We aim to make your child’s time at Hazeldene a happy one, when they will be nurtured and encouraged to develop skills and attitudes which will help throughout their life.
We value our partnership with parents very highly and recognise you as the first and most important educators of your child. Children develop a greater sense of wellbeing and their learning benefits from close working relationships between their parents and staff. Throughout the family centre we seek to build mutual trust, respect and warm and caring relationships.
Hazeldene Family Centre was originally built as part of Mearnskirk Hospital. It was converted to a Nursery in 1997. We have 3 bright and attractive playrooms and mature gardens. We make very good use of the local environment and the children visit the woods regularly.
Our staff are committed to providing the highest quality learning experiences for all of the children, to help them achieve their best potential. We follow local and national guidelines for Curriculum for Excellence for Children 3-18. For a few children who are at an earlier stage in their development, we use the Pre-Birth to Three national guidelines.
We are part of the Mearns Castle cluster and work closely with various local schools in the area. The family centre is non-denominational and we respect and welcome families from all faiths, beliefs and backgrounds.
A video explaining the transition process from home to family centre has been produced by Mearns Castle Cluster. This features a home visit from Hazeldene Staff and the child’s first visit to the playroom. (Currently procedures are a little different due to COVID-19) . The video can be accessed from:
Our Nursery Teacher has prepared a short social story to introduce the children to the new routines for COVID-19. You can find it here:
We look forward to getting to know you all and working with you to provide the best possible education for your child.