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Craighead Country Nursery School

Craighead Farm, Mauchline, United Kingdom
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Craighead Country Nursery school provides high quality early learning and childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years.  A warm welcome to Craighead Country Nursery School!   Our aim is to provide high quality early education and childcare where your child can thrive.  We cater for children aged between 3 months and 5 years old, offering full and part time places.  Our purpose built log cabin style building, provides a stimulating indoor environment where children are at the centre of the learning. We place an emphasis on outdoor learning in our extensive natural area encouraging children to explore and develop their sense of curiosity.  Please visit our website for more information.


An interesting article about how young children learn. We use schemas in our planning!

An exciting new position within Craighead Country Nursery School.... we are looking for a Deputy Manager to come and join our expanding team!! We need an enthusiastic and forward thinking individual with a passion for working with children. Degree level qualification desirable, but not essential. Competitive salary, January 2018 start. For further information please contact

Something for older brothers and sisters!

An exciting day in Glasgow - Alistair Bryce Clegg was an inspirational speaker at his Early Years Conference. Lots of exciting ideas for Craighead!!

The value of unstructured play- let children have some freedom!

We are delighted to have been finalists in the Start Up Business of the Year category at the Ayrshire Business Awards last night!! A fantastic night recognising a wide range of Ayrshire businesses. Well done to everyone! 😀

Due to our continued expansion we are looking for an Early Years Practitioner to join our team. We are a loyal and friendly team with big ambitions!! Please share with your friends!! For an application pack, or further information please contact

We are delighted to be able to support Mossgiel family farm. We are really enjoying your milk!!

We found a 6/7 week old tortoiseshell kitten in the car park yesterday. Please get in touch if you know anything about it!

We are very excited to have been selected as one of the three finalists for the start up business of the year!!

We can't believe we have been open for a whole year!! Thanks to all the staff for organising this lovely cake!

Nursery Cook Required.... Part Time Position 9am-1pm (Monday-Friday) Salary dependent on experience. Job Remit • Prepare nutritionally balanced, attractive meals and snacks for children aged 3 months-5 years, following pre prepared menu and recipes. • Display an awareness of allergens and be able to alter meals to suit all children. • Ensure that hygiene and cleanliness within the kitchen is of the highest standard in accordance with Environmental Health requirements and legislation • Maintain a clean and safe environment for all children and staff throughout the day. • Carry out regular stock take of supplies and orders replacement of supplies as needed. Experience in a kitchen environment is desirable, however full training will be provided. A certificate in Food hygiene is required to be achieved before commencement of the post. This post is regulated work with children and is subject to the provisions of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Successful applicants must be or agree to become members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme. Please email CV and covering letter to


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