Milngavie Early Years Centre

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December 1, 2021
by L. Wilson

Nursery Concert and Nursery Party

Blog Post – Christmas

Hi there I just wanted to let you all know that we have been very busy in Nursery learning our Christmas songs. I am quite sure some of you may have heard some of your children singing the songs at home. We will be filming the Nursery Christmas Concert on Monday 13th December. If possible could all children singing in the concert please wear a Christmas Jumper, Christmas Dress or Christmas T Shirt. The video will then be uploaded to your child’s Learning Journey. I am really sorry that due to still having our COVID restrictions in place you are not able to visit the Nursery and watch your child’s concert.

We will also be having a Christmas Party which will be on Friday 17th December unfortunately not all children in the Nursery will be able to attend due to staff ratio to children, insurance and COVID guidelines and regulations. All children who attend Milngavie Early Years Centre on Friday will be invited to come to the Christmas Party.

We are hoping Santa may come and visit us at the party. We are going to transform the Pergoda in the Nursery Playground into Santas Grotto. This means that Santa can park his sleigh behind the Nursery with the reindeer in the Orchard when he visits.

I would like to invite the children who do not attend Nursery on the Friday to come and see Santa in his Grotto. All parents of the children visiting will be required to stay for the duration of your child visiting Santa. All parents will be asked to wait outside the playground by the fence. Once your child has met Santa we will pass them back over to you.

We will ask the children and parents who do not attend on the Friday and who wish to come and see Santa to come to the Nursery at 11.30.

The week of Monday 20th December we will be having a fun week at Nursery doing lots of nice Christmas things. On Wednesday 22nd December we are going to have a movie day and would like to invite the children coming to Nursery to wear their pyjamas if they would like to. We thought it would be a nice idea for the children coming to our pyjama and movie day to bring an item of food into a hamper which we will donate to our local Food Bank.

I would like to thank all our parents and carers for all their support and appreciation over the last two years during this very difficult time.

November 18, 2021
by ed062kanderson@glow

Children in Need


A polite reminder that Children in Need is set for Friday 19th November and we will be having a pyjama day, if children wish, they can wear a Pudsey t-shirt or ears. The pyjama day is £1 per child.

Many thanks for your continued support.





November 17, 2021
by ed062kanderson@glow

Self service snack bar

Jen has introduced and developed our self service snack bar for all children within the Nursery. Every child is encouraged to help themselves to fruit and cereal/toast and to pour their own milk and water at the table.

Independence at snack time provides children with rich learning opportunities whilst meeting  nutritional needs. Additionally, it enables children to gain responsibility and respect by clearing away their own dishes, glasses and cutlery. Through self service snack we encourage children to explore new and familiar taste experiences where they can discover their personal likes and dislikes. Jen hopes to introduce a wider selection of morning and afternoon snacks and discuss healthy food choices with our children.   (Photographs to follow).

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jen for all her hard work in developing our new self service snack bar.

November 16, 2021
by ed062kanderson@glow

Teacher’s Welcome

Hello, I’m Krystal Anderson and I have been working with the Nursery team from the start of November. I am delighted to have been afforded the opportunity to work with Milngavie Early Learning and Childcare (ELC).

I bring with me a range of experiences from my 14 years in education and my career prior. This has included over 5 years Nursery experience and more recently 2 years in P1. I very much hope to use these skills and experiences to support Milngavie EYC in continuing excellence.

Best regards

Krystal Anderson (Teacher)


November 1, 2021
by L. Wilson
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Lost Property

We have found quite a few items of clothing with no names in the Nursery.  Please have a look and if you recognise any of the items as belonging to you please can you let a member of staff know and we can put them in their Nursery bags.

One of our boys is missing their jacket it is a Black Puffa Jacket with a furry hood age 4 – 5.  If you discover you have the wrong Black Jacket at home please return it to the Nursery.

Many thanks.

October 29, 2021
by L. Wilson

Caroline’s Last Day

Today in the Nursery it was a very sad day as Caroline our Depute Head of Centre is leaving to move onto pastures new.  We have loved working with her and will all really miss her as will all the children.  We wish her the very best of luck in her new job and her future career.

October 29, 2021
by L. Wilson

Cop 26

Today all the children supported the Milngavie Primary School walk to show support for Cop 26.  The children made a shield, flags and banners.  Our Nursery children are learning about caring for the planet and small changes can make a real difference.

October 29, 2021
by L. Wilson


Today we had a party to celebrate Halloween in the Nursery.  We had a special treat for snack, played games and did some dancing.  Everyone’s costumes were brilliant even all the staff dressed up and joined in the fun.

October 21, 2021
by Ms C McMenemy

Kate’s Retirement Celebrations!

Last week we celebrated our lovely Nursery Teacher Kate Cameron’s retirement.

Kate has been a much-loved member of the Milngavie EYC team for over 20 years!

Kate’s warmth, kindness, fantastic sense of humour and extensive knowledge and expertise in early learning and child development has had a huge impact on children, families and staff across the Milngavie EYC community.

We are missing Kate very much already!

Kate would like to thank everyone for being part of her retirement celebration!

We would like to wish Kate all the best for this new exciting chapter and we hope your retirement is filled with fun and happiness!

Take care and keep in touch!

October 21, 2021
by Ms C McMenemy

Learning Together as a Family – Autumn Fun!

Over the next few months Julie our Family Champion will be working  closely with Keyworkers to consider family learning opportunities based on children’s needs and interests.

Unfortunately due to continued COVID control measures we cannot invite parents to join in the group fun within the EYC (yet!). Instead Julie will post ideas on children’s Learning Journals and  send resources home.

Please remember to look at your child’s Learning Journal regularly.

Our children are really enjoying learning about Autumn, looking outside for signs of Autumn and getting creative with some lovely Autumn inspired arts and crafts.

If you’re going on a family walk at the weekend please take some photographs of signs of Autumn or invite your child to paint/ draw using Autumn colours. You can share their creation with us on their Learning Journal or via the blog!

Parents are often interested in learning more about documents and guidance driving the Early Years sector.

At Milngavie Early Years Centre we use the My World Outdoors (Care Inspectorate, 2016) document to develop high quality outdoor play opportunities. This document is targeted at the Early Years workforce however it may be of interest to parents. It is available online – click on the link below to have a look!


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