Arthurlie Family Centre

July 31, 2020
by Denise

Starting Nursery Booklet

This booklet has information for all new children starting at the Family Centre.

This may also provide useful information for returning children in relation to changes that have been made due to current COVID-19 guidelines.

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the centre – 0141 570 7500

Starting Nursery Booklet

July 14, 2020
by Mr Pollock

Lets Play Sessions

You will notice Family First are tweeting about Let’s Play. This was the timetable and the plan that was in place before CoVid hit us. It keeps it in a focus and there are tips and links within each tweet to support parents in the meantime. Click below to access the Let’s Play Timetable

Let’s Play Timetable

June 17, 2020
by Mr Pollock

Important Information

Dear families,

In August children in schools and nurseries will follow a “blended” learning  model, with some time at school/ nursery and some time at home. It would be really helpful if you could let us know about any brothers or sisters you have in local schools or nurseries so that we can try to coordinate around this.  Please use the link below to access our survey.

June 8, 2020
by Mr Pollock


Good morning,

Please find link to updated resources to support children and families from Play Scotland.

June 8, 2020
by Mr Pollock

National Smile Month. Week 4; 8th – 12th June

Good morning everyone,
The sun is shine and giving us a reason to smile!
Here are some ideas for week 4 of National Smile Month for you to use and share.
Week 4; 8th – 12th June
Key message:- No official key oral health message this week just “Keep on Smiling!”
Literacy activities
  • Smiley sonnets.  Create a poem about what a smile means to you. You could even record yourself reciting it!
  • “What makes me smile” videos. Create a video saying what is making you smile during lockdown.
  • Make a video of yourself singing a song with the word “Smile” in the title.
If families are happy to share their videos with East Renfrewshire social media you can send them to  Please do this at any point during week beginning 8th June as they will probably post various videos over the week.
If families or establishments are posting on their own social media accounts please use #SmileMonth.
Comms department are still looking for any videos of staff talking about what makes them smile during lockdown, you don’t have to wait until 8th June to send them in!
Brush smile repeat poster; please feel free to put this on any email/newsletter/posts you are using to share the information.
Here is a copy of the Pam Ayers poem “Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth!”, written to mark the very first National Smile Month in 1977, to inspire our budding poets.
Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth,
And spotted the dangers beneath
All the toffees I chewed,
And the sweet sticky food.
Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth.
I wish I’d been that much more willin’
When I had more tooth there than fillin’
To give gobstoppers,
From respect to me chopper,
And to buy something else with me shillin’.
When I think of the lollies I licked
And the liquorice allsorts I picked,
Sherbet dabs, big and little,
All that hard peanut brittle,
My conscience gets horribly pricked.
My mother, she told me no end, ‘If you got a tooth, you got a friend’.
I was young then, and careless,
My toothbrush was hairless,
I never had much time to spend.
Oh I showed them the toothpaste all right,
I flashed it about late at night,
But up-and-down brushin’
And pokin’ and fussin’
Didn’t seem worth the time – I could bite!
If I’d known I was paving the way
To cavities, caps and decay,
The murder of fillin’s.
Injections and drillin’s,
I’d have thrown all me sherbet away.
So I lie in the old dentist’s chair,
And I gaze up his nose in despair,
And his drill it do whine
In these molars of mine.
‘Two amalgam,’ he’ll say, ‘for in there.’
How I laughed at my mother’s false teeth,
As they foamed in the waters beneath.
But now comes the reckonin’
It’s me they are beckonin’
Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth.
Many thanks again for your continued support.
Any questions or comments do please get in touch.
Debbie Wilson
Community Nursery Nurse
Health Improvement Team
East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership
Mob: 07703191317
Eastwood Health and Care Centre
Drumby Crescent
G76 7HN
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