Welcome to Country Bumpkins Nursery, Inverness & Nairn

Country Bumpkins NurseryEstablished in 2012, Country Bumpkins has built a reputation for high quality childcare with an unrivalled outdoor space. We understand what is important to both children and their parents. Our staff, led by a degree-qualified manager, are recruited for their commitment, enthusiasm, and desire to educate children in a stimulating and creative environment.

Why not come and see for yourself what we have to offer.

  • 3 separate rooms: 0-2s, 2-3s and 3-5s
  • Home cooked meals on site using organic meat, veg, dairy and fruit where possible
  • All staff are first aid trained, including our 5 senior staff members who have had advanced first aid training
  • 1 acre of grassed play space, which includes our own 22ft polytunnel, chickens and giant sand pit
  • FREE pick up service from Inverness (subject to availability)
  • Council funded sessions for 2 year olds and 3-5 year olds
  • Beautiful countryside location
  • Beach Schools for pre schoolers

Return to work with the assurance that your child is happy and safe.

OUR ETHOS

Our Ethos is to get children back to basics in a countryside location and get away from the 'indoor' culture that has gripped our current generation of children. At Country Bumpkins we want your children to experience lots of outdoor learning, using nature & creative play. Whether rain, shine or snow we will endeavor to have your children outside as much as possible.

OPENING HOURS

Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6pm and we are only closed between Christmas and New Year.

NUTRITION

Our fees include all meals during the day including breakfast, morning & afternoon snacks, 2 course lunch & homemade soup at 5pm. We purchase organic meat, vegetables, fruit & dairy where it's available and during the summer grow our own vegetables in the polytunnel which the children help with.

PICKUP SERVICE

We provide a Pick Up service from Inverness City Centre at 8.30 am, Inshes at 8.45am and drop back at 5.45pm and 6pm respectively. This service is free but is subject to availability.

TRAINING

At Country Bumpkins we encourage staff to stay up to date with training and also for them to suggest new training ideas for the nursery (the most recent being we trained a Beach Schools Practitioner). We provide cover for staff to do these courses throughout the year so that you can be assured we are keeping them up to date and current with latest legislation changes.

COUNCIL FUNDED PLACES

We are commissioned by the Highland Council to provide funded places for children aged 3 to 5 years old. They provide 600 hours at £3.75 per hour over a school year (for 5 sessions per week) and we deduct £3.50 per hour from your fees for each funded session. The £0.25 per hour is used to cover training requirements of the Pre School staff over the year.

INSPECTIONS

We are inspected by the Care Inspectorate every 2 years and get graded for different aspects of the nursery. For our latest inspection report please click here ...