Maureen’s Monday Update

Dear Parents and Staff,

Another week and according to Nicola, another few weeks of lockdown.  We have been blessed with the weather and the sunshine makes everything that bit brighter!

The children in the nursery at Walker Street are enjoying the freedom of the garden and the Churchyard, and our new babies have settled in beautifully.  As always the staff have all been superb.

Nikki is enjoying a well earned break and she is tackling painting her new garden fence.

A few of the staff have been given a provisional acceptance at Glasgow University to start the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Child Care, well done everybody!  Several staff have already completed this degree and another group are well on their way on the course.  This is a great achievement for them all and for the nursery. It is wonderful to see staff grow in confidence and competence when they complete this degree.  I thank them for their commitment and professionalism.

For preschool children, the transition programme planned between our nurseries and our school primary one teachers is to be based around the book ‘Going On A Bear Hunt’. I am working with the staff to give you some ideas how to develop this with your child. We are trying to arrange a different staff member reading the story for you and hope this will be available next week.

I have just received information from the City of Edinburgh Council which gives more detail. Please find the information below, and should you have any queries, don’t hesitate to contact me.

P1 Transition Information

From my home to your home.

Best wishes

Maureen.