Welcome to Coatbridge Nursery
Firstly we would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your child from Kirktonholme Nursery in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. We were established in May 2009 and offer full and part-time childcare to children aged six weeks to five years between the hours of 7.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday. When arriving at the Nursery you will be welcomed by happy, caring, responsive staff who ensure that every child is welcomed as an individual.
We are situated in a quiet area, away from the buzz of everyday life. We are surrounded by a vast amount of greenery which offers children lots of freedom and space to explore. We are approximately 1 mile from Sunnyside train station and within easy reach of motorway access to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. There is a car park at the front of the nursery, which makes it easy when dropping off and collecting your child. The Nursery employs a qualified cook who prepares a fresh, well balanced and nutritional 2 course lunch with dietary or cultural requirements being catered for. We also provide a morning and afternoon snack which is accompanied by a selection of fresh fruit, milk and water.
We are in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council to provide funded sessions for those children in their ante and pre-school years. The nursery complies fully with the inspection process required under the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 and the National Care Standards for Early Education as implemented by the Care Inspectorate. We offer a high level service which puts the needs of your child and family first.
Our Vision is to provide the best possible care and education for all children attending our setting.
We acknowledge that a child’s early years are the most fundamental in laying the foundation for future education and life, therefore we aim to enhance early years learning through effective relationships and opportunities.
We use the national guidance document, Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families for children under the age of three. Curriculum for Excellence is used with our children aged three to five years. This curriculum is aimed at children aged 3-18. Therefore, it is the same tool used in schools which offers a smoother transition from nursery to school. All children play a vital role in the planning process by sharing their views, interests and experiences.
We strive to mirror the quality learning experiences within the Nursery, into the outdoors.
We have an extensive grassed outdoor play area and woodland within the grounds. The children have the opportunities to participate in physical activities, play in the mud kitchen and explore the wonders of nature in our sensory garden. The children plant and grow their own fruit and vegetables which they use the in cooking and baking. This enables them to experience the whole process of where foods come from and how we use them in everyday life.
Within the wooded environment the children are given the opportunity to work alongside our Forest School Practitioner in 12 week blocks of activities. These activities involve the children participating in real life skills such as building dens and camp fires using natural materials and real life tools, climbing trees and assessing risks. Independence, self esteem, confidence and communication skills are developed through hands on learning.
We actively encourage continual communication between parents and the nursery to ensure the time your child spends at the nursery is a happy and enjoyable experience. Parents are kept informed through daily discussions, daily diary sheets, newsletters, parent’s evenings and more. It is important for us to develop excellent relationships between parents and staff. This encourages a stronger link between home and nursery and helps ensure the highest level of care and education for your child.
If you require any further information please feel free to contact me.