Celtic Cross Nursery provides stimulating and inspiring childcare for children from birth to 5 years of age.
Located in a fabulous building in the beautiful little town of Banchory, Celtic Cross Nursery has been an established and trusted early-years education centre for over two decades. 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.
Our nursery is carefully designed and has a varied and plentiful range of resources and equipment ranging from a sensory area for babies and sand & water house corner for toddlers. 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.
We love to be outside at Celtic Cross and we have substantial gardens providing opportunities for outdoor learning across all areas of the curriculum. We also have an outside classroom in the forest next to the nursery. We take the children out in groups, come rain or shine, 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, problem solve, share, gather and utilise from nature.
We have ample parking for drop-off and pick-ups and can provide storage space for buggies, bikes and trikes.
Our Nursery Team
Nursery Manager - Dawn Mortimer
As a Manager I ensure that we provide children in our care with a safe, secure and nurturing environment. We ensure that we are giving children the best possible start in life by providing lots of rich learning opportunities. I have an open door policy where I am always working with parent/carers to ensure both parents and children are happy in the setting.
I have over 18 years experience in the childcare sector along with a BA in childhood studies degree.
Deputy Manager - Wendy Lovie
Hello, I’m Wendy and I have been at Celtic Cross for 16 years now. I achieved my qualifications by carrying out my SVQ’s in-house and have spent time working with a variety of different age groups. In my spare time I enjoy losing myself in a good book, going for meals out and spending time with friends and family.
Our Opening Hours are 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday
We are open 50 weeks of the year for the following sessions:
Full Day – 7.30am 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.
Celtic Cross Nursery is happy to help if you require childcare prior to 8am. Please contact us for more information.