Category Archives: Nursery News

Fun Football Sessions

The City of Edinburgh Council’s fun football programmes will be starting soon, delivered in conjunction with the Scottish Football Association.

Both the Joelle Murray and Player Development Centres take place at Forrester / St Augustine’s Community Sports Hub on a Friday afternoon and are perfect for players of all abilities and experience. All sessions are delivered by Scottish FA-qualified coaches focusing on skill development, fun and small-sided matches.

Also attached are details of our Saturday morning ‘Mini Kickers’ programme for 3-5 year olds

For those interested in finding out more information please visit

Dalry Nursery Harvest Celebration

Dalry Nursery Class children, their parents and staff, were welcomed at St Martin’s Church by Yousouf Gooljary, the minister, on Thursday 4th October.

Yousouf told us a story about sharing with others and we sang a song about sharing too!  The children helped to place the donations of packet and tinned food on the alter.

The church will distribute these foods to those in need.  We would all like to thank the generosity of our families who gifted so many items to share with the community.

More Trips to Water of Leith Vistor Centre

The Blue, Purple and Green groups had a wonderful morning at the Centre learning about nature, weather and the seasonal changes of Autumn. We searched for mini-beasts in the soil and under rocks and logs, and made lovely rubbings of leaves that we found along the path. 

The Centre is a wonderful riverside setting right here in Edinburgh, on the 44 bus route and would make a great family outing at the weekend too – enjoy!

Supporting Your EAL Child (English as an Additional Language) Session.

Mrs Samina Mustaq, our EAL teacher, met with parents whose children have English as an additional language.

She provide advice and answered the questions parents had about how they could support their child’s English and home language development during their time at nursery and at home.

Afterwards some of our feedback from the parents was:

‘A wonderful session for all other language parents’

‘The EAL Session was very helpful and encouraging’

‘The EAL session was really helpful – solved some of the questions we had’.