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30 hours free childcare is now available at Pentland Primary School 

with limited places.

We will offer 30 hours places where they are requested and we remain within legal limits and ratios and we will continue to offer 15 hour places where they are requested and total nursery places do not exceed legal limits and ratios. We also share the total 30 hours with other nurseries (15 hours at Pentland/15 hours at another setting). Please ask staff in the Foundation Stage for more details. Also, please let your families and friends know that we have both 15 and 30 hour places available for September 2018. Please ask them to contact nursery on 01642 559609 , if they would like to register their child or come for a visit. Eligibility for free 30 hours places is detailed on the Gov.uk website. https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Welcome to Nursery


We are pleased to welcome your child into Pentland Primary School’s Early Years Foundation Stage. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework that sets the standards that all Early Years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

At Pentland Primary School we place great value on partnerships with parents and carers. All of us working together for the benefit of each individual child.

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Dates for your diary

Parents Evening- 21st and 22nd March 2018 (We are flexible with times before and after school when requested.)

Easter Hat Parade/Open day- 28th March 2018

Read Write inc. demonstration- 

Our Staff


Mrs Brockbank & Mrs Sykes

Teaching Assistants

Mrs. McGhee

Miss Leighton

Miss Oliver (part time)

Mrs. Allan (lunch time)

Miss Etherington ( lunch time)

A day in the life of Nursery


Pentland Primary follows the Ruth Miskin programme Read, Write, Inc. 

It is a fun and interactive way to support children in learning how to read and write. Once children begin learning sounds, they are used quickly to read and spell words. Children can then see the purpose of learning sounds. For this reason, the first six letters that are taught are   ‘m’, ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘d’, ‘t’. These can immediately be used to make a number of words such as ‘sat’, ‘mat’, ‘dad’, ‘sad’, ‘mad’. We use our Fred Fingers to help us sound out and blend words. 


Reading with your child is very important. Encouraging your child to share books and making this a positive experience will help on their journey to becoming competent readers. 

  • Rhyme/Story of the Week- Each week we will be focusing on a rhyme. The rhyme will be explored, recited and sang in school over the week period and we ask you to enhance this experience by helping your child do the same at home. Please see the notice board for rhyme of the week, some rhymes may be explored in different ways for 
  • Story time - We believe it is important for children to enjoy listening to and reading a variety of stories. Each story will be explored in a variety of ways within school through reading, role-play, puppets, and singing over a two week period and we ask you to enhance this experience by regularly reading with your child at home. 
  • colour of the week -We will be having a colour of the week. Please feel free to bring items of the colour of the week into school to put on the colour table. Please see notice board for the colour of the week.


In problem solving, reasoning and numeracy the children will be given a wide range of experiences both indoor and outdoor to develop their skills and knowledge in counting, number recognition, shape, space, measures and pattern. We will provide the children with opportunities to create their own patterns and continue a repeat pattern. At home please practise number formation, simple addition, subtraction, counting, time, money etc. and relate these to everyday life.


A Special Folder

We value your child's work and like to keep work samples to make up a learning journey. Each child has  a  file which is kept in nursery and available for you to look at and share with your child at the start of each session. If your child has done something special at home, please bring it in so that we can share it and add to their journey. Thank you.

Useful Links

Supporting your child at home is of paramount importance. We regularly send out activities for you to share with your child. Links below may also give you some valuable ideas.






WOW Moments

Here in Nursery we get as excited as you do watching your child grow and develop, and would like to celebrate all their achievements - whether they happen at school or at home with you. We would love to hear from you abuot the things your child enjoys or achieves. It helps us to create a 'well-rounded' picture of who your child really is. 

These 'WOW Moments' can tell us anything of interest that you'd like to share with us. FOr example, your child talked about the characters in their bedtime story, a trip to the park offarm, how thye built a tall lego tower and counted how many blocks they used, and many more besides!

We are here to help and support.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Parent Share

Watch this space! We’ve added a new way to stay up-to-date with what your child is doing in school by sending reports home showing you what your child has been learning and the new skills they are developing.

We think these reports will really brighten up your day! We will send an email to you very soon. 

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