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Corner House has been a well-established and trusted nursery in the beautiful town of Banchory for over two decades. With a reputation for providing high-quality childcare, our nursery commits to creating a home away from home atmosphere for children and parents to feel comfortable and confident in our setting.
We provide childcare for children from birth to 5 years old. Our nursery is carefully designed and has a varied and plentiful range of resources and equipment, we also have our own private car park for drop-offs and pick-ups. We are open throughout the year from 7:30am to 6pm and offer full-time and part-time sessions as well as working in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council to provide 2–5-year-olds funding to eligible families.
Home from home
Cosy, comfortable atmosphere
Extensive garden to explore
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Our Nursery Manager, Dawn Bailey, has several years of experience working with children of all ages. Dawn manages her nursery and staff team to ensure her nursery provides a secure family environment where children are encouraged to learn and grow into confident, creative and happy wee individuals.
We will guide you through every step of your childcare journey and help you discover everything you need to know about our nursery. Come and join our family across the UK. If you have any questions or enquiries, please feel free to contact us using the contact details at the foot of this page. Alternatively, you can complete our online enquiry form also located below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Excellent nursery – a wide range of activities; from toys to role-play and academic learning too. Food is good, variable and healthy. A good balance of well-experienced staff and newer staff provides a good, caring environment. I like the outdoor area with the ‘recycled ‘ playpark and its natural material items are good for educating the kids to a more ecologic use of space.
We love to get outside at Corner House! We have three substantial gardens providing opportunities for outdoor learning across all areas of the curriculum. We also have a mud kitchen, astro-turf area, dens and climbing frames.
As well as access to our fabulous outdoor play areas, children of all ages enjoy regular walks in the local area. We take children out in groups, come rain or shine, to take part in a variety of activities set up by our staff. Wherever possible we try to take our indoor learning outside. During our time outside we teach children how to assess risk, problem solve, share, gather and utilise from nature.
Our youngest children are often seen out in our triple buggies enjoying the fresh air, sights and sounds of the local community. We use high visibility vests to keep children safe when out on trips away from the nursery. All children leave wellington boots and waterproof clothing at nursery so they can be appropriately dressed for all seasons!
We are committed to being an environmentally friendly nursery, making changes wherever we can in order to make the world a cleaner place! We are a registered ECO-Nursery and are committed to teach our children about their environment and the effect we have on it in our day to day lives.
Our curriculum includes a Realising the Ambition: Being Me framework in conjunction with Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence approach that offers hands-on perspectives to encourage the skills your child will need in the nursery and beyond:
We always offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including 3-5 years old government’s funded childcare. To find out more information on pricing and availability, please request a call back and we will be in touch shortly.
Our fees include:
*Terms and conditions apply to our funding options and discounts. Contact us for more information.
Our nurseries offer a wide range of nursery activities and extras to enrich every child’s experience at nursery and to support busy parents.
As part of our curriculum, we are committed to ensuring children are physically active for a minimum of 3 hours per day. Physical Development Champions at each nursery are passionate about physical development and create and design specific activities based around movement, raising the heartbeat and exercising the cardiovascular system.
Our nursery encourages children to celebrate festivals throughout the year. This is one of the best ways for children to learn about different religions and cultures by celebrating various world religious festivals, food tasting from different countries and dressing up in the national dress of their friends.
We provide children with opportunities to explore the use of real tools and natural materials under our supervision. Risky play encourages the development of excellent motor skills, communication, concentration and co-ordination and gives our children enormous scope to engage with their surroundings.
We believe that reading should be lots of fun, so we run a mini-library service to encourage children to share their favourite stories with their parents, and to help busy parents keep the bookshelf engaging at home! Our nurseries organise regular library visits as part of the learning process.
Thrive Childcare and Education understands the importance of promoting language and communication. Through our Every Child’s A Talker (ETAC) language programme, we seek to identify speech and language difficulties with an aim to providing detailed, age-appropriate language sessions in each of our nursery rooms. Babies and Toddlers have lots of fun at our Sing and Sign. Our Tweenies enjoy Looking and Listening sessions and our pre-schoolers begin Letters and Sounds sessions in preparation for school.
Our nurseries provide an extensive range of resources to encourage children to learn through play. We favour naturalistic learning resources and make fantastic use of our outdoor equipment, promoting free-flow and child-led learning.
Eco Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world and is designed to encourage action on sustainable development issues. Our children love getting involved in their Eco Schools projects and learning about how to help protect the environment.
Taking part in fundraising activities helps children to learn about others that are less fortunate than themselves and to understand how we can help them. Fundraising events are good fun and are a great way to bring children, families and communities together. Some of the fundraisers we have taken part in are: sponsored toddles, superhero days, baking cakes to sell and garden parties.
We celebrate the big move to primary school with a special graduation ceremony each year – caps, gowns, the works!
We encourage Heuristic Play with our 1–2-year-olds, embracing every child’s natural curiosity. Heuristic play involves offering children a range of different objects and receptacles with which they are encouraged to play freely without adult instruction.
We make use of our wonderful outdoor spaces and forest areas by encouraging children at our nurseries and Out of School Care clubs to plant, grow and tend to fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs throughout the year.
Our nurseries offer free settling in sessions. Parents can bring their child for a couple of hours first, gradually introducing the child to a new environment. Settling in sessions are aimed at helping your child to adapt to their new surroundings and become more familiar with the staff and other children.
Our E-Learning journals and Parent Zone app allow you to see your child’s activities at nursery with the click of a button. Staff upload images and notes about your child’s participation in activities at nursery for you to access wherever you are. Our nursery tablets offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones.
Just another way we aim to make life run a little smoother for our families – many of our nurseries offer delivery acceptance. You can have deliveries/parcels/post sent to your nursery and collect anything when you come to the nursery for pick-up!
Daily Mile is physical activity and health and well-being in a social, outdoors context. It is not active play, physical education or outdoor learning, although participating in The Daily Mile can encourage curiosity and interest in outdoor environments in keeping with wider outdoor learning opportunities. The main goal is to increase daily activity.
Wherever we can we encourage children to partake in preparing their meals at nursery. We love to see children take pride in their culinary creations and enjoy healthy and delicious food.
Here at Corner House, Banchory – we have our very own qualified Nursery Chef who creates nutritionally balanced 3 week rolling menus.
Our menus are designed to give your little one the very best start in life. We make this possible by supplying our children with home cooked nutritional food, bursting with fresh fruit and vegetables and all the essential ingredients necessary for healthy physical and mental development. Whenever possible we source our food locally and organically, including seasonal vegetables and fruit into our menus. Our children have a choice of milk or water to drink throughout the day.
Our children have opportunities to excel as nursery gardeners with their very own vegetable patch!
Our children have opportunities to work with our Nursery Chef through weekly cooking and baking activities.
We are happy to cater for all preferences including Vegeterian and Vegan.
We offer a variety of milk including animal and plant based milks. Speak to our Nursery Chef regarding your preference.
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