Merlwood Nursery was established in 1975, originally at a residence in Victoria Road, Lenzie before moving to Lenzie Tennis Club in 1977. Developments in childcare provision resulted in another move to Lenzie Scout Hall in 2001.

During this time we have built up a good reputation within the local community as well as a healthy relationship with the local schools.

We have a successful partnership with East Dunbartonshire Council and hold Charitable Status.

We are Registered annually and S.C.S.W.I.S. and H.M.I.E Inspected.

Merlwood Nursery is run jointly by a Voluntary Committee of parents and staffed by trained personnel. Committee positions are held for a maximum of two years. Our A.G.M is held in the month of June.

Merlwood Nursery is registered under the Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003 and regulated by Education Scotland (HMIe) and Care Inspectorates (SCSWIS). Our nursery is subject to regular inspection to ensure compliance with national standards covering every aspect, from staffing, organisation and curriculum to equipment, food and drink, safety and hygiene.

At Merlwood Nursery we promote a natural and stimulating environment both inside and out to allow children the time to explore the world around them at their own pace. Our curriculum and approach to day care aims to include best practices from both private and government maintained settings, ultimately preparing the way for a child’s entrance into the school system and beyond.

We aim to achieve a sensible balance between free and structured activities by offering a wide range of supervised activities designed to encourage language, confidence and independence.