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.

Swim In Your Own Direction

The toddlers at Early Days have been learning about different sea creatures.

We are using the book, Commotion in the Ocean to identify and name a variety of animals.

It has been so much fun guessing the different shapes and colours, we liked talking about ‘the shark with triangular teeth’

We are also very excited with our new additions to the toddler room… meet Bubbles, Dory and Nemo!


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:




Small bottle of water

Change of pants, trousers and socks

Sun cream


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!