Children playing with water in the Psychology Kindergarten

Psychology Kindergarten - childcare in Stirling

Welcome to the University of Stirling Psychology Kindergarten which offers childcare for children aged between 2 years 9 months and 5 years old. We welcome all children, including those of staff and students at the University and from the wider community.

We have an excellent reputation as a small, caring and nurturing provider of quality childcare. Our kindergarten provides a safe, home-from-home setting, with the needs of the children and their parents and guardians being addressed with care, sensitivity and flexibility at all times.

We’re now taking applications for August 2024 to June 2025.

Please email for further information on how to enrol for your child's funded or unfunded place.

Funded childcare places

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We are a partner provider with Stirling Council which allows funded places for children from three to five years old.

Find out your child's entitlement to funding.

About the Psychology Kindergarten

Our Kindergarten offers quality childcare and early education for children from 2 years 9 months up to 5 years of age. Find out more about our values, our team of staff and fees and funding arrangements.

Our childcare facilities

We have our main playroom, and we also benefit from the extensive grounds on the University campus. Our outdoor classroom offers a great area for children to play, explore and connect to nature.

Psychology research

Psychology researchers at the University conduct innovative and world-leading child development research and teaching. We help support this research using a variety of approaches with our researchers and children, ranging from observational studies and free-play paradigms. When you register your child, you can decide whether or not you are happy for your child to participate in our research activities.

Our reviews

As well as being graded ‘excellent’ by the Care Inspectorate for our quality of care and support, you can hear what parents and guardians think about the kindergarten, and the children talk about what they enjoy the most each day.

Contact us and apply for a place

We accept applications all year round. See how to apply.

View our location and get directions to the kindergarten.

If you have any questions about the kindergarten and the childcare provided please just get in touch.