The Edinburgh Nursery
We are getting ready for the BIG SCHOOL. Do you like our homemade schoolbags?
We had a wonderful photo shoot for the Scottish Government last Thursday. Look out for Christopher and Davi and some of our superstar 2 year olds on a bus shelter and in advertising campaigns soon .
The children in preschool are loving having the beach in their basement and the Nursery and Baby Nursery children are all going to visit. It's really nice to know that you won't find anything yuck in the sand :)
We had some brilliant parents events over the past 3 weeks, 15 in total! Lots of opportunities to meet the staff and spend time discussing learning through play and children's learning journeys.
Please join us for an Open Evening at our Baby Nurseries, 13 East London Street and 71a Broughton Street on Tuesday 2nd June from 5.30-7.00pm. An opportunity to view our Baby Nurseries meet the staff team and discuss how we can meet your personal and family requirements.
We look forward to meeting you then.
It would be most helpful if you could email us firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
7th May 2015
We are delighted to announce our Parent Consultation dates for this term.
At our Baby Nursery East London Street we are having Parents Events Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th May from 5.30-7.00. Join us for a glass of wine, a wee bite to eat and a good chance to sit with your child's key worker and Manager to discuss their care and learning journey.
At our Baby Nursery Broughton Street we are having Parents Events Monday 1st and Wednesday 3rd June from 5.30-7.00. Join us for a glass of wine, a wee bite to eat and a good chance to sit with your child's key worker and Manager to discuss their care and learning journey.
Our Nursery events are 11th/12th and 16th June and we invite you to join us for either breakfast or afternoon tea, a play and opportunity to discover our learning through play and a catch up with the staff team.
Our Preschool events are Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th June and on Wednesday 10th June we will have a Open Evening 4.30-7.00 for any parent or visitor who would like to see around our preschools.
We look forward to welcoming you to one or more of our events
Some afternoon Tea Anyone?
14th February 2015
Some fun in the under the sea room. It may be cold out but it's tropical in here:
I just wish you could have heard the children's chorus of somewhere over the rainbow this morning, then mashed into its a hard knock life for us....................Fair cheered my dreicht Wednesday morning up, can't beat working with 3 and 4 year olds. Probably need to go and see the new Annie film now as well.
Visiting the Garden of Remembrance with our preschool children. So proud of their respect and awe and very intelligent thought out questions
So we are only going to be on the telly! Tonight STV 6.00PM. The children were showcasing the upcoming Ryder Cup @ St Andrews Square. We were delighted to be asked and our children were an absolute credit to their families and the Nursery. We have our next pre school learning topic in the bag,,,,,,we will be reporters, investigators and publishers of our own NEWSPAPER.............
15th September 2014 some quotes from our parents whose children have moved to P1
"H was so excited about starting school and was full of confidence to experience new things, make new friends and continue her learning. The strong confident little girl she is is because of the safe, secure environment you all provided throughout her nursery environment. I chat to lots of mums about different Nurseries, both... private and school nurseries and I can honestly say I wouldn't change anything about the Nursery we chose for our girls. You aren't just a childcare whilst we are at work, you truly care and make a fun and beneficial day for the children. P want to know why she can't come everyday and is quite disappointed when its a mummy or daddy day!! I thing that's a good thing?..............Always grateful E"
"L's parents here. We would like to thank you for giving L the confidence and ability to handle the transition to primary school, your work and efforts over the last 4 years have made her a very confident and secure little girl. She is loving school and has taken to it like a duck to water. What could you do better? To be honest I can't think of anything except perhaps to do whatever possible to keep your staff. L speaks about them and has mentioned on numerous occasions missing the staff. Your staff are worth their weight in gold and they are your greatest asset. I am happy they have made such a positive impact on L's life and could not think of better for her"
14th September 2014
We have a busy week coming up
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday this week we have meet the staff open afternoons a chance to join us for a wee bit Nursery Tea and to find out more about what we are doing
Tuesday/Thursday Meet the Teacher Evenings for our PreSchools. Come along and find out about our Plans for 2014/2015 and how we are always looking to improve at PreSchool
Ryder Cup Celebrations for our own wee golfers
26th August 2014
Woopee we have our Care Inspectorate Certification for our new building and we have increased our number of places by 16! We can also care for very little babies as well as under 2's and 2 year olds. We already have lots of new families joining us and we welcomed 4 more this week to our Nursery Family.
Everyone is loving the new Sunshine and Under the Sea Rooms, have a look at our face book page if you want to see photos.
Nicola comes back to work next week after her maternity leave to join the team at the Baby Nurseries and we are delighted to welcome her back.
We will be having our next coffee and chat afternoons at the Baby Nurseries on the 24th October always a very popular event and our Curricular Evenings for Pre School and Nursery will be in the middle of September, let you know a date very soon
25th June 2014
It's Sports Day tomorrow for all our children at Three and Four. Ante and Pre School coming together for lots of fun and races with a twist. Lets hope the sun continues to shine. We will be very sad to say goodbye to some of our pre schoolers on Friday as they start their holidays before joining big school. With them going :( and with our new playrooms just about to open officially to increase our numbers we have a few spaces available for July and August, but hurry their seems to have been a wee baby boom a couple of years ago....................................
16th June 2014
We are very excited about the opening of our extension at "Two" with two new playrooms our Sunshine Room and Under the Sea Rooms. We are going to be able to have some more children come and join the Nursery so hope to clear down our waiting list, but if you want to come along and join us to play then we may have some space as our older children move onto school.
Please call us on 01315575675 to arrange a visit.
We are redecorating the older playrooms now that the extensive building works have been completed and the children are LOVING the outdoor classroom and all the wonderful opportunities for outdoor and physical play this is providing.
We are mega EXCITED and can't really believe that Caitlin's dad raised £57248 for Yorkhill Children's Hospital. Yes I typed that in correctly £57,248. THanks to all our Nursery parents and friends who supported our fundraising efforts towards this magnificent total. Its totally awe inspiring.
What a wonderful day we had at EAST LINKS COUNTRY PARK with all our children and parents. The sun shone, the animals behaved themselves and it was a very sociable and enjoyable day. The children at Two are now going to be studying the Farm so it linked in beautifully with our topic. At Three and Four the children are continuing to track the Commonwealth Baton around the world and receive letters from all our correspondents around the world. We have skyped and communicated all over the world with parents friends and family.
How AMAZING is this:
The Edinburgh Nursery pays the salary for a teacher at our partner nursery in Lesotho South Africa , and the first group of children have just graduated December 2012.