We’re All Going On A Summer Holiday

Preschoolers and toddlers at Doune Terrace enjoyed a trip to two local travel agents yesterday as we researched our new topic – summer.

We got to look at some holiday brochures and chat to the staff who let us take some away with us so that we can create our own travel agent in back in nursery.

They explained that some countries use different money and this is called currency.

We are really lucky because Enrique used to work as a travel agent and is going to give us all lots of tips about running our own shop.

Botanical Mindfulness

Doune Terrace toddlers spent a mindfulness day at the Botanic Gardens.

We took our special mindfulness basket with lots of different activities in it.

We started by ringing our meditation bowl, this helps the children wind down as the chimes become quieter and quieter.

We loved our smelling activity and this opens up the children’s senses to help with their concentration.

They then enjoyed walking on grass with their bare feet and chatted about how this feeling made them feel.

Introducing Enrique

Hello my name is Enrique, I am from Madrid and moved to Edinburgh in 2015.

I studied Tourism and International Business and worked for a tour operator in Madrid for 3 years however, I have always wanted to work with children.

I am looking forward to working with the children in the nursery as I have been surrounded by children all of my life, with a younger brother and lots of younger cousins.

I love cycling and all outdoor sports.

A Big Welcome To Nadine

Hi my name is Nadine and I am the new temporary cook at Doune Terrace Nursery.

I have a background in catering having worked in different catering settings over the last few years.

I love working with children and I’m looking forward to cooking healthy meals for everyone.

One day I hope to get involved working directly with the children as a childcare practitioner.

Doune Terrace Class Of 2018

What a fantastic afternoon we had celebrating our Pre School children’s graduation at Doune Terrace.

We were all so proud of the boys and girls, they looked very dapper in their gowns and hats.

Good luck in your exciting next step at primary school, what bright futures you all have ahead of you.

Congratulations to our class of 2018.

 

 

It’s That Time Of Year Again…

Doune Terrace were so excited to pack their picnic bags last week and head off to North Berwick for the day.

The boys and girls look forward to this day every year, when the whole nursery gets together and enjoys a day at the beach.

This year was no exception and with the sun shining, they had the best day splashing about in the water and enjoying the swing park.

Can we go back this week please??

Exciting Employee of The Month Information

As part of our staff incentives scheme, we will now also be choosing one member of staff from our admin, cook and maintenance teams every month.

Staff will be recognised for their effort in the following areas:

  1. Enthusiasm

  2. Initiative

  3. Motivation

  4. Positive Attitude

  5. Dedication

  6. Efficiency

Our first Employee of the Month in this category is Ruth Anderson from Melville Street – congratulations!!

Not Too Cool For School

Some of our Doune Terrace pre school children visited Flora Stevenson Primary to have a run around in the playground.

The outing was organised to help with the transition to school this Summer.

After their play, the children took a walk along to the library where Georgia read them a story about starting school.

They had a brilliant morning and school doesn’t seem so scary now!

Say Hello To Rocio

My name is Rocio Coy and I am from Murcia in Spain.

I studied Dramatic Arts and Education of Children at the University of Murcia.

I love to go to the theatre and travel.  My favourite food is Gazpacho and I love the sunshine.

I worked in Escuela Equipo school in Murcia for 2 years and gained qualifications in Montessori and Waldorf education.

I like modern technologies with traditional values.

I am looking forward to getting to know the children at Doune Terrace and their families.

A Big Welcome To Indrani

My name is Indrani Das and I have worked in childcare for the last 7 years.

I love to help children learn skills such as counting, colour and letter recognition, interactive games and storytelling.

I also love to create a caring environment for children to learn and grow.

I am looking forward to getting to know the children at Doune Terrace and their families.