Meet Natasha

Hi, my name is Natasha.

I’ve worked in childcare for three years.

I started my childcare career after years of helping my grandparents look after foster children.

I have a CACHE level 3 diploma for the Early Years Workforce and I am currently studying towards my SVQ3.

I really enjoy working with children because every day is different and they are so happy and eager to learn new things.

Introducing Clare

Hi my name is Clare and I am the cook here at 10 Walker Street.

My background is in the restaurant trade and last year I completed an MSa in gastronomy, which involved many parts of food studies including nutrition.

I focused on infant feeding in my studies and I am passionate about helping children develop healthy eating habits.

I am excited to be a part of Early Days Nurseries and help support parents with any queries about the food we provide for your children.

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.

Introducing Gema

Hi! I am Gema, I’m 27 years old and I am currently studying to be a teacher.

I have worked with children for many years.

I am an art lover, I draw, write and I am also a professional dancer in a company.

I use my knowledge to provide the children with the best learning experiences, who are, with no doubt, the best of my life.

Meet Megan

Hi my name is Megan, I am 18 years old and I have recently joined the Tweenie Team.

I am going to be working towards my SVQ Level 3.

In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends doing lots of different activities, shopping, eating out and going to the cinema.

I have experience working in an additional support unit which was very challenging but also very rewarding.

I am really looking forward to getting to know all of your children and helping them to progress.

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