Key Information

Opening Times

We are open for 51 weeks of the year, from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

We close over Christmas/New Year but remain open during all other Bank Holidays.

Morning Session Afternoon Session
8.00 – 13.00 (latest) (earliest) 13.00 -18.00

 

We ask you to note the session times. The Nursery is bound by the Regulation of Care who set out legal requirements which must be maintained for our staff to child ratios.

We understand that your work commitments often don’t fit into neat half day sessions. If our session times don’t suit, please speak to our Nursery Manager who will attempt to offer a level of flexibility to accommodate your individual needs.

Meals & Meal Times

We provide all children with two healthy snacks per day, including fresh fruit, milk and vegetables. We aim to meet at least 3 of the ‘five a day’ intake of fruit & veg. We ask parents to supply a packed lunch or pre-made milk bottles for their child. We will reheat food in microwaves but do not cook individual meals.

We encourage the children to be actively involved in the selection of their snacks, which includes taking them to the local supermarket to select and choose.

Morning snack time 9.00 – 9.30am
Lunch time 11.30 am – (under 3yrs) 11.45am – (3 – 5yrs)
Afternoon snack time 3.00 – 3.30pm

Staff to Children Ratios

0-2 years – 1:3

2-3 years – 1:5

3-5 years – 1:8

Outings

The children regularly go for walks in the local communities, visiting parks and woods for nature trails. They go to the library to choose books and the shops for ‘buying experiences’. The more adventurous explore the local area on the buses and trains, even making it to Stirling/Glasgow for a day out! We have an annual trip to the Pantomime at Christmas and take coach trips to various other exciting outside locations.