A Warm Welcome to

Craighead Country Nursery School

....Where Adventures Happen!

We place great emphasis on outdoor learning in our extensive natural area encouraging children to explore and develop their sense of curiosity.

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Values & Aims

Our family ethos is the driving force behind our nurture based practice at Craighead.

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Our Playrooms

All of our rooms have direct access to our large, natural outdoor space.

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Forest School

Nature based adventures for 3-5 year olds in our on site forest school.

News from

Our Playrooms

Nest

3 months – 2 years

Den

 2 – 3 years

warren & Hive

 3 – 5 years

Outdoors

For all ages!

Children learning in their own unique way.

The practicalities of Craighead nursery life.

See what our little people have been up to!

 Local produce turned into home cooked meals. 

Now Taking

Enrolments

We offer a unique countryside experience for children aged  3 months to 5 years. We are a family run business which provides high quality early learning and childcare where your child can thrive. Our nurturing environment allows children to develop their confidence, independence and resilience.

your feedback

Google Reviews

Excellent
Based on 16 reviews
kim Cleland
kim Cleland
A wonderful nursery, would highly recommend. Friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff, huge range of activities and experiences tailored to interests of the child. The forest school setting is excellent and provides great opportunities for outdoor learning. Great communication between staff and parents, always felt my child was in very safe hands.
Craig Hume
Craig Hume
My daughter has just started here. The team have been amazing, keeping my wife and I posted with updates and photos of her adventures - all the while reassuring us and keeping our little one happy. Highly recommended!
Corrinne Taylor
Corrinne Taylor
Absolutely wonderful nursery, with a focus on child led activity, being outdoors, building independence and social skills. Could not be happier with our little girl's experience here.
Carys Hobbs
Carys Hobbs
A welcoming friendly and adventurous nursery. Brilliant setting for all the wee ones to get so much time outside and develop so many skills. Amazing communication and fantastic nursery staff make the whole experience brilliant and soon it's a home away from home for the little ones.
K Harvey
K Harvey
Craighead is the very best. This is not just a nursery but a place were experiences are created and memories made. Both children have been at Craighead since being 1 , the have developed great communication skills along with practical skills. Both has showed independence when it comes to day to life due to the life skills they have been shown. Both have had great friendship with fellow pupils and strong relationship with staff members, who really do go above and beyond. Updates on your children’s development is through a learning journal which shows experiences and achievements. The kids always like to remind me that nursery food is better than my own cooking, a varied menu for lunch and dinner along with snacks. I simply wouldn’t have my kids anywhere else.
Isobel Swanson
Isobel Swanson
Both our Children currently attend the nursery! Three years we have used this nursery for! We wouldn’t dream of sending them anywhere else now!! The staff are amazing, they nurture and encourage wee people! the resources are varied and inspire child led play, the facilities and resources are much more than can be offered at home, for example interaction with other children their age and importantly the outdoor experiences! Both the children enjoy their days at nursery! The App keeps us updated on what they have had to eat what naps and BMs they have, so much detail as well as photos and updates at the end of each day to see what they have been up to! It’s worth every penny for their early years development!!
Ashlea Russell
Ashlea Russell
My son attended Craighead and daughter currently attends. It is literally the most perfect nursery. A beautiful location, amazing purpose-built building. Fabulous, engaging and exciting outdoor space including access to a working farm, fields, has animals to visit, a burn and forest areas! Home-cooked meals and snacks using local ingredients where possible. Staff; 5-star! happy, friendly, nurturing & passionate and always go above and beyond to make your little one’s experience at nursery the best it can be. Owner is always looking for feedback to continue improve and acts on suggestions. Communication about your little one via the App throughout it the day is lovely. Would 100% recommend with no hesitation!
Rachel Smith
Rachel Smith
My daughter loves it here, the staff are amazing and the setting is just beautiful, perfect for exploring the great outdoors!
Colette D
Colette D
We had a long wait to get our son into Craighead nursery and we haven’t regretted it! The nursery caters well for the children in all areas including the room, outdoor space, home cooked meals and staff. Our son has received excellent care and attention from the wonderful staff. Elspeth has really supported us with navigating this new world of nursery life, couldn’t recommend enough.
Ailsa Smith
Ailsa Smith
An amazing nursery, right in the heart of Ayrshire. Both my children have attended, and I couldn’t have asked for a better start for them in their education. The opportunities they have got are brilliant, plenty of fresh air and nothing is ever a problem. Can not recommend Craighead Country Nursery enough. Just wish the parents could stay and play too!!!