"Adventure Wood Childcare" is located in Denny, Stirlingshire. The service is owned and managed by a QUALIFIED NURSERY PRACTITIONER. AWC is situated ideally for commuters joining or leaving the M80 at Haggs or from Denny.
We cater for up to 18 CHILDREN at any one time and are moving in the new year to the HORSEMILL INN, DENNY to transform the place into an outdoor nursery and adventures after school club. We will be carrying on our regular childcare service from the home and huge outdoor area in the meantime. The new outdoor area will have a 25m2 sandpit with a bridge going over it to the outdoor classroom covered in a thatch roof, fairy lights and artificial ivy - think of it like the secret garden where magical adventures happen. The sandpit will be surrounded with our outdoor fish tanks, which will be lit up to allow the children to watch them from the outside view holes.
We will have a new animal holding with two new goats (kids) arriving at 12 weeks old in spring, we have 3 bunny rabbits and will have 6 ducks all to help encourage the children to learn.
What have we been doing recently?
We have projects on the woodland and various things around us in everyday life. We had a trip to the seaside to collect shells and tied it in with learning about life in the sea!
We recently went to Butterfly World in Summer to do our butterfly project. This tied in with growing our own butterflies at home from tiny caterpillars and releasing them into the wild as fully-grown butterflies. They even came back to visit us weeks later in the garden, much to the children's delight!
I believe the outdoors has a lot to offer come rain or shine and so the majority of our learning projects take place in the fresh air. These can include den building, a controlled fire to toast our marshmallows, messy play, mini beast studies and loads more!
Did you know?
At Adventure Wood Childcare every child has their own personal plan, a private web page with up to date photo's and details about their time at Adventure Wood and extensive opportunities to expand their learning and development through various methods of play!
The service was in operation for over two years at our previous home in Stirling and at our inspection from the Care Inspectorate, it was graded a "Very Good Service" with excellent feedback to accompany the award.
Leaving your child with anyone you don't know is a daunting process and it's completely understandable that you may be feeling unsure of where is best for your children and families needs. Why not get to know us through a Meet and Greet appointment?
I'm a qualified Nursery Practitioner with an SVQ3 in Child Care, Learning and Development and have a wonderful 9 year old boy of my own.
Please go to the blog to see up to date information about my qualifications as there are various courses.
Ready to start your child's own adventure at Adventure Wood?
Please register your interest early as demand for Adventure Wood Childcare is high, with limited places. Operation is on a first come, first served basis.
Pick up is offered from various schools throughout Stirlingshire and North Lanarkshire. If your child is in attendance at the local school, we'd be happy to accommodate the collection and drop off of your child.
We have just registered 4 assistants. This means we can offer spaces to 9 children under 5 and 9 children over 5.
Hours ranging from 6am till 11.30pm :)
Experience of working within a nursery, childminding, babysitting and Forest Schooling.
Experience with children from newborn right up to 18 year olds.
Currently working towards a BA in Childhood Practice (Nursery Manager Level).
SVQ Level 3 Qualified a Qualified Nursery Practitioner/ Nursery Nurse.
Qualified to HNC level and have Grade A Highers.
- Childminding Induction Certificate from Scottish Childminding Association
- Outdoor Emergency First Aid 2 Day Course.
- Level 3 Food Hygiene certified
Weekday and Weekend Sessions Available - We can even accommodate back shift with LATE finish to 11.30pm!!
Full Day Session (8am - 6pm) £46.50
Half Day session (8am - 1pm / 1pm to 6pm) £25.00
Breakfast Club - (8am - 9am) £5.00
After School club 3pm till 6pm (Extended available) £15.00
Pick up and drop off from Home £3.00
Extra Sessions with additional fees are as follows -
Weekends (Saturday and Sunday):
Full Day Session (8am - 6pm) £60
Half Day session (8am - 1pm / 1pm to 6pm) £30.00
Session 1 = 6pm till 9pm or £ASK
Session 2 = 6pm till 12am £ASK
Early morning starts:
Available from 6am and charged hourly in addition to normal session. £8.00 per hour between 6am - 8am.
We are your solution for Childcare! 7 Days a week! Helping parents in the local community provide for their families.
|Last Updated: 22/11/2019|
- Babysitting from £5.85 per hour
- Childminding from £4.95 per hour
Cost is dependant on sessions and siblings. Please contact for some more information.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Head Of Muir Primary School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Denny High School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Nethermains Primary School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Antonine Primary School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at St Joseph's RC Primary School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Bankier Primary School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Denny Primary School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Dunipace Primary School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Kilsyth Primary School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Banton Primary School
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- First Aid Certificate: Outdoor Emergency First Aid - Two Day Course - With Mountain Safety (added 25/11/2019)
- Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 02/11/2019)
- Inspection Report: Previous Inspection from 2013 (added 02/05/2018)
- Training Certificate: Scottish Childminders Association Induction Certificate (added 02/05/2018)
- Training Certificate: REHIS Food Hygiene (added 02/05/2018)
- Exam Certificate: High School Exams 3 (added 02/05/2018)
- Exam Certificate: High School Exams 2 (added 02/05/2018)
- Exam Certificate: High School Exams (added 02/05/2018)
- Exam Certificate: NC Engineering Systems (added 02/05/2018)
- Exam Certificate: SVQ3 Child Care, Learning and Development (added 02/05/2018)
- UK Driving Licence (added 02/05/2018)
- UK Passport (added 02/05/2018)
- PVG Check (added 02/05/2018)
Below are the latest reviews for Adv Wood. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.
I cannot thank adv wood childcare enough for all the care my kids received to let me work as a single parent. My boys where always excited to go and loved telling me about all the adventures they went on. They had a great social life with Kayleigh and all trips were educational and fun. They also enjoyed completing all their homework at adv wood and enjoyed baking cakes for me and they were always trying new and healthy foods. I'm looking forward to putting my kids to adv wood again at their new home and feel blessed to be so at ease and happy with Kayleigh looking after my boys. I can enjoy work knowing my kids are in the best hands and the unsociable hours kayleigh provides are a god send to my family.
Response by Adv Wood on 25/05/2018:
Thank you so much for leaving the review :) See you again soon!
My children really enjoy their time at Adventure Wood Childcare. I’ve never had childcare where they are so enthusiastic. I love the programme they do and all the wee bits and bobs they come home with. Their homework is always done and Kayleigh has really helped with reading and phonics. This has been a saving grace since I always get home late at nights. I can always book the girls in for Saturday and Sunday if I have meetings or am working away only to find I’ve no childcare for the full time away. They still adhere to my bedtime routine for the girls and they are already bathed and fast asleep when I collect them at night. This is not just childcare. It’s like a personal Nanny service for every child - truly amazing. Oh and the pick up and drop off service saves me so much time if I’m running late.
Response by Adv Wood on 25/05/2018:
Thanks so much for leaving this review. It's appreciated. See you and the girls soon!
Kayleigh has taken excellent care of my two grandchildren whilst my Daughter.
They love the outdoors and doing the forest school activities.
I also like the baking, library, going to the beach or visiting farm animals.
I have no hesitation in recommending Kayleigh and team for childcare in the local area.
Response by Adv Wood on 25/05/2018:
Thanks Hilda. Happy to help! :)
My girls have always gone on adventures with Kayleigh from when they were small. She really looks after them and finds new and innovative ways to take care of children. She is never stuck indoors with the kids and that was why I always loved reading their daily diaries to see what they had been up to every day. I never felt guilty dropping them off because I knew they would be well-fed with a huge nutritious array of food on the menu, outdoor activities which I would always be envious I couldn't be doing with them! Toasting marshmallows on a home built fire in the woods or going up Dumyat mountain for some fresh air, the name is true as the girls always have had an adventure with Kayleigh. Pink rosy cheeks, full tummies and fall asleep on the way home - what more could you need from a childcare provider! I hope her plans to expand into a nursery happen as she brings a whole new element to childcare. I'm sure it helps that she is qualified too which helps meet expectations of the Care Inspectorate. I hope it all goes well in her new home. My girls can't wait to get started again at the new place which we've seen has an actual designated zone for childcare with play room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom all separate from her main house.
Response by Adv Wood on 25/05/2018:
Can't wait to go for some more adventures!
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