Parents in Aberdeenshire have until Friday to apply for a nursery space for their child for this year.
A north-east council is hoping to have a new nursery in place by August next year.
Residents will have their first opportunity to view designs for a new city school next week.
A local authority is marking one year to go until it rolls out its early learning and childcare (ELC) expansion.
An extra 300 nursery workers could be needed in Aberdeen if government targets for funded childcare places are to be met.