World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

We are so excited to announce that Melville Street beat last year’s total and raised a fantastic £560 for McMillan Cancer Support.

We would like to say a big thank you to all parents, staff and children who baked especially for the event.

We even had grandparents and staff’s families baking yummy goodies to help out.

The tombola proved to be a success too so well done to any winners.

A special thank you also has to go to Steph for organising the whole morning.

Good work all round!

Were You Born To Teach?

We are currently recruiting a qualified teacher to join our pre-school teaching team.

Each of our 4 pre-school nurseries employ a qualified teacher, and these teachers work closely together to deliver the highest quality of teaching and to share best practice.

As a teacher with us you will expected to:

  1. Have a good working knowledge of Curriculum for Excellence, Building the Ambition, How Good is our Early Learning, Child at the Centre and Pre-birth to 3

  2. Lead the learning and teaching in the room

  3. Provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social, intellectual and aesthetic education

  4. Ensure our children have fun whilst learning in a safe and caring environment

You will be working 4 days a week, and will enjoy a competitive salary, over 8 weeks holiday a year and on-going support and career development from our dedicated team of managers.

Requirements:

  1. GTC Qualified

  2. Experience of working in a nursery, school or other childcare setting

  3. Enthusiastic, motivated and caring attitude

This post is considered regulated work with children and/or protected adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. You will be required to join the PVG Scheme.

If you are interested in this opportunity and feel that you have the required skills and experience, please submit an up-to-date CV to recruitment@earlydaysnurseries.org.uk

 

Say Yes To Yoga

We are so excited to announce that all of our staff have now attended a 2 hour training session on Yoga for Children.

 

During this training we covered many different yoga positions, breathing exercises and group yoga moves. 

 

Yoga helps to engage the heart, mind and body. It helps children to develop their emotional intelligence, communication skills, trust and empathy.

 

It is also a great non competitive activity which helps to nurture teamwork and leadership, and helps to provide a calmer and more productive learning environment.

But most importantly, it is lots of fun!

Forest School Is Back!

We are so lucky to have Steve and our Forest School team back in action after the Summer.

All our pre school children have the amazing opportunity to enjoy Forest School once a week.

From climbing our very own mountain, Blackford Hill, to picking brambles to bake with back at nursery, the boys and girls enjoy every minute.

Our June and July Winners

Congratulations to our June and July Employee of the Month Winners in Mindfulness.

Doune Terrace Nursery – Zowie and Idrani

Early Days and OCH Nursery – Jose and Georgia

Walker Street Nursery – Jenny and Veronica

Melville Street Nursery – Dionne and Kismet

Support Staff – Kay and Isabel


August Incentive

Our Employee of the month, staff incentive focus for August will be on Room Area Planning.  The criteria for this are as follows:

Area planning is a tool used by practitioners to develop areas in each room.

This provides children with challenging and stimulating learning experiences.

Please feel free to look at these sheets on the planning boards outside each room and feedback would be much appreciated.

A Friendship That Spans Generations

The children at Old Coates House asked if they could invite some of their friends from Murrayfield Care Home over for afternoon tea yesterday.

They made invitations, planned the menu, did the shopping, made decorations AND served our visitors the fabulous home made food.

The children were perfect hosts and hostesses, and it was such a lovely afternoon for everyone.

Great job boys and girls!

Doune Terrace Class Of 2018

What a fantastic afternoon we had celebrating our Pre School children’s graduation at Doune Terrace.

We were all so proud of the boys and girls, they looked very dapper in their gowns and hats.

Good luck in your exciting next step at primary school, what bright futures you all have ahead of you.

Congratulations to our class of 2018.

 

 

Exciting Employee of The Month Information

As part of our staff incentives scheme, we will now also be choosing one member of staff from our admin, cook and maintenance teams every month.

Staff will be recognised for their effort in the following areas:

  1. Enthusiasm

  2. Initiative

  3. Motivation

  4. Positive Attitude

  5. Dedication

  6. Efficiency

Our first Employee of the Month in this category is Ruth Anderson from Melville Street – congratulations!!