Our Nursery

Celtic Cross Nursery provides stimulating  and inspiring childcare for children.

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Located in a fabulous building in the beautiful town of Banchory, Celtic Cross Nursery has ample parking for drop off and pick up and can provide storage space for buggies, bikes and trikes.

Playrooms & Garden

Our nursery is divided into four dedicated areas for the Ducklings: 0-18 months, Robins: 18 months – 3 years, Puffins: 3-4 years and Owls: 4-5 years. The nursery is carefully designed and has a varied and plentiful range of resources and equipment ranging from a sensory ares for babies and sand/water house corner for toddlers and 3-5s. We love to be outside at Celtic Cross and we have substantial gardens offering the opportunity for outdoor learning across all areas of the curriculum.

Forest Schools

We have an outside classroom in the forest next to the nursery. We take the children out in groups, come rain or sunshine, to go and make dens, look at the different types of insects and wildlife, flowers, and trees. We teach the children how to assess risk within such an environment, problem solving, sharing, gathering, and using items from nature such as wooden sticks to weave picture frames, collecting leaves and berries to create an image. The children leave wellington boots and waterproof clothing at nursery, and are appropriately dressed for the weather and season.

Early Years Care & Education

Celtic Cross has been an established and trusted early education centre in Banchory for over decade.  The nursery has won local and national awards in recognition for its exceptional quality standards. Children are cared for by an enthusiastic, skilled and experienced team of childcare practitioners who plan learning experiences to meet the needs of each individual child.

There is a lively and energetic buzz to the playrooms where children enjoy an extensive range of learning opportunities with staff committed to creating an atmosphere of care, respect, learning and fun.

A strong emphasis is placed on developing lifelong learning skills and children are encouraged to be active participants in the planning process.

Additional Learning Opportunities

Our nursery is dedicated to providing a variety of learning opportunities for our 3-5s and so we offer Pyjama Drama and Kindergym.  We also have two guinea pigs that the children enjoy caring for, observing and feeding during the day.

bluefigure_Awards_WinnerWe 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 staff and families for their support.

Opening Hours

The opening hours are 7.30am – 6pm Monday-Friday all year round.

Day Session: 8am to 6pm

Morning Session: 8am to 1pm

Afternoon Session: 1pm to 6pm

We close on Christmas Eve at 1pm and re-open on the 3rd of January. We are also closed on Good Friday, Easter Monday and May Day.

Our nursery cares for children from birth to 5 years old.  We are registered to care for 64 children.