Core hours, drop-off and pick-up times

All funded sessions across Angus Council ELC settings will be comprised of two main stages: flexible drop-off and pick-up times at either end of the session, and “core learning time” in between.

Core learning time is designed to be a time where all children are present and is free from any interruptions naturally caused by people entering and leaving the setting. This uninterrupted time allows children to play and learn purposefully together and also provides opportunities for staff to be fully engaged in furthering children’s learning opportunities.

In Angus we aim for all children to have a minimum of 60 per cent core learning time in every session, with the remaining 40 per cent split between the flexible drop-off and pick-up windows at either end of each session.

Please be assured that your child will experience a quality early learning and childcare experience from the time you drop them off until the time you pick them up. The additional flexibility that the drop-off and pick-up windows allow also means that, if you choose to, you can tailor a session’s timing to the length that you feel is best for your child and your family.

A session will still count as five, six or 7.5 hours no matter what time you drop off or pick up your child.

All council settings will follow one of three models (or options). You can find out more about these models on our web page on the increase to 1140 hours.


Drop-off and pick-up times for Angus Council nurseries

Aberlemno

Model 1

Drop off: between 9am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 1.36pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick up: between 1.36pm and 3pm


Airlie

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 1.36pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.36pm and 3pm


Andover

Model 3

Morning session drop off: between 8am and 9am (includes breakfast)

Core learning: between 9am and 12 noon (includes morning snack)

Morning session pick-up: between 12 noon and 1pm

Afternoon session drop off: between 1pm and 2pm (includes lunch)

Core learning: between 2pm and 5pm (includes afternoon snack)

Afternoon session pick-up: between 5pm and 6pm


Arbirlot

Model 1

Drop-off: between 8.45am and 9.45am

Core learning: between 9.45am and 1.21pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.21pm and 2.45pm


Auchterhouse

Model 2 (closed Mondays)

Drop off: between 8.45am and 10.15am

Core learning: between 10.15am and 2.45pm (includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack)

Pick-up: between 2.45pm and 4.15pm


Birkhill

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 1.36pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.36pm and 3pm


Borrowfield

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 1.36pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.36pm and 3pm


Burnside

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9.10am and 10.10am

Core learning: between 10.10am and 1.46pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.46pm and 3.10pm


Carlogie

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 1.36pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.36pm and 3pm


Carmyllie

Model 2 (closed Fridays)

Drop-off: between 8.45am and 10.15am

Core learning: between 10.15am and 2.45pm (includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack)

Pick-up: between 2.45pm and 4.15pm


Carnoustie ELCC Model 1

Drop-off: between 9am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 1.36pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.36pm and 3pm


Carnoustie ELCC Model 3

Morning session drop off: between 8am and 9am (includes breakfast)

Core learning: between 9am and 12 noon (includes morning snack)

Morning session pick-up: between 12 noon and 1pm

Afternoon session drop off: between 1pm and 2pm (includes lunch)

Core learning: between 2pm and 5pm (includes afternoon snack)

Afternoon session pick-up: between 5pm and 6pm


Colliston

Model 1

Drop-off: between 8.45am and 9.45am

Core learning: between 9.45am and 1.21pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.21pm and 2.45pm


Cortachy

Model 2 (closed Friday)

Drop-off: between 8.30am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 2.30pm (includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack)

Pick-up: between 2.30pm and 4pm


Edzell

Model 2 (closed Fridays)

Drop-off: between 8.30am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 2.30pm (includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack)

Pick-up: between 2.30pm and 4pm


Forfar ELCC Model 1

Drop-off: between 9am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 1.36pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.36pm and 3pm


Forfar ELCC Model 3

Morning session drop off: between 8am and 9am (includes breakfast)

Core learning: between 9am and 12 noon (includes morning snack)

Morning session pick-up: between 12 noon and 1pm

Afternoon session drop off: between 1pm and 2pm (includes lunch)

Core learning: between 2pm and 5pm (includes afternoon snack)

Afternoon session pick-up: between 5pm and 6pm


Ferryden

Model 2 (closed Mondays)

Drop-off: between 8.30am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 2.30pm (includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack)

Pick-up: between 2.30pm and 4pm


Friockheim

Model 2 (closed Fridays)

Drop-off: between 8.30am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 2.30pm (includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack)

Pick-up: between 2.30pm and 4pm


Glamis

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9.05am and 10.05am

Core learning: between 10.05am and 1.41pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.41pm and 3.05pm


Grange

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 1.36pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.36pm and 3pm


Hayshead

Model 1

Drop-off: between 8.45am and 9.45am

Core learning: between 9.45am and 1.21pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.21pm and 2.45pm


Inverarity

Model 2 (closed Friday)

Drop-off: between 8.30am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 2.30pm (includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack)

Pick-up: between 2.30pm and 4pm


Inverbrothock

Model 3

Morning session drop off: between 8am and 9am (includes breakfast)

Core learning: between 9am and 12 noon (includes morning snack)

Morning session pick-up: between 12 noon and 1pm

Afternoon session drop off: between 1pm and 2pm (includes lunch)

Core learning: between 2pm and 5pm (includes afternoon snack)

Afternoon session pick-up: between 5pm and 6pm


Inverkeilor

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9.10am and 10.10am

Core learning: between 10.10am and 1.46pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.46pm and 3.10pm


Isla

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9.10am and 10.10am

Core learning: between 10.10am and 1.46pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.46pm and 3.10pm


Ladyloan

Model 1

Drop-off: between 8.45 and 9.45am

Core learning: between 9.45am and 1.21pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.21pm and 2.45pm


Langlands

Model 1

Drop-off: between 8.45am and 9.45am

Core learning: between 9.45am and 1.21pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.21pm and 2.45pm


Letham

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 1.36pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.36pm and 3pm


Liff

Model 1

Drop-off: between 8.45am and 9.45am

Core learning: between 9.45am and 1.21pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.21pm and 2.45pm


Lochside

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 1.36pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.36pm and 3pm


Maisondieu

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 1.36pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.36pm and 3pm


Mattocks

Model 2 (closed Fridays)

Drop-off: between 8.30am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 2.30pm (includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack)

Pick-up: between 2.30pm and 4pm


Monikie

Model 2 (closed Mondays)

Drop-off: between 8.30am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 2.30pm (includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack)

Pick-up: between 2.30pm and 4pm


Muirfield

Model 1

Drop-off: between 8.50am and 9.50am

Core learning: between 9.50am and 1.26pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.26pm and 2.50pm


Murroes

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 1.36pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.36pm and 3pm


Newtyle

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 1.36pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.36pm and 3pm


Northmuir

Model 3

Morning session drop off: between 8am and 9am (includes breakfast)

Core learning: between 9am and 12 noon (includes morning snack)

Morning session pick-up: between 12 noon and 1pm

Afternoon session drop off: between 1pm and 2pm (includes lunch)

Core learning: between 2pm and 5pm (includes afternoon snack)

Afternoon session pick-up: between 5pm and 6pm


Rosemount

Model 2 (closed Fridays)

Drop-off: between 8.30am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 2.30pm (includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack)

Pick-up: between 2.30pm and 4pm


Seaview

Model 3

Morning session drop off: between 8am and 9am (includes breakfast)

Core learning: between 9am and 12 noon (includes morning snack)

Morning session pick-up: between 12 noon and 1pm

Afternoon session drop off: between 1pm and 2pm (includes lunch)

Core learning: between 2pm and 5pm (includes afternoon snack)

Afternoon session pick-up: between 5pm and 6pm


Southesk

Model 3

Morning session drop off: between 8am and 9am (includes breakfast)

Core learning: between 9am and 12 noon (includes morning snack)

Morning session pick-up: between 12 noon and 1pm

Afternoon session drop off: between 1pm and 2pm (includes lunch)

Core learning: between 2pm and 5pm (includes afternoon snack)

Afternoon session pick-up: between 5pm and 6pm


Southmuir

Model 1

Drop-off: between 8.45am and 9.45am

Core learning: between 9.45am and 1.21pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between  1.21pm and 2.45pm


St Margaret's

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 1.36pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.36pm and 3pm


St Thomas'

Model 1

Drop-off: between 8.45am and 9.45am

Core learning: between 9.45am and 1.21pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.21pm and 2.45pm


Stracathro

Model 1

Drop-off: between 8.45am and 9.45am

Core learning: between 9.45am and 1.21pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.21pm and 2.45pm


Strathmartine

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 1.36pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.36pm and 3pm


Strathmore

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9am and 10am

Core learning: between 9am and 1.36pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.36pm and 3pm


Tannadice

Model 2 (closed Mondays)

Drop-off: between 8.30am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 2.30pm (includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack)

Pick-up: between 2.30pm and 4pm


Tealing

Model 1

Drop-off: between 8.50am and 9.50am

Core learning: between 9.50am and 1.26pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.26pm and 2.50pm


Timmergreens

Model 2 (closed Wednesdays)

Drop-off: between 8.30am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 2.30pm (includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack)

Pick-up: between 2.30pm and 4pm


Warddykes

Model 3

Morning session drop off: between 8am and 9am (includes breakfast)

Core learning: between 9am and 12 noon (includes morning snack)

Morning session pick-up: between 12 noon and 1pm

Afternoon session drop off: between 1pm and 2pm (includes lunch)

Core learning: between 2pm and 5pm (includes afternoon snack)

Afternoon session pick-up: between 5pm and 6pm


Whitehills

Model 2 (closed Fridays)

Drop-off: between 8.30am and 10am

Core learning: between 10am and 2.30pm (includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack)

Pick-up: between 2.30pm and 4pm


Woodlands

Model 1

Drop-off: between 9.15am and 10.15am

Core learning: between 10.15am and 1.51pm (includes morning snack and lunch)

Pick-up: between 1.51pm and 3.15pm