Nursery Letters



Thank you for looking at our Blog page . This is where we will be sharing information about the children’s interest/ activities and any reminders.

We will also provide information about the Lunch and Snack for the week ahead!

Week Beginning : Monday 12th October

It is the final week of Term and we have had a a great start to our ‘very different’ Nursery year! We want to sayThank You for supporting us with all the changes this term including the new hours, lunches and Covid – restrictions. As always, we will keep you updated with any changes going forward into next term.

REMINDER- October Break : Nursery closes on Friday 16th October at 12:30pm and re-opens on Tuesday 27th October at usual time

Autumn and Apple Tree

Over the past few weeks , we have been learning about Autumn and the changes this brings. The children have had great fun going on Autumn Walks, talking about the changes they see, doing Art and Craft activities, playing games with Autumn materials and reading stories. We have also been showing interest in the apples growing on our apple tree. Here are some of our pictures from this week:

This Week’s Lunches and Snacks

Reminder : This menu can change on a daily basis but we will always try to give the most up-to-date information#

Monday – Roll, jelly, raisins

Tuesday – Roll, noodles, yoghurt.

Wednesday – Flatbread, cous cous, jelly.

Thursday – Sandwich thin, pizza slice, frozen yoghurt.

Snacks will include – cereal, cheese scone, breadsticks, pancake, brownie, toast and a selection of fruit and vegetables.

Week Beginning : Monday 5th October

Welcome to this week’s blog. Please see below for updates on Maths Week Scotland, our most recent Care Inspectorate Report and Lunches/Snacks.

We are also looking forward to speaking with parents over the next 2 weeks during our Parent Consultations. Your key-worker will have more information about dates and times for calls.

Reminder: As the weather is getting colder and wetter, can we please ask parent /carers to ensure children have jackets and wellies/boots for playing outside. Unfortunately at the moment we are unable to give our spare jackets or footwear.

Maths Week Scotland

We had a great week doing lots of different Maths activities around the Nursery. These included jumping on numbers, playing games with shapes and colours . Have a look at our photos and comments

“Look, I can jump and say what number it is”

” I found lots of numbers “

” I made a picture with shapes”

Care Inspectorate Report

Every 3 years, Nurseries have an inspection from the Care Inspectorate to ensure they are maintaining high care standards. These Inspections are unannounced and take place over a full day. Carrick Knowe Nursery was inspected in February 2020, but due to Covid-19 there was a delay in receiving the final report. We are now delighted to announce we received two Grade 5s ( Very Good) and our report was highly praised by our Early Years Improvement Officer. If you would like to read the full report please follow the link below :

This Week’s Lunches and Snacks

Reminder : This menu can change on a daily basis but we will always try to give the most up-to-date information

Monday – Roll, yoghurt, fruit
Tuesday – Wrap, smoothie
Wednesday – Roll, cheese chunks, smoothie
Thursday – Pitta, frozen yoghurt

Snacks: shortbread, carrot cake, jelly, oatcakes, rice cakes, breadsticks, cereal and a selection of fruit and vegetables

Week Beginning : Monday 28th September

We hope you had a lovely weekend! This week we will have a focus on Maths as it’s Maths Week Scotland. There will be lots of shape and number activities going in nursery.

Have a look at what we have been doing already……

Please see the website below for more information:

This Week’s Lunches and Snacks

Reminder : This menu can change on a daily basis but we will always try to give the most up-to-date information

Lunches this week , will include:
Monday – Roll, pizza, veggie sticks and dips
Tuesday – Roll, yoghurt, fruit
Wednesday – Flatbread, jelly, fruit
Thursday – Sandwich thin, frozen yoghurt, fruit

Snacks will include: scones, oat cookies, crackers, pancakes, waffles, breadsticks, toast, and daily fruit or vegetables.