Dunblane Nature Kindergarten is an established and trusted early education centre providing stimulating and inspiring childcare for children from birth to 11 years.
Dunblane Nature Kindergarten is made up of two buildings; a large two-storey sandstone villa which houses our Out-of-School Club, and a single-storey property with specifically designed playrooms to house our nursery for ages 0-5 years. Both buildings are beautifully furnished and equipped with a wide range of naturalistic and quality resources to stimulate the development and learning of children. We also recognise the value of what we term “family-time” – where children of different ages play alongside each other, learning and communicating together. This allows children to feel they are part of a nursery community whilst also having the safe base of their "own” room.
As a Nature Kindergarten, we believe that children learn best through nature-based learning and experiences. Children are encouraged to venture outdoors through all seasons and participate in child-led play and interaction with others. Our nursery methodology provides scope for children to participate in risky play, to develop decision making skills, engage their imagination and creativity, and to learn about their environment.
Our staff also recognise and respect the importance of each child’s self-development and support children with positive guidance, 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.
Our Nursery Team
Tricia - Nursery Manager
Dunblane Nature Kindergarten's manager, Tricia Brownlee, is highly qualified within the childcare sector and has many years of experience working with children of all ages. Tricia runs our nursery and our staff team to ensure we provide a secure, family environment where you can feel relaxed and confident in the knowledge that your child is being cared for by dedicated staff, in a safe environment.
Linda Boon - Deputy Manager
Our Deputy Manager Linda has extensive childcare experience at Dunblane Nature Kindergarten. She works to priortises the needs of every child at our nursery and to nurture supportive relationships with families and staff.
Nursery Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 7.30 am – 6 pm
We are open 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
Before/after school hours are 7.30-9am and 3pm-6.30pm for 5-11 year olds
Holiday club hours are 8am-6pm for 5-11 year olds
We are closed for 5 days over Christmas and New Year every year.
Dunblane Nature Kindergarten is happy to help if you require childcare prior to 8am. Please contact us for more information.