Ayrshire LEADER funded project finalist in Morrisons' British Farming Awards
Craighead Country Nursery, an Ayrshire LEADER funded project, has been nominated in the 'Diversification Innovator of the Year' category as a finalist in this year's Morrisons' British Farming Awards.
The nursery is owned by the Goldie family and managed by Elspeth Goldie, on a working sheep and beef farm near Mauchline in Ayrshire. The nursery offers a unique rural and outdoor experience for young children, with a 'home away from home' feeling that particularly caters for children from a rural background.
The nursery opened in July 2016 as a farm diversification project to supplement the farm business income. Since opening the nursery has grown from 3 to 85 children enrolled and currently employs 15 members of staff.
Children who attend the nursery can expect a hands on experience witnessing life on a working farm, and are also provided with a variety of meals and snacks sourced from local farms and business.