Pre-school – Haddington Road

Our Preschool room holds up to 18 children at any one time aged between 3 and 5 with three qualified practitioners with experience the ELC Framworks. As Argyle Bridge are in Partnership with East Lothian Council all 3 year olds are entitled to up to 23 hours of funding from East Lothian Council starting from the term after the child’s 3rd birthday. Funding is given for the academic year.

We have a fantastic space with a range of high quality resources to further every child’s learning.


In our Pre-School room we have a spacious sand and water area, a large block area to support creative imagination skills, a writing area stocked with pens, pencils, crayons and a variety of mark making resources. We have social areas in the nursery which encourage co-operation and sharing as well as areas for the children to learn independently and have their own space. We love getting messy and are always looking for new messy materials to explore.

The Pre-school also have access to the garden through the day. We love going out in all weathers taking our learning opportunities and interests out with us to access our fantastic garden. We also ensure the children have many, varied opportunities to explore their local and sometimes wider environment. The parents committee  have helped us provide experiences for the children outwith the nursery environment by raising funds to purchase walk-o-diles making our community more accessible.

We use the ‘Realising the Ambition: Being Me’  and ELC Framework guidance to support children’s learning. Our children are fully involved in planning their learning through floorbooks, experiences and discussions. Our learning journals support the children to continually progress in their learning and encourage parents/carers to participate fully in their child’s learning.

We also have regular visits from our East Lothian Council Support Teacher who assists the staff in the room with training and development. Also providing group times for the children focused on Literacy and Numeracy.

In the pre-school room we aim to give children confidence, the ability to make their own choices and most of all we aim to give children enthusiasm for learning.