Under 2 rooms
These rooms are registered for 15 children. It has it's own kitchen facilities and separate changing facilities. They share the sleep room with the 2-3 room and also use the decking area outside for sleeping during the warmer months. We have a cosy story corner for the children to take time out and look at stories. We also have a home corner, car area, a soft play and ball pool corner and a music area.
Our Messy Room where the children enjoy exploring all sorts of messy play activities such as: gloop, water play, painting and jelly play. We also enjoy baking and making our own playdough.
Staff log records of your child’s day in their individual daily diaries. We follow the Pre birth to 3 Curriculum.
These two rooms are registered for 15 children in total. The 2-3 year olds have access to two main playrooms which have a wide range of activities to choose from. This incorporates a home corner, a cosy, story corner and a variety of different activities such as cars, a farm, animals and a dolls house. In the story corner the children can sit and look through a variety of different books and have group time to discuss their news, the days of the week and the weather. We change these areas on a regular basis; we do this by observing the children and following their interests. The children enjoy taking on various roles when playing in the home corner and have the opportunity to develop their social and communication skills.
In the messy room the children have the chance to engage in free painting. They explore a wide variety of materials; playdough, water play, sand play, messy activities such as gloop and shaving foam and carry out many arts and crafts activities. This room is very popular with the children and is great for developing their fine motor skills, allowing them to be creative, but is also good for listening and following instructions. Regular outdoor play is an important feature and we endeavour to be out in the garden on a day to day basis. We follow the Pre Birth to Three Curriculum and planning is responsive and spontaneous, taking into account the needs of the children.
Pre-School: 3-5 years
Around the age of three, children move over to our Pre School Room. We work in partnership with East Lothian Council to provide Pre-School Education.
The Pre School Room has two bright rooms; we are registered to take 20 children between the two rooms. In the main room we have eight areas: a role play and small world area, a Playdough and a Baking table, a construction area, a cosy story corner where the children can have quiet time by themselves and with friends or have group time and register time. We have a Writing/Numeracy area where the children can learn about letters and numbers and practise their writing skills, a puzzle table and a computer/I.T area where the children learn to develop their mouse skills, listen carefully and follow instructions. The smaller room is the ‘Messy Room’ and is used for water play, sand play, painting and other various creative activities.
All areas provide activities to cover all eight areas of the Curriculum for Excellence guidelines. We very much promote child led activities through our Planning, Mind Maps and Responsive Planning. The staff carry out next step observations to ensure that the children are developing to their full potential.
Within the room we also offer a range of extra activities such as: French, Drama, Jo Jingles and Enjoy A Ball, which is an outdoor activity.
In the Pre School Room we follow the National Curriculum and prepare children for entry into Primary One. The staff plan a balanced programme of activities to prepare children for school in line with the Pre-School Curriculum. The weekly plans are displayed on the notice board.
Each child within the nursery has a Learning Journal. This is where the staff record their development through observations on an online system linking it to the Pre-Birth to Three and the Curriculum for Excellence. These are used by staff, children and the parents through a secure online system and only viewed by the nursery and individual parents.