Edzell Nursery

Edzell Nursery provides pre-school education for children ages 3 - 5 Please contact Emma Barlow, Nursery Manager, to arrange a visit. [email protected]

Edzell Nursery provides a happy, safe, secure and stimulating environment, where confidence and self esteem can grow. Children usually come to Edzell for two years before going on to school, and are provided with a variety of opportunities to develop and learn through the Curriculum for Excellence. The Nursery is in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council and receives funding for eligible c

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Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 10/05/2024

๐ŸŒŸโœจ Adventures at Our Nursery This Week โœจ๐ŸŒŸ

This week at our nursery has been a blast of fun and learning! ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿž We have explored the fascinating world of animal vision versus human vision, the artwork our little humans created during our ArtBud sessions! ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Each piece is a masterpiece, reflecting their unique perspectives and imaginations.

๐ŸŒฟ Our garden has been buzzing with excitement as the children discover a whole new world of bugs and critters. ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿœ They have become architects, crafting cosy homes for their newfound friends amidst the greenery. ๐ŸŒฑ And speaking of green, our little eco-warriors have been busy caring for our planet by lending a hand in picking up litter from our surroundings. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’š

Of course, no week is complete without a sprinkle of birthday joy! ๐ŸŽˆ Our Montessori-style celebrations, where children joyfully walk around the sun, have been a highlight. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿš€

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 05/05/2024

๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŽจ Adventures at the nursery this week were colourful! ๐ŸŒˆ

In our Artbuds session, we explored the world of contrasting colours, kicking off with a vibrant living colour wheel! Picture us all nestled in a rainbow circle of reds, yellows, greens, and blues, getting our creative juices flowing. ๐ŸŽจ This inspired a lively forage through the garden and woodland, channelling our inner Andy Goldsworthy as we crafted transient masterpieces with petals, leaves, and bark. ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒธ

๐ŸŒŸDespite the weather our garden expeditions are getting longer, filled with mini-beast detectives uncovering woodlice, spiders, and centipedes galore! ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ And did you know, our little ones are now experts in discerning male from female thanks to Miss Lauraโ€™s teachings? ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

๐Ÿ™Œ It is always a joy to have parents share in our adventures and we have two visits this week, children love it!

๐ŸŒŸ Mark making, writing, reading, and intricate creations are all in full swing, while our art corner remains a hub of creativity, boosting hand strength and confidence with every cut and glue. ๐ŸŽจโœ‚๏ธ


Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 28/04/2024

๐ŸŒŸ Welcome back to our final term of the academic year! ๐ŸŒŸ

It has been an adventurous start, with our first day back welcoming an unexpected inspection. We eagerly await the official report to share with you all!

๐Ÿ› Our nursery will soon become a butterfly haven as we eagerly await the incredible transformation of caterpillars into beautiful butterflies! ๐Ÿฆ‹ It is a magical journey of growth and discovery for our little humans.

โ˜€๏ธ Finally the sun is out and our garden has been filled with outdoor games, adventures, joy and laughter. ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŒผ

๐ŸŒฑ We have also been busy in the garden, planting beans and potatoes we started before Easter. ๐Ÿฅ”๐ŸŒฑ Now, our garden is blooming with many flowers, adding colour and life to our outdoor space!

๐ŸŽจ On our Artbuds sessions our little humans have been guided through foraging for natural pigments, recording our findings, and exploring the wonderful world of colour-making and mixing! ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ

Here is to more adventures, growth, and learning in the weeks to come! ๐ŸŒŸ



Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 23/03/2024

๐ŸŒฟโœจ Our adventures at the Nursery this week โœจ๐ŸŒฟ

๐Ÿ‘‹ Sign Language Week: We have been learning new signs, fostering inclusivity and communication skills to celebrate Sign Language Week.

๐ŸŒŸ Nowruz Celebration: We celebrated Nowruz, the Persian New Year, alongside a family who graciously shared their traditions. From reading a story to learning a new dance, it was a day filled with cultural enrichment and vibrant festivities.

๐ŸŽจ Artbuds: Our little artists continued to dive into our bee-themed adventures, crafting a mesmerizing bee hive out of cardboard. It is great to see how the kids get so curious and excited about exploring all the cool stuff in nature.

๐Ÿš‚ All Aboard the Imagination Express: Our role-play area has transformed into a bustling train station, sparking endless adventures and storytelling among our little humans.

๐Ÿ”ฌ Little scientists: Our nursery is always busy with little humans wanting to try new experiments, which gets them super excited about discovering things hands-on. Whether they are learning about how butterflies grow or exploring tiny bugs, they just can not get enough of learning new stuff!

๐ŸŽจ Mastering the Art of Expression: Our little humans are refining their drawing skills and mastering pen control, fostering creativity and fine motor development by creating books and amazing masterpieces.

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 09/03/2024

๐ŸŒฑโœจ Another week of learning at Edzell Nursery! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ“š From embracing natural consequences to woodworking adventures and celebrating World Book Day, here is a glimpse into our week:

At Edzell, we believe in the power of "natural consequences", where children learn through firsthand experiences. From mopping spilt water to fixing a broken wooden toy truck, every mishap becomes a valuable learning opportunity, fostering independence and problem-solving skills. This week, we embarked on our Edzell Woodworking journey, igniting creativity and responsibility as our little ones repaired their cherished toy truck. ๐Ÿ› โ˜บ๏ธ

Our garden has been buzzing with activity! We have been busy preparing for the warmer Spring days ahead; churning compost, chitting potatoes, and keeping an eye on the daffodils and primrose we had planted previously.

In Artbuds, our exploration of mini beasts continued as we dived into the world of cocoons. Through imaginative creations and artistic expressions, our children spun tales of hidden creatures, inspired by the mysteries of the insect world. ๐Ÿœ๐ŸŽจ

Wrapping up the week we celebrated World Book Day! From beloved characters to cherished stories, some of our little humans arrive dressed as their favourite characters, and we all share our favourite books ๐Ÿ“šโœจ


Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 02/03/2024

๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ”โœจ Our adventures this week! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒผ

As the warmth of spring begins to embrace us, our little humans have been on an amazing journey through nature's wonders! ๐ŸŒฟ From the blossoming flowers to the bustling world of bugs, every corner of our garden is a treasure waiting to be discovered.

In our ArtBud session, creativity bloomed as our little ones crafted clay sculptures inspired by the delicate plants of the season. Using natural objects like the sharp needles of the monkey puzzle tree, they turned their imagination into tangible art, weaving sustainability and care for the environment into their masterpieces. ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒฟ

At Edzell, our community values sustainability and environmental stewardship, and witnessing the resourcefulness of our young artists fills our hearts with pride and inspiration. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’š

We were delighted to welcome a special guestโ€”a parent who shared beautiful Polish stories, enriching our cultural journey ๐Ÿ“šโœจ

Join us as we continue our exploration of the world around us, fostering curiosity, creativity, and a deep love for our planet in the hearts of our little learners. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’•

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 24/02/2024

This week exploring Poland with our little humans has been an absolute blast! From creating stunning botanical artwork inspired by Polish Folk Art to crafting incredible flags using all sorts of materials, our journey has been filled with creativity and wonder. ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒฟ

Despite the weather, we bravely ventured out to our first Artbuds session of the year, where we were whisked away on a bee-inspired adventure! ๐Ÿ Crafting colourful journey sticks with elements we found outdoors, enjoying a picnic under the drizzle and wind. ๐ŸŒง๏ธ

But the fun did not stop there! We played games outside, reinforcing numbers, and Grimm Rainbow was still a hit! ๐ŸŒˆ Children's imaginations soared as they created amazing animals and figures, letting their creativity flow freely. ๐Ÿฆ„โœจ

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 10/02/2024

๐ŸŒŸโœจ Another week full of magic and learning at the nursery! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฆ We have been busy crafting pine-cone bird feeders and adorning the beech trees and willow den in our garden. We hope these little treats help fill the bellies of our feathered friends until Spring arrives! ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŒท

But that's not all - we had an incredible time celebrating Chinese New Year with one of our amazing parents! ๐ŸŽ‰ They shared the mythology behind the festivities, teaching us how to protect ourselves from the fierce 'Nian' with the colour red. Our clothes and homes are now adorned with this vibrant hue, keeping us safe and joyful. ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿงง

Our adventures did not we had a special visit from a curious little spider ๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ who reminded us of the diverse creatures that call our nursery garden home, even during the colder months. ๐ŸŒฑโ„๏ธ

And let's not forget the joy of snack time! ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅ• Our little chefs have been honing their culinary skills while preparing snacks for their friends. From spreading butter on crackers to slicing fruits and veggies, they are mastering fine motor skills, learning about nutrition, and developing social skills like sharing and cooperation. ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅช

Here is to another week of discovery, laughter, and growth! ๐ŸŒŸ ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ“š

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 02/02/2024

๐ŸŒˆ Time for a quick update on our weekly adventures!

๐Ÿš€ We wrapped up Show and Tell with big smiles โ€“ It has been heartwarming to witness the joy on their faces as they proudly shared and explained their treasures with friends. ๐ŸŒŸ

We are back on the walking trail, starting slowly to let those little legs build up stamina. ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฃ Nature is the perfect teacher.

We have been getting our hands messy making our own recycled paper โ€“ fostering creativity and sustainability in our little scientists' minds! ๐Ÿงช

We have stumbled upon some enthusiastic cleaners in our nursery! ๐Ÿงน Not only are they having a blast, but they are learning to respect their environment and developing real-life skills like gross motor skills and spatial awareness. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ช

We have some eager little scientists diving into molecules and density with hilarious experiments ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ”

January wrapped with a cool tour of the U.K., ending with Northern Ireland vibes. We marked St. Brigid's Day on Thursday, sharing the inspiring story of the patron saint of Ireland with our little ones and making Cros Brรญde. ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ“–

Stay tuned for more adventures! ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 27/01/2024

๐ŸŒฟโœจ Adventures at the Nursery! โœจ๐ŸŒฟ

๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿฝ๏ธ This week we have been exploring the flavours of Scotland from haggis, thistles, and Robert Burns poems, and of course, we could not resist the call of the Ceilidh dance. The laughter, the joy, and the twirls echoed through our nursery walls as we danced our hearts out. ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ƒ

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธโœ๏ธ Our focus on fine motor skills activities has been a blast, with little hands eagerly grasping pencils, crayons, and more. The excitement around writing is palpable, and we are nurturing the budding authors and artists within our nursery walls. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ“š

๐Ÿงฒ๐Ÿ’ก And speaking of hands-on learning, we have been experimenting with all things magnetic and non-magnetic. It has been a week of discovery as our tiny scientists explore the mysteries of attraction and repulsion. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”ฌ

โœจMiss Laura has skillfully designed captivating visuals, to help our little humans to put everything back in its designated place. These visuals not only promote organization but also play a crucial role in enhancing their visual skills.๐ŸŽจโœจ

๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’– Every day is a new adventure; we can not wait to see what the next week holds for our little humans.

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 19/01/2024

Our adventures this week!

๐Ÿฐ Wales Wonders: Our little humans have been on an enchanting journey through the realms of Wales, dragons, and daffodils!๐Ÿฒ๐ŸŒผ

โ„๏ธ Chill Out with Ice Play: We have been having a blast outdoors, embracing the Scottish winter weather and engaging in cool and icy adventures! From sensory play to discovering the magic of freezing temperatures.

Fine Motor Skills: This week we have dived into the world of fine motor skills. Fine motor skills involve the coordination of small muscles, like those in the hands and fingers. These skills play a crucial role in your child's overall development, influencing various aspects of their life. From holding a pencil to zipping up a jacket, these skills are the building blocks for independence and success in everyday tasks.

In a Montessori classroom, fine motor skills activities are not just play. Maria Montessori believed that through purposeful, hands-on activities, children not only refine their motor skills but also lay the groundwork for independence and success in everyday tasks.

๐ŸŒˆ Key Benefits of Fine Motor Skills Development: ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿ’ก

1๏ธโƒฃ Academic Readiness: Mastering fine motor skills lays the groundwork for writing, drawing, and other academic activities. It enhances hand-eye coordination, enabling them to excel in school tasks.

2๏ธโƒฃ Self-Care Skills: From buttoning clothes to tying shoelaces, fine motor skills empower children to take care of themselves, fostering independence and confidence.

3๏ธโƒฃ Cognitive Development: The connection between hands and brain strengthens cognitive abilities, promoting problem-solving, spatial awareness, and overall brain development.

4๏ธโƒฃ Social Skills: Engaging in fine motor activities often involves interaction with others, enhancing social skills, teamwork, and communication.

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 12/01/2024

๐ŸŽ‰โœจ Happy New Year and welcome back, Edzell families! ๐ŸŒˆโ„๏ธ We hope your holidays were filled with joy and laughter. As we embark on another term together, our nursery adventures have kicked off with a bang! ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿซ

First and foremost, a huge welcome to Miss Camille, who joined us a bit later this week after a magical holiday at Disneyland to celebrate her 50th birthday! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰

Getting back into the swing of early mornings and chilly Winter air might be a challenge, but we are fueled by the magical memories of our Christmas adventures. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ… Circle time has become a cherished moment as we share stories of festive meals, outings, and gifts with our friends and families.

In our monthly learning journey around the world now is the time to explore the vibrant islands of the United Kingdom. From flag colours to landform shapes, the children are immersed in craft activities, expanding their understanding of our country. ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

โค๏ธ This week, we have embraced the crisp January air with daily doses of cycling, football, and climbing.

And guess what? The children are buzzing with excitement because porridge is back! ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿ”ฅ What a delight to have a warm snack on these freezing days.


Here's to a fantastic term filled with laughter, learning, and many more nursery adventures! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ“š


Wishing our amazing Families, a Happy New Year.

Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new term, and we cannot wait to welcome our little humans back to the nursery. The journey of growth, learning and development awaits, and we cannot wait to be part of it.

Just a friendly reminder, for our returning children, we start tomorrow at 8:30 AM. And for our new little humans, your adventures with us begin next week.

Cheers to a year of exploration, discovery, and thriving together.

Edzell Team

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 16/12/2023

๐ŸŒŸโœจThis week has been an absolute whirlwind of festive fun at the nursery as we geared up for our Christmas concert, "The Gift of Peace." ๐ŸŽ„ From practicing our heartwarming performances to creating beautiful decorations, our little artists have been on a creative rollercoaster! ๐Ÿš€

๐ŸŽ‰ Our classroom is now a winter wonderland, adorned with paper chains, sparkling ornaments, and a spectacular backdrop for the concert. The Christmas spirit has truly transformed our space into a magical haven! ๐ŸŒŸ

๐ŸŽ‰Inspired by our exploration of Venezuela, our little humans make their own piรฑatas and decorate them as colourful as Venezuela's traditional houses! ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธOur little humans delved into the world of ink-printing golden leaves, creating masterpieces that reflect the beauty of our topic.

๐ŸŽญ At our last Art Buds session for the autumn term Imaginary elves, busy decorating Christmas trees, brought joy and laughter to our session. Everyone used clay, wool, and foraged foliage to mould Christmas trees, and snowmen, Each creation told a unique tale inspired by our storytime adventures, Mog and the Christmas Calamity.๐ŸŽ„

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 09/12/2023

๐ŸŽ„โœจ Adventures at Edzell this Week! โœจ๐ŸŽ„

This week has been nothing short of magical as the Christmas mood took over๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฝโœจ

๐ŸŽ„ Christmas Wonderland: Our Christmas tree has become a canvas for creativity, adorned and decorated repeatedly by our little artists. ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ The process not only spread holiday joy but also offered fantastic fine motor skill practice!

โ„๏ธ Frozen Wonders: The chilly Scottish weather worked its magic, turning water into ice and sparking the curiosity of our little scientists! ๐Ÿงช Their inquisitive minds led to incredible questions and hands-on science experiments that kept us all engaged and amazed.

โ˜€๏ธ Chasing Sunlight with Artbuds: Despite the limited sunlight, we embraced the Scottish weather and made the most of every ray! โ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒž We created beautiful shapes using shadows, letting our creativity shine through even on cloudy days.

๐ŸŒ Journey to Venezuela: This month, our learning adventure takes us to Venezuela! Exploring different places helps our little humans understand not just the physical world around them but also appreciate the richness of diverse cultures and languages. It is a beautiful way for them to learn, accept, and respect differences from an early age.

โ„๏ธ Home Corner Transformed: To escape the cold, our home corner has undergone a magical transformation into an igloo! ๐Ÿ โ„๏ธ It is the perfect cosy spot for imaginative play and warmth during the chilly days.

๐ŸŽจ Crafting Christmas Magic: From wreaths to snowflakes, our nursery has turned into a winter wonderland with the beautiful Christmas decorations created by our little hands. ๐ŸŒจ๏ธโœ‚๏ธ

And guess what? Rehearsals for our concert are going absolutely fantastic! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’– Our little humans are not just preparing for a concert; they are preparing to embrace the world with open hearts and minds.


Our Art Buds adventure took a cool twist this week as we moved things indoors to escape the wild winds! ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ We threw a challenge at our little humans โ€“ let's make art in a box! ๐Ÿ“ฆโœจ With all sorts of boxes and natural and recycled material, our little humans set out to create some awesome hidden worlds.

Tiny creatures made of clay came to life, and suddenly, the boxes became like magical windows into these secret worlds. Then, we added some light with a simple flashlight, and the shadows made everything even more exciting!

At the end of it all, our final gallery showcased a fabulous display of creativity and imagination. Each box had a story, and each little clay creature had a personality.

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 17/11/2023

๐ŸŒฟโœจ Adventures of the Week! โœจ๐ŸŒฟ

๐ŸŒˆ This week has been an absolute blast, filled with all things wild and wonderful! ๐Ÿก๐Ÿพ We have embarked on a journey of discovery and creativity, and here is a sneak peek into our exciting adventures! ๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ  Our little architects have been hard at work building cosy homes for our furry friends inside and outside. ๐Ÿฆ” From bird nests to hedgehog hideouts, every creation is a masterpiece! ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ”จ

๐ŸŒ We have dived deep into the world of habitats, learning about where animals call home. ๐Ÿž๏ธ Discussions on hibernation, migration, and the incredible diversity of our planet have sparked curious minds! ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‰

๐Ÿ„ Our garden revealed the mystical Candlesnuff Fungus and the explosive Earth Star Mushrooms. Inviting lots of exploration and questions๐ŸŒณโœจ

๐Ÿ‚ Our little artist crafted beautiful transient art with vibrant autumn leaves. ๐Ÿ Creativity knows no bounds when nature is your canvas! ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒฟ

๐ŸŒด We took a virtual trip to the Caribbean, Learning about Miss Camille's homeland, the stunning Barbados. ๐Ÿ๏ธ

๐Ÿฐ Our homemade cake stole the show! ๐ŸŽ‚ Future bakers in the making, for sure! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ

๐Ÿ‘‹ From threading beads to precision play with small parts, our fine motor skills got a serious workout. ๐Ÿ’ช Small hands, big accomplishments! ๐Ÿคฒ

๐ŸŽถ Rehearsals are in full swing, and the Christmas concert is promising to be a heartwarming experience! ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 12/11/2023

๐ŸŒฟโœจ Adventures at the Nursery this week! โœจ๐ŸŒฟ

๐ŸŽถ Our new CD player is a game-changer! ๐ŸŽถ Our old one was broken, so we are thrilled to have music back in the nursery. The children have been enjoying listening to all their favourite songs.

๐Ÿก The children have been busy building animal habitats all week. We have had habitats for everything from Arctic animals to mermaids. It has been great to see their creativity and imagination at work. ๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ

๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ The children have been showing off their amazing drawing skills this week. We have had some beautiful drawings of dinosaurs, birds, and other animals.

๐ŸŒฟ We have been learning about risky play this week. Risky play is any activity that involves an element of risk, such as climbing, swinging, or playing with water. It is important for children to experience risky play, as it helps them develop their motor skills, confidence, and resilience.

โ˜• Our Cafรฉ is officially open. The cafe is called "Free Coffee", and it is just what it sounds like โ€“ free coffee for everyone! We hope you will come and visit us soon.

๐Ÿ‚ We have been making big leaf piles in the garden this week. The children have been having a lot of fun jumping in and raking them up.

๐Ÿฆ” We have been learning about animals that hibernate and this inspired the creation of Hedgehogs made from clay

๐Ÿ”ฎ The children have made magic potions at the mud kitchen this week. They have been using all sorts of different ingredients, like leaves, sticks, pumpkin seeds, pine cones and mud.

๐ŸŽƒ Pumpkin experiment: The children have been experimenting with growing a pumpkin inside a pumpkin this week. They are so excited to see what happens!

Every day is an adventure at our nursery, and we can't wait to share more joy, creativity, and laughter with you! ๐ŸŒŸ

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 09/11/2023

๐ŸŒˆโœจ Today, our little humans had a blast at our Art Buds session

First up, we delved into the world of colours and creativity with a hanging sculpture project. The children showcased their skills by creating colourful wool masterpieces. But before diving into the hands-on fun, we warmed up with some lively body movements inspired by colours - from jazzy yellow moves to spiky and wild red dances! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ

For our second project, they used pestles and mortars to grind charcoal, creating a rich, dark paint. The process not only required strength but also fine motor skills. The resulting black paint was then put to the test on a giant sheet of paper, and some even used it to dip-dye their hanging art! ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ

After all the colour and magic brought to our nursery garden, what better way to wrap up the day than with the timeless tune, 'I Can Sing A Rainbow.' beautifully sung by the talented Julie.

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 03/11/2023

๐ŸŒฆ๏ธ๐Ÿ„ Our weekly Adventures๐ŸŽƒ

This week, our outdoor escapades took us on a wild journey! Come rain or shine, we are as outdoorsy as it gets! โ˜”๐Ÿ’ช Muddy puddles, rain refuge dens, and endless laughter โ€“ we are always up for the challenge.

We have 2 Montessori-style birthday celebrations that brought warmth to our hearts. ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚ It's incredible to witness the little humans grow, thrive, and celebrate life in such a unique way.

Halloween came with a spooktacular party that filled our days with fun, costumes, dance, singing and sweet treats. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

Our edzell explorers ventured into the garden, uncovering a gigantic mushroom that captured our imaginations. ๐Ÿ„โœจ It's amazing how nature keeps surprising us! We delved into the secrets of mushrooms and learned all about their fascinating parts.

In our learning journey, we focused on the letter "F." ๐Ÿ“šโœ๏ธ The little ones are mastering their ABCs, one letter at a time!

Artbuds was a true masterpiece this week. ๐ŸŽจ We used natural and recycled materials to create both 2D and 3D artwork. Our theme? Things that fly! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿชถโœˆ๏ธ Our artists truly spread their wings and let their creativity soar.

We also indulged in some delicious baking sessions ๐Ÿช And, speaking of culinary adventures, we dove deep into the life cycle of pumpkins, learning how these incredible gourds grow and thrive from seed to harvest. ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽƒ

But that's not all! We were also deep-diving into the world of apples ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ, learning about their varieties, and having a tasting session where we tried different types of apples.

Stay tuned for more adventures and explorations next week.

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 18/10/2023

๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ Autumn Adventures at the Nursery ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ

What an incredible couple of weeks we had.

Here is a quick recap of our last week:

๐ŸŒณ We embarked on a magical autumn scavenger walk to Inverleith Park, surrounded by the breathtaking colours of the season. Nature's beauty never ceases to amaze us!

๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Our little artists joined forces with Artbuds to create 'journey sticks,' turning sticks into colorful pieces of art that tell their own unique stories. ๐ŸŽจ

๐ŸŽถ Our 'Sound of the Week' activities have been a huge hit, some of our little humans have taken their first steps in reading by exploring CVC words. It is so heartwarming to see their faces when they read their first word all by themselves๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿงฉ Our fine motor skills activities have been helping everyone hone their coordination and dexterity, all while having a ton of fun!

๐ŸŒณ We have been recognizing trees and leaves and where they come from, discovering different life in the form of fungus, talking about animal's habitat, fostering a deep connection to nature. ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ

๐ŸŒ We have also had meaningful conversations about where we and our families come from, celebrating our unique backgrounds and heritage while exploring maps and the globe. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿก

As we take a little break to recharge our energy, please remember that we will be back on Tuesday, October 24, ready for more adventures.

See you all soon!

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 30/09/2023

๐ŸŽ‰ A Week Full of Adventure!

This week at our nursery, we have had an absolute blast embracing the Montessori way of learning and celebrating birthdays/ Children love to share their timelines and stories with their friends while walking around the sun.

๐Ÿง Baking Adventure: We attempted to make cupcakes with a twist - banana, yoghurt, and eggs! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅš While the cupcakes did not entirely turn out as planned, it was all about the unique process and the joy of experimenting together in the kitchen.

๐Ÿ”ค Letter of the Week: Our little humans enjoyed exploring the sounds that letters make. They had a blast making their very own soundbooks.

๐ŸŒธ Edzell Explorers: This time we used the longer way to go to the Botanic garden, where our little humans explored a captivating exhibition" Connecting Histories". This allows us to practice our golden rules for outings to ensure a safe and enriching experience for all.

๐Ÿ  All About Me Books: Continuing with our "All About Me" journey, we dived into the fascinating world of houses this time. ๐Ÿก Our little humans got creative with origami, crafting their miniature houses and then beautifully decorating them.

Stay tuned for more exciting adventures!

Photos from Edzell Nursery's post 22/09/2023

๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ‹ Adventures at Nursery! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ‹

What an exciting week it has been at nursery! We have been on some amazing adventures.

๐ŸŒผ Botanic Garden
Our Edzell Explorers were all set to visit the Botanic Garden, but sometimes life throws surprises our way. The garden was closed, but that did not dampen our spirits. It was a great opportunity to reinforce our safety rules along with patience and resilience.

๐Ÿ‹ Lemonade
Our little humans play an active role in our snack process, and this week, they requested lemonade! Our little chefs eagerly rolled up their sleeves, squeezing fresh lemons, and concocting a delightful treat for lunch. ๐Ÿ‹

Porridge's Grand Return:
Today marked the triumphant return of everyone's favourite breakfast, PORRIDGE! ๐Ÿฅฃ We have missed it, and it felt like a warm hug to have it back on our menu. Porridge mornings are extra special, filled with smiles and happy tummies. ๐Ÿ˜Š

โž• Learning with Fun:
Some of our little humans have been dipping their toes into the world of addition! ๐Ÿงฎ It is incredible to see their mathematical minds at work. Learning through play is at the heart of what we do.

๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ A Trip Down Memory Lane:
Did you know that our nursery has been at St. James since 1962? ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ To celebrate our rich history, we took a trip down memory lane, looking at pictures of the nursery throughout the years. The children were fascinated by all the changes in the setting over time.

๐ŸŽจ Creative Masterpieces:
Our creative minds were in full swing this week, making amazing pictures of dinosaurs and fairies! ๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ We love nurturing their imaginations through art and creativity.

๐ŸŒณ Outdoor Adventures:
Our garden was transformed into a den-building paradise! ๐Ÿ•๏ธ The children had a blast using loose parts to construct their secret hideaways. Outdoor play helps us connect with nature and develop important skills.

๐Ÿ“š All About Me Books:
Each child embarked on a personal journey of self-discovery, making "All About Me" books. It is a wonderful way to celebrate their uniqueness and build self-esteem. ๐Ÿ“–

We are so proud of our little humans for their enthusiasm, teamwork, and resilience this week. ๐ŸŒŸ Every day at nursery is a new opportunity for learning and growing, and we can not wait to see what the next week has in store for us!

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St James Church, 57b Inverleith Row

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Friday 8:50am - 12:15pm
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