Congratulations to Watten ELC for attaining their Eco-Schools Green Flag Award

The following blog article comes from Donna Sinclair and the staff of Watten ELC:

Congratulations to Watten ELC for attaining their Eco-Schools Green Flag Award status.

The feedback from the Eco-Schools Interim Assessment report included “it’s wonderful to see this campaign being carried out in an Early Years context, it is very clear both from the quotes from children and the wonderful photos of children working in the centre groups that Eco-Schools at Watten ELC is very hands-on and child led.  Curricular links outlined in the application and Action Plans are outstanding and well thought out.  An outstanding application for a First Green Flag“. 

Well done to the staff and children for all the hard work put in to achieve this award, a definite inspiration to us all.

Bookbug Visits Watten


The following blog post was submitted by Jules Taylor, CALA Family Support Practitioner:

Bookbug is always keen to get out and about and share songs and stories with children so when it was time to celebrate Scottish Book Week he thought it would be a brilliant idea to ask if our Watten ELC and Toddler Group would like a visit with himself and his Family Support Practitioner, Jules.

So we packed up our puppets and lycra and found a super book that we both knew the children would love and went on our travels.

The children were absolutely delighted to see us, so much so we had to ask all the boys and girls to sit quietly for a minute and make themselves comfortable so we could start our ‘Hello’ song.

After we sang the Hello song and everyone sang their names so that Bookbug and Jules knew who they all were, we continued to sing: Wind the Bobbin Up,Incy Wincy Spider and many more songs and rhymes. The children laughed out loud at the funny puppets and all got to stroke “Incy Wincy” before it was time for our story.

We read Wendy the Wide Mouthed Frog. She is such a loud, funny speaking frog, the children howled with laughter – as did the parents!


After our story we had more songs and rhymes: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and one favourite the Nursery children didn’t know was the Green Frog song so we sang this a few times. Then we thought it a fab idea for the children share some of their favourite songs with us and there were a few Bookbug and Jules didn’t know but the firm favourite had to beOne finger one thumb keep moving. To say we were all a little tired after that one – hahaha. Oh and don’t forget Bobby Bingo…..

Sadly Bookbug and Jules had to say goodbye for now, so we sang the Good-bye song and the children helped tidy away all the puppets.

Until next time ………

World Book Day will be coming up on 1st March 2018 so another great opportunity to get together for some songs and stories. There are loads of ideas for all ages on the website. Maybe Bookbug would like to come along too! Learn more about World Book Day: