Useful Information

From August 2019 there will be 60 places available in the Nursery for ante pre-school and pre-school children. Families will be able to enrol year-round (48 weeks) or Term Time (37 school weeks). Most children will attend Monday to Friday with full day, morning and afternoon sessions available (Further flexible options may be possible.).  

Admissions for places will be allocated with the priority (1) Full time pre-school, (2) Full time ante pre-school, (3) Part time (morning or afternoon) pre-school and (4) Part time ante pre-school (morning or afternoon). Snack and lunches are provided for all of our children.


From August 2019 Entry

Session Start End
Nursery (Full day) 7.15am 6.00pm
Nursery (morning) 7.15am 1.45pm
Nursery (afternoon) 11.30am 6.00pm


Fees and Funding

Session 2019-20 Annual Fee Daily Fee
Year round (48 weeks) 
All day
£13,920 £58 per day

Year round (48 weeks)
Half day (morning or afternoon)

£6,960 £29 per day
Term - time (37 weeks)
All day
£11,100 £60 per day
Term - time (37 weeks)
Half day (morning or afternoon)
£5,550 £30 per day

Nursery fees are inclusive of lunches and snacks. Families will need to budget for the purchase of Nursery sweatshirt(s) and polo shirt(s). 

Robert Gordon’s College is an Early Learning and Childcare Funded Partner with Aberdeen City Council. Parents of children in the nursery who are eligible for the Early Learning and Childcare Grant will receive a maximum of £2,121 (session 2018-19) towards the cost of nursery fees. The funding is paid directly from the Council to the College and will be deducted from the invoice. We also accept Childcare Vouchers applicable towards Nursery fees.


Nursery sweatshirts and polo shirts are available to order from Robert Gordon's College. Parents can refer to their Induction Pack for further information.


Robert Gordon's College is centrally located in the heart of Aberdeen city and is a short walk from Aberdeen Bus and Train Station with public car parks located nearby. From August 2019 dedicated parking for Nursery families will be available at Schoolhill to help with daily drop off and pick up arrangements. 

As Nursery children must be signed in and out of the Nursery each day it is not possible for Nursery children to take the Robert Gordon's school bus.

Many families use the public bus services and rail networks. In addition to this we work closely with neighbouring public car parking facilities to further facilitate a safe journey to and from the College. 

Public Transport

The campus is well served by public transport and is short walk from Aberdeen bus and train stations. Local service bus routes are also closely situated to the campus. 

  • Aberdeen Bus Station is situated within a 10 minute walk. Public buses travel through the City Centre with stops within a few minutes walking distance to the school. For more information and bus times visit First Group or Stagecoach.
  • Aberdeen Rail Station has frequent services from various areas through North East Scotland and the rest of the UK. For more information and train times visit ScotRail, LNER or National Rail.

Park and Ride

Park and Ride by bus and rail is available to provide access into the city centre. The drop off and pick up locations are at Craibstone, Kingswells and Bridge of Don within Aberdeen City, and Ellon in Aberdeenshire; as well as rail stations at Dyce, Portlethen, Stonehaven, Laurencekirk, Inverurie, Insch and Huntly. 

Park and Stride

Park and Stride is popular with families who utilise the on-street parking zones and public car parks located nearby. Pedestrians can access the campus from the front entrance gates from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm and the rear entrance of the College at the junction of Blackfriars Street, Charlotte Street and St Andrews Street between 7:45 - 8:45 am and 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm.

Public car parking is also located within a short walking distance at:

The College has agreed with Bon Accord Centre management preferential parking rates for parents within the Loch Street and Harriet Street Car Parks. Parents are able to purchase a top-up card at a cost of £10 from the Information Desk on the Upper Mall of the Bon Accord Centre. Preferential parking tariffs are as follows: 

Duration Cost Discount
20 minutes Free £2.50
30 minutes £0.50 £2.00
1 hour £1.50 £1.00
2 hours £2.50 £1.00
3 hours £3.00 £1.00

Working with partner agencies across the city, our aim is to realise the goal of making Aberdeen an even better place to live, work and visit. The Robert Gordon's College Travel Plan outlines measure to reduce the College’s traffic impact and promote sustainable and healthier forms of transport. We encourage our school community to travel safely at all times, respect the local traffic requirements and consider the travel options that work best for your family. Inside the school gates controlled access is in operation to ensure there is a safe environment for pupils to play and move around the campus.

Access to our Schoolhill campus by car is only permitted for the following groups:

  • Nursery Drop Off/Pick Up (from August 2019)
  • Out of Hours Care Drop Off/Pick Up
  • Service Providers
  • Staff transferring between Schoolhill and Countesswells
  • Visitors with appointments at the College
  • Emergency Services


Meals are cooked on-site by our caterers, Inspire Catering, and served in Blackfriars Dining Hall. A cashless system operates where cards are provided for every pupil and parents/guardians top up accounts and view transaction history via an online portal. Children may bring packed lunches to school and pupils can sit with their friends to eat these in the Dining Hall. 

We are proud to cater to our international community and are able to offer vegetarian and Halal options as well as support specific dietary requirements/allergies. 

Following the launch of this catering service in August 2015, Inspire Catering has continued to achieve the HealthyLiving Award. The Award follows a rigorous audit process reviewing the menus and food production methods and means that your child will always be able to make healthy food choices at school.  Our food offer also meets the Scottish Government’s Better Eating, Better Learning initiative and the School Nutritional Guidelines.

We are fully committed to helping pupils make healthier eating choices by making fruit and vegetables clearly available and keeping the amount of fat, salt and sugar we use to a minimum 

The Dining Hall is open for Morning Cafe from 7.50 am - 8.20 am, during Senior School Break, and Nursery, Junior School and Senior School lunches. 

Nursery Term Dates