All Our Activities Are Back Next Week!

The new term for all our activities begins the week commencing 14th January and will run until 1st April.

The costs will remain the same and are as follows:

Swimming – £80

Tutti Footy – £20

Bambino Beats – £20

Permission and payment sheets will be available in each of the nurseries and lessons can be paid for using the Early Days Nurseries App.

Christmas Has Arrived At Early Days Nurseries

With only 20 sleeps until Christmas, things are in full swing at all of our nurseries.

We have lots of festive fun coming our way in the next couple of weeks.

The children are so excited for their parties, nativity and the panto.

The staff can’t wait either!

 

 

Colourful Crayon Art

We had an amazing visit from Jenny Knight, a local artist who specialises in crayon art.

The children and staff were buzzing with excitement, creating their own crayon art masterpieces.

We can’t wait to display these in the nursery for all our parents to see.

We also learned all about how art can affect how we feel and bring out different emotions.

What a fantastic day, thank you so much Jenny!

Primary School Registration

If your child was born from 1 March 2014 to 28 February 2015 they can start primary school in August 2019 and you must register them during registration week.

Most schools have open days this Wednesday 31st October with registration taking place w/c 5th November.  There are some useful links for you below (‘read more’ for app users)

Please note that even if you are thinking of deferring your child next year you must still register them at your chosen school.

If you have any questions about registering your child please do not hesitate to give your nursery manager a call.

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/primaryschoolsopenday

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolplaces

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/catchmentmaps

 

Moulding Magic

The children at Old Coates House love using loose parts in our play-doh area.

We have have collected lots of autumnal objects and are getting creative.

Play-doh is a brilliant way to engage children with developing fine motor skills, hand eye coordination and imagination skills.

It can also be calming and therapeutic with the children smashing, squeezing and rolling the play-dough allowing them to release extra energy or stress.

Exciting Announcement

We are excited to announce that Maureen Crandles, our owner and director, will be taking part in a feature on Friday morning on BBC Radio Scotland.

Maureen will be talking to the host on gender stereotypes and how we combat them in our nurseries.

Tune in at 11.10am, it is sure to be a great discussion!

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!