Weekly Diary

Weekly Diary – Week beginning 12th February

posted 13 Feb 2018, 01:47 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 13 Feb 2018, 01:47 ]

Hatching eggs    Amelia’s Grandad is providing us with all the equipment to enable us to hatch our very own chickens!  They are arriving at the end of February and he will do a talk for the children and we will continue their learning and understanding of this life cycle.

                                                                                                                    Authorisation codes

We are still waiting on a number of codes.  If you have received it either email the code to me or bring in immediately as funded sessions cannot be granted if there is no code assigned.  Likewise, if you have not received it we need to know in order to chase it up.


Trouser hangers

Do you have any spare trouser hangers at home?  If so please bring them in as they are a useful storage solution for our large books


Session times                                                                                                        We will shortly be implenting a late charge as an increasing amount of children are not being collected on time which has a direct impact on staffing and the changeover of sessions.  Please ensure children arrive and are collected at the appropriate times.  Your key worker will clarify times with you as there is a variety of sessions and wraparound care.  If you require additional sessions or extended care costs can be provided. 


Spare clothes

Please ensure children have a change of clothes in their bags at all times, this is not only for accidents, but also if they spill milk or fall in the garden etc.

Week beginning 5th February

posted 5 Feb 2018, 02:54 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 5 Feb 2018, 02:55 ]

Authorisation codes                                                      I have been advised that the codes have been issued, therefore, should be with you in the next couple of days.  Codes must be brought to the nursery in order to claim and access your child’s funded placement.

 Fee payments                                                            A wee reminder that fees must be paid in advance as per fee contract in order to access placement. 

 Care Home Visits                                                                                                Our visit to the Care Home was so successful that we have been asked to make this a regular thing, therefore, we have arranged a visit for next week.  Groups of children will have the opportunity to participate in block sessions as we feel this would be more beneficial to them and the residents.

 In Service DayThe nursery will be closed on Monday 12th February for an in service day.  Term time children and also college funded placements will also be off on the Tuesday and Wednesday to return as normal on Thursday.

Weekly Diary – Week beginning 22nd January 2018

posted 22 Jan 2018, 08:23 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 22 Jan 2018, 08:23 ]

Robert Burn’s Day 

Wear something tartan to celebrate St Andrew’s Day on Thursday. The children shall be singing traditional songs, reciting poems and of course Scottish dancing and music


Care Home Visit

Some of our Butterflies are going to visit a local care home on Wednesday to sing some Scottish songs for the residents.  This is a fabulous opportunity for intergenerational experiences that will hopefully influence our children’s views for later life


Staff updates

We have two new members of staff; Cheryl who will be working with Kate and Becky in the Caterpillar Room and Hayley who will be forming the Red Group in the Butterfly Room


Authorisation codes

The January authorisation codes are due to be issued soon, it is the parents rersponsibility to ensure we receive them as without them we will be unable to provide placement. We will notify you when you should expect them in the post


Change of clothes

Please check that your child has appropriate clothing kept in their bags, for the babies this includes bibs, wipes and nappies.


Weekly Diary – Week beginning 27th November

posted 28 Nov 2017, 07:46 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 28 Nov 2017, 09:16 ]

St Andrew’s Day                                         Wear something blue or tartan to celebrate St Andrew’s Day on Thursday.

Christmas Parties                                                                                                                                    The Caterpillar Room’s party will be on Friday 15th December between 9 and 11am.  Afternoon/sessional children should attend at this time instead of their normal session.  The Butterflies party will be in the afternoon, 1:30 to 3:30 pm and likewise morning children should attend during this time and not the morning session. Michelle and Stephanie will speak to the Baby Room individually.
Nativity/Christmas show  This will be held on Tuesday 19th December.  Babies and Caterpillars will be at 10am and the Butterflies at 2pm.  As with the Christmas parties all Caterpillars to attend in the morning and Butterflies in the afternoon

Pantomine For a special Christmas treat we have arranged for Geez-a–break Productions to come and perform their pantomine ‘Pinnochio’.  The show begins at 10am therefore, all Caterpillars and Butterflies should attend in the morning session.  This is also the last day before we finish for the Christmas period to return on Thursday 4th January.

Weekly Diary – Week beginning 20th November

posted 21 Nov 2017, 07:32 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 21 Nov 2017, 07:32 ]

Child to Keyworker  

                                                                               Please ensure you take your child to your keyworker at the beginning of each session.  For the Butterfly room there will be signs above the children’s trays indicating which area you will find their keyworker.

Nursery shoes                                                                                                   It would be a great help if you could mark your children’s shoes with their name or initials and replace in their bags daily as many are getting misplaced or mixed up.  We have delible pens that you can use, which will make a permanent mark.


Daily diary online                                                                       The Caterpiller Room are moving to producing the daily diaries online like the baby room.  This is a more eco efficient way and provides an opportunity for feedback from working or busy parents who may not have the time when they drop off or collect their child/ren.


Thank you to all who donated to this on Friday, we raised £49.50

Parent’s meetings                                                         Baby and Caterpillar rooms will take place on Tuesday 28th and Zoe and Connor’s groups will be Wednesday 29th and Ashleigh will speak to parents individually.

Wooden Pallet                                                                                         Stephanie and Kate are looking for a wooden pallet to create something special in the Caterpillar Room.  If you can help please speak to them directly.


Week beginning 13th November

posted 14 Nov 2017, 12:36 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 14 Nov 2017, 12:37 ]


We will be supporting The Children in Need Appeal this Friday by having a pjama day in the Butterfly and Baby Rooms. The Caterpillars will be having a Teddy Bear’s Picnic, therefore, should bring alomg their favourite teddy to join them


Lost Property                                                                                              Please check the basket in the cloakroom area as we shall be recycling any items not are not claimed by the end of the week

Parent’s meetings                                                                                             We are planning to hold parent’s meetings to discuss your child’s progress and development over the next few weeks.  Appintments will be allocated and ongoing throughout the day.  Please see your keyworker next week to secure your chosen time.

Christmas Fayre                                                                                              We shall be holding our annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 9th December.  There will be a wide selection of stalls to browse including a tombola and of course Santa will be there in his Grotto. Times are still to be confirmed.


Week beginning 23rd October

posted 23 Oct 2017, 12:43 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 23 Oct 2017, 12:43 ]


We shall be having our Halloween parties on Tuesday. There will be one in both morning and afternoon sessions, therefore, speak to your child’s keyworker who will be able to advise which party your child will attend.  There will be a prize for the best costume at each party.


You should all now be receiving your online journal notifications, please respond with comments on your child’s learning as this helps us plan for their future learning and progression.  If you have not received any notifications yet or have problems accessing these please speak to your keyworker who will be able to advise you further. 

We would like to introduce Danielle to the staff team. She will be working in the baby rooms with Stephanie and Michelle.


Week beginning 9th October

posted 9 Oct 2017, 01:53 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 9 Oct 2017, 01:53 ]

Stones/pebbles                                                                                                  So far, only a few children have brought in their stone, please look about your local environment for one that they are able to paint their name on.

 In Service Day and October Week                                                                   Please remember that the nursery will be closed on Friday 13th October for an In service day.  The following week is the October week therefore, term time placements and those funded by college should not attend as it is outwith their funded session.

Lending Library                                                                                           Please remember to bring your lending library books back to be issued with your next one on Wednesday. 

                                                                             Learning Journals  These are currently being updated and we hope to have them in action again soon.

Week beginning 18th Sept

posted 18 Sep 2017, 02:52 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 18 Sep 2017, 02:52 ]

Dinosaur Topic

The Butterfly Room (3-5) have indicated dinosaurs as their chosen topic.  Therefore, we will be turning the nursery into a prehistoric area of discovery.

Caterpillar Room

  Please ensure that children have appropriate clothing and wellingtons for outdoor play as we have been spending a lot of time in the garden area and the grass is usually wet and muddy.

Stones/pebbles                                                    Ashleigh is devising a new sign in strategy for the children, therefore, we are asking for everyone to bring in a stone or pebble, approximately 10 x 5cms, which will enable us to paint on their names.

Early Years Expansion Survey                               We have been asked by the council to make you aware of a survey regarding the proposed expansion of funded hours.  This can be accessed at www.bit.ly/elc-survey

September Weekend – The nursery will be closed on Friday 22nd and Monday 25th

Week beginning 11th September

posted 11 Sep 2017, 04:56 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 11 Sep 2017, 04:57 ]

LEARNING JOURNALS                                             Have now been refreshed for this year. New children will receive a link to set up your account and If existing ones have forgotten login details please speak to Wendy who will assist you further.



Authorisation codes for funded 3 year old places have now been issued from the council.  Please sign and return them as soon as they arrive as failure to do so will result in funding being withdrawn.


CATERPILLARS  Kate and Nicole are looking for any old clothing that the children can use to cut up and attach to their life size drawings of themselves

Remember to like and follow our Facebook Page to see the most up to date posts of what the children are taking part in during their nursery day.


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