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I would like to welcome you to Dollar Nursery School in the picturesque town of Dollar. My name is Carolyn Riddle and I am the owner and manager of the nursery, having taken over in 2012.

My background as a former primary school head teacher has given me the grounding to develop Dollar Nursery School into a facility of excellence for children aged 0-12 years. I firmly believe in learning through experience and this will be the principle upon which all of our philosophies throughout the nursery will be based.

I believe it is vital for us to work with parents to ensure our child-centred approach to learning is a partnership.


Each room has experienced, qualified members of staff as well as support workers. 

Owner/Manager Carolyn Riddle
Deputy Manager Katie Rule
Senior Team Nicola Miller (Baby Room)
  Donna Mtchell
Early Years Educators Patricia Allison
  Kate Drapiewska (3-5 Room Leader)
  Krysia Mclaren
  Ashley Innes
  Alice Booth
  Lauren Vear (2-3 Room Leader)
  Hannah Mackenzie
Apprentice Shannon Hannah
Early Years Support Workers Fiore Everington
  Eva Ward
Out of School Co-ordinator Pamela Knight
Regular Supply Workers Fiona Hanson
  Julie Wilson
Office Administrators Jodie Stevenson
  Louise Maxwell 
Housekeeper and Cleaners Tina Whyte

We have a range of outside agencies who work with us at Dollar Nursery School as well as organised activities within the local community:

  • Monday: Spanish Tuition (3-5's)
  • Tuesday: Active Start Movement & Physical Activity (2-3's & 3-5's)
  • Wednesday: Rugbytots (3-5's), Forrest Time (2-3's)
  • Thursday: Hart Beeps Magical Musical Adventures (2-3's)
  • Friday: Fun Fit Friday (Babies, 2-3's & 3-5's), Forrest Time (3-5's)

Opening times

Open: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Closed: Christmas through to new Year, Good Friday and Easter Monday

Out of School Club and Holiday Club available every school holiday for children aged 5-12 years.

Age Groups

  • 0-2 years
  • 2-3 years
  • 3-5 years
  • Out of School Club, 5-12 years