Possible Re-Opening on 22nd February 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you will be aware, it was announced that the Scottish Government’s intention is for childcare settings to re-open to children from 22nd February. This is subject to continued progress in suppressing the virus and will be subject to final confirmation on the 16th February.

We will let you know once we have had confirmation and fingers crossed, we will see you all back on the 22nd February.

Stay Safe Everyone.


There is a wealth of resources and materials available online for ELC practitioners/other educators to use to support children and families learning at home.

Here are links to various useful websites, which offer guidance and inspiration for both staff and parents/carers on how to engage children with meaningful and developmentally appropriate experiences outdoors. Particularly during this time of Covid-19, it is important that we consider our children and families’ wellbeing and encourage them to be active, connect with each other and have fun in nature.

You will find a collection of links to online resources to support outdoor learning and Learning for Sustainability through this Education Scotland Wakelet https://wakelet.com/wake/dx8-511rFvLFU03clV9eh.

Key ELC links:

The Wild Network https://www.thewildnetwork.com/wild-time-learning

Inspiring Scotland/Thrive Outdoors https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/results/?type=publication&fund=thrive-outdoors&order-filter=date

Outdoor & Woodland Learning Scotland https://www.owlscotland.org/resources/early-years-resources/

Learning through Landscapes https://www.ltl.org.uk/free-resources/?swoof=1&pa_age=2-5

Outdoor Classroom Day https://outdoorclassroomday.org.uk/resources/

The Wildlife Trusts https://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/

Virtual Nature School https://www.virtualnatureschool.org/

Newsletter July 2015

Newsletter July 2015

The Newsletter for July 2015 includes the following:

  • Staffing
  • School Children
  • New Children
  • Learning Journals
  • Room Variations
  • Lateness
  • Buggy Storage
  • Change of Clothing
  • Parent Questionnaire

Newsletter May 2015

Newsletter for May 2015

The Newsletter for May 2015 includes the following:

  • Care Inspectorate
  • Fun Day
  • Nursery Closures
  • Parental Stay and Play
  • Change of Clothes
  • Water Bottles
  • Nursery Fees/Vouchers
  • Questionnaires
  • Parent’s Meeting for 3-5 years
  • Sun Cream
  • Learning Journals

Newsletter January 2015

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The latest Little Dreams Nursery newsletter (January 2015) should be arriving in your inbox any day now.

Topics this month include:

  • Staffing
  • Care Inspectorate – December 2014 Inspection
  • Action Plans
  • Stay and Play Sessions
  • Quality Assurance
  • Management Structure
  • Buggy Storage
  • Nursery Closure Dates
  • Holidays
  • Notice Period
  • Lateness
  • Change of Clothing
  • Personal Details
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Security
  • Questionnaires
  • Parent Questionnaire Feedback from November 2014

 

If you haven’t received your newsletter, then please speak to one of the management team and give them your email address.

Thanks,
Little Dreams Nursery

Christmas Wishes 2014

Little Dreams Nursery would like to wish all the children and parents a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Santa had a great time visiting the Nursery! Ho Ho Ho xxx

Santa at the nursery 2014

Fun Day 2014

What a fantastic ‘Fun Day‘ we had a Little Dreams Nursery on Saturday 11th October 2014.

Thank you to all the parents and staff that attended, and for all the children that brightened up the day. We hope that you all had a great time. A BIG thank you again to all the parents for the support and positive feedback of late.

Join us on facebook for more pics.

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Cookin With Kids Pt.2

Here we have found another great collection of recipes for childrens food stuffs, making dinner/lunch/snack time all the more fun.

cooking with kids part 2

 

Visit: KBN Cooking with Kids

 

Buggy Shed

Buggy Storage

We have provided a shed in the garden area for buggies to be stored.  The shed may be used when there is no room to accommodate any more buggies within the storage area inside the front entrance of the nursery.

We hope this solves the problem of lack of storage space and buggies being damaged.

Buggy Shed

Garden Revamp

We’ve given the outdoor fun area a bit of a revamp over the Easter weekend and built a small platform to be used in the ‘Construction’ area, a childs arbour and seat for use in the ‘Story’ area, and given the shed a lick of paint for use in the ‘Roleplay’ area.

Garden Zones

So the 6 main areas of the garden will be:

  • Natural Resources
  • Physical
  • Drawing & Arts
  • Construction
  • Roleplay
  • Story

On a side note, behind the Roleplay area we will be erecting a shed that will act as an ‘overflow’ for the buggies, and hopefully we will have that up in the next few weeks.

Here are some pictures of how the garden was looking on Monday when we had finished.

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Holiday Updates 2014

Please find below a list of holiday dates when the nursery will be closed.

  • Monday 21st April
  • Monday 5th May
  • Monday 14th July
  • Monday 22nd September