News and Events

Staffing Update

03rd November 2017

Welcome to Bethany who has recently started working with us on a part-time basis. Welcome also to Lala who will be with us every Thursday until June. Lala is attending college to complete her HNC in childhood practice and we are delighted to be her placement nursery.


The Scottish Daily Mile

03rd November 2017

We have been very busy trying to ensure that we walk, jog or run for at least 15 minutes each day. Most children can average around a mile in that time. The children have loved participating in this challenge and it is difficult to get them to stop after the 15 minutes! Well done everyone. Great work.


Eco Schools Scotland

03rd November 2017

We have recently applied for our Green flag and are keeping our fingers crossed that we have worked hard enough to receive this prestigious award! Well done to Laura who has put together a very impressive power point presentation and portfolio of evidence. We have been VERY busy learning all about the importance of being an Eco nursery. Our Eco Schools folder is in reception for you to have a look at. Please let us know if you have any additional ideas and suggestions for us.


Yoga

03rd November 2017

The children LOVE participating in their Yoga with Jen each week. We have been working on self-regulation, breathing techniques, extending our muscles and lots of good listening.


Songs and Toasted Marshmallows around the Campfire

03rd November 2017

We loved toasting our marshmallows around the fire and making smores! They were delicious! Scott told us all about fire safety and we completed our risk assessments together.


Visit from the Princes Trust Volunteers

03rd November 2017

We had great fun working with some visitors from the Princes Trust. They set up a scavenger hunt for us around the building. They also showed us how to play some of the types of games that our mums and dads would have played at school. We really liked playing hopscotch, what’s the time Mr Woolf, hide and seek, dodge ball and British bulldogs.


Halloween Celebrations

03rd November 2017

We had a great time dressing up, baking, partying and designing pumpkins during our Halloween week. Many thanks to everyone who participated in our Pumpkin carving. The competition was VERY strong this year. The children ALL LOVED admiring the huge assortment of pumpkin characters each day! Well done to our winners - Timmy with the Gruffalo, Riley with Peppa Pig, Jet with Cookie Monster, Amy with a Minion, Braydon with his KingsWellies logo, Cameron’s Spiderman, Ellie’s VW Bunty van and Naya with her very scary hungry pumpkin. It was extremely difficult to judge but parents, children and staff all cast their votes.


Festivals, Traditions and all things Autumn

04th October 2017

As part of our Festivals and Traditions topic, we will be celebrating Halloween from the 25th October to the 31st October. We will be holding Autumnal festivities all week to ensure that all children can participate. We have lots of activities planned and we are all very excited! We asked the children what they wanted to do for Halloween. They suggested a party, lots of games and dressing up!! Throughout the week we will also be learning about: • Concepts of light and dark • Seasons – Autumn and Winter • Colours • What is hibernation and which animals hibernate? • Diwali – Festival of lights • Animals – nocturnal, diurnal and crepuscular • Pumpkins and tasty treats All children are more than welcome to come to nursery wearing fancy dress all week. Nothing too scary please and no masks. Additionally we will be holding a pumpkin carving competition with prizes for our top six. Please take your pumpkin in for display. We will be doing lots of baking and food tasting activities throughout the week also. We are looking forward to celebrating with you, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask a member of staff.


Christmas Holidays

04th October 2017

Just a reminder that we are closed for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year Period. We close at 6pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and reopen at 7.30am on Monday 8th January 2018. It will be here before we know it!


Congratulations to Carole and Grant

04th October 2017

HUGE congratulations go to Carole, our Prime Four Events Manager, who gave birth to Baby Jamieson LAST night! Congratulations Carole and Grant. We can’t wait to meet her!