Welcome to Alford Day Nursery
We are a Child Care Service based in the centre of Alford.

Our Owners, Tanya and Tommy Tough also own Alford Breakfast and Out of school Club, and Annies Nursery in Insch

Tanya's background has always been working with children and families. Tanya is a qualified practitioner and also has her SVQ Level 4.

Our Manager, Claire Gray, was our After School Assistant before going to college to gain her HNC in Early Education and Childcare. She then rejoined our team in 2013 as a qualified practitioner and making her way up to her now role as Manager. Claire is currently working towards her SVQ Level 4

All our Staff are either SVQ or HNC Trained, or are currently working towards their qualification. We work together with Aberdeenshire Council and BNG Training.

About Us

We provide home from home care and early learning for children ages 0-5 years old.

We are open 7:30am - 6:00pm Monday - Friday excluding Xmas and New Year.

We provide breakfast, morning and afternoon snacks and a two course meal. Our Menus are on a 4 week rotation for each season. We have our own Cook, Danny Gordon, in daily to prepare our meals for us. Please look at the Menu Tab for more information. 

We provide a friendly environment supervised by dedicated experienced staff. We have a 0-3 room and a 2-5 room. Our Staff work with the Curriculum for Excellence, Pre-Birth to Three, Building the Ambition and How Good is Our Early Learning and Childcare. Please look at the Curriculum Tab for more information.

We were inspected in September 2016 by the Care Inspectorate (please refer to link

In Alford, staff and children visit local woods, railway and library and we are outside rain or shine.The children love going on the train and we use this regularly.

We work in partnership with parents on a day to day basis and through play visits and meetings.Newsletters and emails are issued on a regular basis and staff and myself are available daily.
Photographs and observations are undertaken by staff on a daily and weekly basis and parents/carers are able to see their child's development.