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

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!

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,

Method

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

Method

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

Filming Opportunity

RDF Television are currently casting for the next series of The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds and The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds for Channel 4 and looking for a diverse group of children to take part in the new series.

This exciting television series will follow four and five year olds as they take their first steps towards independence and embark on the new challenges of going to school. The series will follow their development from the moment they meet for the first time, through the forming of friendships to learning social rituals and friendly competition. The entire process will be observed and monitored by leading scientists and child psychologists who will provide occasional comment on the children’s stages of development.

RDF are looking for children aged four and five years old and their parents to take part in this television series.

Filming is likely to take place at a location in London and the days are led by two highly trained teachers. RDF cover the cost of travel and accommodation for all children selected to take part in the series.  The children are filmed for no more than 5 hours per day and they would be needed for up to three weeks filming over the summer holidays.

If parents would like to apply they can apply here:  http://bit.ly/sloyoapply