Latest Nursery News January 2021
Links Nursery remains open to provide care to the children of keyworkers from 7.30 am until 6 pm Monday to Friday. Some places are still available for children aged 0 to 5 years and we can offer full time, part time, term time and shift pattern contracts. Please also ask about our discounts, including our very generous discount for the children of emergency services personnel.
It is still possible to book a tour to view our premises during certain restricted hours, so please call our friendly manager Jenny on 0131 665 0008 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Equally if you are seeking childcare for the period after lockdown ends, it is possible to register your child now, so please get in touch.
Homelearning experiences for your children during lockdown
From January 2021 we will be sending out a fortnightly plan of suggested learning experiences to do at home with your children if COVID restrictions mean they cannot attend nursery. This includes a variety of links for video stories and songs, some easy, fun learning experiences and games focusing on maths and literacy, and ideas to promote your child's health and wellbeing.
We are also offering a fortnightly story reading session via Zoom, and inviting parents to join one of our private Facebook groups where you can share with us your child's home learning experiences and see what others have been up to. Alternatively you can share this with us by email.
To download the fortnightly plan of suggested learning experiences, please click on the appropriate link below:
If you need any extra support with home learning, please give us a call and we are happy to advise and support you as much as we can.
Health, Wellbeing and Safety
Links Nursery has remained open throughout the COVID19 pandemic, initially doing vital work as a hub for the children of key workers, and from August until December 2020 open fully for the return of all children. Currently revised lockdown restrictions mean a return to providing care for keyworker children only. Throughout the pandemic our focus has been on children's health and wellbeing, and making sure they are are happy and comfortable. We have been supporting children through games, stories, outdoors play in the garden, beach and river visits and outdoors walks.
COVID operational safety guidelines are in place and working well. Health and safety have always been important for the care of our children but have assumed even more importance during the pandemic. We want to reassure you that we are taking every step to ensure that your children remain safe and well whilst still enjoying nurturing and stimulating play and learning experiences.
If you have any concerns or questions, please do let us know.
‘Staff greet children and welcome them into the nursery, ensuring that they feel valued and cared for. A nurturing environment is created in which children are fully supported by routines and the effective trusting relationships with their key person and other staff.' Care Inspectorate, 24 July 2018
Links Nursery is an independent nursery which has been operating in East Lothian since 1995. We provide quality childcare, and a safe, nurturing learning environment for children aged 0 to 5, in a spacious traditional stone building with three large garden areas in a lovely setting beside Musselburgh racecourse. We serve all of Musselburgh, Wallyford, Longniddry, the wider Edinburgh area and the Lothians, and we work in partnership with East Lothian council to provide council funded places for preschool children. We are very flexible and offer full time, part time, shift pattern and term time only places, with our opening hours being 7.30am until 6pm.
Our inspection report is available online from www.careinspectorate.com
If you live or work in Edinburgh you may be interested to know of our sister nursery, City and Little City Nursery, a two building purpose built nursery in the Morningside/Greenbank area of Edinburgh. The website is www.city-nursery.co.uk telephone 0131 446 0088 or 0131 446 0101.
We also have sister nurseries in Balmedie in Aberdeenshire, and in Duns in the Borders. For more information about our Balmedie nursery please go to www.linksnurserybalmedie.co.uk or telephone 01358 743094, and for Duns please see www.linksnurseryduns.co.uk or telephone 01361 882377.