October 24, 2019

Spiders! Nocturnal animals! Campfires! There are so many exciting discoveries to make and activities to do at this time of year.  Check out this fab seasonal guest blog from Carol at Love Outdoor Learning!

April 30, 2019

Isn’t it a joy to see children immersed in play with sticks, cardboard boxes or even dry pasta? These very simple, open-ended resources are often called loose parts and they encourage imagination and creativity - and are lots of fun!

While there is a lot of entertainmen...

March 18, 2019

Looking for a nursery place or considering swapping to an outdoor nursery? Good news! We're holding an Open Day on Sunday 5th May 2019 (12-2pm) for new families looking for childcare close to  Bathgate, Livingston, Seafield, Whitburn and other nearby towns in West Loth...

February 25, 2019

Come and work for our leading local nursery! We have an outdoor emphasis, a welcoming atmosphere and are looking to fill the following positions:

* Early Years Practitioner - permanent; part-time; living wage
We need someone with a practitioner qualification and PVG,...

November 22, 2018

Exercise is important regardless of the weather

Children who spend time outdoors tend to run around more, and do more climbing, jumping and balancing, so they’re fitter and healthier than kids who spend most of their time indoors. And when they're on the move in all tha...

October 24, 2018

If you’ve ever been to Riverside you’ll know that it’s a special outdoors nursery and has been, since opening, a pioneering setting in Scotland. We’ve always been the sharing sort and lately there have been some extra, exciting things happening here (warning: shameless...

July 5, 2018

Looking for ideas for family days out in and around West Lothian?  We’re so lucky to have lots of fantastic attractions to visit - but what about FREE places for families to go to and enjoy nature and the great outdoors?

As a local nature-based childcare setting, we kno...

7 Awesome Reasons Why Kids Need To Get Muddy

Aghast with the suggestion that children should spend time playing with fire? Here’s why it’s a good idea:

1. Children are naturally intrigued by fire, so enforced avoidance can lead to secret and highly dangerous experimentation so it’s much better that young chil...

Sleeping outdoors has many benefits. Our video explains why we think children should nap outside whenever possible.

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