Local Authority Nurseries

We have 31 local authority nurseries within the Stirling Council area. These are based with either a primary school campus or within a community. Details of all local authority nursery operating models are contained in the Delivery Plan for the Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare.

Private, Voluntary & Independent Nurseries

Most private, voluntary and independent nurseries are open all year round and cater for children age 0-5 years. Usual opening hours are between 8 am and 6 pm although some open earlier and later than this. Some also offer out of school care provision.


Funded childminders provide opportunities for care, education and play in their own homes for both children under 5 years and for school-aged children.

A number of childminders are now in partnership with us. A flexible service is usually providedĀ all year round.