Dean Park Nursery

Dean Park Nursery


Arthur made a picture using the materials from the nursery (I helped).
Some progress made today for our Gracie ๐Ÿฅฐ
Thank you so much for the beautiful pen, what a lovely surprise! Belated happy birthday to you! ๐Ÿ˜Š xx
Am I right in saying itโ€™s DPNs 25th birthday this year/ week ? # # #
Toni this is the best in the west. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–
Keep safe everyone. ๐Ÿ’–
Jim's carrots from nursery, looking forward to having them later! Must be a fancy globe shaped variety ๐Ÿ˜‰
Last minute homework... He loved it though.
Wee man doing the hungry caterpillar jigsaw
Jenni and I wanted to say a huge thanks to all the boys and girls from the 2-3 room who came along to Nathan and Jamies 3rd Birthday Party today!! The boys had a blast and wanted to say thank you very much for the lovely gifts, we will drop in some cake on Monday ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ xx
Well done on your Care Inspection report

Dean Park Nursery caring for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years since 1995. Dean Park Nursery is located in the north of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.

We cater for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. We are in partnership with the local authority to provide pre-school education to 3-5 years olds.

Operating as usual


Dean Castle & Country Park

From Wed 20th Jan, the Dean Bridge will be closed as part of essential maintenance to our water system at Dean Castle Country Park. This is the bridge over the river which leads to the Rural Life Centre. A diversion will be in place and we will post a map showing the diversion with some more details next week before work commences. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.


Road Safety Scotland

We know that many parents and carers will be looking for ways to keep children entertained while the schools are off.

Take a look at our online learning resources for lots of fun and easy road safety activities, videos, stories and interactive games to play at home ๐Ÿšฆ



It's a miserable day out there, here are some indoor scavenger hunts for you to try out with your wee people! ๐Ÿ˜


National Marine Aquarium


Every Friday for the next 7 weeks we'll be delivering FREE live lessons from our Aquarium via YouTube!

Each week there will be two sessions;

๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿ”ฌ The first 'Deep Science' (1:00pm to 1:20pm) will see our schools team using aquarium exhibits and our AquaLab to explore the science behind the animated ocean exploration tv series โ€˜The Deepโ€™ (CBBC on weekdays during lockdown). Expect fascinating facts and real time experiments, as well as ideas to follow up with at home!

๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ“– The second will be โ€˜Mermaid Talesโ€™, which will air from 1:30 โ€“ 1:45pm and will involve a short story narrated by our resident mermaid, Marina - perfect timing before an afternoon nap, or as a gentle, relaxing start to the afternoon.

For more information head here:




Five Sisters Zoo

Free Zoo Education for Home Learners!

Throughout this new period of lockdown Adam, our Head of Education, will be presenting new short online classes (roughly 20mins) for school learners that will be made available each Tuesday and Thursday at 11am! These classes will be accompanied by activity sheets so those at home can get involved.

The first of these videos will be available on YouTube on Tuesday the 12th of January. We will post a link to the video and corresponding activity sheet on our social media pages at 11am. This will then continue for the coming weeks each Tuesday and Thursday. The first week will be all about Habitats and Adaptations. These sessions are aimed at primary school pupils; however, we hope learners of all ages will take part and enjoy!

If any teachers want to timetable these sessions in as a part of their home learning schedule, please contact [email protected]. This way we can get links to videos/activities sent directly to you via email each Tuesday/Thursday.

YouTube: Five Sisters Zoo


Play Scotland

We have developed Play Well Activity Cards to support playful family learning.

Did you know that listening skills are important for understanding language and talking, playing and interacting with others and for children to successfully develop literacy skills? See our activities to help with this at


Early Years Scotland

Starting tomorrow, we'll be hosting FREE daily online Baby Massage sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Book your free place at


The Scottish Government

National Clinical Director Jason Leitch has explained why clinical advisors recommended this year's delayed reopening to schools and early learning venues.

Watch his message to parents and carers โฌ‡๏ธ


RSPB Love Nature

Request your FREE Big Schoolsโ€™ Birdwatch pack to enrich your curriculum.



Pre-schoolers present? These shows will support the class of 2021! ๐Ÿ™Œ Streaming on iPlayer now along with BBC Bitesize โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿซ


Dean Castle & Country Park

Happy New Year to all! Christine the Ranger is here with some advice on how to make easy bird feeders for your garden. Itโ€™s been so cold at the moment that birds will really appreciate the extra rations.


๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ ๐ŸŽ‰ Happy New Year ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰

Wishing all our families a happy new year and brighter times ahead in 2021.

2020 our 25th anniversary year is over, the year where we should have been celebrating all year long with different fun things to take part in. Covid certainly put a stop to that, however, we gained a lot from the year too.
We realised the resilience our children have in this topsy-turvy world.
We have been able to interact with our children whether at home or nursery, zoom has been our friend!
Our children are more interested in playing with bubbles than being in them, the coming together with friends has been most important to them.
We have been indebted by the support of our families throughout the year.
Our team have gone the extra mile in all areas this year, while continuing to provide the children with a safe, fun and reassuring environment.
Huge thanks to everyone, parents, staff and children, we are looking forward to returning to a more "normal" service as soon as possible the new year.

We wish you all a very happy and healthy 2021!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰


๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ„ Merry Christmas Everyone ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

Seasons greeting to all our families, hopefully Santa made it to your homes and left lots of surprises!! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support throughout this challenging year.

I'd also like to thank the team who have worked their socks off to ensure the nursery is covid safe for the children each day and giving the children the best opportunities to thrive in this current situation.

Have a wonderful day celebrating and we hope that you all have a relaxing time with your families during the holidays, we look forward to welcoming you back in January!

Very best wishes,

Suzy and all the DPN team xx


๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ’— IT'S A GIRL!! ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ’—

Katie and Barry are delighted to welcome Miss Layla Campbell to the world on Tuesday 8th December weighing 8lb 2oz. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Mum and baby both home and doing well. ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ’—

Big sister Emily is very excited that she has a wee sister, they are besties already. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐Ÿฅฐ ๐Ÿฅฐ


Even our Christmas tree is COVID compliant ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ท

Meet Respira-tree!!! ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽ„


Royal Mail

Santa Mail is here! ๐ŸŽ…

With just over seven weeks to go until , weโ€™re once again lending a helping hand to one of our most special customers, Father Christmas. And Santaโ€™s special team of elves at Royal Mail are gearing up to deliver the letters sent to him.

So itโ€™s time for the children to their Christmas wish-list together. The last day to send your letters to Reindeerland is 11 December.

To ensure Santa receives your letter on time, please make sure you write to him, using the correct address, on a stamped envelope.

๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข/๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ด,
๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ขโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฐ,
๐˜Ÿ๐˜”4 5๐˜๐˜˜

๐——๐—ผ๐—ป'๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น๐—น ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—น๐˜†.

More info here -


Take A Bow Kilmarnock

Sparkle Jolly Twinkly Christmas Fun!๐ŸŽ„

Following our move into Tier 4, we have had to change the dates of our Christmas Event.

The First Minister has confirmed that Tier 4 restrictions will be lifted on 11th December, therefore we can go ahead on 12/13th December and have added 19/20th December.๐ŸŽ‰

Spaces are filling up fast so don't delay.

๐Ÿ’œ*Our Staff are working on reduced hours throughout the Tier 4 restrictions so if you can't get an answer on 01563 535333, please either leave a message, email [email protected] or send us a PM with your name and phone number and a member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible.*๐Ÿ’œ


Thank you to all who have returned their Christmas forms already, can those who are still to do so please return ASAP. If you have misplaced yours just let us know and we can give you another.

Thank you๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป


Social Security Scotland

We are now taking applications now for Scottish Child Payment.

It's ยฃ40 every 4 weeks for every child under 6. It's for families who get Tax Credits or certain benefits.

This will start in February 2021.

We expect huge demand. Get your application in early so we can make sure we have everything we need to make a decision and begin payments as soon as possible once this benefit starts next year.

Find out more and apply at:


Kilmarnock Standard P1 class photos: All the pictures from the 2020 intake

Nice to see all our smiley DPN boys and girls with all their new friends at school!! ๐Ÿ˜ We have class shots from the primary schools in Kilmarnock and beyond.


Starting tonight...

In this time of uncertainty thereโ€™s one thing we do know...this winter is going to be long and dark. So letโ€™s make it a bit brighter...after Halloween bring out your fairy lights, lanterns and torches and make your gardens, your windows and doors sparkle like the Scandinavians do โœจโœจโœจ

Children will look back on this winter with happy memories and it will remind the grownups of brighter times to come ๐ŸŒˆ

Post your creations on social media using

Please share far and wide and encourage everyone to make Scotland shine this winter โญ๏ธ


๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ”๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸฆŠ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŽƒ


A wee reminder for all parents to wear their masks when in the nursery grounds during drop off and collection times.
Thank you for your co-operation! ๐Ÿ˜ท

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Videos (show all)

Its official - Christmas has arrived at DPN tonight, the tree has been lit!!  ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„The staff are wearing their Christmas j...
Ahoy me hearty's - Today is talk like a pirate day!Our new topic that is running in the 3-5 room is pirates, these are j...
Firework Dancing!



Full day care, sessional day care, Pre-school education funding, emergency cover.



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