Welcome to the Nursery

Wellington School’s Nursery in Ayr welcomes children aged 3-5 years. Run in partnership with South Ayrshire Council, all places at Wellington Nursery are fully funded. Children can attend 8.40am – 3.00pm without charge throughout school terms, with snacks and lunch included.


The Wellington School Nursery provides a stimulating and dynamic environment where the individual is at the centre. Children benefit from the Nursery being part of an all-through 3-18 school and they receive specialist teaching in several subjects including Music. They also meet teaching staff from the Science and Language departments when working on particular projects and lessons. Experienced nursery staff nurture and look after our children throughout the day, providing support and challenge to ensure that they progress to the next stage of their development as happy, curious, fulfilled and confident learners. Professional staff really get to know your child, and this individual care and attention is what parents comment on year after year.

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Children enjoy a wide range of facilities including our bright and open indoor space, our own nursery garden and a courtyard for outdoor play, as well as having access to other facilities within the school. The outdoor nursery at Doonside is based at our playing fields and the school minibus enables us to make the most of our local environment including the beautiful woods and beaches nearby.

Children at Wellington Nursery lead their learning and we focus on their interests. A wide variety of free play options are on offer, including role play, painting and artwork, story corner, building and construction, mud kitchens and much more. Everything is carefully structured to lead to positive Numeracy, Literacy and Health and Wellbeing outcomes and to encourage independence and confidence. We are proud to follow the Curriculum for Excellence, which aims to develop confident children with a thirst for learning. Annual nativities and events such as the popular Thistle Tea for parents and grandparents build the confidence of our pupils, as well as allowing parents to come in and have a taste of life in the Nursery.

Useful Information

This section provides information which will be most useful to current or new parents. Please feel free to get in touch, however, should your questions remain unanswered. We are always delighted to help.

Wellington Nursery Improvement Plan

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Standards & Quality Report 

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Duty of Candour

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Nursery Contacts

Our Admissions Registrar, Mrs Dunlop, is often the first friendly face new pupils and parents see. Click here to email her directly about admissions or fees.

Junior School Secretary, Mrs Paton, is the first port of call for Junior School parents, pupils and staff alike. Click here to email her directly with any enquiry. The school telephone number is 01292 269321.

Opening Hours

The Nurseries are open between 8.40am and 3.00pm (fully funded hours in partnership with South Ayrshire Council).

Wraparound care from 8.00 to 8.40am and 3.00 to 5.30pm is also available, please contact Mrs Dunlop or Mrs Paton for further information.