Nursery in Erskine

Perfectly located in the enchanting grounds of Erskine Hospital State, Enchanted Forest Erskine first opened its doors in 2006.

Here we provide award-winning early learning and childcare for 63 children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. We operate in partnership with Renfrewshire Council to deliver Scottish Government funded pre-school education and are visited by a local primary teacher who supports our pre-school learning programmes.

Our Team

Nursery Manager, Carla Donald is highly experienced in all aspects of Early Learning and Childcare as well as being an expert in managing an effective staff team by being an exemplary role model in the providing the very best for all children.

Our Staff Team are all paediatric first aid trained and are committed to the Enchanted Forest ethos of providing flexible, high quality early learning and childcare to families, ensuring we meet both the needs of each child as an individual as well as their families.

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“The flexibility offered by EFN in accommodating our variable work schedules over the years has been second to none. Thank you EFN for taking the stress out of being a working parent. Lesley, EFN Erskine.”

Indoor Learning

At Enchanted Forest Erskine we focus on heuristic and sensory play indoors with our babies within a warm and loving environment, following ‘Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families.’

As children grow we follow the Curriculum for Excellence and ‘Building Ambition’ in providing planned activities and experiences that enrich and promote individual development.

We very much focus on a culture of ‘learning through play’ which allows children to learn through experimenting and experience as this is the way they learn best.

Nursery in Erskine Playroom

Outdoor Learning

Our children have the benefit out exploring the outdoor learning environment, right outside our front door, which is the enchanting estate in which we are located. Children have regular access to the forest enabling the ongoing development of skills for life including confidence, social skills and communication. Outdoor learning is involved on a daily basis and children are encouraged to develop their own learning through risky play.

You’ll love Enchanted Forest…

  • Incredible outdoor garden for everyone to learn and play
  • Regular visits to a local library
  • Extended opening hours to suit your needs
  • Online learning journals EyLog that accessible on your smartphone
  • We are registered with Care Inspectorate in Scotland
  • Our staff team is highly qualified and established over the years
  • Secure access to the nursery and our playrooms
  • Dance classes, football classes and many other extracurricular activities
  • Dedicated parking spaces for convenient access to the nursery
  • All-inclusive fees with great flexibility and online payment system

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Going Above and Beyond

With flexible session times and highly skilled staff, Enchanted Forest Erskine has over 9 years’ experience in going above and beyond for the families of Erskine. Extended opening times, free settle sessions, free nappies and wipes and individual care and development plans are just some of the ways in which we go the extra mile for anyone who walks through our magical doors.

For further information, please do not hesitate to give us a call on (0141) 812 2333 or fill in our Contact Form.

We have excellent parent relationship and communication which we believe is highly important for the future of our children.

Nursery in Erskine Outdoors


We accept all childcare vouchers and offer 3-5 year old funding for every parent. Our nursery is happy to have discounts for siblings, NHS staff and NetMums users.

For more information on our fees and funding options, please contact us via our web form below.

    For further information, please do not hesitate to give us a call on (0141) 812 2333 or fill in our Contact Form.

    Opening Hours

    • Monday to Friday 8 am – 6 pm
    • 51 weeks per year, open all Bank and Public Holidays
    • Closed 5 days between Christmas and New Year


    Enchanted Forest Nursery
    Erskine Home Estate
    PA7 5PU

    Located in the tranquil grounds of Erskine Hospital Estate, near the Erskine Bridge and M8 commuter routes.

    Our nursery has plenty of parking spaces allowing for easy drop off and collection.