WELCOME TO CUMBERNAULD & KILSYTH NURSERY
LOOSE PARTS PLAY
ABOUT CUMBERNAULD & KILSYTH NURSERY
Investing in Children's Play, Education and Care,
The nursery has been open from March 1990: we provide low cost, quality and accessible childcare to allow parents to go to work, college or achieve other aspirations. We are now a limited company but still have charitable status. We operate in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, and as we are a charitable organisation we are therefore non profit making. We are Inspected by H.M.I.E. and we are also registered and inspected by Care Inspectorate and follow their Heath and Social Care Standards, My Support, my life. We have established ourselves as an integrated service for the community. The quality of the service is monitored to ensure that our provision is of a high standard and continues to meet the needs of the community.
CUMBERNAULD & KILSYTH NURSERY MISSION
We aim to work in partnership to provide a flexible, caring, welcoming and stimulating environment, which supports and values each individual and promotes active learning, to be inclusive of each individuals needs. We aspire to promote personal development and inspire all members of our community to develop their skills and talents and to achieve as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors in a safe, well ordered environment.
Our Nursery is situated within the Muirfield centre, we are centrally located for bus and train routes as well as being next to Cumbernauld shopping centre and New College Lanarkshire. We are set to cater for children 0 months to 5 years and can accommodate 43 full time or 67 part time placements. We have 11 qualified staff members who are committed to a quality childcare environment with a stimulating and balanced curriculum, we also have 2 support workers, a evening cleaner and 2 administration staff. We also have modern apprentices and these numbers may vary. We work in partnership with north Lanarkshire council and offer funded places for 3-5 year olds each child is entitled to 600 hours 38 weeks per year working towards providing1140 hours throughout a 50 week year. Some 2 year olds are entitled to an early learning and childcare funded place and within our 2-3 years playroom we can accommodate this.
The Caterpillar room can accommodate up to 9 children at any time. The children have lots of opportunities to take part in outdoor experiences, so we ask parents/carers to provide wellies and soft indoor shoes for their child to wear.
The staff provide a wide variety of play experiences for the children to participate in enabling them to explore and develop their learning focusing on North Lanarkshire’s document:
“Effective Early Development and Learning – The critical period from birth to 3 years”, Realising the Ambition and GIRFEC.
The Ladybird Room can accommodate up to 10 children at any time. We provide a variety of play experiences for the children for the children to participate in enabling them to explore and develop their learning. The children have lots of opportunities to take part in many experiences outdoors so we ask parent/carers to provide wellies and soft indoor shoes for your child to wear.
All the resources in our playroom are fully accessible to all the children. We observe the children closely so that we can provide experiences based on their interests. We are very keen to promote healthy eating in the ladybird room and every day we include the children in planning and preparing our snack. Along with that we ensure that every day the children have access to outdoor play where they can have fresh air and develop their gross physical skills by cycling, climbing and running. We also promote relaxation time through deep breathing exercises and yoga.
We are very keen to encourage the children to be "creative thinkers" and "problem solvers" so we promote and encourage the use of "Loose Parts" where children use empty tubs, roll tubes, keys, tins and lids to build with, design with and find different ways for them to fit. This also allows us to teach the children to be mindful of our environment by recycling and reusing lots of resources available to us.
We use Pre-birth to three, GIRFEC and "Realising the Ambition" to guide our learning and ensure that the children are getting the most of their experiences in the Ladybird Room.
The Butterfly Room can accommodate up to 24 children at any one time. We are very passionate about ensuring that each individual child's interest are met. We recently introduced In the Moment Planning which allows staff to observe and interact with children helping them to pursue their own interests and supporting them to access and move their own learn on in the moment. The health and wellbeing of our children is paramount therefore outdoor lay is an extremely important part of the children's learning and development. We have an open door policy and the children have access to the outdoor space all day. We also encourage the children to become aware of their body and emotions by encouraging them to participate in regular mindful experiences such as yoga and deep breathing exercises.
We incorporate Loose Parts Play both indoors and outdoors as it encourages the children to develop creative and critical thinking skills as they are encouraged to explore their imagination and experiment with new ideas. Loose Parts allows the children the freedom to arrange and re arrange using the part to create their own rules and designs which then allows the focus of the experience to be the process rather than the product.
As an Eco promoting nursery we are currently working towards out 4th Eco Flag. We are currently learning about Litter, Biodiversity and Food and the environment. Staff are extremely enthusiastic about teaching the children about their local and wider community's environment. The children are encouraged to actively participate
in the growing their own fruit and vegetables that can be eaten at snack as part of our health promoting nursery policy.
We know the importance of giving children access to as many different learning opportunities and have in cooperated Forest Schools, Language Land and Book bug into the weekly sessions.
Our attendance is a minimum of 2 full days 8am-5:30pm. If your child receives funding then this will be 5 sessions and these will arranged with you upon acceptance of place.
Caterpillar Room 8am - 5:30pm
Ladybird Room 8am - 5:30pm
Butterfly Room 8am - 5:45pm
Main Office 7:30am - 6pm
Term Time Places
We have limited term time places available, please email the main office on email@example.com to enquire.
For all enquiries please email our main office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To arrange a show around or visit please email us on email@example.com.
Nursery Registration Number
We require a £50 non re-fundable deposit upon booking your place with us and this will then be deducted from your first months fees once your child starts with us.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have a minimum requirement of 2 dull days 8am - 5:30pm. If your child receives funding then this will be 5 sessions and these will be arranged with you upon acceptance of place.
Caterpillar Room 8am - 5:30pm
Ladybird Room 8am - 5:30pm
Butterfly Room 8am - 5:45pm
Main Office 7:30am - 6pm
Term Time Places - We have limited term time places available, please email the main office on firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
For all enquiries please email email@example.com
To arrange a Showaround or Visit to our nursery
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursery Registration Number - CS2003004642
Deposit - We require a £50 non refundable deposit upon booking your place with us and this will be deducted from your first months fees once your child starts with us.
Settling in Process
Our Settling in Process consists of 3 visits;
Our First Visit usually lasts around 30 minutes where the parent will stay with the child allowing them to explore the nursery environment with their parents.
Our Second Visit lasts for 1 hour where the parent does not stay allowing the child to explore the environment and get to know staff and peers.
Third Visit is a 2 Hour lunch visit where the child will have the chance to experience a little longer in nursery while also having lunch.
Our children are usually ready to start after the 3 visits however this will depend on the individual child and how their settling visits go.
At Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Nursery
We have a Food Pantry where our staff, parents and visitors can help themselves to anything they may need. There is a wide variety of different foods available from pastas, cereals, fruits, veg etc.
If you are ever in our nursery please feel free to have a look and help yourself. We try our best to help in every way we can and many of our staff, parents, families and visitors benefit from our food pantry section.
At Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Nursery we have a clothing exchange bank with a mix of boys and girls clothing and footwear for all ages which we fill up and replace on a regular basis. This is open to everyone who visits our setting and so far we have had great interest from our parents, children and families using our clothing exchange bank.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND US
Just Around the Corner
1A South Muirhead Road
We asked our Parent's and Carers what they thought of our service and here are some of the responses below.
Since my little boy started with C&K he has come on leaps and bounds, he is now up to the second room and I can notice such a difference in his speech and communication. All of the staff are very helpful and the relationships they have with the children is comforting. Always a happy and positive environment😃
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2 YEAR OLD FUNDING AVAILABLE
At Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Nursery, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for all children. Our unique programs incorporate a variety of educational theories, while always keeping the child’s best interest in mind and allowing for hands-on, experiential learning. To find out more about us, keep reading or feel free to get in touch.
Eligibility for 2's Funding from North Lanarkshire Council is listed. If you feel you may be eligible please get in contact with us and we can get an application form sent over to you.
Q1. What kind of food and drink will you supply?
We supply a health snack for all children in the morning and afternoon with milk or water to drink. We cater for all food preferences and allergies. Our funded children received a cooked hot lunch.
Q2. Where do the children’s cooked meals come from for funded children?
Our lunch comes from Our Ladies High School NLC and meals are delivered to nursery for morning and afternoon session children. Our staff have achieved a level 2 award in food hygiene which allows them to distribute and supervise meals.
Q3. My child is starting potty training. Can you help with this?
Yes we strive to help in all areas of your child’s development and we take this at your child’s pace. We follow your routine from home as close as possible and keep in touch at every step. We use sticker/reward charts to help in this area.
Q4. Will my child be with a regular group of children?
Yes your child will be with a group of children of similar age and they will move through the nursery together.
Q5. How much time will my child spend outside?
We have a real passion for outdoor learning and our children spend long periods of time outdoors. We ask parents to provide a suitable jacket, hat, gloves and wellies as well as sun cream and sunhat for summer months.
Q6. Will my child go on outings?
We are outside each and everyday exploring our garden. We also regularly venture to other places of interest such as the library, the woods and local park lands.
Q7. How will the nursery communicate with parents?
We have our nursery private Facebook Pages for each of our playrooms, we have children’s learning journals which is private for each individual child and their families, information is sent via text messages and emails and we also have a screen in our main corridor displaying all information regarding nursery life.
Q8. What do I need to provide my child’s day at nursery?
Change of clothing (including underwear), nappies and wipes, nappy cream, sun hat, wellies, woolly hat, scarf and a suitable outdoor jacket.
Q9. My child has allergies, Will they be safe at nursery?
Nursery should be informed of any allergies so risk assessments can be made to keep these allergens away from the child. We strive to ensure that every child is safe while at nursery so we will prepare separate snacks and ask for meals to be provided keeping in line with the child's diet. Our funded session lunches are provided by North Lanarkshire Council and they are good at supplying alternative meal solutions. We are adaptable to most situations so just let us know and we can adapt to your child's needs.
Q10. How can fees be paid?
Fees can be paid via direct bank transfer, childcare vouchers or government payments.