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Ardross Nursery

Easter Message

Hi everyone,

Just a little message from Tracy and Lynette to let you know that we are both thinking about you all. We hope you are keeping safe and well. Remember the golden rules you learnt at nursery and help Mummy to tidy up, always say please and thank you and be kind to each other.

Why don’t you draw us some lovely pictures of your time at home and email them to [email protected] and we will get them!

Have a lovely Easter and don’t eat too many Easter Eggs! xx



Cradlehall Early Learning and Childcare Centre

Easter Message

Hi everyone,

Let us start by saying how much we miss you all and can’t wait till we are all back together again. Hope you are all managing to keep busy and creating fun memories together. This is a funny old time for us all, but it’s a time we can use to bring families together, and do some crazy stuff. It’s been great seeing you all join our new Facebook page to keep us connected over this extended time apart, and we hope you are enjoying the activities we share.

It’s fun to read your ideas too and to see what all the children have been up to. Have fun guys….jump in the puddles, make mess, create a den, make up new games, plant seeds, read stories, camp out in your living room…and don’t forget to share your photos.

Love to you all from Gillian and Gwen”


Croileagan Inbhir Narainn

Càisge Shona    

Happy Easter

Johanne, Tia and Jayne would like to wish you all a Càisge Shona/Happy Easter. 

We hope that you are all keeping healthy & safe, we miss you all and look forward to seeing more of your fantastic posts on the centre’s Facebook Group. 

Keeping in touch and sharing thoughts, ideas and children’s play and learning will ensure that we all stay connected .

“we’re all in this together”

Cromarty Childcare Centre

Easter Message

Hi all

We are missing all your children and hope they are keeping busy at home.
We were currently learning about the weather and the effects of the weather.
We had just finished learning about snow and we did various activities around this including making our own snow storms in a jar, frozen snow ’dough’ balls, as well as getting creative making our own snow scenes using materials chosen by the children, and so much more. We read a variety of snow themed stories but Charlie and Lola’s ‘Snow is my favourite and my best,’ was the all round favourite.
We were about to move onto rainclouds, we were mixed with our choices between clouds and rain so we combined them
We had a few things planned with lots of great ideas from the children and we will share some of these ideas with you so that, if you wish, you can recreate them at home

Keep checking back here and we will keep you updated

Take Care

Joanne, Carol and Louise

Dingwall Ducklings

Easter Message

Hi to all our families and lovely children,

Everyone here at Dingwall Ducklings is missing you all so much. We cannot wait to see you all again soon for some fun and exciting learning, meanwhile, keep checking in here for our messages and updates.

We hope you are all well and safe, take care,

Love from all the staff at Dingwall Ducklings. 


Fortrose Pre-school Centre

Golspie Early Learning and Childcare Centre

Easter Message

Hi everyone we hope you are all managing ok and are all safe and well. We wanted to send you a message to let you know we are missing you all and thinking about you. 

Love from Annarie Julie and Lauren xxx








Junior World Childcare Group

Easter Message

Hi everyone,

It was a busy week last week at Junior World, we are really missing every one but massive thank you to parents & families who have been engaging with us  through our Closed Facebook Groups, you have been fantastic in your responses and I hope that you have felt as connected as we (the staff team) have. Keep talking, keep reaching out, there is ALWAYS someone listening. 

Meanwhile, wishing everyone a Happy Easter Hols

Best wishes from all the staff team at Junior World

Kinlochbervie Pre-School Playgroup

Lochinver Pre-school Centre

Easter message

Hello Everyone,

We hope you are all well and keeping safe. We just thought we would send you a little message to let you know we are thinking of you and missing you lots.

We know how much you were enjoying making your puppets before nursery had to close so thought we would give you a few ideas so that you can try some out at home.

Draw your puppet (you could draw one of your friends from nursery, cut it out and tape it to a wooden spoon or a twig from the garden.

Play some games with your puppet friend that you like playing at nursery such as:

  • Go on an Easter egg hunt around the house
  • Hide and seek
  •  Read your favourite stories together

What ever you do, we hope you have lots of fun, keep checking in here for our messages.

Love from Jane and Amy x



Muir of Ord ELCC (MOO)

Easter message

Hi everyone,

We hope you are all keeping well and not missing us to much!! We just wanted to check in and say hello.

We will use this space to share some play ideas, so keep checking for new ideas to try at home.

In the meantime we hope you all enjoy your Easter break as much as you can, remember your Easter egg designs we can’t wait to see them. We are missing you all very much and hope that we get to see you all soon. Take care of each other, have fun and stay safe!

From Laura, Claire and Katie xxx



Munlochy Pre-school Centre

Nessie’s Nippers Nursery

Norlin Early Learning and Childcare Centre

Easter Message

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well, staying home and having lots of fun. We miss you all and after the holidays we will be in touch to share some ideas of things you might want to do at home. Meanwhile, have a lovely Easter and we will talk very soon.

Love from us all at Norlins xx



Raigmore Childcare Centre (2-3 group)

Reay Under 5’s

Rothiemay & District Playgroup

St. John’s Pre-school Centre

St. Sylvester’s Nursery

Easter Message

Hello Everyone

Now that it’s the Easter holidays, try and have some relaxing family fun.

Maybe you could make a treasure map of your house/garden, or see if can make your own pirate hat. If you do, don’t forget to take a photo and send it to us at [email protected] and they will pass it onto us.

Meanwhile, keep checking in here for our messages.

Hope to see you all soon,

Love from Claire, Emma, Sam, Laura, Jackie and Yasmin



Sutherland Stepping Stones

Sutherland Stepping Stones is open to Keyworkers – contact  [email protected] 

Easter Message

We hope you are coping well in these difficult circumstances. We will be posting daily craft and activity ideas on our Facebook page and will be sharing photos of what you are all getting up to.  We are missing all our wee cherubs and looking forward to seeing you all again. 

Take care and stay safe xx. 

Annarie, Wilma Clair and Rachael  

Tongue Pre -School Centre

Easter Message

Hi everyone,

We hope everyone is well and keeping safe!

Hope you are all having lots of fun playing and doing activities both indoors and in your gardens with your families.

Keep checking in here for our messages to you and look forward hopefully to seeing you all soon once this all passes.

Love from 

Michelle and Eva x 


Watten Early Learning Centre

Wimberley Estate Childcare Centre


Easter Message

Hello everyone,

All here at Wimberley are missing our little Wimberlettes, we hope you are all keeping safe during this time.

We hope you are having  fun, helping your mummy’s and daddy’s with all the chores, baking, cooking, washing dishes, dusting, wash he car, weed the garden etc . 

Keep well everyone and keep checking in here for our messages and updates to you.

Love from all the team at

Wimberley Childcare Centre xx


Wild Willows

Easter Message

Hi Everyone

Hope your all enjoying some time with your  families and we can’t wait to hear about what your children have been up to!!!  

We would love it if your child did a picture of something they have enjoyed over the holidays and can share with us when we return or meanwhile send it to [email protected] and the lovely ladies in the office will pass it on to us.

In the Autumn we did a bag for children to collect natural items in the woods,  this could be a fantastic time to do this again, collecting items from your garden and you could could compare what you have collected this time.

We hope you all have a great Easter

Love from

Kirsty and Pam x

Out of school care

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Cawdor Out of School Club

Culbokie Fun Club

Fun ideas to do at home

Easter Message

Drakies Out of School Club

Kinmylies Out of School Club

North Kessock Red Kites

The Centre, Cromarty

Easter Message

Hope you are all keeping safe and well, we are missing you all and it hopefully won’t be too long until we can see you all again.

We had so much fun in the last few weeks of term enjoying lots of outdoor play in the garden. Ice smashing was a particular favourite along with making staff soup and a cup of tea (they know us well) in our fabulous mud kitchen.

On the days when they didn’t want to go outside they were enjoying our indoor beach created from a very large paddling pool and lots of bags of sand. The children had been enjoying how to change the properties of the sand and experimenting on how much water they need to add to be able to create their castles, mountains with tunnels, along with roadways. It really was fun to watch them and encourage them as their models got more intricate and they learnt through their mistakes.

We are fortunate at this time to live in Cromarty where we have access to the beach, the woodlands and the links so that the children can stay active. Please keep a look out for our Facebook page and here as staff are posting ideas for all ages on there.

Take Care

Karen, Louise and Claire  

TRACC Out of School Club

Ullapool Out of School Club

Easter Message

Hello everyone,

We hope this message finds you all well. We wanted just to send you all a message to let you know we are thinking of you and that over the coming weeks we will be using this space to send you messages and information.

We are keeping busy and planning and preparing lots of fabulous things that we can do when we are all back together.

Meanwhile, stay safe and well everyone.

We send love to everyone,  just know you’re strong, skilled and amazing. 


Jo and team x


Strathdearn Out of School Club

Easter Message

To parents of Strathdearn Daycare Centre.

“Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue”,

Lets get those amazing kiddies of yours making as many rainbows as possible and make their Easter hols as colourful as we can in these dark times. 

Lets them help spread the love and post me your rainbow creations on our closed Face Book page and I/we can share with children from all other nurseries to spread the word. Remember

“We are in this Together!”

Love to you all 



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