Updates Early Years

 North Ayrshire Speech & Language Team

If you are expecting a baby or are a parent/carer of a baby under 6 months old then consider registering for Boost your Baby’s Brain: Talking and playing with your baby before and after birth on Wednesday 25th August 2021 1pm – 2pm.

To register then email:      SLT_CYP.east@aapct.scot.nhs.uk

Advice from North Ayrshire Speech and Language Team

Click below to read Speech and Language Therapy Newsletter

North Ayrshire June Newsletter


Advice from North Ayrshire Speech and Language Team

May Tip

Remember if you need advice from North Ayrshire Speech and Language Team they have a virtual drop in on a Wednesday between 1pm – 4pm.  Text name and email to 07833233942 to receive information on how to join.


Please click on the red link below to access a letter from Tammie O’Brien Early Years Manager regarding our Duty of Candour Report.


Family Learn Team Easter Activities

Book a place by clicking here.

For more information about the events click here.


Do you have concerns about money, food or health?

Then please look at the poster below to help you seek advice. Contact North Ayrshire on 01294 310000 or email contactus@north-ayrshire.gov.uk


January Top Tip – Speech and Language Therapy

Make reading part of your day.  Read books appropriate to your child’s age and stage.  Talk about books you have read.  This will help with spelling  when they go to school and build their general knowledge and language skills.


Update on School and Early Years Closure 17.12.20 at 5pm

Further to today’s temporary closure of the school, I can advise that all P1-P7 classes and our Butterfly Room (3-5 year olds which some parents call the Big Room), WILL RETURN TOMORROW, Friday 18 December.

Some further works are required within the Caterpillar Room (2 – 3 year olds which some parents call the Wee Room) and this will remain CLOSED ON FRIDAY 18 AND MONDAY 21 DECEMBER. We will be in touch with parents/carers of this group of children to advise them accordingly as soon as we have further information.  Sincere apologies.  Your support in this is much appreciated.

Pauline McCulloch

Head Teacher


North Ayrshire Council Alert


Due to issues with hot and cold water installation,

St John Ogilvie Primary School and Early Years will be closed tomorrow Thursday 17th December 2020.

This is a precautionary measure to avoid any risk to health and safety.

We are working with contractors and advisors to resolve matters as soon as possible.


Bourtreehill Library Opening

You can borrow up to four books for four weeks, through this new service.  Call 01294 216958 to find out more information between 10am – 1pm – Thursday and Friday.


To all parents and carers, please see the attached letter from the Heads of Service which gives an important update about additional COVID-19 protection measures in our schools and early learning settings from Monday 2nd November.

Head of Service LETTER 1st November 2020


North Ayrshire Speech and Language Therapy

Helpline and virtual drop in – Wednesday 2pm – 4pm.

Text name and email to 07833 233942 to receive information about joining.


Click on the link below to see what the children in our Caterpillar Room have been doing outdoors.

Caterpillar Outdoor Adventures


ParentClub.scot has some great advice on how to keep your child calm.  Visit their site for more information.


Did you see the Irvine Herald this week? There is an article about our Early Years class and  their outdoor learning.  Look for 21st October edition if you wish a copy and to see the photos of our children.



Introducing THE PLAYDROPS:  Jack and Jean

They are going to help us learn all about positive play!



Contact 07833233942 if you live or work in North Ayrshire and have concerns about your child’s speech, language or communication.  Open every Wednesday between 2pm-4pm.


Dates for October Break and In Service Day for staff

Early Years close Friday 9 October 2020
Staff only (in service day) Monday 19 October 2020
Early Years reopen Tuesday 20 October 2020
Everyone at St John Ogilvie Primary and Early Years wishes you a relaxing October break!


Understanding Your Child

Are you interested in courses to help with you with your child.  All courses are online.  Phone 0121 296 4448 for more information or email solihull.approach@heartofengland.nhs.uk


Nessie  Recycling Bin

Help us to raise money for our Early Years.

The bin is located at our bike shed.



Please click on the link below to access a letter from Tammie O’Brien Early Years Manager regarding above.

Duty of Candour 2020