Early Learning and Childcare Centre


Childcare is an important factor to consider when choosing to study. Inverness College UHI is proud to have its own Early Learning and Childcare Centre on site, providing childcare up to the age of 5 for staff and students, as well as members of the public.

Small child

Our Early Learning and Childcare Centre follows the Scottish Government’s Pre-Birth to Three Framework and the Curriculum for Excellence and aims to create a warm and welcoming environment where children feel nurtured, included, respected and valued, and which responds to their needs.

In 2018 our Centre was awarded the prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag Award by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. The award recognises the centre’s work to become more environmentally friendly and improve education around climate change. Children have access to their own garden and private woodland play area at the Scottish School of Forestry and are encouraged to play outside and explore the environment. The Centre actively encourages ‘Loose Parts’ play and is slowly reducing the amount of plastic toys to allow children to be curious, creative and imaginative.

Our Early Learning and Childcare Centre is open 8.15am to 5.15pm, Monday to Friday, term-time only.

For further information, please contact the Early Learning and Childcare Manager by telephoning 01463 273 549.

Or email ICChildcare.Centre.ic@uhi.ac.uk