All posts by Sharon McKenna

Recovery Plan 2020 to 2021

This year we have been asked to produce a recovery plan and to recognise the impact that COVID-19 has had on children’s learning and more importantly their wellbeing  The priorities for our plan are:

  • To support all children to feel safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included.
  • To further improve the learning experiences for our children through high quality observations and highly responsive planning.

We have produced a Parent Version of our Plan which we hope you find helpful.

Parent Version Recovery Plan 2020 to 2021

Sharing Our Learning

From today we will be sharing the learning and play that is happening in our playrooms and in the outdoors.  It is unfortunate that our parents and carers are not able to come inside and see what their child is learning but we hope to share some of that with you on our blog.

On Friday, we had our first Forest School session and it was muddy fun for all as you can see in these photos.


Forest School is Starting Soon

We are delighted that our well established Forest School Programme will begin this Friday with our first group of children whose parents have been notified.  The aim is for all of our pre-school  children to take part and if we can we will also include our 3 year old children.

At Cart Mill we are passionate about the outdoors and want all of our children to experience learning in a natural environment which is the benefit of Forest School.  Children will develop their curiosity for the living world and their confidence will increase as they explore a new setting.

If you would like to find out more about our Forest School Programme please click on the link below

Click to access Parent-Information-FS-2020.pdf

or if you would like to talk to us please e-mail us and we will get back to you

Meet our Senior Leaders

A great big well done to Val and Sarah Jane on their recent appointments to Acting posts within our Senior Leadership Team.

Val is our Acting Depute Head and Sarah Jane is our Acting Senior CDO.  We wish them the very best as they begin their new leadership adventures.

Val and Sarah Jane join Helen, Nursery Teacher and Sharon, Head Teacher as Senior Leaders.  We are here to support parents and carers in any way we can especially during this time when you cannot come into our centre.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch by phone 0141 570 7560 or by email

August Newsletter

We are so pleased to be fully open again and we have been amazed by the children’s confidence to come into our centre without their parent or carer.  We thank all of our parents and carers for preparing the children so well.

Here is a link to our August Newsletter which we hope you will enjoy reading.

August Newsletter Final

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions:

0141 570 7560