On-site childcare while you study.

On-site childcare while you study

Our modern and vibrant nursery, located at Fraserburgh Campus, is a 30-place purpose-built childcare service for students at NESCol. Open Monday to Friday during term-time, this learning haven offers 6 places within our “Pups” area for children aged 6 months – 2 years and 24 places within the “Seals” area for 2-5 year olds. The nursery offers reassurance that your child is being well taken care of at the campus, allowing you to focus on your studies.

High quality service provider

The service is operated by Flexible Childcare Services Scotland (FCSS) and is headed up by Manager Kimberley Fyfe who has worked in the childcare sector for over 10 years. Kimberley manages a team of highly qualified and experienced practitioners who together aim to support children in learning through play following the curriculum for excellence.

Read the May 2021 Care Inspectorate report where the NESCol nursery was awarded a grade 5 – very good.

Nursery facilities

The NESCol nursery is located to the rear of the Fraserburgh Campus and is within a detached building with a garden. The Pups’ area is a secure, safe, and naturally lit space with areas for exploring, playing, and resting. It also includes a separate changing space.

The Seals area has construction play spaces, a home corner, story, and quiet areas, natural and eco-friendly areas, an emergent writing table, and messy play – all designed to develop children’s literacy; numeracy; health, and well-being skills. The garden is a wonderful outdoor space ideal for gardening, water play, and fun in the mud kitchen.

Applying for a nursery place

It is important to arrange childcare well in advance of the start date of your course. The actual days and times of your attendance at College may not be known until just before you start your course. However, you are advised to make provisional plans, confirming the actual arrangements once your timetable is known. Continuing students have priority for spaces, thereafter, places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

To apply for a place, complete the online NESCol Nursery application form further down this page and send it to The Student Advice Centre will then contact you once course timetables have been agreed upon to advise you on the outcome of your application. If you have any queries about completing the form please contact the Student Advice Centre directly on 01346 586129. Upon confirmation of a place, your details will then be passed to FCCS who will arrange for you and your child to attend an induction day.

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All applicants must check with the Student Advice Centre regarding whether or not they qualify for childcare funding.

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Online Application Form