ELC funded hours for 3 and 4 year olds: Yes
ELC funded hours to eligible 2 year olds: Yes
Number of weeks funded ELC is delivered within the Academic Year (August – July): 38
Funded ELC Operating days: Monday to Friday
Funded ELC session times: 8.50am to 2.50pm
Funded ELC hours per week: 30 hours
The Gaelic Early Learning & Childcare unit is situated in Sandbank Primary where the current building was opened in August 2018. This brand new, purpose built unit provides a range of modern features, designed in line with advice from the Care Inspectorate and our partners in the Argyll and Bute Early Years Development Team.
We are a busy and happy nursery which provides an imaginative and creative pre-school experience, based on sound knowledge of how young children learn. We see it as vitally important that we work with parents and the community to ensure that our children receive the best possible learning opportunities during these formative years.
We have a talented and hard-working team who work positively with the children and continually strive to improve our practice. The service we offer is highly regarded in our local area and our excellent reputation as a provider of Gaelic Medium Education has been further endorsed and recognised during recent inspections by Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate.