Weekly Diary

Weekly Diary – Week beginning 23rd April

posted by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated ]

Life Cycles....Continuing with the theme in the Butterfly Room, we now have tadpoles and caterpillars to watch and discover the fascinating wonder of nature and how they transform


Photo proofs are back, please complete order and return with payment by Monday 30th April.


Indoor shoes....Please ensure all children’s indoor shoes are replaced in their bags at the end of each session as the shelves are a shared space and there is not enough room for everyone to leave them out

Bonus Ball.... numbers available, £1 stake for £45 prize! 

Week beginning 16TH April

posted 16 Apr 2018, 01:38 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 16 Apr 2018, 01:38 ]

Our Chicks! .... Mumble, George, Rosie and Fluffy (now named Forrest Gump) after his exceptional recovery from splayed legs have settled well into their new enclosure with Daisy and Buttercup the rabbits.  Their outdoor hen house has been ordered and we will prepare this for when they are old enough to venture outside. One of our parents has suggested we put out a donation box for them which can be filled with sawdust, hay, chickfeed etc.  Great idea, thank you as this will be a great help. 

Bonus ball.....we were thinking of reintroducing this;  you buy a bonus ball for £1 per week and if your number is the bonus ball on Wednesday’s lotto draw you win £45

Football Cards....

Another possible fundraiser is our football cards, if you have a big family or would be able to take into your workplace please see Wendy for further details

Photographer .....We will distribute the photo proofs as soon as we get them back from Ali

Caterpillar cloakroom....please ensure you hang your child’s jacket on their own coathangers and store shoes in their labelled section



Weekly Diary – Week beginning 26th March

posted 26 Mar 2018, 01:42 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 26 Mar 2018, 01:42 ]

Easter ....We shall be having the Easter parties for each room on Thursday and we are hoping the Easter Bunny will come along! The nursery will be closed on Friday 30th and Monday 2nd April.  Term time and college funded children will be off until Monday 16th April.

We have 10 chicks!.....and the winner of the questionnaire is Evan’s Mum Kirsty.  We are going to keep 4 of them however, we need help in making them a home in the nursery.....so if you are or know of a joiner/handyman who would be willing to lend a hand, please let us know as we have just over a week to create this. To fund the other items we require to keep the chicks we plan to have a tombola and have a few stalls selling items such as hair accessories, toys etc. as well as a tombola and football cards, therefore if you have anything you can hand in for this it would be greatly appreciated.

Sports Relief

Thank you for all your donations, the children had a fabulous time and we shall be uploading some of the footage to the Sports Relief website.

Photographer .....Ali will be here on Wednesday, if you would like family photos taken please let Wendy know to enable us to book you a slot.

Zoe...will be finishing up on Thursday for maternity leave, we wish her the very best and look forward to meeting her new arrival in April.

Week beginning 19th March

posted 20 Mar 2018, 05:30 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 20 Mar 2018, 05:30 ]

Sports Relief

Thank you for all your suggestions and as a result this week the children shall be practising;

Monday – Golf

Tuesday – Kick boxing

Wednesday – Gymnastics

Thursday – Cricket/rounders

Friday – Zumba

Please ensure children are wearing suitable clothing in order to take part and we are asking for a £1 donation for this worthy cause.

Our eggs will be hatching this week!....we will keep you posted on Facebook!    


Spring flowers.....
are beginning to grow in the garden, therefore, please do not let the children walk across the grass as you may damage them.                                                                         


Weekly Diary – Week beginning 12th March

posted 12 Mar 2018, 03:10 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 12 Mar 2018, 03:11 ]

St Patrick’s Day  is on Friday.  Children can wear something green and we will join in with Irish dancing, stories and songs

 Sport Relief

Next week, we are learning a different sport each day and finishing on Friday with an obstacle course.  We ask that all children contribute £1 and we will submit this from all at Butterfly Nursery 


Pre-school Vision Screening Will take place on Friday 27th April.

Hatching eggs                                                                                               Have you filled in the questionnaire?  There is a prize for the winner drawn from correct answers.


Photographer                                                                                                  Ali will be back on Wednesday 28th March.  If you would like siblings or family photos please let Wendy know who will book you in for a time slot.

Week beginning 5th March

posted 5 Mar 2018, 06:53 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 5 Mar 2018, 06:53 ]

World Book Day

We will now celebrate World Book Day on Tuesday 5th March by bringing in your favourite story and/or dressing up as your favourite character.

Hatching eggs

                                                     Our eggs arrived on Tuesday!  We have 16 to hatch, watch their progress on our Facebook Page.


Photographer                                                                                                  Ali will be back on Wednesday 28th March.  If you would like siblings or family photos please let Wendy know who will book you in for a time slot

Weekly Diary – Week beginning 26th February

posted 26 Feb 2018, 03:08 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 26 Feb 2018, 03:08 ]

World Book Day

We will be celebrating World Book Day on 1st March by bringing in your favourite story and/or dressing up as your favourite character. We also have tokens to give out which you can use towards any book or there is also a selection of free books.  We would recommend ‘Oi Goat’ as we have the previous one ‘Oi Frog’ in nursery and the children really like it as it is a rhyming book


Hatching eggs 

                                                                                              Our eggs are arriving on Tuesday!  Therefore, the Butterfly Room will commence their topic of life cycles which will continue their learning and understanding of this wonder of nature


Learning Journals                                                                                                 There has been a great response to the parental contributions in the Learning Journals.  It has been great seeing all the wonderful things the children have been doing at home and even extending and transferring their learning from the nursery

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.


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