Parent/Carer Consultations

Due to COVID 19 mitigations the nursery parent/carer consultations will be conducted by telephone calls, beginning Monday 8th November. Your child will be bringing home a note with your allocated time. Each call will be limited to no more than ten minutes but if you feel you need longer to discuss any aspect of your child’s learning, please mention this to your child’s keyworker and we can arrange another call at a later time.

Sharing our learning!

On Friday 5 Nov, your child will be bringing home their learning story to share their learning with you. The learning stories are a record of your child learning and development journey during their time at Cockenzie nursery. The entries in it are based on observations of your child’s play and interactions during both free play and more structured activities within the setting.

There is a feedback sheet after the last entry in your child’s learning story so you can share your thoughts on their learning with us. We would encourage you to fill this as your opinion matters to us and the feedback sheet will remain in your child’s learning story as part of their learning journey.

Can we ask you to return the learning stories to us on Monday 8 Nov, in time for the parent consultation phone calls.

As well as sharing the learning happening in nursery, we also value any learning or achievements your child has made at home and we love hearing about them.  To help you share their news with us, your child will also be bringing a  blank certificate home for you to complete and return to nursery. 

While we are happy to hear about any big achievements, we also love hearing about all of the little ones too, like eating peas for the first time or sleeping in their own bed.   We have also added a downloadable copy of the certificate in the pages sections on this blog so you can let us know about any other achievements as they happen. 



The nursery will be having a Halloween party on Friday morning.  Fancy dress is optional and please do not buy an outfit as we will be making masks in the nursery.   However, if your child does dress up can we ask that they don’t bring the accessories for their outfit, eg masks, wands and swords as there are always tears at the end of the day when these parts go missing. 

Christmas Cards *Updated*

This week the children have been busy designing their very own Christmas card. At either pick up today or drop off tomorrow you will be given the opportunity to have a look at your child’s design and collect an order form.

Should you wish to order any packs of cards or any of the other items available, please complete your child’s order form then order and pay online using the codes on the form. Once this has been done return the form to nursery and we will attach your child’s design to the form.

Closing date is Friday 15th October 2021

Dinosaurs and Volcanoes

The children in the yellow, blue and orange groups have been showing lots of interest in dinosaurs…. We extended this area of interest by setting up a sensory dinosaur area and then we made dinosaur bones out of salt dough.

We had lots of archaeologists in the nursery today exploring our dinosaur bones using tweezers, brushes and magnifying glasses!

The red and purple groups have been exploring volcanoes. They have been busy making a giant volcano for their room ready for their special science experiment!

All the children have been enjoying the sensory dinosaur tray that was set up in the garden to bring their interests outdoors!