At Dunblane Nature Kindergarten we provide stimulating and inspiring childcare for children from birth to 5 years. Whilst out Out of School clubs care for children from 5 to 11 years of age. Our kindergarten nurtures the development of children through play, interaction, creativity, physical activity and the great outdoors.
Dunblane Nature Kindergarten is made up of a large two-storey sandstone villa, situated at the front of our premises, we use this building as our Out-of-School club base. A newer single-storey property to the rear of our premises has specifically designed and spacious playrooms which house our fantastic nursery for ages 0-5 years.
Our staff members are always more than happy to help in any way possible. Please contact to book your unique show around so you can see our fantastic facilities for yourself.
We also operate in partnership with Stirling Council to offer funded 3-5yrs education sessions.
Playrooms & Garden
We have a purpose-built garden area linking the two buildings and surrounding the front building. Each building is made up of beautifully furnished playrooms equipped with a wide range of natural and quality resources to stimulate the development, comfort and learning of children of different age-groups.
Whilst we do have rooms which are targeted to the needs of each age-group, we also recognise the fundamental value of what we term “family-time” – where children of different ages can play alongside each other for parts of the day, learning and communicating together. This then gives children an opportunity to feel they are part of a whole nursery community whilst also having the safe base of “their own” room. The garden area is fully secure and the buildings have an intercom entry system to ensure visitors are known to staff and are greeted onto the premises.
Early Years Care and Education
We believe that children learn better when they engage have freedom in an outdoor setting. During outdoor play we let them go out regardless of the weather conditions and encourage them to explore and make choices. All staff recognise and respect the importance of each child’s self-development, through positive guidance with supportive praise and encouragement. Throughout their time with us, all children will be encouraged to be kind, fair and develop higher levels of emotional intelligence.
Being committed to equality of opportunity, our resources and staff group reflect the social diversity of our community here in Dunblane. We also provide a secure and friendly environment in which you will feel completely at ease when leaving your child with us.
Dunblane Nature Kindergarten has been an established and trusted early education centre for over a decade. The nursery has won local and national awards in recognition for its exceptional quality standards. Children are cared for by an enthusiastic, skilled and experienced team of childcare practitioners who plan learning experiences to meet the needs of each individual child.
Please contact us to arrange a visit and see what we have to offer for yourself.
Additional Learning Opportunities
Our kindergarten is dedicated to providing a wide range of learning opportunities for our 3-5yr children, we have great outdoor learning facilities. We are visited by a local teacher who provides more focused learning activities and opportunities for children to develop early literacy and numeracy skills.
Nursery Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 8 am – 6 pm for 51 weeks of the year for the following sessions:
Full Day Session: 8am to 6pm
Morning Session: 8am to 1pm
Afternoon Session: 1pm to 6pm
Early drop-off: 7.30am – 8.00am
Out of School Care Opening Hours
The before/after school hours are 8-9am and 3pm-6pm for 5-11 year olds
The holiday club hours are 8am-6pm for 5-11 year olds
We are closed for 5 days over Christmas and New Year every year.