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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- B.Ed
Assistant Manager Lauren Vear 
Deputy Manager Hannah Mackenzie 
Senior Staff Donna Mitchell 
Early Years Educators Hayley McDonald (Baby Room Leader)
  Hannah Duguid (2's Room Leader)
  Louise Horsburgh (3-5's Room Leader)
  Danielle Brown 
  Ashley Innes
  James Lindsay 
  Lisa Roberts
  Rebecca McCormack 
  Kristine Sison
  Aimee Mackie 
  Melissa Sharp 
  Emily Gillespie
Regular Supply Workers Fiona Hanson
  Chloe Daobry 
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: Music Time (2's- AM) Sports programme (3-5's- PM)
  • Tuesday: Forest Time (Babies, 2's & 3-5's- AM) Story Time with Granny Liz (3-5's- PM, 1 Tuesday per month) French (3-5's- PM)
  • Wednesday: Jumparound (2's & 3-5s- AM) Music Time (Babies- AM) Spanish (3-5's- PM)
  • Thursday: Music Time (3-5's- AM) 
  • Friday: Library visit (3-5's- AM)

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