About Our Nursery

 
 
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
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 Health and wellbeing learning focus this term will continue to focus on settling back in and expressing feelings, discussing 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.

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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.

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

Friday Fives Challenge

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

 

Week Beginning 22.03.21

Ask me what we are going to plant in the garden?

Ask me about growing plants?

Find out where the food we eat comes from?

Can you find objects around the house that I can compare using mathematical language?

At nursery we are continuing to develop our gardens, if you can help us in any way please get in touch. We will also be learning about plants and how they grow, discovering the different conditions they need to thrive.

Links to Nursery Documents for Parents:

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

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