Changes to funded nursery hours in some settings

We are making changes to how funded nursery hours are offered in the following schools:

  • Longniddry Primary School
  • Pinkie St Peters Primary School
  • Preston Tower Primary School
  • Sandersons Wynd Primary School
  • Whitecraig Primary School
  • Yester Primary School

From August 2023, children can now attend across three or four shorter days as follows:

Three days

Monday & Tuesday 8.15am-4.30pm, Wednesday 8.15am-4pm 

The slightly later finish time on Monday and Tuesday is to accommodate closures during in-service days and public holidays

Three days

Wednesday to Friday 8.15am-4pm

Four days

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-3pm

Four days (Preston Tower only)

Preston Tower is also able to offer an additional four day arrangement Monday - Thursday: 9am-2.55pm


Hours will continue to be provided over the full year except during the Christmas holidays, in-service days and public holidays.

The new models have been informed by the views of our parents, carers and nursery staff as well as how families currently use their existing hours.  If you have applied for a place in one of these nurseries from August 2023, allocation emails providing more information on attendance patterns will be sent at the end of April 2023.

You can decide to choose an alternative setting if this is your preferred pattern of hours and days. Please email before Monday 6 April 2023 to request a change of nursery.