Awards and Accolades

We have achieved numerous awards and accolades over the years, including the Nursery World Awards – Nursery Chain of the Year 2013. We take our awards seriously as we are judged by experts in our profession who evaluate what we do and the impact it has on the children in our care.  We continue to strive in achieving excellence.​

Investing in Children Certificate 2015 – 2016

Invest in ChildrenWe have achieved our second ‘Investing in Children’ award which recognises and celebrates our imaginative and inclusive practice respecting the rights of the young people/children.

Green Tree Schools Gold Award

golden_tree_awardAwarded by the Woodland Trust for “completing environmental projects and encouraging outdoor learning while inspiring youngsters about woods and trees.”

Team of the Year Winner – 2nd Scottish NMT Awards 2015

Scottish_NMT_Awards_logo_2015_DNKWinner of Team of the Year at the 2nd Scottish Nursery Awards 2015.

 

The 1st Scottish NMT Nursery Awards 2014

Scottish NMT Awards 2014 finalistD.N.K. were short listed as finalists for the “Nursery Outdoor Learning Environment” award at The 1st Scottish NMT Nursery Awards 2014.

Investing in Children

Invest in ChildrenWe have achieved our ‘Investing in Children’ award which recognises and celebrates our imaginative and inclusive practice respecting the rights of the young people/children.

Green Tree Schools Awards

downloadWe are proud to have achieved our Silver Standard certificate of the Green Tree Award Scheme; as won by the Woodland Trust.

Nursery World Awards

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We are delighted to have been awarded, Nursery Chain of the Year,  at the Nursery World Awards in 2013.  This award has shown our commitment to providing quality childcare and education across the UK.  We are extremely proud and would like to thank all of our nurseries, staff and families for their support.

Excellent Inspection by The Care Inspectorate

The Care Inspectorate

Dunblane Nature Kindergarten were recently inspected by The Care Inspectorate and achieved grades of very good and excellent.  The report particularly highlighted the positive relationships between children and staff and graded this area of the service as excellent.  The service was also awarded an excellent grade for quality of management and leadership.

Smile Too Dental Scheme

smile tooWe were proud of our sparkling smiles when we were awarded Smile Too Dental Scheme accreditation.  Each child in our nursery has a personal toothbrush and cleans their teeth daily. We are supported in this by an Oral Health Worker from Smile Too. Our nursery menus are not just deliciously tasty but have been accredited by Smile Too for promoting healthy eating…..yum!

ECO Schools

green_flag_animatedThe Eco-Schools Programme engages children in key issues such as the environment, sustainability, global citizenship and the value of a low carbon future. We are registered as an ECO schools centre and are the proud holders of both Bronze and Silver Awards and as of March 2014 the coveted Green Flag in recognition of our commitment to being an environmentally friendly nursery. Our children are passionate recyclers and love nothing better than an afternoon caring for their garden.

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