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Welcome to the orchard, we’ve been open since January 2013. We are growing rapidly and finding new and innovative ways to cater to the needs of the children and families who attend.

We dream big and are constantly developing our facilities and learning environment to ensure families receive the highest quality care and learning available.

We strive to provides the real home from home experience for your child. We provide family centred care for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. Our environment promotes a warm, welcoming and nurturing feeling for children to learn and grow in. Supporting modern life through extended opening hours, homemade meals, extended inductions and flexible shift worker spaces.

The Orchard Nature Nursery believes that learning comes naturally when a child feels safe and secure supported by responsive, caring and knowledgeable staff. The Orchard Nature Nursery offers children regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self esteem and gain skills through hands-on experiences in a natural environment.

The Orchard Nature Nursery operates from Eskdale House situated on the Crichton Estate in Dumfries. A newly refurbished indoor environment promotes the delivery of high quality care. Our indoor environment compliments our outdoor space through the provision of play using, where possible, wooden toys and natural materials.

Our children flourish even further in our natural environment we are extremely lucky to have access to a large enclosed garden and access to woodland, parks, beaches and of course the Crichton Estate where children have the freedom to be active, messy and creative whilst having real contact with the elements, seasons and the natural world.





We are also on Facebook but this page is private to parents/carers of The Orchard only.

This page will provide you with regular updates. If you are registered with us and would like to join our page please email [email protected]

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