Work to help extend early learning and childcare provisions at an Aberdeen nursery has taken a step forward.
The city council aims to roll out increased hours for children at nurseries in Aberdeen after the summer holidays next year.
The Scottish Government cannot guarantee its flagship policy to introduce 1,140 hours of free early learning and childcare will be implemented by the start of the 2021 academic year — 12 months later than originally planned.
The city is set to see its first outdoor nursery, after plans were approved to create the facility in Aberdeen’s Duthie Park.
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.