Author Archives: Jane Bain

Return to Nursery 2021

You may be aware that the First Minister has now confirmed that early years services will be able to reopen for all children from Monday Monday February 22nd. Following a meeting with Stirling Council this morning I am happy to confirm that Cambusbarron Village Nursery will therefore re-open on Monday in line with these plans.

Please be aware that we remain under strict guidance which aims to minimise the risk of infection spread and that our additional hygiene measures and precautions will remain in place. In particular please ensure that:

  • you do not come to nursery if you or anyone in your household is unwell or has any symptoms of COVID
  • only one adult comes to drop off or collect a child
  • face coverings are worn when inside the Community Centre
  • you sign in and out using our Test and Protect code 9905
  • you maintain physical distancing

We look forward to seeing you next week.

Kind regards


Applications for Session 2021/2022

We are still accepting applications for session 2021/2022 however spaces are very limited so please return as soon as possible. Completed forms should be emailed to We do not recommend posting forms because of the situation with the current Covid-19 pandemic however, if necessary, forms can be posted to us at Cambusbarron Community Centre, St Ninian’s Road, Cambusbarron, FK7 9NU. Please be aware that this may result in an additional delay to response times.  Closing date for applications is 26th Feb 2021

Please return both the CVN and Stirling Council forms below

More information including dates when children become eligible for funding can be found in Stirling Council’s Nursery Admissions and Charging Policy 2020-2023. (Please note that, as a partner provider, we have a separate fee charging structure for non funded hours)

The admissions panel sits at the end of March and places will be confirmed as soon as possible thereafter. Please see Stirling Council’s Admission Policy for informtion on the admissions, eligibility and priority criteria.

Stay at home and listen to a story……

In line with the latest Scottish Government advice to Stay at Home we will be reinstating and adding to our set of parental resources for use until we are again able to return to a more normal nursery routine. Activities and challenges can be seen on our COVID Resources tab while our book shelf of stories read aloud by nursery staff and others can be found on the Books read Aloud tab. We will continue to keep you updated with resources and information as we come across them.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Cambusbarron Village Nursery is now closed for the festive break. We wish everyone a joy filled though potentially different Christmas and we hope for a better 2021 for everyone.

In line with current Scottish Government advice we aim to re-open to all children on Monday Jan 18th.

2021 Calendar

Our 2021 calendars have arrived! These contain loads of lovely photos and memories from Gillies Hill Community Woodland taken over the year. Each calendar is just £6.

Email or send us a message to place an order. We have a limited quantity so please order soon to avoid disappointment.

EmailPayment (£6 each) can be made to our PayPal account .
Please contact us to arrange collection or pick one up from Laura at the library

Care Inspectorate Feedback

During the current pandemic the Care Inspectorate are not able to make their usual unannounced visits to inspect early learning and childcare services. To ensure quality is maintained they are, instead, sampling services and asking them to complete “Key Question 5: a self-evaluation resource and tool which will sit alongside their Quality Framework for Early Learning and Childcare when it is published later this year.

CVN were asked to complete this evaluation and we are delighted that, following its submission along with the required evidence, we have received the following feedback :

“It is clear that nurturing and warm relationships are at the heart of your values and ethos and this has ensured children feel safe and respected in your setting”

“you have made mindful changes to practice, where necessary, while also preserving the experience children know and love to help them adjust to the ‘new normal’”

“There are robust, clear and concise risk assessments in place which support everyone to understand their responsibilities in maintaining a safe environment”

“we are confident that your consistent presence during children’s experiences supports staff understanding and practice in a positive way”

We are working hard at CVN to maintain our service during these changing times and such official feedback about our practice is a welcome pat on the back #CVN #teamCVN #ELCStirling #teamELC #patontheback #workinghardinhardtimes #covidresponse #stickwithitscotland #ELCImprove

We’re Prizewinners!

We are delighted that our project to build a new nursery in the Gillies Hill Woodland has won the Falck Renewables Recovery for a Resilient Sustainable Future Competition! The £5000 prize is a welcome addition to our funding pots #falckrenewables #prizewinners #looktothefuture #rsustainableliving #learninginnature