ELC mountaineers

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

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.   

Strath of Appin Early Learning Centre

Monday – Friday 0900-1200 & 1200-1500


Andrea Smith – ELC

Heidi Randle – ELC

Kara Willis – ELC

Julie MacGregor – ELC



We also offer some Gaelic provision within the Gaelic class mainly for those children whose parents have indicated that they are considering Gaelic Medium education.