Nursery News April 2016 Millerfield Place

Nursery News April 2016

We have all been enjoying spending more time outside in the nicer weather and we have even managed to have a few picnic lunches in the garden! Can we please ask that all children have their own labelled sunhat and also suncream if you do not wish your child to use nursery suncream.

Front Door Security

Can we please ask parents to ensure that the front door is properly closed behind them by pulling or pushing the door closed.

Out & About

We have been continuing with our visits to our local care home Glencairn and we have enjoyed exploring a range of craft activities with the residents. We plan to have the residents come to visit us at nursery during the summer for some sing songs and some scones!

We have also been having lots of fun on our Forest Schools trips to Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden. The children have been learning about boundaries and developing their gross motor skills with lots of running, balancing and climbing as well as improving their literacy skills by making letters with sticks they have found!

Our library trips to George 1V Bridge have been going really well where the children have been great at listening at story time!

Our Hedgehogs have been getting out and about around the Meadows and to the park as well as exploring their senses at Summerhall as part of the Mini Zoomers group!

Children & Activities

Our current topic in the nursery is Our Community and we would welcome any parent who works in the local community to speak with the older children about what they do. We have been going on lots of Community Walks and talking about what we see on our walk then using our floor books to develop these observations. We have also started going to our local fruit shop on a regular basis with some of the older children where we have been choosing our fruit and learning about money. We have transformed our home corner into a shop and café so the children can carry on their learning about our community.


We currently have a child in the nursery who has a very severe nut allergy and we therefore respectfully ask parents to provide a completely nut free lunch for their child.


Claire has moved on from Meadows Nursery and we’d like to thank her for all her efforts at the nursery and wish her all the best.

Rebecca will be taking over as Room Leader on the ground floor.

Lunch Provision

We have been further considering the options for provision of nursery lunches and the most likely option for the trial will be for Caroline, the Meadows at Pilrig cook, to cook lunch for both nurseries. This requires an upgrade to our equipment at Pilrig to deal with the additional capacity and this is now underway. We will keep you updated.

Diary Dates

Our topic session ‘A typical Day’ will be held on Thursday 5 May 6.30pm-8pm and our parent forum will take place on Monday 23 May.



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