Welcome to Country Bumpkins Nursery, Inverness & Nairn

Country Bumpkins NurseryEstablished in 2012, Country Bumpkins has built a reputation for high quality childcare with an unrivalled outdoor space. We understand what is important to both children and their parents. Our staff, led by a degree-qualified manager, are recruited for their commitment, enthusiasm, and desire to educate children in a stimulating and creative environment.

Why not come and see for yourself what we have to offer.

  • 3 separate rooms: 0-2s, 2-3s and 3-5s
  • Yurt Classroom with compost eco loos - age 3 to 5 years
  • Home cooked meals on site using quality ingredients
  • All staff are first aid trained
  • 1 acre of grassed play space, which includes our own 22ft polytunnel, chickens and giant sand pit
  • Council funded sessions for 2 year olds and 3-5 year olds
  • Beautiful countryside location
  • 17 Seater nursery minibus for trips
  • Famly software used within the nursery for billing, communication and children’s profiles

Return to work with the assurance that your child is happy and safe.


Our Ethos is to get children back to basics in a countryside location and get away from the 'indoor' culture that has gripped our current generation of children. At Country Bumpkins we want your children to experience lots of outdoor learning, using nature & creative play. Whether rain, shine or snow we will endeavor to have your children outside as much as possible.


Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and we are only closed between Christmas and New Year.


Our fees include all meals during the day including breakfast, morning & afternoon snacks, 2 course lunch & homemade soup at 5pm. We purchase quality ingredients and during the summer grow our own vegetables in the polytunnel which the children help with.


At Country Bumpkins we encourage staff to stay up to date with training and also for them to suggest new training ideas for the nursery. We provide cover for staff to do these courses throughout the year so that you can be assured we are keeping them up to date and current with latest legislation changes.


We are commissioned by the Highland Council to provide funded places for children aged 3 to 5 years old. We can offer up to 1140 from August 2019 – these hours can also be split with another provider that can offer 1140 hours.


Did you know nurseries who have minibuses that carry over 8 passengers or have more than one bus that can carry over 8 passengers should have a PCV restricted licence? This ensures your children are safely transported to and from the nursery and on day trips. We have rear facing, forward facing and high back booster seats to accommodate all ages. We have our Restricted Licence and all our drivers have PSV licences and CPC.

Collection is available from Inverness Smyths Toy store 8.30am and drop back at 5.30pm. There is no charge for this service but it is on a first come first served basis.


We are inspected by the Care Inspectorate every 2 years and get graded for different aspects of the nursery. For our latest inspection report please click here ...