Welcome to Woodland Outdoor Kindergartens
Established in 2009, Woodland Outdoor Kindergartens have two Kindergartens located in Glasgow - one in the south side of the city and one in the west end. Both Kindergartens are outdoor nurseries where children spend their day playing and learning within beautiful, stimulating woodland environments. The Kindergartens work in partnership with Glasgow City Council to provide funded places for children aged 3-5.
We are delighted that outdoor nurseries have been highlighted by both the Scottish Government and mainstream media as a positive early learning and childcare choice for families in Scotland. Research consistently shows the numerous opportunities and benefits to be gained through outdoor play.
Places are limited. Applications for funded places from August 2024 onwards are now open.
My child attended an indoor nursery for two years before joining Woodlands and we are in no doubt he finds Woodlands nursery a more positive experience in every way.
Being out all day regardless of the weather teaches children resilience and to accept that bad weather isn’t reason for being indoors. The quality of staff is strikingly high and the level of organisation has continually impressed me. A fabulous opportunity for children, unmatched in other educational organisations.
The Enhanced Nursery Experience...
Would you like your child to benefit from unique experiences, challenges and adventures before they start school? At Woodland Outdoor Kindergartens, we provide early learning and childcare experiences which will develop your child’s resilience, independence, and confidence.
Our outdoor classrooms are based in stunning woodland settings across Glasgow where children thrive learning and playing outdoors throughout the seasons. Woodland Outdoor Kindergartens are highly rated by the Care Inspectorate and are at the forefront of early learning and childcare in Scotland.
Celebrating 15 Years at WOK
Over 2000 children from Glasgow and the surrounding areas have made mudpies and memories through the seasons at Woodland Outdoor Kindergartens since 2009 - come rain or shine! We have been delighted with the success of the kindergartens over the last 15 years, during which we have celebrated being awarded sector leading 'excellent' Care Inspectorate grades across all areas in one inspection and becoming the first independent nursery to be accredited as a Living Wage Employer in Glasgow.