Childcare in Fife

Fife Council offer a free search facility for families looking for Childcare in Fife. From Childminders to Local Authority  and Private Nurseries within Fife you can find the exact service you are looking for.  Simply click on the link below to start your search:

Fife Childcare Search 

The childcare services provided on here are all registered with the Care Inspectorate and their information is  updated regularly.


Different Childcare Services Available:

Local Authority Nurseries

These nurseries are run by  local councils and provide 600 Hours of Free  Early  Learning Education and Childcare to children from the age of 3 until they start school. Children can start earlier at age 2 years if they fit the eligible criteria set by the Scottish Government

Private Nurseries

Private nurseries are run by commercial businesses and organisations. They provide childcare for children from around 2 months to school age and opening hours are usually 8.00am to 6.00pmMonday to Friday..


Childminders are childcare professionals providing home-from-home childcare and early education to small groups of children varying in age ranges. They also usually offer school or nursery drop off s and pick ups.


Day care nursery settings where babies and pre-schoolers are looked after by trained professionals during working hours. Some creches do offer care for older children.

Out of School Clubs

Clubs set up for school age children to play, learn and have fun whilst under the care and supervision of trained childcare workers before and afterschool.


Playgroups are organised groups providing care and socialisation for children under 5. They operate for a few hours a day during school term time.  They are usually run by private individuals volunteering or charities.

Parent and Toddler Groups

Parent and Toddler Groups give parents and children the opportunity to meet up and socialise with one and other in an informal environment. They are usually set up and run by parents and sometimes childminders with sessions around once a week for a couple of hours. Children get to play and socialise with children of similiar ages. 

Fife Families Information Service
Tel: 01592 583146 Contact Fife Families Information Service online
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