In our Buttercup Room our highly experienced staff team care for children under 2 years of age. Our priority is to create a home away from home for your child where they can grow and develop in a safe and stimulating environment.
We offer a wide variety of activities and opportunities for your baby to participate in. We try to get outdoors as often as possible and our babies enjoy walks around our local community as well as picnics in the park and visits to local landmarks.
We ask that you bring a supply of nappies and milk to nursery to ensure continuity between home and nursery for your baby. We are a breast feeding friendly nursery and support mothers returning to work who still wish to breast feed. Our staff are trained in the storage and use of breast milk and we welcome you visiting to feed during the day where possible.
Our minimum staff ratio in our baby room is one member of staff to every three children and were possible this number will be lower.
Our Daisies Room provides a structured day with a greater choice of learning opportunities including arts and crafts, construction activities, cooking and baking experiences and much more. We introduce early numeracy and literacy through play based activities designed to develop your child’s communication skills. Our minimum staff to child ratio in our Toddler Room is one member of staff to every five children.
During your child’s time in our Toddler Room, we will aim to provide them with a wide range of experiences and opportunities to develop their confidence and independence, ready for their transition to our 3-5s Room.
Honest Toun Nursery is recognised as a 3-5 year old pre-school centre by the local Education Department and follows the Curriculum for Excellence. Your child will progress to the 3-5s Room at around 3 years of age and stay in this room until they go off to school!
Our Sunflower children benefit from an extensive variety of resources and activities which are available both indoors as well as outdoors. Children also benefit from being visited by our local teacher who offers more focused learning opportunities for your child to get involved with.
Our minimum staff to child ratio in our 3-5s Room is one member of staff to every eight children.
We love to get outside at Honest Toun Nursery! Children find opportunities to get fresh air and have fun in our two large outdoor play areas. Our gardens are split into 0-3 years and over 3 years so all children have access to age appropriate activities and equipment. In the younger age group we have a large sand pit, many push-along toys, climbing equipment and ‘no mow’ grass. We believe there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!
Our older children have a large bark area with a great climbing frame, lots of planting areas, a summer house and large physical equipment for endless fun and games. We also have a mud kitchen and loose parts for building! We ask that parents provide their children with appropriate clothing for all types of weather from wellington boots to sunglasses.
Our youngest children are often seen out in our double buggies enjoying the fresh air, sights and sounds of the local community. We use Walkodile Child Safety Systems and high visibility vests to keep children safe when out on trips away from the nursery.