Incy Wincy Spider

The children at Old Coates House have been enjoying loose parts play using guttering to create waterfalls outdoors.

This activity had encouraged  collaboration, sharing, thinking, problem-solving and decision-making with the children.

We then took out some spiders and sang the Incy Wincy Spider song and discussed how the water pushes the spider back down the spout!

Summer Fun

We have had a busy few weeks at Early Days and Old Coates House.

We had a fantastic time at sports day, with all the children and parents enjoying all the energetic activities!

Our teddy bear picnic also went really well, with the younger children enjoying playing with their soft toys.

Finally, our parent BBQ on Friday was great fun with staff enjoying some time to relax with parents – thank you to those who made it along.

It’s BBQ Time!

All parents, are invited to our annual summer BBQ which will take place on Friday 7th July 2017  from 6pm until 9pm at Old Coates House.

Please can you let Nic know by Wednesday 5th July if you are able to attend so that we are able to arrange catering for everyone.

This event is a parent and staff social event and unfortunately we will not be able to have any children attend this event.

We look forward to welcoming you all.

North Berwick Here We Come!

Could we please ask that all children are in at nursery by 08:30 am tomorrow, this will give us enough time to organise our departure to North Berwick.

All Old Coates House children need a rucksack with thick handles (that they can carry alone, not string straps).

The rucksack should have the following in it:

Swimsuit

Towel

Sunhat

Small bottle of water

Change of pants, trousers and socks

Sun cream

Tea

As we normally arrive back at nursery for 5pm, there will be no tea.

We are all looking forward to a fun filled day at the beach!

It’s North Berwick Time!

It’s North Berwick time again!  That must mean that summer is here!  We are hoping that we have great weather for our trip to North Berwick next Wednesday but we will be watching the weather forecast over the weekend.

In terms of travel arrangements for North Berwick,  The Early Days children will be travelling by mini bus/people carrier and the Old Coates House children  will be taking the train.

Babies

As we will be driving the younger children to North Berwick our babies will need to be safely seated in a car seat appropriate to their age and weight.  Can parents please drop off their child’s own car seat on Wednesday morning for us to use.  If there are any problems with this can you please inform nursery staff as soon as  possible.

Old Coates House

All Old Coates House children need a rucksack with thick handles (that they can carry alone, not string straps).  The rucksack should have the following in it :

Swimsuit

Towel

Sunhat

Small bottle of water

Change of pants, trousers and socks

Sun cream

Tea

As we usually arrive back at nursery around 5pm, there will be no tea on Wednesday.

Children who are not in are welcome to join us but must be accompanied by a parent.  Please email back if you are planning to do this.

We are all looking forward to a fun filled day at the beach!

Great Scottish Toddle

This year, in keeping with our love of the great outdoors, we are proud to team up with the Great Scottish Walk & Run Festival on this weekend at Holyrood Park.  This is set to be fantastic weekend of healthy family fun and we would be delighted if you would join us.

We are very proud to be the headline sponsor of The Early Days Nurseries Great Scottish Toddle, which takes place at Holyrood Park from 1.30 pm on Sunday 18th June.  The Toddle is especially for the under 6’s where Early Days Nurseries’ children will have free entry to stretch their legs, enjoy the fun and support some fantastic causes.

All the walks and runs help to raise funds for local charities and we would like to offer as much support as we possibly can.  We would love you to be involved in raising funds and awareness for these three fantastic charities as we enjoy the Festival; Joshua Nolan Foundation, SiMBA, The Junction.

There are lots of other attractions at the Great Scottish Walk & Run Festival and We will be there all weekend with lots of activities in our Toddle Tent to entertain the children, so why not come along and join in the fun!

http://www.greatscottishwalkandrun.co.uk

Getting Ready For School Workshop

The Getting Ready for School Workshop will take place on Tuesday 20th June from 7pm – 8.30pm.

Maureen always has fantastic feedback from pre school parents on this event and most people find it very helpful and positive.

Parents who would like to attend, please can you confirm to your nursery manager by Friday 16th June.

We look forward to seeing you all there.