1 George Street, Dumfries, Scotland, DG1 1EA
+44 (0) 1387 249990

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Welcome to Playworks Nursery

Playworks is a long established local nursery with an excellent reputation.
We provide funded Early Learning Childcare for children 2 to 5 years of age.
Our caring staff are all highly qualified and very experienced.
The wellbeing and all round development of children is our passion.
We believe that children learn best through high quality play, fun experiences and new opportunities.
We encourage children to make choices and follow their own interests while playing with friends and having fun, supported by caring, enthusiastic and motivated adults.

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Why Choose Playworks?

Playworks is a small community nursery. We are friendly and considerate of parental and family needs, encouraging parents to become involved in the day to day life and operation of the nursery.
Playworks nursery staff have an accumulated experience of 113 years and our main aim is to equip every child with happiness, confidence and self-worth by delivering the highest quality care and nurture.

Safety First

We believe that children need to be able to explore the world around them in a safe and secure environment, whether that be inside the nursery building, in our outside play area or going out on excursions.

Regular Sessions

We operate during term times with 2 sessions per day, Morning and Afternoon, Monday to Friday. We also offer back to back sessions where children can bring their own packed lunch.
We offer local government funded sessions of Early Learning and Childcare. Extra sessions can be purchased for £13.50 a session.

Qualified & Registered Staff

All our staff are registered with the Scottish Social Services Council.
The staff work well together as a long established team and are constantly adding to their experience and training.

Space to Play

The team at Playworks are passionate about play, we recognise free play as the best way for young children to learn.
We believe play should be fun, explorative, experimental and experiential.
The nursery is setup to include various learning play areas, both indoor and outdoor.


We often have students and volunteers working with us.
You are welcome to contact us if interested in finding out more.

Dumfries Toy Library

Playworks Nursery is part of Dumfries Toy Library which is located on Lochside Road, Dumfries.

What Parents Says About Us

Hear what some of our parents are saying about the Nursery.