Our nursery offers a wide range of unique activities and extras to enrich every child's experience at nursery.
Settling In Sessions
Our nursery offers settling in sessions. Parents can bring their child for a couple of hours first, gradually introducing the child to a new environment. Settling in sessions are aimed at helping your child to adapt to their new surroundings and become more familiar with the staff and other children.
Our We are lucky to have our own Nursery Teacher who works closely with our children and their key workers to ensure that children make good progress within all aspects of their development in readiness for school.
Music & Movement Classes
Our structured and interactive music and movement classes offer a fantastic educational activity for children from three months to five years of age.
Every year we aim to organise a special summer outing making good use of local community facilities such as a day at the beach or Dalkeith Country Park or visit to Edinburgh Zoo.
Out of School & Holiday Club
Step it Up Dance
Our 3-5 year olds love our weekly dance classes! Our children develop their creativity, confidence and movement skills through these fun and energetic classes.
We are lucky to have bi-lingual staff who are able to support children in their first language, or in exploring new languages. This not only helps children settle well into nursery, but also provides opportunity to better understand and celebrate children's cultures and heritage. We currently have staff fluent in Polish and Spanish.
E-Learning Journals & Tablets
E-Learning Journals allow you to see your child’s activities at nursery with the click of a button. Staff upload images and notes about your child's participation in activities at nursery for you to access wherever you are. Our nursery tablets offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones.
In recognition that education begins in the home, we are fully committed to a partnership approach with parents. Parents are kept up to date with monthly newsletters, parent focus groups and parent’s evenings twice a year. Parents are also able to keep up to date with activities going on in the nursery by following our social media accounts; Loretto Facebook, Bertram Group Twitter and Bertram Group Instagram.
Regular visits from our Music Teacher to support our children in exploring and developing a love for music. Music lessons with skilled music teachers can increase children's confidence and furnish them with a life interest and creativity
We celebrate Christmas by putting on a wonderful Christmas show for friends and family each year. There's always much excitement in preparing for the show as we learn songs and organise our special dress ups.
We offer families the choice of purchasing a nursery uniform. These optional uniforms offer a smart and practical clothing choice for play at nursery. Available at schoolblazer.com
Physical Education Classes
Currently the 3-5 room have a P.E lesson with Loretto Junior School every Tuesday morning. They are working on ball skills, body movement and spacial awareness.
Our nursery enjoys great ties with our local community and we are often out and about visiting local sights and getting involved in events.