Childcare Department

Welcome to our childcare service. We provide child care for children from birth to 12 years and are registered to take up to 40 children. Our service is registered with the Care Inspectorate and all the staff are registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Within our child care department we offer different packages to suit all parents.Image may contain: 1 person, outdoor


Our child care department is open from 7.45am-6pm and is for children from birth to 5 years old.

We have several options for parents:

  • Full day care – where you put your child in all day
  • Wrap around childcare – where you put your child in for several hours and have our staff either drop your child off or pick them up from one of the local playgroups or nurseries or;
  • you can put your child in for just one or two hours.
  • MAASK – Morning & After School Club.
  • Holiday Club – During the Easter, Summer & October Holidays for primary school children.
  • If you are planning to attend any of our classes or courses such as our Art Club or a new course but have children commitments, childcare can be arranged for you.

Whichever option you choose, our qualified childcare team have lots of fun and stimulating activities for your child to take part in that are age appropriate and suitable for all.


For 3 and 4 year olds

Is your child eligible?

if they were born between 1st March 2017 -31st August 2017 they will be eligible for free early learning and childcare in August 2020 and can receive up to 1140 hours a year. This means you can get up to 30 hours a week during term time or up to 23 hours a week if you spread it throughout the 49 eligible weeks in a year. This Scottish Government initiative is not determined by income and every eligible child can apply for a place.

You have the option of using any Highland council provider or PPP or a commissioned registered childminder.
Registration for enrolment opens for Highland council 10th Feb -14th Feb online, PPP registration from 27th Jan – 14th Feb paper form.

Jennifer Harvey is available to assist you to complete Highland Council online form or to complete PPP form – please call 01955608530 to book an appointment. Parents will need to show their child’s birth certificate.

Please see leaflet for PPP provision below which will give a clearer picture of what parents need to know.

For more information please contact the Pulteney Centre on 01955608530.

Childcare Prices


Under 1’s-£4.50 per hour (Attending Weekly)

Under 1’s- £8.00 per hour (adhoc)

Under 2’s-£4.30 per hour

Under 5’s £3.80 per hour

Wrap around-Under 5’s  

3 hours- £13.40

4 hours- £17.20

5 hours – £21.00

6 hours – £24.80

7 hours   £26.60

These prices include runs and snacks.

MAASKStaff there to meet your child, transport to centre and snack provided. 

2.30-5pm £9.75

3.10-5pm £7.15

3.10-6pm £11.05

2.30-6pm £13.65

Breakfast club

£5.00 (Includes breakfast and drop off at school)


Holiday Club  

Full day £18.00

Half day £9.00

(Half day is either 9-1 or 1-5) if you would like your child in at 8am or to 6pm then you will be charged an additional £2.25 per hour.

Booking Procedures

Due to the popularity of our childcare services, places may not always be available. Therefore, advanced booking is recommended.

All bookings must be made through our reception.

If your child requires a drop-off to playgroup or nursery in the morning can you please ensure that they are in the centre by 8:45 am to ensure that we have enough staff to drop off all children on time.

This is an extremely popular service and if you are late dropping your child off we cannot guarantee that your child will be dropped off on time or they may not be dropped off at all.

Registration Forms

Please note that your child must be registered before they can come to our childcare department. You can download our registration form here or pick one up from the centre