Busy Bees at Castle View
Castle View, Carnegie Campus, Dunfermline, Fife, KY11 8PF
Call Karen on 01383 626262
From 07:15 to 18:00 Mon - Fri
Welcome to our nursery...
We are very excited to announce we are currently undergoing a refurbishment from Monday 12th until mid Dec 2018, the nursery is still open as usual and we look forward to showcasing our new look nursery soon!
Castle View is a bright, spacious nursery, purpose built for 89 children. Castle View is situated in a lovely quiet location close to Pitreavie Castle and a short hop to the M90 motorway. The surrounding woodland provides a sanctuary for wildlife and an opportunity for learning. Our opening hours are from 7.15 am to 6.00 pm and we care for children from the age of six weeks until they go to school.
At Castle View Nursery we offer a safe, friendly atmosphere where children can experience a variety of stimulating and exciting activities to suit their individual needs. The building is bright and roomy and all facilities are accessible to the children. Outside there is a safe, enclosed garden which offers everyone the opportunity to gain access from all rooms in all weathers.
Castle View’s purpose built facilities are split into four separate age groups. Our Discoverer room is a soft, snuggly room were we look after our youngest children from birth to around 18 months. Children in the Discoverers room get a large number of sensory experiences, whilst exploring making new friends in our comfortable, relaxed environment.
Our Explorer age group are aged between 18 and 24 months. The Explorers spend much of their time exploring sensory activities with their friends and investigating a wide range of activities aimed at developing their exploration and curiosity of their surroundings. As with all our play rooms the Explorers have direct access to their garden.
Our Investigators are aged between 2 to 3 years. The Investigators is a busy room where the children can access a broad range of opportunities to develop their confidence, independence and friendships. As well as their outdoor space within the nursery grounds the Investigators also spend time in a wooded area close to the nursery building.
Our Inventors age group are 3 to 5 years who spend their day developing their confidence, self esteem and independence getting them ready to make the transition to school. Our programme of activities follows the Curriculum for Excellence where we focus on developing children’s skills in literacy and numeracy and their health and well being. The inventors have access to a variety of rooms and areas within the nursery as well as their spacious outdoor space.
Our refurbishment which is under way will include a Forest Garden and a new garden for the Discoverers. The plans are available to view within the nursery.
Our excellent staff team all hold relevant qualifications and have a breadth of different experience within childcare settings. As part of our balanced curriculum we enjoy weekly visits from a visiting teachers who include music and karate teacher. Castle View also boasts an active parent partnership group who help us to evaluate and improve your nursery
Why you'll love Busy Bees...
- Graded 5 by Care Inspectorate April 18- Click here to view our report
- All nappies and wipes provided
- Additional French Class and Caterpillar music
- All snacks and meals provided are nutritionally balanced
- Bright, spacious environments with Spacious, secure outdoor areas
- We have a dedicated and qualified staff team
- Active parents forum
- Great location, situated close to local housing, business parks and commuter link
- The nursery is closed on Good Friday & Easter Monday, 25th & 26th December and 1st & 2nd January. Where Bank holidays fall on a weekend the nursery will be closed on that years designated dates. (Usually the following Monday or Tuesday)
What our customers say…
we are very impressed with the Explorers room. Great range of toys being rotated to stimulate the children's interests. Malcolm loves coming to Explorers
The staff are all lovely â€“ chef, office, room staff. The ethos is so nurturing and on the occasion that Iâ€™ve had to change sessions due to work commitments they have been more than accommodating.
- Kirsty Henderson
Being a first time mum, going back to work was a struggle knowing I wouldn't be with my daughter on those days. Finding the right childcare was very important to me
- Natalie Harrower
In the time he has been coming to nursery albeit one day a week I have always found the staff to be most helpful and cheery and they certainly put my mind at ease when I leave my grandson
A lovely welcome every morning. Creative, interesting, well thought out activities. Staff take a real interest in the children. Amelie says that she likes all of the decorations
- Allison and Amelie