01292 521182 or 07943 370952

74 Mauchline Rd
Mossblown, KA6 5DL
United Kingdom

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Where Young Minds Grow


About Our Nursery

The Meadows Private Day Nursery aims to provide young minds with a rich and diverse learning environment. We are located on the bus route on the main B743 road through Mossblown, a quiet village just outside of Ayr and a few minutes’ drive from the A77. We encourage both staff and children alike to grow, learn and create each day. We offer full day and half day child care for children from 0-5 years as well as an early drop off and afternoon service. This includes wraparound care for under 5’s attending local nurseries. The building has been newly renovated to create an on the level, open plan, safe, secure and welcoming environment including a fully enclosed outdoor area. As of August 2019 we will be working with South Ayrshire council delivering 600 funded hours of care and learning to eligible 2-4 years old.


Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 7.30am-6pm
Costs: Full day £42, Half day £27.50, Early bird £9.50, After school £13


Meet Our Staff

Kirsty Semple


BA Childhood Studies (SCQF level 9)
Since qualifying in 1999 I have worked in various child care settings including at a Montessori kindergarten, out of school care, crèches and nurseries. Since 2006 I have mainly been involved in the training and education of child care staff across the west coast. In 2014 I opened my childminding business from home which has gone from strength to strength. Based on this success I am delighted to be expanding into new premises to create The Meadows Private Day Nursery.

Joanne Harris

Child Care Practitioner

SVQ Level 3 Social Services Children and Young People (SCQF level 7)
I worked with the National Autistic Society for 12 years, supporting children and young people who were on the Autistic Spectrum and had severe learning difficulties. After maternity leave, I was working as a Childminding Assistant with The Meadows Childminding for a year. I am delighted to be joining the team at The Meadows Private Day Nursery.

Natasha Wood

Child Care Practitioner

HNC Early Education and Child Care (SCQF level 7)
I have carried out work placements for 4 years, working in different child care environments including with South Ayrshire council. I am honoured to be part of The Meadows team.

Hayley Swan

Child Care Practitioner

SVQ Level 3 Children's Care. Learning and Development (SCQF level 7)
Since qualifying in 2009 I have worked within three private nursery settings. I have also carried out two summer seasons working in Turkey as a qualified nanny. I am thrilled to be part of The Meadows team.

Nicole Campbell

Child Care Practitioner

I qualified with an HNC Early Education and Childcare (SCQF level 7) in 2015. I have had three years work placement experience and have previously been employed by South Ayrshire council. I am excited to be part of the team at The Meadows.


What We Offer

Sensory Play

From birth, babies learn about their world using their 5 senses: seeing, smelling, hearing, feeling and tasting. As they grow, children’s senses are their main way to explore and process new information. Sensory play enhances learning through hands-on activities that stimulate the child’s senses. This is a great way for children to explore the world they live in!

Language & Literacy

The language and literacy experiences that children have before they start school form multiple and powerful brain connections. These connections are used for language, thinking and understanding. Without activities like talking, singing and reading, the brain doesn’t develop this rich network of connections.

Outdoor Learning

Children playing and learning in an outdoor environment appear more active, absorbed, motivated and purposeful, and develop a more positive attitude towards learning.


Current Vacancies

Exciting job opportunities have arisen at The Meadows Private Day Nursery, Mossblown, for the right individuals.

I am currently recruiting for experienced, qualified staff to fill part time and bank list Child Care Practitioners posts in my open plan, one level setting with children aged 0-12 years. Successful applicants will work flexibly in the setting as part of a small team to provide a consistently high standard of care. Applicants should be qualified to SCQF level 7 in Child Care or equivalent and applicable to register with the SSSC as a ‘Practitioner in day care of children’. This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. All successful candidates will require to become PVG Scheme members.

Applicants should apply by completing the application form and returning it to Kirsty Semple via email. 

Job Description

Application Form


Get In Touch

74 Mauchline Rd
Mossblown, KA6 5DL
United Kingdom

01292 521182 or 07943 370952


The Meadows Private Day Nursery caters for children aged 0-5 years. Costs include all food and drink required throughout the day. There is also a 10% sibling discount available. If you would like me to contact you to discuss your child care requirements then please supply some initial information on the enquiry form below and I will get back to you. This places no obligation on either part.

Enquiry Form

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