Port Ellen Primary Pre Five Unit

Setting details

Type of Nursery: 

Local Authority


Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay

Manager / Head Teacher / Childminder Name: 

Maureen Macdonald


Port Ellen Primary School, Lennox Street, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay
PA42 7BW

Website / Social Media: 


01496 302141


Service availability: 

Term Time
Funded ELC Provision

ELC funded hours for 3 and 4 year olds: 


ELC funded hours to eligible 2 year olds: 


Number of weeks funded ELC is delivered within the Academic Year, August – July): 


Funded ELC Operating days: 

Monday to Friday

Funded ELC session times and hours per week: 

Funded session times: 9:05am to 3:05pm

Funded hours per week: 30 hours

Additional information

In Port Ellen ELC we aim to offer the highest quality service which recognises the valuable early learning experiences that children have at home and address the learning and developmental needs of all the children during their time in our care. 

Under developments of Curriculum for Excellence, we strive to help children develop as Successful Learners (learning to learn), Responsible Citizens (learning to live with others), Confident Individuals (learning to be) and Effective Contributors (learning to do). 

To do this we will seek to:

  • Provide a happy, healthy, caring and safe nursery where we play and learn together. 
  • Work together with Parents/ Carers and with the community to help us look after our environment. 
  • Be the best that we can be by being creative and trying new things. 
  • Value and respect different people throughout the world. 

In our everyday working and playing with others we promote our Core Values;

  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Resilience
  • Success