High praise from Care Inspectorate

Willow Den at Spartans, Scotland’s first outdoor nursery at a football facility, received 5’s across the board in its first review visit by the Care Inspectorate.

Impact Report 2022

We start out first Impact Report in January 2020 with the opening of our first fully outdoors nursery, Willow Den at Spartans. Scotland’s first fully outdoor nursery in a football stadium. This isn’t just any football stadium, it’s Spartans Community Football Academy.

How we care for the land we use

We are delighted to be featured in this film created by Learning through Landscapes in partnership with Scottish Forestry.

Woodland Learning: The sustainable management of spaces used regularly for learning and play is the first in a series, discover how to take children into local woodland for conservation and nature play. The short films are aimed at supporting the responsible use and management of local spaces used for learning and play.

You can watch all the videos in this series here

Willow Den staff and child look at bugs in a container

Outdoor Classroom Day

Outdoor Classroom Day is a fantastic reminder of the importance of children spending quality time outdoors. Willow Den Scotland exists …

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Our CEO Deborah

Willow Den has the funds to fly!

We are delighted to have secured investment from Social Investment Scotland’s Growth Challenge Fund. This was the final piece in …

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Micheal Westcott and CEO Deborah Grant from Willow Den

Outdoor Nurseries Video Project

Our CEO, Deborah Grant worked with Michael Westcott films to produce three films for the Scottish Government to promote the …

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