The Nursery is situated in a quiet area of the picturesque seaside town of Ayr in South Ayrshire We are registered with The Scottish Care Inspectorate to take a maximum of 65 children, providing quality day care, either full or part time, for children aged 12 weeks-5 year.
Our staff are fully qualified and are dedicated to providing a very high standard of care and education. Through continual professional development staff ensure children’s experiences are highly motivating, challenging and fun.
We are a Private Nursery providing a safe, pleasant and stimulating environment with all rooms being bright and airy and decorated to a very high standard. We have a small but very well resourced outdoor area which is used daily, regardless of weather, to promote active learning in the open-air. We are also fortunate to be within walking distance of both the beech and woodlands which we visit regularly.
Staff who work with our under three’s are kind, sensitive and respectful and establish close attachments with children and families. They interact effectively and are responsive to individual needs. Babies and toddlers enjoy an appropriate range of experiences including exploration of natural materials that provide learning opportunities using all their senses.
In the 3-5 preschool room, staff provide stimulating learning experiences which are responsive to children’s interests and concerns. Children are consulted and have ownership of a wide variety of topics with lots of active learning and learning outdoors.
Our cook prepares delicious and nutritional home cooked meals and snacks following the Scottish Governments Nutritional Guidelines. We strive to provide 3 of the 5 daily requirements of fruit and vegetables and all meals are accompanied by either milk or water. We ensure mealtimes are a happy occasion and the tasting of new foods is encouraged. Vegetarians, religious and cultural needs and children with food allergies are catered for.
This is just a small insight into the excellent service we provide and we invite you to visit us at your convenience to witness first-hand the innovative experiences on offer.
My daughter has been using this chain for a number of years and I have to say all two older grandchildren excel in everything they do and I put that down to the help and assistance given by the nursery.
My grandson has been in the nursery since September 2017 and he is just a little treasure. He loves going to the nursery and often tells me about the staff, his friends, what he has done and the food that he eats. He sings songs and does all the actions and confidently counts to 10 - he is 2! The care given to him and the other kids is second to none. We recently had a birthday party for him and you could tell a mile away from the difference between the kids and who was in the nursery and who wasn't. All the kids are so confident and independent. Manners ooze out of them. The staff all deserve a HUGE pat on the back. The support they give my daughter and son in law as well is phenomenal. They are not just parents they are family!
The Owl and the Pussycat go above and beyond for my children. I have had five children go through this nursery and they have catered for each of their individual needs and the care they have and still provide for my youngest two children is outstanding. They trained staff to use Makaton sign language when my eldest son was struggling severely with communication verbally and they have done everything they can to help my daughter with her speech. The management and staff always keep me informed of everything and are always available for a chat if needed. The care that all staff there provide educationally and personally for the children is outstanding and I cannot thank them enough for making my children’s nursery years as memorable and happy as they have.