General information about the nursery

Here’s some information you might find useful.

Nursery phone number: 01324 508714

School phone number: 01324 508710

Nursery session times:

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

Flexible drop off  8.40am – 9.00am

Core Hours –

Nursery Session  12.30pm – 3.15pm

Core Hours –

Nursery Session 9.00am – 11.45am


Flexible pick up  3.15pm – 3.40pm


Flexible pick up 11.45am – 11.50am


Contribution to Funds currently £2.00 per week



Nursery Staff:

Head Teacher Mrs Lynda McDonald

Nursery Pastoral Care Mrs Lee-Anne Marsh

Senior Early Years Officer Miss Gemma Patterson

Early Years Officers Mrs Jennifer Holmes, Mrs Teresa Argent, Peripatetic Mr Anthony Sweeney

Teacher (0.4) Mrs Lee-Anne Marsh

Bowhouse Nursery Class is part of Falkirk Council Education Services. In line with school policies we follow the Scottish Curriclum for Excellence.

We are regularly inspected by the Care Commission and HMIe as part of their inspection programme. Follow the link to the inspection websites on the Parental Information page for recent inspection reports.

For more comprehensive information have a look on the nursery notice boards and in the nursery information booklet. If you do not have a current copy, please ask a member for staff for one or download via the link below.

If your child does not yet attend the nursery and you would like some information, please ask the school office or the nursery. We will be happy to help.

Nursery Policies and Documents


File icon: pdf 1 Admissions Policy [pdf 291KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Apply for a nursery place [pdf 88KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Early Learning and Childcare Admission Policy [pdf 200KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf GIRFEC Review of Progress May 2011 [pdf 597KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf SC 47 Delayed School Entry [pdf 32KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf SC 47 Delayed School Entry [pdf 32KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Learning to Achieve Parent's Leaflet [pdf 3MB] Click to download


Our curriculum in the nursery remains firmly embedded in active and fun learning experiences, to help support this we are introducing the children to the four capacities of the Curriculum for Excellence to the children through a familiar friendly character.

We are reintroducing “Learning Teddies” which we used for some time in the nursery last year to help the children develop an awareness and enjoyment in achievements in learning through nursery play and fun experiences. We would like to share this with you as parents, carers and fellow educators of your child.

Your child may have a Learning Teddy as they leave nursery and we would ask you to help your child attach their learning comment to the appropriate section on our Big Learning Teddy display in the cloakroom. The comments are colour coded to identify the correct section. Staff will be on hand to expand on your child’s learning experience and answer any questions.