Early Days Update

What an exciting week the babies have had! We were so lucky that we got lovely warm weather for our annual trip out to North Berwick.

We drove down there in the minibus with our friends and teachers.😁 Once we got down there, we walked around the new environment and found a perfect spot by the park to have our yummy picnic lunch. After lunch of course, we couldn’t wait to play at the park.

The children had a blast running around the park playing on all the different equipment. We also had a fantastic time at the beach with our buckets and spades to make sandcastles. We also walked down to the water pool with our teachers and got to dip our feet in, this made the sand stick to all of our toes which was so Tickly😆.

We were all so tired from such a busy day that we slept the whole bus journey back to nursery. We can’t wait till next time so we can do it all over again.



What an exciting week for the Tweenie room. We got to go on our annual summer trip to North Berwick- that we have all waited so long for.

We all got on the minibus in the morning, which was exciting enough, but the excitement just kept on coming. Once we arrived at North Berwick, we headed straight for the park where we found the perfect spot to sit and eat our picnic lunch prepared for us by Jamie.

After lunch we had a run around on the grass and developed our gross motor skills and hand eye coordination by playing with the different sized balls – kicking, throwing and rolling the balls to our friends and teachers. We also played with the parachute, standing underneath it while our teachers waved it in the air above us.

After all this fun in the park we took a nice walk down to the beach. The children were all fascinated with the boats in the harbour, pointing to them and smiling.

All the children then went onto the sand for a play. Some children stayed at the top of the beach playing with the spades and buckets, creating lots of lovely things while the other children went for a paddle in the water.

It was a good job we had spare clothes and towels with us as the children were very enthusiastic in the water😁.

We are already so looking forward to our next trip!


Last week the Toddlers have had lots of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful sunny weather. We visited Mckeown park, Saughton park and Yellowcraig’s Beach. We have been practising our climbing skills, balance skills and further developing our upper body strength using the park equipment.


The Toddlers have shown lots of interest in transport, we were able to experience this first-hand on our many trips out. We took the minibus to Yellowcraig’s beach, the tram to Saughton park and we have spotted lots of buses and cars from the window in our toddler room! We have been doing lots of mark making with our toy cars by rolling them into paint and sand and onto paper to see the different patterns and marks they make.


Our summer trip was great fun! We had lots of fun splashing in the water, exploring the rock pools and playing in the sand. The great big park at the beach was also lots of fun!



What an amazing week we’ve had at Old Coates House. Where do we begin, we’ve had so much fun! We started our week with our annual Summer Trip to Yellowcraig Beach where we enjoyed our minibus journey to and from nursery, it was a great journey on the return home 💤 😴😆 We loved having our picnic lunch in the park, which then followed by a play in the park (of course) and then the most exciting part of the entire trip…GOING TO THE BEACH!! We were SO excited we couldn’t wait to get in the water and splash each other, dig up the sand to build sandcastles and waterfalls as well as looking for sea creatures, shells and seaweed. It was a good job we brought our change of clothes and towels because some of us had far too much fun and excitement and got absolutely drenched. But we absolutely loved it!


Some of us enjoyed a trip to the library. Yep, you read it right, we FINALLY got our trips back to the library after all this time, and it’s as if we had never been away from the place. We knew exactly where to go, how to behave and what we to do at the library. We had to remind Ruxi and Jose at times because they were just being too noisy 🤣📖 We returned the books we had borrowed and found lots of new books to bring back and read to our friends and teachers and put them in our own library we have set up.


It’s a very special day on Sunday for our Daddy’s, so we also found time in our busy schedule to make something to give to them this weekend. We hope you are going to love them as much as we loved making them just for you. 🥰


And as it’s a BIG game on Friday night we had our very own football match; England vs Scotland and we had the best time. Alex was afraid she would be the only England player but it turns out we have more secret supporters than first thought and with the game finishing on a draw, a penalty shootout was decided and it ended up on Scotland winning 2-1. Alex did not think this was a fair result 😆🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿


We made predictions on what we thought results will be, with some making sensible guesses and others making wild predictions of 100-5 to Scotland!!


We can’t wait for next weeks fun and learning.