Sorry, it’s been a mucky, wet week!

The weather has been pretty bleak this week but it has not stopped the children being outside, learning and having fun. We are sorry that some of their coats have been wet and very mucky but we do try wherever possible to swap coats and use nursery ones but we only have a few available. It is our policy to let the children play outside whenever possible so if anyone has old coats they are willing to donate or if your child has a spare coat that you are happy to let them get mucky in, please send it in.

The PTA need your help!

Every year the PTA collect items for hampers to be raffled at the school Christmas Fayre with the proceeds going to buy “extras” for the children. This year the nursery have been asked to collect items to make up a Christmas day hamper.

The nursery receive huge support throughout the year from the PTA who have in the past bought us our waterproofs, vtech cameras for the children and every year pay for the Christmas presents for our party and the magician to come to our annual garden party but this can’t continue without your support.

Can I please ask if you are able to, could you donate a small item to be included in the hamper. Friday morning is that latest that donations can be handed it and it would be lovely to be able to hand over a hamper bursting with goodies.

Thank you.

This week in nursery we have been…


We helped Mrs Pollard sort out a pile of coins. We did an amazing job! We had to look at the colour, the size and the shape before we could put them in the right bowl.

experimenting with technology,

exploring ice and fire,

tidying the garden

and making smoothies.

Some of the children’s comments

“mixed up berries are good”,

“strawberries and raspberries are yummy”,

“it tastes like strawberries and it has bits of strawberries in it”,

“it’s got all the colours of the rainbow in it” and “smoothies make you big and strong”.

1140 Hours – Parent/Carer Update

All of our parents and carers have hopefully by now received the information regarding the funded early learning and childcare expansion of hours to 1140hours.  A copy of this information is also available here. 

If you have any questions regarding the information you were given then please do not hesitate to contact me or pass your queries via a member of the nursery team.

Natasha O’Connor, Depute Head Teacher

Parent Forum – Tuesday 5th November

Thank you so much to the parents who came to our first Parent Forum.  It was such a lovely opportunity to share the work that we are doing at Cockenzie Primary School Nursery and to get immediate feedback from our families.

The next meeting will be Tuesday 17th December, 5pm – 6pm, in the nursery.  All are welcome to join us!

Minute of Nursery/Parent Forum Meeting – Tuesday 5th November