Aims, Objectives and Vision Statement

The Meadows Nursery School aims to:

  • create a nurturing and safe environment for children to learn
  • concentrate on the individual needs of children, in order to help them to become confident individuals, successful learners, effective contributors and responsible citizens
  • encourage children to make independent choices and positive decisions
  • provide a balanced educational and social foundation, which will enable children to care about people, the environment and develop a positive attitude towards work
  • help children and families to promote positive outcomes.


The nursery will be able to:

  • employ staff who are trained or experienced in childcare and provide opportunities for them to develop their knowledge and improve skills
  • continue to build up a wide range of equipment and materials which will be used to introduce, consolidate and reinforce stages of staff development throughout the nursery
  • produce an annual Improvement Plan and Standards and Quality report
  • create policies on important issues, which are reviewed on an annual or bi-annual basis (e.g. Health and Safety, Environmental Health and Child Protection policies)
  • follow and promote guidelines featured in Curriculum for Excellence and Pre-Birth to Three documents.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to aim high and promote a positive working and caring ethos, which enriches children’s perspectives of equality, diversity and inclusion.  We are strongly committed to encouraging our children to be tolerant, well-mannered and respectful and have the ability to show empathy for others.

The road is long…..!

We work together with parents/carers to create continuity as children strive to be healthy individuals who are encouraged to develop and be the best that they can be in all areas of life.

Contact Form

The Meadows Nursery School
Torwood Road
West Plean
Telephone – 01786 815554
e-mail –

If you would like to arrange a visit, please complete the following details and we will contact you to arrange a convenient time for you to come along and find out more about the nursery.  We would be delighted to show you around and answer any questions you may have about ‘The Meadows.’

Your name (required)

Your email (required)

Your phone number (required)

Your Message

About Us

Background Information
The Meadows Nursery school started in 1995. It is situated in a former primary school. The nursery caters for up to 59 places each day. It is located in a country setting, although it is situated a short distance from a main roundabout and is easily accessible to link roads. It is an ideal place for children to spend their nursery day in a healthy environment.

about us

Choosing a childcare setting for your child is not a decision to take lightly. In the Meadows Nursery School, we do our utmost to ensure that your child is safe, secure and able to learn and develop through active play activities.
We select enthusiastic, well qualified staff who will follow and adhere to our guidelines. Staff refer to Pre-Birth to Three to help plan for younger children and Curriculum for Excellence for older children. They plan to meet the individual needs of children and devise experiences to promote learning each day. Staff observe and document achievements in individual profiles.
Documentation is passed on during the transition stages within the nursery and relevant material is forwarded to your child’s primary school. Parents can access their child’s profiles on request. The information is sent home  to review at least twice a year.

Quality Assurance

In order to maintain and improve standards in the nursery, we have developed a systematic quality assurance scheme which enables us to self-evaluate and introduce changes and new initiatives when we feel the need arises. Consultation with children, parents and staff is a key element of this plan. We also refer to local and national guidelines to help us to go forward and develop a high quality childcare service.
We monitor all aspects of the nursery carefully and welcome the advice and guidance offered by The Care Inspectorate, HMIe and Stirling Council.


A key feature of the nursery is the well qualified staff team who work extremely hard to make sure that children experience excellent care and are introduced to high quality learning experiences in a safe and happy environment.
Each member of staff is PVG registered and is a member of SSSC (or the equivalent registered body.)

quality assurance


We are currently in partnership with Stirling Council. Children who are eligible for commissioned place funding can access this the term following their third birthday. At the moment, changes are taking place in this area. To ensure you have up to date details of this important initiative, we can explain the current system by telephone, e-mail or when you visit the nursery.

The Garden

A ‘walled’ garden provides a secure space at the rear of the nursery.  An all-weather surface enables children to visit this part of the garden throughout the year to investigate their surroundings. Our paved area offers a different surface where natural objects are available to stimulate sensory experiences e.g. smooth pebbles,  stones and logs. the garden Children have access to a wide selection of outdoor equipment designed to help develop their physical skills and encourage their imagination e.g. a climbing frame, bicycles, small and large balls. When children are in the garden it helps to promote a positive sense of health and well-being.

Latest News

  • Pre School Care
    Staff work hard to provide continuity of care throughout the nursery.
    read more
  • Stirling Child care
    We aim to give our children the best start in life.  We offer them a range of experiences designed to enhance learning.   October 2019 – We currently have baby places available.
    read more

Contact Us

Meadows Nursery School
Torwood Road
West Plean
01786 815554

ndna logo hmie logo care logo sssc logo