Age 6 weeks to 2 years

The baby department at Lathallan Nursery is tailored to suit the youngest members of the nursery. Our curriculum is designed to stimulate gently through an appropriate mix of activities, talk, music, play and interaction.

We aim to provide a relaxed and friendly environment, focusing on individual care for children and their families.

Our staff will encourage your child to interact as a group and on a 1:1 basis to enhance their learning and development and above all have fun! Staff will liaise with you and as we work closely as a team at Lathallan Nursery; all staff will get to know your baby well.

We follow the Scottish Government Guidelines called Pre-Birth to Three: Supporting Our Youngest Children. These guidelines contain three key features: Relationships, Responsive Care and Respect and believes ‘that babies and young children need to feel loved, secure, happy and cared for in a safe and healthy environments’.

Within the department we provide a peaceful and quiet room for babies who need a nap during their busy day and sleep mats for those older and out of cots.

You can bring along your own breast milk or formula milk (made up), which will be stored at the correct temperature.

Lathallan Nursery provides all the nappies and wipes for your baby at an inclusive price.

Staff will liaise with you and as we work closely as a team at Lathallan Nursery; all staff will get to know your baby well.

Progression to Otters

Before a child progresses to Otters, we would aim for them to be able to:

  • Walk unaided
  • Be able to feed themselves using appropriate cutlery
  • Sit nicely at the table
  • Drink from a small cup
  • Recognize their names and those of other children/staff in the room
  • Say a variety of words and can make themselves understood
  • To understand and develop the concept of sharing

Find out about our nursery classes

Next steps


Visitors are welcome to Lathallan Nursery at any time; please telephone the Nursery Administrator to arrange a time which suits you. You can contact the Nursery Administrator on (01561) 362245 or by emailing nursery@lathallan.org.uk

Registration forms are available and can be submitted at any time.

Our baby class is particularly popular and early registrations are recommended.


Minimum of two sessions per week

For places booked well in advance of a start date, a 50% retainer may be charged on the relevant fee.

Lathallan Nursery works in conjunction with Aberdeenshire Childcare Partnership and we are pleased to provide funded sessions for 3 and 4 year olds.