Early learning and childcare provision

Early Learning and Childcare is provided by a number of services across East Dunbartonshire.

Parents and carers can choose for their eligible children to receive their 600 hours funded provision at any Early Learning and Childcare Centre that best meets their needs, whether it is local authority, private or voluntary sector.  Local Authorities are the guarantors of quality provision, Providers wishing to provide funded early learning and childcare in East Dunbartonshire are required to meet clear standards in relation to quality and other criteria.  Contracts are awarded over a two or three year period to providers that meet these standards and criteria.  Over the course of the contract, providers receive support, advice and training, including additional support to help improve the quality of provision should it be required. Funded provider contracts are due to be renewed in May 2019.

If a provider is no longer in partnership with the Council, parents would be informed and provided with advice and support on the options available to them.  Parents should contact the private or voluntary provider for more information or the Early Years Team 0300 124510.

The tabs below detail current funded providers.  For more information on the individual centres, please contact them directly.

Local Authority Centres

Local Authority Centres



Auchinairn Early Learning and Childcare Centre

Beech Rd, Bishopbriggs

0141 955 23289

Baljaffray Grampian Way, Bearsden 0141 943 4738
Castlehill Rosslyn Rd, Bearsden 0141 955 2215
Campsie View Boghead Rd, Lenzie 0141 955 2339
Cleddens Early Learning and Childcare Centre Kirriemuir Rd, Bishopbriggs 0141 772 7621
Clober Kirk St, Milngavie 0141 955 2233
Colquhoun Park Canniesburn Rd, Bearsden 0141 955 2258
Craighead Craighead Rd, Milton of Campsie 0141 955 2271
Gartconner Gartshore Rd, Kirkintilloch 0141 955 2323
Hillhead Newdyke Rd, Kirkintilloch

0141 955 2317

Holy Family Boghead Rd, Lenzie 0141 955 2212
Killermont Aviemore Gds, Bearsden 0141 955 2264
Lennoxtown School lane, Lennoxtown 0141 955 2267
Lenzie Meadow Moss Rd, Lenzie 0141 955 2367
Meadowburn Lendale Lane Bishopbriggs 0141 955 2293
Meadowburn Gaelic
  Lendale Lane Bishopbriggs
0141 955 2293
Milngavie Hillhead St, Milngavie 0141 955 2251
Torrance West Rd, Torrance 01360 620807
Twechar Main St, Twechar 0141 955 2331

Funded Providers

Bearsden/Milngavie/Torrance Areas




Baldernock Playgroup

Baldernock PS School House, Fluchter Road, Balmore, Torrance G64 4AS

0141 955 2343

The Bearsden Nursery

50a Drymen Rd, Bearsden, G61 2RH

0141 942 9499

Bearsden South Church Nursery

59 Drymen Rd, Bearsden, G61 2SU

07811 915 357

Buchanan Nursery

3 Grampian Way, Bearsden, G61 4SP

0141 570 0133

Canniesburn Nursery

10 Switchback Rd, Bearsden, G61 1QN

0141 942 9221

Glasgow Academy Milngavie

Mugdock Rd, Milngavie, G62 8NP

0141 956 3758

The High School of Glasgow Junior School

27 Ledcameroch Rd, Bearsden, G61 4AE

0141 942 0158

The Hillfoot Nursery

200 Milngavie Rd, Bearsden, G61 3DH

0141 942 0383

Maxholme Pre School Playgroup

Bearsden Scout Hall, Jubilee Path, Bearsden, G61 2RH

07953 554 635

New Kilpatrick Nursery

New Kilpatrick Old Church Halls, Douglas Place, Bearsden, G61 3SH

07713 742 311

Westerton Nursery

Westerton Community Halls, 82 Maxwell Ave, Bearsden, G61 1NZ

07999 366 229

Bishopbriggs Area

Bright Horizons Bishopbriggs Early Learning and Childcare

South Crosshill Rd, Bishopbriggs, G64 2NN

0141 762 0080

Bishopbriggs Village Nursery

Cadder South Church Halls, Kirkintilloch Rd, Bishopbriggs, G64 2LS

07908 065 079

Happitots Day Nursery

28 Colston Drive, Bishopbriggs, G64 2AZ

0141 772 4708

Happy Days - Bishopbriggs

147 Balmuildy Rd, Bishopbriggs, G64 3HD

0141 772 6142

Kirkintilloch/Lenzie/Milton of Campsie/Lennoxtown Areas

Cedar Nursery

Cedar Dr, Lenzie, G66 4RD

0141 775 3967

Craighead Childcare Centre

Craighead CE Centre, Craighead Road, Milton of Campsie, G66 8DL

01360 312 276

Happy Days Nursery

4-18 Ledgate, Kirkintilloch, G66 1PZ

0141 776 5009

Kidsplay Childcare

12-15 Lower Whitegates, Lenzie Road, Kirkintilloch, G66 3BQ

0141 776 3003

Merlwood Nursery

Scout Hall, Millersneuk Court, Lenzie, G66 5JD

07808 444 186

Riverside Childcare

Block 4, Units 1 & 2, Kirkintilloch Industrial Estate, Milton Rd, Kirkintilloch, G66 1SY

0141 777 7773

St Mary’s Nursery

St Mary’s Parish Church, Cowgate, Kirkintilloch, G66 1JT

0141 775 1166

Tender Loving Childcare

5 Hillhead Rd, Kirkintilloch, G66 2HA

0141 578 0500

The Tower Nursery 1 Garngaber Avenue, Lenzie, G66 4LI 0141 588 5515


Childminders provide opportunities for care, education and play for children under 5 years and school-aged children in the childminder's own home. Childminders are self employed and often provide a flexible service all year round.

Further information on the availability of childminders within East Dunbartonshire can be obtained by contacting the Scottish Families Information Service.

If you are interested in becoming a childminder please contact the Care Inspectorate.