the following number of terms if their birthday falls within the following dates:

1 March 2015 to 31 August 2015

1 September 2015 to 31 December 2015

1 January 2016 to 28 February 2016

Further information can be found at http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/education_learning/schools/scc_nursery_school_places.asp

Childcare vouchers can be used towards nursery and After School Care fees. 

Our Staff

We have professional, enthusiastic staff, who bring a wide variety of experience to our nursery. Our nursery environment reflects the care, quality and professionalism of our dedicated staff.

Opening hours/sessions

The nursery is based in Albyn Place, Aberdeen and the hours are:             


8.30 am – 12pm or 1pm (to include lunch)

or 8.30 am - 3pm 

There is Morning Care available in the nursery from 8am – 8.30am and After School Care in the nursery is from 3pm–5.30pm.

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