Overview of Our Nurseries

We want every child in Scotland to have the choice to attend an outdoor nursery. Willow Den creates opportunities for this to happen in the heart of communities so that children can play and learn near to where they live, developing a real sense of ‘place.’

Willow Den at Spartans

Our first fully outdoor nursery, Willow Den at Spartans opened in January 2022 welcoming children aged 3 years and not yet at primary school.


Willow Den at Spartans © Malcolm Cochrane Photography. No syndication No reproduction without permission

Fees & Funding

At Willow Den, we are committed to ensuring that every child has the opportunity and access to affordable, high-quality learning and education. Click here to find out more about our fees and funding. 


Anything you can teach in an indoor classroom can be taught outdoors, often in ways that are more enjoyable for children.”

Cathy James