Nursery Experience

 Our Nursery Prepares Your Child for Primary School

Fernhill School Nursery understands the challenges and changes that the transition from nursery to primary school can present and we strive to ensure that the transition process is seamless, simple and stress-free; this transition should be remembered as a period of positive change for your child.

From nursery to secondary level, Fernhill School follows Scottish Executive Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), ensuring strength and consistency in learning and development. This consistent approach to education also makes the transition from nursery to primary school much smoother.

The Department for Education recommends that nursery pupils receive teaching from qualified primary school teachers in order to derive the maximum benefit from their pre-school experience and prepare children for the step to primary school.

The importance of using primary teachers is highlighted in the HMIe report, “Key Role of Staff in Providing Quality Pre-School Education,” which found that “pre-school centres with qualified teachers perform better than those without.” The study also discovered that “nurseries which utilise primary school teachers experience enhanced staff/pupil interaction and are better at meeting children’s needs.”

We place great importance in utilising the experience and knowledge of primary school teachers. Fernhill School Nursery is an integral part of Fernhill School meaning that input from our qualified primary teachers is maximised – as is your child’s potential.

What Our Nursery Has to Offer

At Fernhill School Nursery, we have created a learning environment where your child can enjoy the social, emotional and educational development they require in their pre-school years in a happy, relaxed and safe environment.

Whether your child continues their education at Fernhill School – which enjoys outstanding academic results – or follows a different path, you can be content in the knowledge that you have given them the perfect start to their educational journey at Fernhill School Nursery.

Our extensive gardens provide the perfect setting for outdoor playing and learning. We spend as much time as possible exploring our beautiful grounds and make new discoveries every day.

We know that the safety of your child is of paramount importance and, to this end, we have recently installed a state of the art surveillance system. Coupled with full-time janitorial staff and completely restricted access, Fernhill School Nursery’s secure grounds offer the safety you require.

We are open 50 weeks per year and operate from the hours of 8.00am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.