We would like to thank all our families for their ongoing support over the past term.
We have had a very exciting week in the lead up to the holidays with some children attending the Easter Service at school. There has been much talk of holidays and exciting trips to visit grandparents and we really hope you all have a super holiday and not forgetting chocolate eggs!
As Easter is late this year we will be having our Easter egg hunt when the children return to nursery .
We would like to share with you a number of staff updates within the nursery.
We all wish Mrs Ferguson the very best of love and good wishes for her maternity leave and cant wait to meet the new little one when he or she arrives. Mrs Fergusson has been overwhelmed with all your kind messages and gifts for the baby and would like to say a big thank you to everyone. In her absence Mrs Tierney will be taking over the Yellow group and Mrs Paterson will be working with Mrs Dalziel in the Blue group.
Mrs Paterson will also continue as Senior within the nursery.
Mrs Dinwoodie has taken up a secondment with Midlothian Council. Her secondment will run till June with a possibility of an extention to this.
We have recently welcomed a new member of staff from Supply – Mrs Moffit .
We have now been running our PEEP sessions for the past seven weeks and they have been a great success. The parents and children have been learning about the importance of routines and developing those important early reading skills. They have had an opportunity to make their own stories and share them at PEEP sessions. We have also discovered how to use maths in our everyday routines and in songs and rhymes.
Our last session was spent discussing our physical development and giving the children opportunities to develop through music and movement.
PEEP sessions are a great opportunity to meet other parents and share ideas and develop relationships. We would love to see more children and parents joining in after the Easter break. Please see the sign in sheet in the nursery and come along we warmly welcome you. If you have any questions Mrs Rao would be happy to assist.
Learning Tree Stories
Mrs Tierney has had some wonderful sessions with the children,making stories and acting them out with each other. Building confidence, imagination and wonder. The children are loving taking part in these sessions and some are even asking to come in on days they don’t normally attend because Mrs Tierney is doing something exciting!
Talk time with Mrs Dalziel and Mrs Calder continue to encourage the children in their relationships with others. Taking turns and being patient but having lots of fun at the same time. Groups have taken part in games that encourage the children in their development and are age and stage appropriate. We will be starting new sessions with more children in the new term.
As many of you may have noticed we are working on our nursery garden just now. Mr Keith Seymour one of our grandparents has kindly built two large planters for the nursery and has also helped us to create two areas one for sand and one for gravel for the children. We simply are delighted and cannot thank Keith enough!
We are really keen to develop one area of the garden as a learning space where our children can plant , nurture and enjoy harvesting and eating things they have grown. We would welcome any offers of plants both indoors and outdoors and is it that time of year when you may be thinking of changing your own gardens. We would welcome any child friendly plants you may not longer need.
We would like to say have a lovely Easter Break and hope the weather stays good for you all.
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May 20th – 24th May
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May 13 -17th