We are a small charity, run by a voluntary committee to provide self-funded and funded preschool education and sessional childcare. We work in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway Council and Early Years Scotland.
We comply with relevant policies such as
Curriculum for Excellence
Pre-birth to Three
SSSC Code of Practice
National Care Standards.
We are registered with Care Inspectorate to provide care to a maximum of 16 children at each session from an age of 2 years 9 months until primary school age. We offer wrap around care during short lunch time breaks as well as a pick up and drop off service to the local nursery in order for you to gain all day child care. All play leaders have nationally recognised qualifications.
Each session costs £9.00 Small charge of 50p each day for snack
This can be used as a session from your funded early years education for over 3-year olds. We also offer a lunch club (11.55am to 12.15pm) each day for £2.00 per day Children can stay on at the end of their morning session or come in before their afternoon session to use this service.
Meet the Team Stacey McKerrow - Manager Qualified to Level 4 Children’s learning and development also HNC Early Education and Childcare. Working towards BA in Childhood Practice. Previously from Malory Nurseries, Dumfries.
Hayley Brown – Supervisor Qualified to level 3 Early Years Care and Education. Previously from Dalbeattie Nursery and Seabright Nursery, Castle Douglas.
Stacey Morgan – Practitioner Qualified to HNC Early Education and Childcare. Also holds a certificate in Higher Education within Primary Education.
Nicola McMurtrie – Practitioner Working towards level 3 Early Education and Childcare. Previously from YMCA, Dumfries and Kelton Playgroup.
Kirsty Chapman – Administrator/Practitioner Qualified to NC and HNC in Childcare and Education. Previously from Scruffs Nursery, Castle Douglas.