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Little Acorns Forest Nursery

by Elaine Hunter in Scone, Scotland, United Kingdom

Little Acorns Forest Nursery


raised of £10,000 target


3% 14 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £10,000 is pledged by 18th August 2020 at 3:12pm

Offering childcare from 7am to 7pm; Monday to Friday; offering Sat mornings also. Outdoor for half the day; indoor for half the day.

by Elaine Hunter in Scone, Scotland, United Kingdom

Elaine Hunter and Jill Guthrie

Elaine, 53, a mum to four, a journalist, PR and editor, first learned about the forest nursery model from having German au pairs over many years. Elaine runs her own businesses, websites and runs a social enterprise launched in the Scottish Parliament in January, 2020.

Jill,  43, mum to three, has experience in the childcare sector and school catering industry; with extensive behaviour experience. Jill project-managed a parent and nappy initiative with Perth And Kinross Council, owns her own equine sanctuary and works for the council in terms of school catering.

As mums (with seven children between us) we have experience of children, childcare and have great organisation skills. Plus we understand parents and know their needs. 

We will be bringing in experts in childcare to handle the day-to-day running of the nursery - but will be on hand to help; as we are both undertaking training in this area. We want the nursery to have a home-from-home feel to it; a nursery run by women focussing on nurturing and learning.

We want to offer half the day outside for children - exploring the forest in Perthshire and outdoor learning, and half the day inside - offering mindfulness and yoga; and learning indoor skills as well as some early learning education.

We offer an eight hour day - but will be open for 12 hours to allow parents flexibility. There will be provision for parents to have more than an eight-hour day; and we will offer to feed children throughout the day.

We are also offering a Saturday morning availability.

This is the only available nursery ins 20 mile radius - both closer nurseries are at capacity and don't offer outdoor/indoor or our 12-hour day and Saturday morning  provision.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

PR help for businesses (worth £250 per day).. we can help your business raise it's profile if you purchase PR help... PR is so different from advertising. Readers are more interested in editorial stories - and less so for ads (for eight hours).

£5 or more

£20 Reward

A mini manicure set - one for mum; more for your little one...

£20 or more

£20 Reward

£20 gets you a beauty bag full of yummy goodies courtesy of web mag - sent to your home! It's a one-off or sign up for a monthly gift... 12 x £20.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Expert equine advice from animal behaviouralist Jill Guthrie for any issues you may have with your horse.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A return for your investment.. invest £100; your money will make a five per cent return in the first year... better than sitting in the bank!

£20 or more

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£20 Reward

A day's childcare at Little Acorns Forest Nursery...

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Riding lessons in Perthshire for 45 minutes - trainer will travel to you to offer bespoke and expert tuition. Flat work or jumping.

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Live in Perthshire... why not treat yourself to a roast pig for your event... enjoy a delicious roast brought to your party or event..

Let's make 'Little Acorns Forest Nursery' happen

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