About Our Nursery

Nursery Handbook Below

Nursery Staff
Principle Early Childhood Educator - Miss S Brown
Senior Early Childhood Educator - Ms J Martin
Senior Early Childhood Educator (M,T) - Mrs K Weaver 
Senior Early Childhood Educator (W,Th,F) - Miss Bradley 
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
Nursery Enrolment 2022/23 
If you wish to apply for a nursery place for the session 2022/23 applications should be in by the 28 February 2022 at the very latest to enable child(ren) to be discussed at the panel meeting. Applications can be found on Stirling Council Website or by emailing the nursery at strathblanenu@stirling.gov.uk Children currently in the nursery do not need to re-apply. Applications received from March 2022 onwards will be “late applications” and placements for these children will be allocated once the other applications have been allocated.
 

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.

In nursery we use the 3 point scale to allow children to share their feelings, this follows through primary where they move on to the 5 point scale.

We also use the language: 

  • Safe Hands

  • Safe Feet

  • Kind Words

This supports children with their behavior's, friendships and conflict resolution strategies.

If you would like some more information please speak to a member of staff.

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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.

 May/June

At nursery we are going to be learning about the Queen and her upcoming Jubilee celebrations through a variety of activities which will include:

  • Learning about the Queen using research

  • Posters/drawings of the Queen

  • Creating bunting

  • Baking

  • Sharing learning with families and friends

Links to Nursery Documents for Parents:

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