Children and Staff Update

Children

We are now well in to the transition process and the children have been practising in their new rooms. You should receive transition paperwork before your child moves to the new room. Please feel free to contact myself or Damaris or Claire should you wish to discuss any issues.

Staffing

There are a few changes in staffing which will take place soon:

Claire Allan has been appointed joint manager with Damaris. This is to help with having 2 locations. Claire will focus on the 0 – 3 years age group and Damaris will manage No 17 Walker Street. Both ladies will cover for each other during absence and holidays.

Congratulations to Claire!

Steph Wilson goes off on maternity leave in October and I have appointed a new lady who has a paediatric qualification. Her name is Adeline Lebreton and she has significant experience with under 3’s.

Adeline will join the baby staff in August.

Morgan Fitzpatrick will also join us in No 10 Walker Street.

I have also appointed another teacher to join No 17 Walker Street. His name is Graeme Dawes Salazar and he will join the teaching team in August (after his wedding) and he is a G.T.C. registered teacher who brings many skills to the post. At present Graeme is working in our Melville Street Nursery.

Laura Serrano is off to Australia with her partner and we wish her every happiness and many thanks for all she has done in the pre-school room.

Sharon Morrison returns from maternity leave in August and will work with Shireen in No 17 Walker Street.

Chloe Connolly returns in October from Camp America.

Joe Crandles is off to Newcastle University in September.

I have also appointed Adam Mitchell who is in his second year of his education degree to cover whilst Chloe Conolly is off.

We have planned a Curriculum/Social Evening in September (date T.B.C.) and you will have a chance to meet the new and ‘old’ staff, hear about our plans and see what your clever children are doing.

Garden

The garden at No 10 Walker Street is almost there! The play equipment should arrive late July / early August and the conservatory should be completed in the next 2 weeks. YIPPEE! Thank you for your patience.

Meet Noa!

My name is Noa Vazquez and I am a nursery practitioner working in the baby room. I am from Spain and moved to Edinburgh 6 years ago.

I have a degree as a primary school teacher and I am an early years professional.

I love working with children and helping them to grow.

In my free time, I love painting, listening to music, going to the cinema and traveling as much as I can.

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:

Swimsuit

Towel

Sunhat

Small bottle of water

Change of pants, trousers and socks

Sun cream

Tea

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!

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.

Babies

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 :

Swimsuit

Towel

Sunhat

Small bottle of water

Change of pants, trousers and socks

Sun cream

Tea

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!