Excellent pre-school, nursery and playgroup provision

Public and private sector nurseries and playgroups in the Borders have an excellent reputation, with a higher than average attendance than most other areas in Scotland and pre-school education is recognised as being of the highest standard throughout the area.

  • 46 nursery classes within Primary schools.
  • 36 nurseries and playgroups run by private and voluntary providers.


Click here to find out more about pre-school provision from Scottish Borders Council.

Scottish Borders Children's Information Service

The Scottish Borders Children's Information service provides a range of information on childcare, early years and pre-school education services.

Childcare Partnership

The Scottish Borders Childcare Partnership is an inter-agency cross-sectoral group that aims to support the development of good quality, affordable, accessible childcare places in this region for all parents and carers who wish them, so that they can work or study.