MAKI Pups is ACT and Mid Argyll's first fully outdoor nursery for 3 - 5 year olds. 

The nursery is situated in Kilmory Walled Garden, Lochgilphead, which has been transformed in to an adventurous yet safe learning environment. There is plenty of space for the children to explore, including an established woodland, open lawn, avenue of trees and the enclosed walled garden. This has had a makeover and now includes a bell tent for shelter, a fire pit, a seating area and a mud kitchen. Two waterless toilets have been installed as well as Covid-compliant hand washing stations.

There is plenty of scope for creative play and for the children's imagination to take them wherever they want. Nursery Manager Erin Kennedy says "the children can explore, build and learn through play without realising they're learning". She adds, "outdoor learning is all about physical and mental wellbeing. It improves their resilience and they learn about life and how it changes through the seasons". 

We have a great team of nursery practitioners who have a wealth and variety of experience. You can find out more about them here.