About us

Alphabet Yard is situated in Ayr town centre.  We have 4 rooms:

  • Ladybird Room for children 6 weeks – 18 months
  • Butterfly Room for children 18 months – 3 years
  • Bumblebee Room for children 3 – 5 years (This is on our upper floor with different learning experiences over 2 rooms)


There is a safe and secure play area to the front of the nursery.  We are continually developing our outdoor area to make this a stimulating environment for all ages of children.
Children are taken in walks in our local environment each day (weather permitting).  Children can enjoy, the beach, river walks, visiting the library and local shops (for educational purposes).
Our 3 – 5 year olds also have the opportunity to take part in Beach School each week – see Beach School page.

Our Keyworker System

Each child has a member of staff who is responsible for passing on and receiving information between the carers and the nursery. They also maintain and update records of development on each of their children. Staff work closely together, all staff know children in their rooms very well.

We have online profiles and daily diaries for each child. These are password protected for only parents to access. Children’s learning and development is tracked, with photographs showing your child’s achievements in nursery.

Your child’s daily diary is also available online, parents can view what their child has eaten, activities they have taken part in, sleeps and nappy changes.

Our Values

Alphabet Yard adds quality to daily life through the delivery of exceptional pre & ante pre-school care and education. At Alphabet Yard, we aim to provide the highest standards, based on best practice and we are committed to continuous improvement through the development of our staff and ensuring that our nursery is a safe and stimulating learning environment. Our staff are recruited for their commitment to, enthusiasm and caring for and educating young children, whilst providing a service, which is second to none

Curriculum for Excellence

The purposes of the Curriculum for Excellence is that children should become:

  • successful learners
  • confident individuals
  • responsible citizens
  • effective contributors/div>

Children learn through play and are involved in their own learning. Staff consult with children about their interests and from this set up areas and activities for children to choose from. All resources are accessible to the children.

Education Guidelines

We follow recommended national guidance from the Pre-Birth to Three, Curriculum for Excellence, National Care Standards, Building The Ambition and How Good is our early learning and childcare to inform on our planning for children as individuals. For further information on these documents please visit the websites by following the links below: