We are a small, caring and friendly environment with an open-door policy for parents and carers. Child-led learning is at the heart of our centre and we strive to make our families time with us a positive and enriching experience. We have a wide range of resources allowing children a variety of learning opportunities both through free play and organised activities. We love exploring the outdoors and have a small but well equipped outdoor play area as well as access to the schools eco-garden, trim trail and playing fields. We enjoy going for local walks to connect the children with the local community and we also have a play park and burn within walking distance.
Our sessions run throughout the school year for children age two and a half to five.
Highland Council funded place for 3-5-year-olds.
Self-funded places are available from 2.5 years old.
We have two members of staff and a maximum of 15 children in the centre.
Our staff team
Childhood Practice Manager
Senior Early Years Practitioner
Assistant Early Years Practitioner
Our vision, values and aims
Work towards a provision which encourages every child to be safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible, and included.
To provide a broad range of appropriate pre-school experiences and ensure practice will promote the values, purposes and principles of Building the Ambition and A Curriculum for Excellence (3-18 years), providing opportunities for all children to develop as successful learners, confident individuals and effective contributors.
To place meeting the learning and developmental needs of each child at the centre of our work.
To actively work together with our families, staff and children to evaluate our practice using assessment is for learning and self-evaluation guidance from Education Scotland with a commitment to continuous improvement to our high level of childcare using Health and Social Care Standards and How Good is Our Early Learning and Childcare.
To respect and involve parents in the care and education of their child and support home learning links.
To further develop competence in numeracy and literacy, enabling all children to access a wide range of learning opportunities through play, promoting and maintaining high standards of achievement.
Continue to develop links with Cradlehall Primary School and the wider community, on a regular basis through meetings, visits & transition arrangements.
Identify and provide relevant training for staff as part of an ethos of continuous improvement which staff at all levels share the responsibility to ensure the success and achievements for children including meeting the registration requirements of the SSSC.
Continue to make environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and the ethos of the centre for both staff and children and the wider community, maintaining and where appropriate, further developing our Eco practice and standards.
To promote and provide Outdoor sessions or opportunities daily in accordance with the Care Inspectorate Guidance “My World Outdoors” promoting cross-curricular learning and lining with agencies and parents.
What our parents and children say about our setting
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