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.
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!
Our Early Days toddlers have been extremely creative in helping us turn our story corner into the stick mans family tree house.
They used our story baskets which are filled with various props to recreate the story, adding in a little bit of their own imaginative thinking along the way.
Imagination is everything!
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:
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
Lead the learning and teaching in the room
Provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social, intellectual and aesthetic education
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.
Experience of working in a nursery, school or other childcare setting
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 email@example.com
Our toddlers at Early Days have designed their own painting objects using a variety of outdoor materials.
We collected lots of exciting things during our walk to Dean Village which we took back to nursery so we could paint with nature.
It was so interesting to see the different paint patterns each of our new brushes made.
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!