Artists In The Making

Our Pre School children at Doune Terrace have been learning about different artists and their style of painting.

We even took a trip to the Portrait Gallery to look at some sculptures and paintings.

The children have created their own interpretation of Water Lillies by Claude Monet, The Girl with the Pearl Earing by Johannes Vermeer and Balloon Girl by Banksy.

How amazing is their artwork?!

Payment Query

We have had two payments made to the nursery which we have been unable to allocate.

The details are as follows:

SL288473532710 0n 31st October

SL288473530311 on 7th November

If either of these payments look familiar, can you please contact Susan at

Thank you.

Primary 1 Registration

I can’t believe we are already talking about the children starting school in August however,  Primary 1 registration week is 6 to 10 November.

If your child’s date of birth is between 1 March 2013 and 28 February 2014, they are due to start primary school in August 2018.  Even If you are thinking of deferring your child going to school you must still register them.

All City of Edinburgh Council schools are also holding an open day on Thursday 2nd November 2017.

There are posters up in the nurseries but if you wish to check your catchment schools please visit

If you need more information about the open day and registering your child please contact your chosen school.

Recipe Of The Week – Vegetable Curry

1 Large Onion,

2 Peppers (any colour) – chopped,

1 Courgette – chopped,

4 Baby Potatoes – halved,

4 Carrots – chopped,

1/2 Cauliflower – chopped.

1 Tins Tomatoes,

1/2 Fresh Red or Green Chilli – chopped,

15g Fresh Ginger – grated,

2 Cloves of garlic, mashed,

3 tsp Cinnamon,

3 tsp Cumin,

2 tsp Turmeric,

1 tsp Ground Coriander,

1 tbsp Vegetable Oil,

5 tbsp Mango Chutney,

1 Tin Coconut Milk,

4 tbsp Fresh Coriander – chopped,


1. In a large saucepan, fry the onions, all the vegetables, chilli and ground spices with a little vegetable on a medium heat until soft

2. Add the tin of tomatoes and mango chutney

3. Mix the coconut milk and fresh coriander then add to the saucepan

4. Simmer gently for 30 minutes

5. Serve with rice or a baked potato

Curriculum and Nutritional Evening

Just a wee reminder that we are holding our Curriculum and Nutritional Evening on Thursday 6.30pm-8.30pm.

This is a great opportunity for you to come and look around the nursery, find out more about the exciting learning activities that your child experiences and also a great chance to taste some of the delicious food Agnes cooks for the children.

This is an informal evening where you can pop in anytime between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

Please drop Christine/Ruth wee email If you would like to come along.


Recipe Of The Week – Beef Chilli

2 Large Onions,

500g Mince,

2 Peppers (any colour),

2 tbsp Tomato Puree,

2 Tins Tomatoes,

1 Tin Kidney Beans

1 tsp Ground Black Pepper,

2 tsp Paprika,

1 tsp Ground Ginger,

4 tsp Cinnamon,

4 tsp Cumin,

Beef or Vegetable Stock,


1. In a large saucepan, fry the onions, peppers and all the spices with a little vegetable on a medium heat until soft

2. Add the mince and cook until brown

3. Add the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree and stock then simmer for 1 hour on a low heat

4. Add the kidney bean and cook through

5. Serve with rice, tacos or a baked potato

Serves 4.

Meet Samina

Hi my name is Samina and I have recently joined the Tweenie room at Doune Terrace Nursery.

I am currently studying towards my level 3 with North Edinburgh.

I have always loved being around children so I decided to make a career of it. I love watching children grow in confidence and develop their own personalities.

In my spare time I love spending time with my niece and nephew as well as being a keen traveller.

I also enjoy reading and socialising with friends.