Welcome to Kirktonholme Mearnswood Nursery in Newton Mearns, Glasgow. From the instant you enter the building you will be welcomed by happy, busy children and caring, responsive staff in our fresh, bright and very well resourced environments. As Parents and Carers you have already been given the opportunity to nurture, encourage and teach your child, even Pre Birth. We will now aim to build a good working partnership with yourselves, sharing your child’s achievements, developments and progression, using the recognized Curriculum Frameworks, A Pre Birth to Three and A Curriculum for Excellence in Nursery Schools.
As a Private Nursery in Partnership with the local authority, East Renfrewshire we can offer Care, Development and Educational Opportunities from Birth up to and including children’s Ante and Preschool Years.
At Mearnswood Nursery using our Curriculum Frameworks, we strive to provide exciting, engaging and relevant learning experiences for all children. The needs and characteristics of children in their early years, particularly the under threes are complex and change dramatically, with the first two years being ones of rapid growth. Therefore, every child, attending our Nursery, will be treated as an individual and we will aim to develop learning opportunities, catering for individual needs, using a responsive approach. Children are given opportunities to build friendships, gain confidence, and develop a sense of independence.
Our Full Staff Team have a wealth of experience, formal qualifications and skills and are actively encouraged to attend Continual Professional Development Training, which ensures that our learning environment is always fresh and innovative.
There is an extensive woodland area, attached to our Mearnswood Nursery, which allows children to explore the wonders of nature and staff to deliver comprehensive curriculum activities, outdoors. There are also well equipped garden areas, which give children opportunities to develop physical skills, enjoy a feeling of well being and take part in many horticultural activities. Children are encouraged to use the outdoor area regardless of weather conditions as we believe that in our natural environment we can aim to develop children into Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Effective Contributors and Responsible Citizens.
Mearnswood Nursery Manager
Extra Curricular Opportunities
We have an extensive outdoor area with wooded surrounds, with an appointed Outdoor Co-ordinator, promoting continuous outdoor play with all our age groups. Each playroom has direct access to the garden areas encouraging an indoor/outdoor ethos.
We have a visiting French Teacher offering a beginners French Programme appropriate to Early Years.
We have an Active Sports Coach who encourages children’s participation in physical play and activities, experiencing a feeling of well being and learning to work in teams.
We have Music sessions with Jo Jingles, who encourages children’s awareness of early musical expression.