About Our Nursery

 
 
Nursery Staff
Principle Early Childhood Educator - Miss S Brown
Senior Early Childhood Educator - Ms J Martin
Acting Senior Early Childhood Educator - Mrs D Johnstone (covering maternity)
Senior Early Childhood Educator - Miss Bradley (On maternity leave)
Early Childhood Educator (Mornings) - Mrs L Morrison
Early Childhood Educator (W,Th,F) - Mrs K Harrison
Support Worker Early Childhood Educator (M, T) - Ms E Meffen
Modern Apprentice - Miss E Jones
Nursery Hours:
All day provision 8.00am - 6.00pm
Morning session 8.00am - 1.00pm
Afternoon session 1.00pm - 6.00pm
 

Clothing

  • Please label all items with your child's name

  • Weather appropriate clothing for all seasons

  • At least 2 changes of clothes (more if your child is toilet training)

Pack Lunches

  • Ice pack

  • Grapes/cherry tomatoes halved

  • No carrot sticks 

  • Drinks without sugar

  • We are a nut free school 

You will find more information on the link below:

care inspectorate document link below:

https://hub.careinspectorate.com/media/3913/good-practice-guidance-prevention-and-management-of-choking-episodes-in-babies-and-children.pdf

We encourage healthy eating within the nursery and value your support in providing healthy lunches and snacks. We recommend that children drink either milk or water which is provided at nursery to prevent decay in children's first teeth. 

You will find more information on the link below: 

https://hub.careinspectorate.com/media/3241/food-matters-nurturing-happy-healthy-children.pdf

https://hub.careinspectorate.com/media/1615/setting-the-table-nutritional-guidance-and-standards-for-childcare.pdf

 

 

 

 

Strathblane Nursery model is 2 (45.6 weeks)

 

Strathblane Nursery Holiday Dates:

 

 

Parent Club Information

Learning Through Play

We are moving away from context based learning in line with current policy and practice. In partnership with children and families, your child's key worker will identify learning intentions within health and wellbeing, literacy and numeracy.  We will use these to plan learning opportunities, promoting curiosity and play through individual and group interests.

Our whole nursery learning intentions this term are:

  • To understand and demonstrate our nursery values (Responsibility, respect, co-operation, fairness and honesty)

  • To understand how to keep myself and others safe.

  • To demonstrate care for our environment.

  • To recognise and explain feelings.

Individual learning intentions will be planned in consultation with your child and their key worker. These are on their E-learning journal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness

Mindfulness techniques include, recognizing and regulating big emotions, reducing anxiety and improving sleep.

We have been using deep breathing, mindful movements and visualisation techniques during our nursery day, you may find these useful to do at home.

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Exploring and experimenting indoors and  outdoors beginning to develop our understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

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Friday Fives Challenge

 The information below will help with discussions on skills your child has been developing within nursery.

 September

At nursery we are learning about being responsible for our resources and tidying up after play. The children are demonstrating their understanding of responsibilities through actions:

  • Role Modelling

  • Co-operative Play

  • Fairness

  • Participation in small groups

Our returning children and new starts are learning about: 

  • Routines

  • Building Relationships

  • Health and Safety

  • Feelings 

Links to Nursery Documents for Parents:

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