Our Buttercup playroom is a warm, cosy and spacious area with a homely and natural atmosphere, in which children feel settled and cared for in a nurturing environment where they can explore and learn using their natural curiosity, creativity and inquiry.
The importance of continuity of care is recognised within the nursery therefore children’s individual home routines are followed. The children are encouraged to reach their developmental milestones at their own individual pace through play experiences. Children are provided with the opportunities to participate in stimulating daily activities both indoors and outdoors.
Children and staff develop trusting relationships which allow them to thrive and develop at nursery. Secure attachments enable staff to plan effectively for the babies who attend nursery. “Babies thrive when they experience relationships which are warm, secure, consistent, loving and responsive” – Realising the Ambition, Scottish Government 2020
The babies have a separate area to allow for sleep and rest periods throughout the day. They also have access to their own enclosed garden and are taken out for regular walks in the local community.
Parents are asked to provide nappies, wipes and creams as well as sufficient bottles of formula or breast milk if required.
Staff working within the Buttercup Room follow the Pre-Birth to Three Curriculum as well as national practice guidance from The Scottish Government, Care Inspectorate and SSSC.
The Bluebell playroom provides a stimulating environment in which children are encouraged to develop their independence and social skills within a flexible and natural environment.
The environment enables children to explore and learn using their natural curiosity, creativity and inquiry as well as develop their thirst for learning.
Staff working within the Bluebell Room have an understanding of this crucial stage in children’s lives. “Caring for children at this stage requires sensitivity and understanding to the child’s conflicting needs for balance of independence, risk, reassurance and support” – Realising the Ambition, Scottish Government 2020
The children follow a balanced curriculum suitable for their age and stage of development. All activities are child-centred and incorporate both within our large open plan room and outdoor area. There is time for rest and sleep for children if required. The children experience outdoor play on a daily basis and have access to the main enclosed garden.
They are also taken out for regular walks and make good use of the local community.
Staff working within the Bluebell Room follow the Pre-Birth to Three Curriculum as well as national practice guidance from The Scottish Government, Care Inspectorate and SSSC.
Our Sunflower playroom is a natural and stimulating environment where the staff team aim to make each child feel important and valued.
Through their own natural curiosity, creativity and inquiry children are able to develop their thirst for learning as well as develop their own limits through risk-play.
Children grow up quickly at this age, becoming more sociable, developing new skills and interest and learning more about the world. We provide a place where they can create, explore, play and learn.
The children experience a child-led day following their interests that balances structured activities that are on offer and free flow play, taking into account local and national curriculum guidelines. The children have a large open plan room with plenty of space to move around and explore the many opportunities on offer.
Children at this age are active learners and staff support children in widening their experiences and learning in all areas of development. “A high quality learning environment with high quality interactions will enable the young child to support and extend their learning, deepen thinking and make progress” – Realising the Ambition, Scottish Government 2020
They have direct access to our large garden which they access on a daily basis and are taken for local walks within the local community to visit the library, local parks, and shops.
Staff working within the Sunflower Room follow The Curriculum for Excellence – Early Level as well as national practice guidance from The Scottish Government, Care Inspectorate and SSSC.
The nursery has a large safe secure garden which is separated into 2 areas for our different age groups.
The children have the opportunity to access a wide range of equipment where they can use their imagination as well as develop their own limits through risk-play. Children have access to loose parts, pirate ship, and our wooden playhouse. Children can also develop skills for life by exploring the see-saw, climbing frame, mud kitchen, embankment slide, sandpits and a wide selection of bikes.
The children can play in our digging area or water area as well as take part in many activities which can be transferred from inside to the outdoors.
The nursery has an outdoor classroom along with our willow dens and the children enjoy growing flowers. Both gardens have climbing frames with different features suited to the ages where children can develop their physical skills, strength and balance.
All playrooms have direct access to the garden with the Bluebell Room having a little side garden for the children to access freely.
The staff team in the nursery believe there is no such thing as bad weather and children access the outdoor area on a daily basis no matter what the weather brings, rain, snow or sunshine. The nursery has a range of wetsuits for children to access however parents are asked to provide sunhats and sun cream for the better and sunnier weather.
Kool Kidz Nursery
34 Winchester Avenue
01324 825 159