Where learning and play go hand in hand

Where learning and play go hand in hand

We are a friendly and caring preschool offering the very best in early years education to children aged from 2½ to 5 years old.

Old Rayne Forest School
Old Rayne Preschool Fun Times
Old Rayne Preschool Out In The Forest

Rooted In Our Community

Old Rayne Preschool operates from the St Lawrence Hall in Old Rayne and has been serving the local community since January 1975.

We are a member of Early Years Scotland and are registered with Aberdeenshire Council to provide commissioned places. We also accept self funded places for 2.5 year olds.

Nurturing little minds for a brighter future

Nurturing little minds for a brighter future



Funded commissioned places available
Places available for all children aged 2½ yrs – 5 years
Places available throughout the year

Opening hours Monday to Friday 8.30am to 1pm, term time.

Our 2's group runs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1.15pm -2.45pm, term time.


Happy Children, Happy Parents

Testimonials from the parents.

Old Rayne Preschool was not initially my intended preschool setting for my kids but after my son attended 2's group here I quickly realised the staff, environment, and core values were exactly what I was looking for to help my son grow. I'm delighted to say that preschool works closely with both my son and myself to ensure they meet all of his needs and help nurture him on his journey to beginning primary school. I can't wait to enrol my daughter for 2's group when she reaches two.

Kate Hannigan

We just LOVE this preschool! My son’s learning so much, has made great friendships, all supported by the most awesome staff. Forest school (every Friday in the warmer terms) is a huge hit and a real benefit to being at a smaller, rural setting. Getting him up and out the door is never a problem when it’s a preschool day! Feedback from the staff is always valuable and displays that they really know my child, and all his little quirks!

Gill Walker

Both of my wee boys have attended Old Rayne Preschool over the last 4 years. It is a lovely relaxed setting with a real community spirit. The staff are wonderful and caring and the children seem to thrive with the added extras of the mud garden and option of forest school. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to parents.

Fiona Reid