We believe in working together
Successful partnerships between our staff, parents and local community is paramount because this reflects on your child's learning and development. We strive to meet the needs of working parents by providing a flexible approach.
We have an 'open door' policy where parents are welcomed at any time but we also have specific 'Play and Stay' sessions organised.
Parents are invited to share their skills and talents at the nursery. Previously we had a mum came to make Gruffalo finger puppets with the children using recycled materials. Recently for spring time we have made herb gardens with the Remake team. Also we had a visit from Yannik, chef manager at Yann's to make sushi and try exotic fruits with the children. .
We're committed to ensure our children are aware of what facilities and services there are in the local area. With this in mind we regularly take the children out on a variety of outings to include,
- Visits to 'Balhousie Care Home' to plant flower seeds and review the seeds growth with the residents there
- Visits to local allotments to get ideas on what produce grows well in this area to help us decide what we could grow in our garden. We also got advice about growing times, seasonal growing and harvest times
- Walks to 'The Handy Shop' to choose our fruit and vegetables for the week for our snacks and lunches
- Visits to Morrison's Academy to enjoy some gym sessions
- Walks to Macrosty Park and to the Hydro Woodlands to improve our outdoor learning experiences
- Utilising the local bus service to take a trip round the town
- Walking challenges to be aware of and count how many steps wee take
- Visits to the library to see Bookbug, rhyme time and to review the books on offer
- Transistion sessions throughout the year with Crieff Primary and other local catchment area schools
- Working with the local Greenspace Ranger to support us in redeveloping our garden. He also supports us with our woodland visits to assist the children to work towards achieving a Patrick Geddes Award. This is an enviromental award showing their involvement in caring for the local environment.
We are proud of our Green Flag award and our Eco-work within nursery and we would be delighted to welcome parents to support us to ensure we can maintain our Green flag status. The children are regularly involved in litter picking, and recycling within nursery and we visit local recycling points. We also 'up-cycle' some of our rubbish into fantastic models and sculptures.
We look forward to welcoming any new helpers to showcase our local community.