Edinburgh Nursery Facilities

NEW EXTENDED OUTDOOR PLAY AREA & AIR-CONDITIONING IN ALL ROOMS

General Operations

 

We have an extensive computer system for monitoring the day-to-day running of the centre where staff can easily access children’s records for any allergies or special requirements.  We have a central cloud based server which allows our branches to trade safety and operational information on daily basis.

The entire building and entrance points are covered by CCTV and coded door entry system.

Food

We offer freshly cooked healthy lunches and snacks daily.

Our healthy eating policy has been in place one year ahead of the Scottish Executive recent healthy eating policy.

Safety & Hygiene – Procedures and Contractors

We currently employ three different methods in order to maintain the hygiene and safety standards: We use a company called The National Health & Safety Company for annual inspection on all aspects of Health and Safety and they constantly update us with all new regulations and requirements.

We also use Initial to maintain our soap dispensers; nappy waste and finally we have an external cleaning company employed to clean the nursery after hours.

Security

A comprehensive CCTV system monitors all areas internally and externally for the purpose of safety and training; at Wee Gems we aim to give you and a total peace of mind.

The Curriculum

Here at Wee Gems we aim to offer your children the best education they can receive.

From babies to our Junior Gems 2 the children will follow the Pre-birth to Three curriculum using the four key principles – The Rights of the Child, Relationships, Responsive care and Resect with the nine features – Role of the Staff, Attachments, Transitions, Observation, Assessment and Planning, Partnership Working, Health and Well-Being, Literacy and Numeracy, Environments and Play.

Curriculum for Excellence aims to achieve a transformation in education in Scotland by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum from 3 to 18. The curriculum includes the totality of experiences which are planned for children and young people through their education, wherever they are being educated.

Curriculum for Excellence ensures that all children can be : Successful learners, Confident individuals, Responsible citizens and Effective Contributors. This is through the curricular areas of: Expressive arts, Health and well-being, Languages, Mathematics, religious and moral education, sciences, social studies and technologies.

Each child within the nursery has a “keyworker” who is responsible for keeping track of your child’s development and completing the necessary development books which are carried throughout the nursery and then in pre-school their Learners Journey which is then carried onto the school your child will attend.