Scottish Charity: SC016050
The Muir Hall, Doune is the home of our nursery, where we are based on the first floor. It was built in 1922 and was originally a cinema! It looks like a little castle so sparks children's imagination from the minute they step through the door. Established in 1972, our nursery has been a community hub for the village and surrounding area for over forty years. We are now welcoming children of former pupils through our big blue doors!
Our nursery is made up of three main interjoining rooms which are light, bright and airy. At the start of each session the children are invited to make their 'choices' to decide which activities they would like to do. We have several literacy and numeracy areas throughout nursery as well as many mobile resources to enable children to do activities where they want. We also try to promote an 'inside out' and 'outside in' learning environment. For example the children can take books, musical instruments and dolls out into the garden. They can also bring items that they have found outside into nursery eg leaves, twigs etc as well as using resources such as the metal detector and walkie talkies indoors. We aim to have at least one session of physical activity every day. We go for regular walks around the village and have our own fabulous secure garden.
Just like Centre Court at Wimbledon rain does not have to interrupt play, because we regularly have access to the main hall within the Muir Hall. We have a large variety of play equipment including climbing frame, bikes, trikes, pedal cars, tunnels, blocks, play mats, and a large set of soft play equipment!
Thanks to a National Lottery grant, funding from the Kilmadock Windfarm Trust and Stirling Council’s Community Fund we have a wonderful garden with lots of great resources to inspire learning adventures