Summerlings Outdoor Nursery


Outdoor Early Learning and Childcare for 3 – 5 Year Old Children

Summerlings is an outdoor early learning and childcare setting for 3-5 year olds based at the Shieling Project.

Through play in the outdoors children will develop their physical and mental ability, becoming comfortable and confident in the outdoors.  Our adventures will help develop a strong attachment to the local landscape, its past, present and future. There will be freedom, time and space for the children to enjoy and create their own learning journey.

Want to find out more? Please get in touch through the contact form on this website and organise a visit

Promoting sustainable living, connecting to the land and outdoors in their daily lives, children will be educated in the core functioning of a healthy life.  Above all else children who attend Summerlings will be in a happy, stimulating and safe environment dedicated to their fullest development and brightest future.

  • Open 3 days a week (Wednesday to Friday), term time
  • 6 hour sessions (9am to 3pm)
  • Drop-off from 8.35 at our end of the track welcome bothy.

We make the trip to the site fun through electric bikes, balance bikes and walking. Children will be outdoors the majority of the time but also make use of our range of simple, warm buildings on site.  An Talla is used as our hub for storage of bags and learning materials.

Am Bothan Bidhe is where we prepare and organise our food provision.Snack and lunch is provided (local & organic), lunch is charged at £2.30 a session.

£24 per day (6 hour session)  (Council childcare hours can be claimed at Summerlings)

We ask for users to pay a monthly membership fee of £50, this allows us to support the project as a whole and enrich our early learning and childcare with the extra features the project can offer.  Further information regarding this optional payment will be found in our handbook and through the enrolment process.

If you would like more information about the nursery please get in touch with Karen.

To enrol your child in the nursery please click here to go to our secure online registration form

  • 07584855846
  • Dunmaglass, Struy, Beauly, Inverness-shire, IV4 7JX

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Photos by the Shieling Project, Mhairi Baird, George Logan and David Powell