All posts by Hilary Buchanan

Early Years Settings for provision outside of term time – 4th July to 12th August 2022

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you know Sanderson’s Wynd Nursery is open during the summer period from Monday 4 July – Friday 12 August 2022, when the schools are closed.  During this time, your child will be able to
attend on their usual days, either Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday plus the allocated Friday sessions.

  • If you have told us (or the NAMS team, when you accepted your place) that you intend to send your child to nursery during [holiday], we do expect your child to attend and staffing has been put in place for this. If your child does not attend, someone will be in touch regarding your child’s absence.
  • If your child is unable to attend, please email nurseryattendance@elcschool.org.uk,  stating which nursery your child attends, the reason for  the absence, and when they will return or phone the nursery mobile number  07718662056.
  • Please make sure you have told us of any changes to your contact details.
  • Please ensure you have booked your child’s lunches in SchoolPay before Monday 4 July 2022, for days your child is attending.
  • During the school holidays centre managers are the responsible person when a Head teacher is absent.

Lastly please do not phone the school number, leave messages, or email the admin and absences mailboxes  from Monday 4th July – Friday 12th August 2022 as the school office is not manned during the holidays.   The nurseries are also shut on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th August.

School Milk 22/23

Two funds have now been setup for School Milk starting on 17/08/22:-

School Milk 22/23 Full Year at a cost of £47.50 (covers Term 1, 2 & 3).

School Milk Term 1 22/23 and it covers Term 1 only at a cost of £20.50.

Both funds are now open and close on 15/7/22.  If you require to pay for milk then please select only one of these funds.  Both funds will remain open until 15/7/22 and you must pay online through School Pay as no cash or cheque payments will be accepted.

If using a mobile phone and have difficulty seeing the milk fund:-

  • Click on the 3 lines on the top right hand corner of the page
  • Select Accounts
  • Click on your child’s account

The next screen should list all the available funds and you should see School Milk 22/23 Full Year and School Milk Term 1 22/23.

Please do not pay milk to Preorder school meals as this fund is for school lunches only and payment for milk only relates to P1 – P7.

Nursery Graduation Ceremony

Nursery Graduation Ceremony

We are having graduation ceremonies for the preschool children moving on to primary 1 in August.  These will be on Tuesday 21st June for the Monday/Tuesday children and Thursday 23rd June for the Wednesday/Thursday children.  Both ceremonies will be starting at 2pm and the families of the children moving to primary 1 are very welcome to join us.  The ceremonies will take place in the gym hall so please enter through the main entrance of the school.  Please do not attend if you’re experiencing any covid symptoms.

Many thanks,

The Nursery Team

48 WEEK NURSERY – SUMMER ATTENDANCE 2022

48 WEEK NURSERY – SUMMER ATTENDANCE 2022

We are asking parents/carers for information on nursery attendance over the summer period when schools are closed.   Further details are in the attached and please click on the link below to confirm your child’s nursery attendance during the Summer Period by Friday 20 May.

https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/education/summer-attendance-2022

48 week – Summer Attendance 2022

 

School Milk Term 3 21/22

School Milk Term 3 21/22 fund is now open if you require to pay for milk. This covers the period 25/04/22 – 01/07/22 and the cost is £8.46. The fund will remain open until Wednesday 06/04/22. Please note you need to pay online through School Pay and we will not accept any cash or cheque payments. This fund will be visible to all whilst it is open so please remember to click on the fund “School Milk Term 3 21/22” when making a payment and not “Preorder school meals” which is the default fund for paying for school meals. School Milk Term 3 21/22 fund only relates to pupils in P1 – P7 who require to pay for school milk.

If using a mobile phone and have difficulty seeing the milk fund:-

  • Click on the 3 lines on the top right hand corner of the page
  • Select Accounts
  • Click on your child’s account

The next screen should list all the available funds and you should see School Milk Term 3 21/22.

A further reminder will be sent out prior to the fund closing.

NYCoS Singing Groups Summer term

Good afternoon,

East Lothian Council’s Arts Service and Youth Music Initiative is delighted to be able to once again offer the NYCoS (National Youth Choir of Scotland) singing groups to all P3-P7 pupils attending an ELC primary school.  Due to Covid restrictions, we have had to change venues and shorten the block slightly but the sessions are still completely FREE.

From Monday 25 April we will be running sessions in:

Haddington & Musselburgh on Mondays

Tranent & Dunbar on Tuesdays

Cockenzie and North Berwick on Wednesdays.

No previous singing experience is required and there’s no audition. This is open to any pupil in P3-P7 who wants to sing with friends and have fun. Sessions are free but participants must register by Sunday 17th April.  Please click on the link below for more information:-

https://pub.lucidpress.com/NYCoS2022/

Charlotte McMillan

YMI Arts Worker (Part time)

East Lothian Council Arts Service

Early Years Provision 14/2 – 18/2/22

  • If you have told us (or the NAMS team, when you accepted your place) that you intend to send your child to nursery during [holiday], we do expect your child to attend and staffing has been put in place for this. If your child does not attend, someone will be in touch regarding your child’s absence.
  • If your child is unable to attend, please email nurseryattendance@elcschool.org.uk, stating which nursery your child attends, the reason for absence, and when they will return. Please also provide the relevant school contact telephone number if you wish parents/carers to make contact by telephone.
  • Please make sure you have told us of any changes to your contact details.
  • If your child displays any Covid-19 symptoms, please do not send them in to nursery.
  • Please ensure you have booked your child’s lunches in SchoolPay before Monday 14th February, for days your child is attending.
  • Friday 18th February is a Weds/Thurs group attendance day.

Monday 21st February is an in-service day, and nursery is closed to pupils