About Us

Established in the 1960’s we deliver a fun, enjoyable and friendly

Early Years experience in a wonderful rural location.


Our Early Years Manager, Rodna Angus, and her experienced team of practitioners welcomes you and your family to our small, friendly rural setting where you can experience a wide range of indoor and outdoor learning and development activities.

Our Story

We are a small and super friendly Early Learning provider serving the parish of Newlands in the Scottish Borders.

Parental choice has allowed parents and carers from out-with our immediate catchment area to choose our setting in preference to other larger settings.

Our care staff are very experienced in settling children into our setting who have failed to settle in other settings.

Our management team work alongside Newlands Primary School to ensure our children are integrated into our joint ‘campus’ which also includes our wider Community through many joint events and activities.

Philosophy & Mission

Our Care staff and management team put our Children First and ascribe to ‘Getting it Right for Every Child’ (GIRFEC).

The Scottish Government’s priorities being to improve the lives of looked-after children and young people. It has relationships at its heart and reflects the ongoing collaborative work between the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, professionals, carers, families, and children and young people.

Helping Your Child Explore, Grow, & Learn

Our rural setting allows us to focus on the Natural world which surrounds our setting.

Going outdoors and bringing the outdoors indoors allows our care team to fully integrate our natural setting with the aims of the Curriculum for Excellence.

What We Offer

Curriculum for Excellence

‘Education that challenges, celebrates and rewards’.

We follow the Scottish Governments Curriculum for Excellence programme – click the link below to visit the Scot Gove website for more details.

Term Time Care

Ages 2.5-3.0

Mon-Wed 08:30 to 14:50 we deliver a full range of indoor and outdoor activities to nurture, entertain and develop our younger children.

Ages 3-5

Mon-Wed 08:30 to 14:50 we deliver a full range of indoor and outdoor activities to nurture, entertain and develop our pre-school children.

P1 to P7

Mon-Thurs – 15:00 > 18:00.

Fri – 12:15 > 18:00.

After a busy day at school we offer our OOSC children safe, fun and relaxing indoor and outdoor spaces to chill, study, stretch and develop interpersonal skills.

Never a dull moment

We have a busy calendar of events and trips planned for 2019/20.

> Farm Visits

> Nature Walks

> Woodland Adventures

> Beach Trips

> Science and Nature Visits

> Art & Craft Workshops


What Our Families are Saying

“Super friendly and attentive staff – our children always feel safe and welcome”.

“Our daughter enjoys the mix of indoor and outdor spaces and activities”.

“Being a small rural setting was brilliant for our son – he couldn’t settle at a larger setting”.