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Early Learning and Childcare Provision

All eligible two, three and four year olds are entitled to 1140 hours (pro rata) of funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC). 1140 hours ELC is intended to support child development, help close the attainment gap through the provision of high quality services, and support parents to work, train or study. ELC can be accessed through local authority settings, partner provider nurseries and childminders. Parents can also choose to have a blended placement using more than one setting and/or childminder. Further ELC Information for parents is available via and an ELC Parents Booklet

Please see or call our Early Years Helpline on 01369 708503 for further information and for details of the nearest establishment/s offering early learning and childcare.

Our Staff

Mrs Louise Blue Childcare and Education Worker

Mrs Sharon Reid Childcare and Education Worker

Miss Ashleigh Kerr Childcare and Education Worker

Session 38 weeks, Monday – Friday 8.45am – 2.45pm

Establishment Aims

Park ELC provides preschool education for children from Oban and the surrounding area.  Staff work in partnership with parents to develop children’s learning experiences.  This involves learning about, valuing and building on children’s prior learning experiences so that they become confident, eager and enthusiastic learners who are looking forward to starting school. At Park ELC, we endorse and follow the national policy through Curriculum for Excellence within the four capacities, Pre-Birth to Three within the “Four Rs” and Realising the Ambition.  We strive to help children develop as Successful Learners (learning to learn), Responsible Citizens (learning to live with others), Confident Individuals (learning to be) and Effective Contributors (learning to do).    To do this, we will seek to:

v  Provide a safe and stimulating environment, in which children feel happy and secure

v  Encourage the emotional, social, physical, creative and intellectual development of children

v  Promote the welfare of children

v  Encourage positive attitudes to self and others and develop confidence and self esteem

v  Create opportunities for play

v  Encourage children to explore, appreciate and respect their environment


In achieving these aims, we will seek ways in which to:

v  Take account of the individual needs of children

v  Provide equal opportunities and social justice

v  Promote positive attitudes to multicultural, non-sexist society

v  Form partnership with parents/ carers

v  Recognise the importance of community

v  Recognise learning as a life-long process


We respect and welcome children and parents/ carers of all religions, faiths and beliefs.

Park ELC is a non-denominational, co-educational and multicultural establishment. We are committed to promoting the UN Convention on the Rights of Children which states, “All children and young people have the right to play and the right to learn”

We hope you enjoy watching the clip below showing a virtual tour of our ELCC…