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.


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 :




Small bottle of water

Change of pants, trousers and socks

Sun cream


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!

Congratulations Christine!

We would like to say a huge congratulations to our Doune Terrace manager, Christine, on being shortlisted for NMT Nursery Manger of The Year.

Christine will head through to Glasgow tomorrow to be interviewed by a panel of judges along with 4 other finalists.

The award ceremony will take place on the 1st September, where the winner of the 2017 award will be announced.

We are all so proud of Christine on getting this far, it is a huge achievement and we have every confidence that she will go on to win the award.

Congratulations and good luck!

Let’s Fly Away

The toddlers at Early Days have been showing an interest in aeroplanes so we took a trip to Cramond beach to watch the planes go past.

There was so much exciting when the children saw the first plane coming in to land!

We took that excitement back to the nursery and made our own telescopes to go looking for planes out in the garden.

Recipe Of The Week – Fariba’s Frittata

8 Eggs,

2 Onions,

2 Leeks,

Any other vegetables you want to add,

200g Cheese

1 Garlic Clove,

Pinch of Chilli Pepper,

1 Cup of Milk,

Cream (optional),

Pinch of Pepper,


1. Roast vegetables in the oven at 180 degrees

2. Scramble the eggs and add pepper

3. Add garlic and chilli pepper to the roasted vegetables

4. Top the dish with cheese, eggs and milk (1 cup) and cream (opional)

5. Bake for half an hour in oven at 180 degrees

6. Serve with a lovely fresh salad

Serves 4.

Recipe Of The Week – Moroccan Beef or Lamb

500g mince or stew,

250g diced carrots or any vegetable,

2 red or any coloured peppers,

2 large onions,

4 cloves of garlic,

1 tin chickpeas,

2 tins of chopped tomatoes,

2 tablespoon of tomato puree,

2 tablespoon of vegetable oil or butter,

1 teaspoon black pepper,

1 teaspoon turmeric,

1 teaspoon of garam masala,

½ teaspoon of mild paprika,

½ teaspoon of hot paprika,

2 beef stock cubes


1. Pour oil, onions, garlic and all spices in the pot and mix well

2. Add mince or stew and mix with all spice until mince is brown

3. Add carrots, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and peppers, chickpeas and beef stock cubes with one cup of boiling water and leave it on a low heat. Ready in 45minutes

4. Serve with couscous or rice