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Strontian Nursery serves Strontian and the surrounding area. It is located within the Ardnamurchan High School Building, next to the Primary School.

We have a large, bright, stimulating indoor space, craft area and quiet room. There is free flow access to the partially covered outdoor play area which has an all-weather surface. Through a gate we have access to the Primary School Polytunnel and a grassy area.  There is a kitchen area, toilets within the nursery room and disabled access toilet in the cloakroom. The nursery also has access to the school facilities, such as gym hall and astro turf pitch.

We are situated within walking distance of woodland, a river, loch and the hills and we take advantage of this as much as possible, accessing these spaces in all weathers. 

As of January 2019 we have funded and non-funded places available for 2 year olds as well as funded places for preschoolers (3 and 4 year olds).


We offer a happy, secure, friendly and stimulating environment where children learn and have fun together, supported by an enthusiastic and professional team.




The Nursery has funded places for three and four year olds and has both funded and non-funded places available for 2 year olds.  There is an enrolment week in February each year. For more information click here.


All Nursery children are offered a maximum of 30 hours per week. Children can split their pre-school provision between different centres. Priority is given to children who live in the catchment area of the school. However there are circumstances in which enrolment may be accepted from a child outwith the catchment area.


Nursery Times              Monday – Thursday – 8.30am – 3pm             Friday – 8.30am – 12.30pm


Vision and Aims

  • To provide a safe, happy, caring and stimulating environment where children feel secure.

  • To enable children to reach their full potential.

  • To encourage and support the emotional, social, physical, creative and intellectual development of children

  • To provide a variety of structured and pupil led stimulating activities through play.

  • To encourage children to develop positive attitudes about themselves by building self-esteem, self-confidence, self-motivation and self-discipline as well as an understanding of a healthy lifestyle.

  • To build strong links with the rest of the school and wider community.

  • To learn and play outdoors, encouraging children to explore, appreciate and respect our world.

  • To build strong partnerships with parents.

  • To provide continuing professional development opportunities for staff.

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The Highland ELC Vision was drawn up following consultation with families, staff, children and allied health and other professionals. The four posters reflect Realising the Ambition and the voices of children, families and staff across Highland. For the full ‘Realising the Ambition’ document click here.

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