Plans have been lodged for a massive expansion of a local nursery as the council prepares for extra free early learning.
From August 2020, three and four-year-olds will have 1,140 hours of free education, almost double the current 600 hours.
To prepare for the influx of youngsters, Perth and Kinross Council will extend the nursery at Letham Primary School to accommodate more than 100 pupils at a time.
A planning application submitted by the council said: “As part of a programme to enable this (increased) level of childcare to be provided, education and children’s services have identified Letham Primary as one of several schools which will be extended and altered, in this case allowing 116 children to be accommodated in the nursery at any one time.
“In order to facilitate this enhanced provision, major alterations and an extension are planned to the existing nursery.
“The proposed nursery is a facility that will undoubtedly benefit the community and create additional outdoor usable space from the grassed area between the existing security fence and Struan Road, a space that is currently underutilised.”
As well as extending the building, the work will involve an access being created for the nursery, allowing it to be open outwith school hours.