Website, App and Social Media

As I am sure you have all noticed, things have been a little quiet on the app and social media recently.

We are in the process of redesigning all our online features and are looking forward to launching this in the New Year.

Thank you for your patience while we create something new and exciting.

Merry Christmas x

Can It Really Be 20 Years?!

In 1999, Maureen Crandles took over a small nursery with just 30 children. Roll on 20 years and there are now over 500 children, in six locations. Wow!

We would love to see faces, old and new, to help us celebrate this wonderful achievement.

With fun for all the family, it is sure to be a fantastic day!

Say Hello to Courtney

Hi my name is Courtney and I have recently started at Doune Terrace Nursery.

I enjoy looking after children, especially my wee sister and I am excited to pursue my career in childcare.

I also enjoy messy play and energetic outdoor play.

I look forward to getting to know all of the children and parents at Doune Terrace.

Nursery Activities

Our nursery activities are due to resume soon, please see detailed below the term dates and costs.


Swimming

02/09/19 – 29/11/19

£80.00


Bambino Beats

02/09/19 – 29/11/19

£20.00


Tutti Footy

02/09/19 – 29/11/19

£20.00


A permission and payment sheet will be put up outside each room for you to complete if you wish your children to take part in these activities.

As always payment should be made online, over the phone or via the Early Days Nurseries App.  When making any online payment please can you put your child’s name and the activity as a reference.

Online Journals for Leavers

Just a little reminder to any parents of children leaving us soon, to ensure they download their child’s learning journal, or save any photos/videos they wish to keep.

The journals will be kept activated for a week or so to give you time to do this.

This can be done by clicking on the convert to pdf file underneath your child’s profile photo.

You can also select the gallery option which will give you a view of all photos then you can right click and save.

Please let us know if you needs any help with this.

June at Doune!

What a busy month Doune Terrace are having!

It all kicked off with our annual trip to North Berwick. It was such a great day where the babies enjoyed a picnic in the park followed by an afternoon at the beach. We built sandcastles and collected lots of shells to take back to nursery.

Then came our fab invite to the Garden Party at Holyrood Palace. The boys and girls enjoyed a fantastic tour then got the chance to dress in in hats and jewels for a tea party.

We rounded off last week with a fabulously sunny sports day. All the usual events were on, with the children competing to their usual high standard!

The parents race was especially fun to watch too!

Phew, what next?

 

Keeping Our Coasts Clean

Our Coastal Classroom has been up and running for a few weeks now with much success.

The children are absolutely loving their lessons and learning so many new skills.

This week however, we focused on something a little different; our very own Early Days beach clean up.

It’s no secret that our coastline is becoming increasing polluted with plastic waste causing worrying environmental statistics for the future.

As a nursery we know how important it is not only to teach our children how to learn and grow, but also how to protect their own futures and the planet we live on.

With this in mind, we will continue to incorporate our beach clean up into our lessons. We also ask that whenever you find yourself at the beach, you do the same.

Lets save our coastlines one piece of plastic at a time.

 

Recipe Of The Week – Chicken Curry

Ingredients –

½ fresh red or green chilli, chopped,

2 cloves of garlic, chopped,

15g fresh ginger, chopped,

1 large onion, chopped,

1tbsp vegetable oil,

1tbsp coriander,

3tsp cinnamon,

2tsp turmeric,

3tsp cumin,

1 400g tin chopped tomatoes,

5tbsp mango chutney,

400g chicken breast, diced,

1 tin coconut milk,

4tbsp fresh coriander, chopped,


Method – 

  1. In a large saucepan, fry the onion and spices with a little oil over a medium heat until soft.

  2. Add the chicken and fry for 5 minutes until cooked and coated.

  3. Add all other ingredients and simmer gently for 30 minutes.

  4. Serve with some fluffy rice or nann bread

Serves 4