New Year New Career

New Year, New Career
The Studio, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow
Thursday 1 February 2018
9.30am for 10.00am until 11.30am

You may have noticed in the media this week that Early Years Scotland, in partnership with Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and the Daily Record, has been extensively promoting and advertising our exciting first ever Careers Morning.

Early Years Scotland has been funded by SDS to organise and deliver this event to support the national expansion of the ELC workforce by 2020.

We would like to ask you to share this invitation with anyone you feel may be interested in coming along. The link below can be used to book a FREE space. A crèche (also free) is available, and can be booked when registering.

http://www.earlyyearsnewcareer.co.uk/register.html

You would of course be most welcome to come along too if you have time and availability on Thursday 1 February. We would ask that you also follow the link to book a space.

I look forward to welcoming everyone on the day!

Best Wishes,
Jean Carwood-Edwards
Chief Executive

Babe’s in the Woods

All staff at McCready Family Centre are well aware of the advantages of outdoor play and last year and we now have members of staff who have undertaken additional training on Forest Schools.

This has resulted in our ‘Babes in the Woods’ initiative

This inloves taking small groups of children to the local woods on a weekly basis and allowing them to explore the envrionment, risk assessing for themselves while being supervised by staff members.

“Children who play regularly in natural envionments show more advanced motor fitness, including coordination, balance and agility, and they are sick less often.” (Grahn, et al. 1997, Fjortoft & Sageie 2001)

Public Holiday

The nursery will be closed on the following dates during 2018:

1st & 2nd Jan.

Fri 9th Feb  (In-Service)

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Mon 2nd April

Friday 26th May

Mon 7th May

Fri 25th May

Mon 28th May

Tue 29th May (In-Service)

Mon 16th July

Mon 13th Aug (In-Service)

Tue 14th Aug (In-Service)

Fri 21st Sept.

Mon 24th Sept.

Fri 12th Oct.

Tue 25th Dec

Wed 26th Dec

 

 

 

Our Mud Kitchen

Do you remember the fun you had as a child experimenting and playing with mud? It seems that mud play is one of the most valuable and vital experiences we can provide children. Mixing soil, water and a range of other natural materials has an initial role in early childhood which has deep importance, and endless possibilities for wellbeing, development and learning. To allow the children to benefit from the learning opportunities our “Mud Kitchen” brought last year some items need replaced. If you have any old pots, pans, metal spoons ect. that could be used, it would be appreciated if you could donate them to the nursery. Thank You.

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