April 29, 2021
by K. Cameron
At Milngavie EYC, we have always benefitted tremendously from the help of our wonderful parents. In pre-covid days, we enjoyed welcoming parents who shared their talent and skills with craft activities, baking, reading stories and accompanying us on outings which allowed us to explore our rich local environment. The Pandemic brought an abrupt stop to all of this.
However, during lockdown we had incredible support and help from a nursery dad, Eric Avenier, who worked very hard to transform our tired garden space and replace lots of rotting wood, creating a beautiful and exciting area for our children to return to. They love all the special things he has made for them and our garden is the most popular place in our nursery for children and staff alike.
We would love any help that parents might be able to give us, maintaining our garden or helping us plant up our garden with the wee plants we have seeded in the polytunnel.
Families can get involved in helping with our orchard at the Orchard Family Work Days. We had the first of these since lock down, just last week and were so grateful for the number of families who turned up to help us moving compost, clearing areas and planting seeds and plants to encourage butterflies, bees and other insects and bugs. Details of these days are put on the blog and on the Milngavie Orchard Project Facebook Page. They are a great way of meeting other families and getting involved in the life of the school and nursery.
We also would welcome help from anyone who could help us maintain our bikes.
If you love reading stories we would love you to make a video of you reading one and send it to us. Email KCameron@milngavie.e-dunbarton.sch.uk for details on how best to send this. We can play your video on the big screen and I know that your child would just love to have you read their favourite story to their friends.
We would also love to hear any ideas you would have for bringing your skills into nursery. Perhaps you could make us up a story bag for putting in our lending library (when we can re-open it). Perhaps you can make some clothes for our poor wee naked babies which at the moment, are taken out in the scud in all weathers! Perhaps you have fund raising skills which you could share with us to raise some money to buy new resources for our nursery, or ideas about improving the outside of our building.
You could also recycle your boxes, cartons, etc every week into our junk modelling boxes, which are always in need of new junk. Be prepared to bring some of it home again, transformed into wonderful creations which your wee one has spent time, energy, imagination, not forgetting their problem solving skills, building for you.
There are lots of ways to be involved. We love feedback – it helps us plan and improve on what we do. You can leave us feedback by liking or commenting on blog posts, either on the blog directly or on our FaceBook page. Please tell us what you think.