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Nursery Home Learning Plan w/c 18/1/2021

Good Morning,

Please find attached this week’s Home Learning Grid. I would like to thank all the parents who have sent in photographs and videos of their children engaging with some of the home learning experiences it is lovely to see. If anyone else would like to share their child’s learning experiences with us please email them to us at and we can add these photographs to their Learning Stories which will make great talking points on your child’s return to nursery.

Staff Update

Our Senior Early Years Team

We would like to welcome our new Senior Early Years Practitioner to the Sanderson’s Wynd Nursery and provide you with a little background information about Mrs Ghori and her experience with the early years sector. Please find attached a short summary and a photograph of Mrs Ghori.

Going forward Mrs Ghori will be overseeing the Yellow and Blue Room within the nursery and Mrs Kennie is moving to the Purple Room to work alongside Ms Howie (Leasa) while overseeing the Red and Purple Room. Mrs Reid (Caroline) will be joining Mrs Akhtar in the Red Room. All our staff are very excited to get started in their rooms but will continue to support children and families across the whole nursery.

Equality and Excellence Officer

As many of you know we introduced Charlotte Jordan our new Equality and Excellence Officer to our Nursery Team in August. Please find attached some background information about Charlotte and how she could help to support you and your family going forward. Charlotte will be reaching out to families within the setting in the coming weeks and looks forward to getting to know you all.

School Twitter

If you don’t already follow us on Twitter, head over and have a look at our page. Staff are posting regularly while schools are closed.

Please remember that the learning experiences in these emails are just suggestions and you should read through them and select the learning experiences you feel are most appropriate for your child. We aim to plan learning experience which suit a range of age, stage and ability. Mental health is priority at the moment and we don’t want to put families under any pressure, feel free to try out some, all or none of our learning experience on our Home Learning Grid.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch through our email address or alternatively contact me at

Kind Regards

Danielle Sackree and the Early Years Team

Sanderson’s Wynd Nursery

Home Learning Plan WC 18th Jan

Senior Early Years Practitioner – LG


Nursery Home Learning Plan W/C 11/01/2021

Good morning all,

Hope you are all had a lovely Christmas and New Year and enjoyed the break.  The Early Years Team have put together some home learning experiences for you to do with your child at home.  From the feedback received from parents and carers from our previous home learning experiences we have decided to present these ideas to you in a different way.  Rather than a daily email being sent, we will send out a weekly grid with 6 home learning activity ideas for you to do with your children.  There will be links to Youtube videos for most of the ideas with suggestions to challenge the learning as well.  These are only suggestions and are not compulsory. Please do not feel under any pleasure to complete all of the experiences provided you can pick and choose what you would like to do, if any at all.

If you need any resources to help with these activities, please let us know and we can arrange for a socially distanced drop off.

If you would like to share any pictures or videos of your children taking part in these learning experiences you can email them to

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch through our email address or alternatively contact me at

Kind Regards

Danielle Sackree and the Early Years Team

Nursery Home Learning Plan WC 11th Jan

Nursery Home Learning Plan WC 11th Jan

Key worker application process reopened

Dear Parent/Carer,

As a result of the First Minister’s announcement on Monday 4th January 2021, schools will be closed to most children other than children of key workers and the most vulnerable until 29th January 2021.  This is a change from the initial statement from the First Minister on 19th December 2020 which required a phased return to school.

Due to the extended period of school closure, East Lothian Council has reopened the application process for key worker children to access places for in-school learning and childcare from Monday 18th to Friday 29th January 2021.  This online application process is for new applicants who did not apply in the first round in December 2020.  Those who have confirmed places already will roll over in to extended period and do not need to reapply.

Priority will be given to those key workers in category 1 and category 2 where both parent/carers are key workers or where there is a single parent who is a key worker.  Information about the category definitions can be found here:

Wherever possible, parents/carers should make use of informal childcare arrangements in line with the Scottish Government Guidance.

Any parents/carers who believe they are key workers under criteria set out by the Scottish Government will be invited to complete our online application.  This link to this application can be found here:

Kind regards

The Education Support Team