Kilcoy Kindergarten - Childcare and Nursery
Quality childcare and early education for your child.
The purpose of Kilcoy Kindergarten, located at Kilcoy approximately half way between Inverness and Dingwall in The Highlands of Scotland, is to assist parents with a childcare provision, which they may use, to enable them to continue to pursue their employment, interests, hobbies etc, in the knowledge that the care, safety and development of their child is not compromised. In turn, it is an opportunity for the children to mix with their peers and develop relationships.
We at Kilcoy Kindergarten, aim to provide security to all children and peace of mind to their parents. We support the children's development by ensuring a safe, stimulating and caring environment where they can play, grow and learn.
We undertake to deliver the highest standard of childcare and education, in a most secure environment and location. Through our balanced curriculum of learning with fun, each child is able to develop at their own individual pace, with the support and care of experienced and skilled staff.
Our full-time staff, all fully qualified nursery nurses and trained assistants are committed to providing the very best childcare for your child, under the direction and supervision of a competent and able manager. Staff praise and encourage the children, as appropriate, in order to ensure that they enjoy their early years at Kilcoy Kindergarten.
Our Kindergarten has a door entry system, where the door is kept locked at all times and opened by a member of staff to let parents in.
Kilcoy Kindergarten follows strict Care Inspectorate guidelines when compiling our policies. All policies are regularly reviewed and updated by management. Our list of policies are displayed in the front foyer and on this web site.
We feel it is important that children spend a lot of time outside experiencing physical play. We have a two outdoor decked areas where children can play under supervision in absolute safety. Different age groups are encouraged to play together with a wide range of outdoor toys and equipment.We also have our Forest Classroom and a large grassy area to run around.
The Rainbow Room
Especially for our 3 and 4 year olds the Rainbow room is a bright lively environment where your child's social skills blossom with the help of our warm, friendly and qualified staff. The room has its own garden just off the main playroom allowing the children the choice of outside or inside play. We provide pre school in partnership with the Highland Council. Here we follow the Curriculum for Excellence offering extended care for those parents and carers who work for more than 2.5 hours a day. The room can accommodate up to sixteen 3 and 4 year olds with two full time members of staff.
The Butterflies Room
This room is for children aged from 20 months to 3 years old. It offers our toddlers the space and opportunity for lots of outdoor play. Two members of staff look after the eight to ten children that we accommodate in our Butterfly Room.
The Caterpillar's Room
We have two full time members of staff in our baby room looking after up to six babies aged from 5 weeks to 20 months old. We follow the Pre-Birth to Three Framework from the Scottish Executive. At Kilcoy Kindergarten we recognise each individual child's needs, with our baby room we endeavour to maintain parent's requests and routine. Our qualified staff not only ensure a warm, calming, home from home atmosphere, they also enhance all development by offering an appropriate curriculum for babies including treasure baskets, heuristic play and sensory areas.