Aberlour & Craigellachie Pre School Nursery

We provide a secure, stimulating and nurturing environment for children as they learn, play and grow together.

Operating as usual


The children joining P1 at Craigellachie primary in August, have been having a look at the school website on the smart board and getting ready to meet their new teacher in the morning .

The children joining P1 at Craigellachie primary in August, have been having a look at the school website on the smart board and getting ready to meet their new teacher in the morning .


The new Aberlour P1 children are excited for this afternoon and looking forward to meeting their new teacher in the playground . 😊

The new Aberlour P1 children are excited for this afternoon and looking forward to meeting their new teacher in the playground . 😊


Keeping our schools and childcare settings open

[02/14/21]   Due to Aberlour Primary School closing tomorrow we will unfortunately be closed to any keyworker children attending pre school on Monday 15th Feb 21. This is due to the difficult road conditions that have been caused by drifting snow and people being advised not to travel. We would like everybody to stay safe.

Get the latest info and advice 24/01/2021

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Moray Council

parentclub.scot 03/01/2021

Starting back in January

parentclub.scot Advice to help you get through


Parent Club Scotland

Is your child in nursery? Looking to find out more about the new guidance?

All nurseries will be closed from Boxing Day until at least Monday 18th January. They will remain open to provide childcare for children of keyworkers and vulnerable children.

Childminders can operate as normal and informal childcare can continue but must follow the Level 4 or Level 3 guidelines, depending on your area.

To find out more visit our website and remember, Parent Club is here with support, tips and advice ➡ parentclub.scot/topics/coronavirus/winter-startback/scottish-nurseries-reopening


World Health Organization (WHO)

Check out this animation and see how location, proximity and time can help you make safer choices when you're in an area of widespread COVID-19 transmission.


Parent Club Scotland

Wondering how the covid protection levels affects your childcare and shared parenting? Visit Parent Club


Moray Council

Hot lunches will restart in most early learning and childcare (ELC) settings in Moray from 28 September.

The menu will follow the four weekly primary schools hot lunch cycle and start on Monday at week two 🍽


An exciting parcel arrived today , a beautiful new mud kitchen. We just have to build it now ! The kids are going to love it

[08/12/20]   We are very excited that Pre School Nursery is reopening this morning and are really looking forward to seeing you all again. Remember to use the new entrance around the other side of the school .

[08/12/20]   For everyone going into P1 at “big school” this mornings. We expect you’ll have a brilliant first day. Ignore the rain and have lots of fun . We miss you all but know you’re ready for the next exciting step in your life. 😁😘


Department of Health Seychelles


Take necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19;
1) Sanitise after touching any surfaces
2) Avoid touching your face (ear, nose, mouth & eyes)
3) Cough or sneeze into your elbow
4) Wear your cloth mask properly in shared public places
5) Wash your hands frequently with soap & water
6) Keep at least 1 meter distance (physical distancing)

bbc.co.uk 30/07/2020

Scottish schools to fully reopen from 11 August

bbc.co.uk The Scottish government wants to see all pupils back in classrooms by 18 August "at the very latest".

apple.news 28/06/2020

Coronavirus: Expert says Scotland 'could be Covid-free by end of summer' — BBC News

apple.news Prof Devi Sridhar says the country could eliminate the coronavirus if the decline in new cases continues.


Moray Council

Schools and Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings in Moray will re-open to pupils from Wednesday 12 August, it’s been confirmed.

Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 will be in-service days, with learners beginning to return from the middle of that week. This is a change to the previous holiday dates, which would have seen children and young people return on Tuesday 18 August.

Individual arrangements for each nursery, primary and secondary are being communicated directly to families by schools and the ELC team over the coming days.


Social Security Scotland

Apply between 1 June 2020 and 28 February 2021 for the School Age Payment.

bbc.com 24/05/2020

How scared should we be of coronavirus?

bbc.com As lockdown restrictions begin to be eased across the UK, understanding risk will be crucial.


Reopening of schools and Early Learning and Childcare settings | Parent Club

parentclub.scot Reopening of schools and Early Learning and Childcare settings Go back The First Minister has set out Scotland’s plans to slowly come out of lockdown – including information about schools and Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings reopening.  Schools will reopen in August, subject to scien...


Lidl I Samantha Faiers reading ‘The Cloud and the Rainbow’ story for NSPCC’s Childline


From Lidl

Together with our charity partner the NSPCC, we’ve joined The Rainbow Trail to support children’s mental and emotional health. Keep a look out for our special billboards at stores across the country, featuring rainbow pictures submitted to us from talented Lidl’uns.

Rainbows send a message of hope at a time when things may be tougher for children and young people suffering with their mental and emotional health, and home is not a safe place for every child. We want to let children know that the NSPCC’s Childline service is still there for them.

Lidl and the NSPCC are working together to support Childline during this difficult time and giving hope to children through the #rainbowtrail campaign. Child...


NEWS FLASH - great news.

Pre school nursery will be open for the new school year


Funny dancing frog to accordion music

Hi everyone, we hope you are all enjoying all the recent activities we've been posting on Whatsapp. There has been lots of wonderful learning going on and we have loved seeing all the fantastic things your children have been doing. We thought this little dancing frog might make you smile.

Watch the frog dancing to accordion harmonica song. Hilarious

moray.gov.uk 24/03/2020

Coronavirus - Moray Council

Hi everyone,

please click on the link below and then on the blue banner Childcare provision for key workers for the latest information re keyworkers childcare provision . Please note the form should be filled in by 10pm today (Tue 24 Mar).


moray.gov.uk Coronavirus - Moray Council


Just wanted to keep any parents who have key worker jobs up to date with the latest from Moray Council.


Happy Mother's Day everyone .

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mums out there. 💕 #teamfyrish

[03/18/20]   As announced by the Scottish Government on 18 March, all Early Learning & Childcare settings are expected to close at the end of the day on Friday 20 March for an undefined length of time. This will include all Moray Council nurseries, and council-funded places in non-Council nurseries which includes Aberlour and Craigellachie Pre School Nursery.

[03/18/20]   Given the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, I just wanted to let everyone know that Pre School Nursery is fully open for morning and afternoon children this week.
We are following the NHS Public Health team and Moray Council guidance and teaching the children all about why we need to wash our hands while having lots of fun.
We totally understand some families need to self isolate or do some social distancing and would be grateful if you could let us know via the usual methods.

[03/05/20]   It's world book day today and we are excited to see all the children's costumes.
See you all soon


We hope you’ve all had a great Christmas and a happy new year. We are looking forward to see all your lovely children again next week and though you might enjoy seeing one or two photos of the children during their Christmas parties, enjoy .

[12/18/19]   We are all excited and looking forward to this afternoon. It’s our lovely 2 year olds Christmas party. Look out those party clothes , see you all later .


Nursery children enjoyed a yummy Christmas dinner with Christmas crackers, turkey and all the trimmings. A big thank you to the lovely school canteen staff for all their hard work preparing it.

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Aberlour Primary School
AB38 9PN

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 12:15pm
1pm - 3pm
Tuesday 9am - 12:15pm
1pm - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 12:15pm
Thursday 9am - 12:15pm
Friday 9am - 12:15pm
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