Entries by Claylands Nursery

Healthy Eating at Nursery

Here at Claylands we have an on-site cook who uses the Care Inspectorate Healthy Eating Document called “Setting the Table” (See Below) Every Meal is nutritionally balanced for young children and follows their guidelines. It is cooked fresh on the premises every day and our meal times and snack times are social occasions where the […]

Manager Qualifications

Nursery Management has become a discipline in its own right, and our Claylands Nursery Manager is qualified not just to degree level, she has also gained the Post Degree Diploma in childhood practice from Glasgow University. She is one of only a very few people in Scotland to have already qualified at this level. You […]

The Benefits of Sending your Child to Nursery

Sending your child to nursery is one of the biggest steps you will have to make as a parent. It can be a very sensitive time, but nursery can have a positive and long-term impact on children’s capabilities, progress and social development. A child’s brain develops more in the first five years than at any […]

Water Play

Making the most of water play “Water is one of the basic raw materials for purposeful play. Just like sand, clay and blocks, children can use water without being constrained by the one right way to use it,” writes Sandra Crosser, Ph.D. “Water is intriguing. It seems to draw children to explore its structure and […]

Play in child development

“Play is fundamental to human creativity and well-being.…the structure of values, beliefs and attitudes that we develop in the early years creates the strong and permanent roots that will underpin our whole lives,” “The core characteristics of childhood are curiosity, playfulness, wonder and joy.” At Claylands Nursery we strive to create an environment which encourages […]

Claylands Nursery Blog

A big welcome to our new blog page. We will be posting both items relating to Claylands Nursery as well as the Nursery World in general. We are looking forward to keeping you informed about the nursery and future plans and events. Have a great day