Home Visits and Nurture Bear
We understand that settling into nursery can be difficult for some children. We help by offering special home visits before your child begins at nursery, familiarising them with our lovely staff and learning about their needs and interests before they join us at Kelvinside. We also gift children a special Nurture Bear to take to both nursery and home, bridging the gap whilst settling in.
Music & Dance Classes
Children at Kelvinside Kindergarten love visits from our music and dance teachers! These are a wonderful opportunity for little ones to get active, develop their fine motor skills and a love for music and play.
We get active with football coaching at Kelvinside – this is always lots of fun and a great way for children to develop teamwork skills.
Bounce and Rhyme
We love attending Bounce & Rhyme time at the local library. Sessions are filled with action, songs, rhymes and stories that help children’s literacy and numeracy development.
Our children love our nursery pet, Spike the Guinea Pig! Taking care of animals provides our children with a great sense of responsibility whilst developing empathy and social skills. Caring for animals can be a very calming and relaxing experience for children as well as an opportunity to assess risk. This provides many vital learning opportunities and skills that supports children’s transition to school and adult life.
Our nursery fundraises for Children 1st and Comic Relief. We believe that taking part in fundraising activities helps children to learn about others that are less fortunate than themselves and understand how we can help them. Fundraising events are good fun and are a great way to get children, families and communities together.
We celebrate Christmas by putting on a wonderful Christmas show for friends and family each year. There’s always much excitement in preparing for the show as we learn songs and organise our special dress ups.
E-Learning Journals allow you to see your child’s activities at nursery with the click of a button. Staff upload images and notes about your child's participation in activities at nursery for to access wherever you are. Our nursery tablets offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones.
Our nursery enjoys great ties with our local community and we are often out and about visiting local sights and getting involved in events. We have built up a link with our local care home, and the children enjoy visiting to sing to the older generation.