Introducing Samina

Hi, my name is Samina. I’ve been working with Early Days Nurseries for over a year.

I have nearly completed my childcare qualification and I am also a qualified makeup artist.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family especially my niece and nephew.

Other things I enjoy is reading and socialising.

I love being around children and look forward to begin my new career in childcare.

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!

Say Hello To Sofia

Hi, my name is Sofia and I have recently left Broughton High School to come and work at Walker Street Nursery.

Working with children is something I have always wanted to do. I babysit for my friend’s children which I love and I am always helping my family out too.

I also gained experience working in Prospect Bank Primary School.

I am currently working towards my SVQ Level 3 qualification and I am looking forward to getting to know all of the children.

 I adore animals. I have 2 dogs and 1 cat and in my spare time I enjoy taking my dogs on walks along the beach.

Apples and Pears

Our children at Walker Street Nursery were lucky enough to explore Maureen Crandles garden today.

We were there on a very special visit – to help harvest the apples and pears from the beautiful fruitful trees.

We filled five huge tubs of the fruit which we donated to businesses for everyone to enjoy.

And of course we kept a load back for Suzi to make some yummy fruit crumble.

 

Our Heroes Next Door

The children at Walker Street had a very special visit from the Fire Brigade last week.

We were all very excited to sit inside the fire engine, try on their hats and play with the water hose.

Even though firefighters had 2 emergency calls while they were with us and had to rush off, they came back each time and answered all our questions.

We are so lucky to have such dedicated emergency service teams.

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.