Payment Query

We have had two payments made to the nursery which we have been unable to allocate.

The details are as follows:

SL288473532710 0n 31st October

SL288473530311 on 7th November

If either of these payments look familiar, can you please contact Susan at accounts@earlydaysnursery.org.uk

Thank you.

Primary 1 Registration

I can’t believe we are already talking about the children starting school in August however,  Primary 1 registration week is 6 to 10 November.

If your child’s date of birth is between 1 March 2013 and 28 February 2014, they are due to start primary school in August 2018.  Even If you are thinking of deferring your child going to school you must still register them.

All City of Edinburgh Council schools are also holding an open day on Thursday 2nd November 2017.

There are posters up in the nurseries but if you wish to check your catchment schools please visit www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolplaces.

If you need more information about the open day and registering your child please contact your chosen school.

Recipe Of The Week – Vegetable Curry

1 Large Onion,

2 Peppers (any colour) – chopped,

1 Courgette – chopped,

4 Baby Potatoes – halved,

4 Carrots – chopped,

1/2 Cauliflower – chopped.

1 Tins Tomatoes,

1/2 Fresh Red or Green Chilli – chopped,

15g Fresh Ginger – grated,

2 Cloves of garlic, mashed,

3 tsp Cinnamon,

3 tsp Cumin,

2 tsp Turmeric,

1 tsp Ground Coriander,

1 tbsp Vegetable Oil,

5 tbsp Mango Chutney,

1 Tin Coconut Milk,

4 tbsp Fresh Coriander – chopped,

Method

1. In a large saucepan, fry the onions, all the vegetables, chilli and ground spices with a little vegetable on a medium heat until soft

2. Add the tin of tomatoes and mango chutney

3. Mix the coconut milk and fresh coriander then add to the saucepan

4. Simmer gently for 30 minutes

5. Serve with rice or a baked potato

Recipe Of The Week – Beef Chilli

2 Large Onions,

500g Mince,

2 Peppers (any colour),

2 tbsp Tomato Puree,

2 Tins Tomatoes,

1 Tin Kidney Beans

1 tsp Ground Black Pepper,

2 tsp Paprika,

1 tsp Ground Ginger,

4 tsp Cinnamon,

4 tsp Cumin,

Beef or Vegetable Stock,

Method

1. In a large saucepan, fry the onions, peppers and all the spices with a little vegetable on a medium heat until soft

2. Add the mince and cook until brown

3. Add the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree and stock then simmer for 1 hour on a low heat

4. Add the kidney bean and cook through

5. Serve with rice, tacos or a baked potato

Serves 4.

Recipe Of The Week – Broccoli Soup

1 Large Onion,

1 Teaspoon Of Black Pepper,

Chicken Or Vegetable Stock,

2 Broccoli Heads,

100ml Double Cream,

4 tablespoons of Oil, Butter Or Margarine,

8 Tablespoons for Flour,

Method

1. Roughly chop the broccoli and onions and cook together in a pot

2. Add stock and black pepper to the pot

3. Make a roux by adding the oil, butter or margarine and flour to a saucepan, mix in the pan until soft

4. Once the onions and broccoli have cooked through, add the roux and blend

5. Add double cream to the pot and leave to simmer for ten minutes

6. Serve with warm crusty bread

Serves 4.

Recipe Of The Week – Sweet Potato & Chicken Curry

500g Sweet Potatoes,

4 Skinless Chicken Thighs,

 1 LargeRed or White Onion,

2 Tinned Tomatoes,

125g Spinach,

2 tbsp Curry Paste,

1 Tin Coconut Milk,

1 tbsp Olive Oil,

Method

1. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes, cut the chicken into bite size pieces and dice the onion

2. Cook the sweet potatoes in boiling water for 5 – 7 minutes until tender, drain well then set aside

3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan and add the diced onion and chicken pieces, cook for 5 – 6 minutes until brown and the chicken is cooked through

4. Stir in the curry paste, cook for 1 minute, add the tomatoes and cook for a further minute

5. Pour 100ml of boiling water and mix well, simmer for 5 minutes then add the spinach and cook until wilted

6. Fold in the potatoes and heat through, add coconut milk and simmer for 1 minute

7. Serve with rice

Serves 4.

Early Learning and Childcare Parent /Carer Survey

As you may be aware the Scottish Government has asked councils to have a phased approach to the expansion to 1140 hours by 2020.  

From August, some local authority ELC establishments, if they have capacity, have started to offer 1140 hours. 

In 2016, the Scottish Government asked councils to consult with parents/carers about what models of delivery of 1140 hours they would like councils to trial.  

Could all parents, where possible, please complete the survey on the link below (‘read more’ for app users) as the results of the survey will help strategically plan for the expansion.

INCREASED HOURS SURVEY

Thank you for your help in completing survey.