Carleton Nursery, in the Woodside area of Glenrothes, provides places for both local children and from Star, Coaltown and Milton of Balgonie. Placing requests are also considered. The nursery has four nursery rooms in use at present, a parent’s area, a well-equipped gym hall and outdoor area.


  • To create an ethos where children, staff and parents work together to help children develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually while promoting values and moral awareness.
  • To enable children to develop self-esteem, self-confidence and independence.
  • To foster curiosity and stimulate imagination and creativity.

A full version of our aims can be found in the School Information Booklet.


Staff plan activities and experiences that promote children’s development and learning in:

  • Emotional, personal and social development
  • Communication and language
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Expressive and aesthetic development
  • Physical development and movement

Outdoor Area

Carleton Nursery has a beautiful garden providing space for play and also many opportunities to observe changes in weather and seasons and  to study wildlife. All rooms overlook and have direct entry into the garden so it is available at all times.

Parental Involvement

Parents and staff meet regularly over coffee, to chat, discuss children's progress, or have workshops. Parents are welcome to spend time in nursery rooms and to help on outings. There are also many social events, i.e. concerts, open days, and a fun day.

We are always pleased to meet prospective parents, show you around the nursery and provide further information.



Nursery  Roll


No. of Classes


Age Range of pupils

3 - 4

Nursery classes

am & pm.

Primary school

Carleton, Star, Coaltown and Milton of Balgonie & St Pauls

School Board


Support Centre


Disabled access