Nursery Numbers

Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Request Date
Monday, July 2, 2018
Response Date
Wednesday, July 18, 2018


 1a) The number of nurseries being built by the council, which contribute to the 138 new builds needed according to the Scottish Government and b) the stage of completion of each new build nursery.


  1. How many nurseries have been a) built b) expanded and c) closed by the council in each year since 2014-15.




1.  The Comhairle are not building any new nurseries.

2.  The Comhairle increased the size of one Local Authority nursery in 2014-15 through development of a larger playroom within a school and expanded one Local Authority nursery in 2015-16  through provision of an additional modular playroom to provide Gaelic Medium provision.  One nursery is currently undergoing expansion this year, due for completion in December 2018. No new nurseries have been built or closed in the timeframe given.