Welcome to Croftamie Nurseries website.
Croftamie Nursery is a rural early years setting which opened in July 1997. We offer high quality, stimulating, flexible, early learning and childcare with the aim of meeting the needs of children and their
families. We operate 45.6 weeks per year, and our opening times are between 8.00 am – 6.00 pm Monday to Friday.
In January 2020, Stirling Council Children and Young People Committee agreed that in order to meet requirements of the Space to Grow document to provide the expanded provision of early learning and childcare; Nursery provision at Croftamie will cease permanently with effect from May 2021.
Nursery provision will be created at Drymen Primary School.
We have a wide catchment area covering the villages of Croftamie, Drymen, Balfron, Milton of Buchanan, Rowardennan, Killearn and Strathblane.
Currently we provide a service to 31 families and are registered for 32 children, we are currently limited to 24 children aged 2 – 5.
Children are encouraged to play, learn and make discoveries while accessing both the indoors and outdoors throughout their session in all weathers. Practitioners promote children’s curiosity and interests through responsive curriculum planning across Health and Wellbeing, Literacy, and Numeracy to ensure breadth and progression of learning. Children are encouraged to have real and relevant experiences and opportunities which are enhanced by community and family involvement enabling children to develop
confidence, resilience and learn new skills.
Please click here to see our full staff profile.
Vision, Values & Aims
Our aspiration for all children is that they should be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society.
Our curriculum will reflect our values, be inclusive, promote personal achievement and, through the broadening of our children’s experience of their world, encourage informed and responsible citizenship.
Our vision, ethos and values, alongside our approach to making learning visible ensures that Croftamie Nursery delivers high quality learning experiences.
- Fun and Enjoyment
- Uniqueness & Inclusion
• To value the uniqueness and learning achievements of all learners through celebrating individual successes which promotes high aspirations and ambitions for all.
• To promote children’s rights through high quality care and support. This will allow children to feel inclusion, diversity, respect, dignity and acceptance.
• To ensure we get it right for every child, through developing their confidence and self-esteem.
Children are encouraged to lead their own learning by being given the tools to make positive contributions to their community.
• Our children at Croftamie will benefit from breadth, depth, and challenge in their education, supporting them to achieve their full potential.