About Our Nursery

Nursery Hours:
All day provision 8.00am - 6.00pm
Morning session 8.00am - 1.00pm
Afternoon session 1.00pm - 6.00pm
Nursery Staff
Principle Early Childhood Educator - Miss S Brown
Senior Early Childhood Educator - Miss D Bradley
Senior Early Childhood Educator - Ms J Martin
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

Reminders

When we return on Tuesday 5th January we will be on Week 1

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 

  • 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.

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

Nursery Holidays can be viewed on Stirling Councils website. Strathblane Nursery model is 2 (45.6 weeks).

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/learning-education/early-learning-childcare/nursery-holidays/

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 Health and wellbeing learning focus this term will focus on expressing feelings, discussing our families and people who care for us.

In Literacy our focus will be on exploring stories and children will be supported in creating their own stories.

In Numeracy our focus will be on exploring numbers, counting, creating sequences and describing order using a range of resources both indoors and out.

 

Celebrating Success

We have a celebrating success wall in nursery so please provide us with photos of achievements. This is a way for your child to share information from home with adults and peers which builds confidence and independence.

October Week Fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

The Children have been enjoying some Halloween and Bonfire night activities please look through our photographs below.

Friday Fives Challenge

 These questions should help with discussions on skills your child has been developing within nursery. 

18.12.20

1. Can you talk to me about what happened at our Christmas parties?

2. Can you practice counting objects with me?

3. Can you ask me questions about familiar stories and characters? (We have been reading: The Night Before Christmas and have watched The Snowman)

4. Ask me about the changing seasons and what I notice?

5. Can you help me to recognise my feelings and develop coping strategies?

At nursery we have been developing our listening skills and demonstrating responsibility through keeping our Rainbow and Unicorn groups tidy.

Can we continue to develop and demonstrate these skills at home?

Links to Nursery Documents for Parents:

Strathblane Primary School, Southview Road, Blanefield, G63 9JQ (01360) 770608

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