The nursery is open 5 days a week 50 weeks of the year. We offer whole day or half day sessions.
**These hours are pending planning approval from Fife Council.**
Morning and Afternoon snacks will be provided but due to the restrictions of Covid 19 we ask for your child to bring a packed lunch should they be booked in for a full day session. We hope to provide a catering service in the near future.
We are currently in the process of registering with the Scottish Care Inspectorate and hope to be opening early 2021
** We hope to work in partnership with Fife Council in order to offer 1140 funded hours to all eligible 2 to 5 year olds. **
Louise’s first degree was in Retail management and consumer studies. Alongside her degree Louise worked In John Lewis department store. Her role involved managing and working on several high profile projects both locally and nationally for the department store. As one of the store recruitment advisors she hired and coached staff for departments across the branch. The opportunity to retrain arose and Louise decided that she wanted to go back to university to complete a postgraduate in Primary Education.
Louise is now an experienced Primary School teacher currently working as a Learning Support Teacher within Fife Council. Louise has worked closely with children who have been identified as having additional support needs. Her extensive knowledge and experience of working with children with Autism, ADHD and attachment difficulties has enhanced her skills in ensuring that all children have access to the Curriculum for Excellence.
“It is such a privilege to be able to influence and teach young children at a very early point of their lives. I have seen first-hand the benefits of outdoor learning to all children, especially those who need further support as they find their own way to grow and develop as an individual. I am a mother of two young children, and it is plain to see how much they enjoy being outside. My children are bursting with questions and are at their happiest alongside nature. Through teaching experiences, I have gained an insight into the effects of different social factors and the pattern of behaviour that extends from these experiences. This ignites a passion within me about the importance of early years intervention and investing in young children to ensure that they are equipped with the tools to navigate through life, giving them the best start possible. With all these factors in mind, I am so excited to finally have the opportunity to build my dream, an outdoor nursery right in the heart of where I grew up.”
Paul is currently working in an engineering role with BT having completed a modern apprenticeship in telecommunications supported by Skills Development Scotland. Paul has always had a keen interest in conservation and the environment which led him to studying these subjects at Glasgow University and graduating with a degree in Geography.
“Since becoming a Dad of two it has really made me think about my own childhood and how it has shaped me as the person I am today. As a young boy all I ever wanted to do was explore the outdoor environment which surrounded me. Brought up in the middle of Edinburgh green space was limited but we were fortunate enough to have woods near us and this is where my young friends and I were often drawn to. In this environment it felt like we were free to do anything we wanted to, and we did but it was how we interacted with each other and what we learnt from the surroundings which really benefited us. The gang huts, tree swings and holes we dug will be long gone now but the social and practical skills as well the appreciation for the world around me is something that is with me today.
25 years later and I can still be seen digging a hole covered in mud, but this would probably be something to do with my role as an engineer with BT. During my apprenticeship I was a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ambassador and visited schools to help promote these subjects and show the children how important they could be in later life. This is something that I am passionate about and something I want to instill in my children. It is a well-known fact that our country has a shortage of these skills and I strongly believe the spaces we create for our children to engage in their environment will help them develop the skills they may need in the future.”
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