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The Owl & Pussycat Nursery, 1 Montgomery Lane, Harbourside, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8PS



Our Facilities

The Owl & Pussycat Nursery is a purpose built, private day care facility with three fully equipped rooms designed for the needs and requirements of each particular age group. We also have fully equipped and enclosed outdoor garden areas which children have frequent access to. Children are also taken on various outings within the local community which benefits their growth and development.

Baby Room: Birth - 2 years - view picture gallery

The Staff to child ratio in this room is 1:3

The Baby Room has a friendly, relaxed, homely feel to it. Depending on their developmental needs, babies aged 6 weeks to 2 years have ample space to crawl and explore in a calm and stimulating environment. Our emphasis is firmly on individual care and interaction and Staff have been carefully selected due to their pleasant, relaxed and calming attitude towards the children in their care.

We feel it is vital that each child in The Baby Room has a continuous routine which reflects their home life. We therefore encourage Parents and Carers to advise us of any changes in sleep pattern, milk, food, nappy’s, physical capabilities etc. This ensures that the transition between home life and nursery life goes as smoothly as possible for both Parents and baby.

Toddler Room: 2 - 3 years - view picture gallery

The Staff to child ratio in this room is 1:5

Toddlers love to explore the world around them with curiosity and interest. The Toddler Room provides children with a firm foundation on which to build on and is designed to constantly encourage their development. The Staff who work in The Toddler Room have an excellent understanding of the character and individual needs and requirements of all children in this age group.

Children enjoy a variety of activities and experiences designed to develop their independence, imagination, creative and social skills. The Toddler Room provides children with free access to many exciting and stimulating activities including crafts, games, home corner and creative play. There’s also a cosy corner which is ideal for taking naps and sharing a quiet story. Although children are never forced to do any activity, with a wee bit of encouragement and confidence building, we usually find a way of getting them to try new things.

Pre School Room: 3 - 5 years - view picture gallery                               

The Staff to child ratio in this room is 1:8

Children in this room follow a slightly more structured day to help them develop in line with the Scottish Executives ‘Curriculum for Excellence’. The Staff follow a curriculum designed to meet your child’s individual needs. Fun and exciting activities are always planned responsively to ensure that the children enjoy their time in this room to the full.

Activity areas include sand and water, creative play, construction, book area, science and discovery, music and mathematical resources. All these resources and the surroundings of the nursery are used to educate the children about the world around them. Staff in this room have had full training in the Curriculum for Excellence and are chosen because of their experience and general overall knowledge of child development.

Garden - view picture gallery

All rooms enjoy their own spacious adventure filled, fully enclosed garden designed with each age group in mind. The Gardens are fully equipped with a wide range of exciting outdoor equipment which not only provides the children with fun, fresh air and lots of exercise, it also helps them to develop physical skills.

All Garden areas are extremely safe and secure and all children are supervised at all times.