Nursery Life


At The Buchan Nursery, we believe that care, education and happiness are equally important in the experience we offer our children. Our daily routines and activities are provided in ways that help each child to feel safe, secure and a valued member of the Nursery. Our children will gain from the social experience of being part of a group and be provided with opportunities to learn, which will help them to value learning.


My son attended The Buchan Nursery and my daughter is in the Sunflowers (pre-school) class. I feel my children have been so privileged to have had such a good start in life. The staff are so loved by the children, always greeted with a smile and a cuddle. The updates on Tapestry are brilliant; being able to see what they are up to and a photo of them when you are at work is reassuring, knowing they are having a good day just puts you at ease. Both my children look at the staff as members of their family. The Buchan Nursery has been great for our family and I couldn’t recommend it anymore if I tried. Thank you!


We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from a range of extracurricular activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion.

We have over 13 acres of grounds, so that children can enjoy outdoor activities. They will also have opportunities to try growing flowers and vegetables; enjoy digging and exploring in the garden environment, as well as experiencing the joys of Buchan Rangers in the woods.


The Buchan Nursery children eat a healthy and homemade lunch in The Buchan School dining hall at a time dedicated to Nursery and Pre-Prep 1 (Reception). We cater for all dietary requirement, allergies and intolerances.


We do not require children to be potty trained before starting at The Buchan Nursery. We do have a supply of nappies in the Nursery, but we encourage you to keep a supply of your preferred brand in your child’s bag. We will inform you when the supply is running low.


Children who still have a nap in their daily routine will have the opportunity to rest after lunch in our cosy Little Seeds room.

Each child has their own sleep mat and bedding. These are kept in a named container and are washed onsite after every nap.


We are always busy at The Buchan Nursery. The children are able to participate in our wide range of extracurricular activities within the Nursery day, including:

BALLET – Miss Laura, from The Isle of Man Academy of Dance, provides your little one with the opportunity to build on skills including flexibility, coordination, balance, physical and emotional development through fun and exciting creative movement.

BUCHAN RANGERS – Our large wooded area is perfect for outdoor adventures where children are able to use their imagination, develop vital physical skills and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Learning whilst playing in the outdoors is key to the curriculum at The Buchan Nursery.

DRAMA TOTS – Fun and lively interactive story-telling with Mr Duncan, The Buchan School’s Head of Drama, nurturing confidence and a love of stories. Our Drama lessons offer the children valuable lessons about friendship, courage and making right and good choices.

FRENCH – Madame Willis, the Language teacher from The Buchan School, provides a weekly session to the children introducing them to French through games, songs and fun activities.

MUSIC – The children learn at a very gentle rate a variety of instruments and musical adventures through exciting lessons with Mrs Garrett, The Buchan School’s specialist music teacher.

READY STEADY DANCE – Dance warm-up, fitness exercises, stretching and learning a fun dance routine helps to build on concentration, co-ordination and confidence.


“My son has been attending The Buchan Nursery since he turned two, and I couldn’t be happier with the care and education he’s receiving there. The staff at The Buchan Nursery have shown immense kindness and dedication from day one. He has not only enjoyed his time at the Nursery, but he’s also been thriving in the nurturing environment. It’s evident that the staff genuinely care about his wellbeing and development. Every day he comes home with stories of new things he’s learned and experiences he’s had. As a parent, it’s incredibly reassuring to see my child excited to go to nursery and eager to learn.”

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