Last week we welcomed our returning children back to nursery. It was fantastic to see all their lovely smiling faces, and it amazed us to see how much they have all grown over the last few months. We would also like to give a warm welcome to all our new children who will be joining us over the next few weeks.
Nursery is a little different at the moment. We unfortunately cannot allow adults into the nursery building, so a member of staff will greet you at the front of the gym hall and take your child into nursery, they will also return your child to the same place at the end of the session. For all new children joining us, 1 adult can come with their child into the nursery garden and remain with their child for the allocated time on their first day.
The returning children quickly settled back into the nursery and embraced the new routines put in place to keep them safe and secure. Staff are encouraging good handwashing regularly throughout the session using soap and water. There is no need to supply hand sanitizer with your child.
Over the next few weeks we will be concentrating on the health and wellbeing of all the children and will be discussing how they feel now they are back at nursery, what they missed about nursery and what they did while they were at home.
We will be outside a lot so we ask that you ensure your child has appropriate clothing for outdoor play in all weathers, ie waterproof outerwear, wellies and warm clothing. Please ensure that you leave a change of clothing in the new bags we have gifted your child.
We would also like to welcome some new members of staff to the nursery team. Miss Blake, Miss Allen and Miss Jarvie are our new nursery practitioners. Miss Robertson will join us on Mon 24th Aug in her role as Early years officer. We sadly said a fond farewell to Mrs MacNeil who has since taken up a new position in a school in Edinburgh.
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