The self contained Duchal building has been carefully designed in line with Care Inspectorate guidelines to provide a bespoke facility for the nursery pupils. With 3 seperate teaching rooms, and an outdoor area, we are able to run different activities with different groups of children at any one time.  There is evidence of the enjoyment the children take in learning at nursery, with photos, pictures, artwork and craft on the walls.

The Activity Room

This room is at the centre of the nursery and a hive of activity. It is a flexible space where the children can join activities in small groups, individually or the whole nursery can come together for music, dance, French and snack time. There is also an imagination corner, where the children enjoy dressing up and role-play activities.

The Quiet Room

The pre-school children spend time in the quiet room each day in small groups, where they are involved in more formal activities to prepare them for school. The library, small computer suite and smart board are also located in this room, where the children work in a supervised environment, learning computer skills and using educational software. Jigsaws, games, story time and ‘news time' also take place here.

The Craft Room

In the dedicated craft room, the children enjoy a stimulating variety of painting, drawing, craft, construction, sand and water play. The children's wonderful topic themed art and craftwork adorn the walls in bright inspiring displays.


Our garden has had a complete re-vamp - with new artificial grass which has provided us with a safe, clean environment for our children to play and learn in. This gives the children the opportunity to have supervised fun with plentiful outdoor playthings, and to safely enjoy themselves in the open air. In spring time the children have fun planting flower and vegetables seeds and watching them grow. Using every occasion to take learning out doors and into the community, the children enjoy nature walks, sports day in the park, performing Christmas and end of term shows in a local hall and weekly P.E. sessions in the sports hall at St Columba's School.

Located next to the Duchal Nursery building in Birkmyre Park is a fitness gym with a cafe and a lovely children's outdoor swing and play park, as well as playing fields perfect for running around after nursery.