About Our Nursery

 

Nursery Handbook

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 (8-1) - Ms E Meffen
Supply (Mon-Fri) - 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 2023/24 
If you wish to apply for a nursery place for the session 2023/24 applications should be in by the 24 February 2023 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, or by following the link below. Children currently in the nursery do not need to re-apply. Applications received from March 2023 onwards will be “late applications” and placements for these children will be allocated once the other applications have been allocated.
https://www.stirling.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/nursery-and-childcare/applying-for-childcare/
 

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

Nursery Holidays can be accessed by clicking on links below:

 

 

Strathblane Nursery model is 2 (45.6 weeks)

 

Strathblane Nursery Holiday Dates 22/23

 

 

Parent Club Information

Strathblane Nursery's collective ELC Pedagogy & VIsion 

The Team - The strathblane nursery team are unique individuals, who bring their own qualities to the setting. This shared vision ensures quality and life experiences are at the forefront of our setting, resulting in the best start for children. We are hardworking, supportive and flexible recognising all children as individuals. Our warm nurturing environment builds confidence in children and is at the heart of our setting. We strive to build and maintain strong relationships for our children and families as they embark on their new exciting learning journey.

Our Pedagogy - Adults and children who learn together, Children's rights are met and wellbeing indicators are imbedded in our practice, we deliver a diverse and non-judgemental curriculum, a safe welcoming environment for children and adults and ensure time for children to process information.

Our Strengths - Inclusive practice, proactive, driven adults, who are observant and good listeners, approachable team who strive to build nurturing relationships and fun and creative adults who allow children to express themselves.

Some theorists and theories who inspire our daily pedagogy - Reggio, Froebel, Montessori, Steiner, Piaget, Bowlby, Bruce and Hugge.

For information on play based learning click below

Realising the ambition: Being me

Play Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 learning at nursery.

November

Does your child know the name of their keyworker and some other members of staff?

Can they name some friends or peers?

Can they share some nursery routines?

What is their favourite resource at nursery?

Where do they like to play?

Links to Nursery Documents for Parents:

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