Nursery and Early Years

About our Nursery
We have 80 nursery places comprising 40 spaces in the morning and 40 spaces in the afternoon. The Nursery is staffed by two Principal Teachers (working on job share basis), a Senior Early Years Practitioner and three Early Years Practitioners. Each session lasts 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Morning 8.30 – 11.40
Afternoon 12.15 – 3.25

Learning in nursery is fun! We follow the Curriculum for Excellence which is the curriculum your child will access in Scotland between the ages of 3 and 18.
At this age children learn through play and enjoy carefully planned experiences to help them engage with the curriculum at early level. At Seaton Nursery our nursery pupils have ownership of their learning and are involved in planning what they would like to learn. They choose which activities they wish to be involved in on a daily basis. Within each activity or “learning context” there will be a number of choices to ensure that each child is challenged and stimulated. Children are encouraged to be as independent as possible.

At Seaton Nursery activities are organised daily inside and outside to ensure a broad and balanced learning experience for all the children. The cloakroom area is utilised to provide more opportunities for a climbing frame area and house role play. The children have a healthy snack during the session and this in itself provides opportunities for learning as the children are fully involved in choosing and preparing the food. Often this will mean looking at recipes, reading packaging and instructions as well as baking or cooking.

Staff continually observe the children to plan next steps in their learning. Parents are invited to make their contributions and suggestions to the plans which are on view in the nursery. Parents are welcome to sign up to “stay and play” at nursery throughout the school year.
Children in nursery all have an Interactive Learning Diary which is their online personal record of achievements and assessments. Parents are welcomed to share their children’s home observations, comments or photos as well.

The nursery is very much a part of the school and as such has access to the gym hall, school play grounds etc.

Please see the Nursery Information Pack below for more information.

Nursery Information Pack

 

Nursery Staff:

Mrs Jolanta Okulicz Early Years Practitioner
Mrs Lesley Clark Early Years Practitioner (jobshare)
Miss Titanilla Schmidt Early Years Practitioner (jobshare)
Miss April Smith Early Years Practitioner
Miss Laura Hird Senior Early Years Practitioner
Mrs Susan Bryson Principal Teacher (jobshare)
Ms Magdalena Swiatowska Principal Teacher (jobshare)