First Class Nursery

First Class NurseryCunningham Building, Macaulay Drive, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, AB15 8QH
A Warm and Welcoming Nursery in rural Airyhall, near Aberdeen

Welcome to First Class Day Nursery and Preschool, set in the beautiful, quiet area of Craigiebuckler, near Aberdeen. Our setting delivers excellent care and education to children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Enriching Rooms for Every Age

Your little one will love spending their days in our bright classrooms, which have been designed to support the children's development at every stage with a range of stimulating resources and activities.

To ensure your child is ready to start school, preschoolers take part in our Ready for School programme, which brings structure into maths, reading, writing and other essential skills they need to get ready for their next big adventure.

Getting Ready for Their Next Steps

To ensure your little learner is confident to start school, preschoolers take part in our Ready for School programme, which structures and brings focus to maths, reading, writing and other essential skills they need to get ready for school.

All children also enjoy Boogie Mites music sessions where they can learn about the world through music and song.

You can stay updated with your child's day through our Bright Horizons Family app.

Specialist Rooms

In addition to our bright and inspiring classrooms, we also have a separate sleeping room to encourage quiet and peaceful naps, and an exciting sensory room where your little one can explore our range of stimulating sensory resources.

Large and Exciting Gardens

We're fortunate to benefit from three separate gardens at our nursery, as well as our very own secret garden, duck pond, and vegetable plot.

Your child will love exploring our adventure garden and spending plenty of time in our beautiful outdoor spaces, which also include woodlands and a nature trail.

All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • Nutritionally-balanced meals are prepared by our onsite chef. Our all-inclusive care extends to nappies, wipes, snacks, and creams.
  • Onsite parking.
  • Our nursery in Craigiebuckler is located on the grounds of The James Hutton Institute.
  • Excellent transport links to Aberdeen city centre.
  • Within walking distance of Airyhall Primary School.
  • Funded only places are available.

Your Personal Tour

We can't wait to welcome you and your family to our bright and spacious nursery. Get in touch to arrange your personal tour, and we'll show you everything we have to offer.

First Class Nursery Manager Caroline
Nursery Manager
Cunningham Building, Macaulay Drive, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, AB15 8QH
  • Monday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday7:30AM - 6:00PM
Lines open: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00

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What’s included & Funding options

Whether you’re looking for a full-time or flexible booking pattern, get in touch with us to discuss availability. We will accommodate government funding options wherever possible.

Discover more about what we can offer your family by downloading our easy to read set of guides. Explore our Bright Horizons nurseries and discover the funding options available - from funded childcare and tax free childcare, to childcare vouchers plus key dates. You can also find out what's included in our fees and how we support families from the beginning.

*Not all nurseries offer every component of the all-inclusive package. Please check with your nursery for details.

Included in your fees:

  • Unlimited hypoallergenic nappies*
  • Unlimited hypoallergenic wipes*
  • Three nutritious meals
  • A range of healthy snacks
  • Formula milk for babies under 1 year
  • Cows’ milk or dairy-free alternatives for older babies and children

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Bright Beginnings at Bright Horizons

Bright Beginnings Curriculum

We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. Bright Beginnings is a holistic curriculum, designed to acknowledge the individual voice and needs of every child promoting confidence, wellbeing and a genuine love for learning.

As well as nurturing a lifelong love of learning, Bright Beginnings helps set the foundations for emotional resilience to prepare children for the next stage in their learning journey.

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Meet the team

Our team are dedicated to making your child's experience safe and fun. We always go the extra mile.
  • First Class Nursery Manager CarolineCarolineNursery Manager
  • First Class Nursery Deputy Manager AlisonAlisonDeputy Manager


Did you know that our nursery is on Facebook? 'Like' us to join in the fun! We share what we've been getting up to, as well as activities you can try at home with your little one. Learn about upcoming events happening at our nursery to pop in your calendar and enjoy meeting the team with posts about the amazing early years practitioners in our setting. We look forward to welcoming you to our Facebook community - just click 'like' and you're in!

Bright Horizons Family App

Our Family app offers a variety of features that give you the ability to get more information on your child's day, notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences and even book extra sessions if needed.

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