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NKS runs a multicultural childcare facility for children aged between 3 months and 5 years of age. The primary aim of the NKS Childcare Facility is to alleviate deprivation and isolation among children and to provide them with an opportunity to develop a positive self-image within a comfortable environment.

NKS NURSERY

The primary aim of the NKS Nursery is to provide good quality childcare which offers a holistic approach through early years intervention in order to meet pre-school children’s needs. The service also provides opportunities for the positive development of pre-school children through play and allows mothers to participate in various activities of interest to them at NKS or anywhere else in Edinburgh. The NKS Nursery is registered with the Care Inspectorate and inspection takes place as required.

PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES FOR NURSERY

Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) – NKS follows pre-birth to 3 years curriculum for babies, the GIRFEC approach and CfE for children aged between 3 to 5 years old.

- Confident Individual
- Successful Learner
- Effective Contributor
- Responsible Citizen

Theme of the Week – Themes are selected on long term, medium term and short term basis. Long term and short term planning includes seasons and multicultural festivals based on children’s interests. Medium term planning entails events in children’s lives and includes children’s interests and activities to meet their needs.

Nursery Rhymes – Nursery rhymes are sung to encourage children to sing with other children.

Story Sessions – Stories from various cultural backgrounds are read to children to develop their interest in books.

Outings and Parties – From time to time, outings and parties are arranged for the children. Moreover, important festivals related to different cultures are also celebrated. This is done in an effort to encourage the children to learn about other cultures.

Arts and Crafts – Painting, paper cutting and colouring are some of the basic skills that the children are taught.

Computer – Computing activities are also available for children, which help them to learn co-ordination of eyes and hand movement and works as a visual tool for developing language and literacy skills.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

• Forestry
• Badminton
• Basketball
• Football
• Walks
• Outings
• John Muir
• Taekwondo
• Swimming

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

• Snooker
• Indoor Games Club
• Board Games
• Arts & Crafts

THE NKS NURSERY OPENING TIMES

Morning session: 8:30am - 12:45pm
Afternoon session: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Full day: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

FEES

Children over 2 years

Half day/one session: £12.50
Full day: £21.50
Full week: £100.00
Snack money per day is 30 pence and £1.50 per full week
Fees for four weeks: £400.00 (fees) and £6.00 (snack) = £406.00 (please note that some months have five weeks, in which case this will be more)

Children under 2 years

Half day/one session: £16.00
Full day: £30.30
Full week: £150.00
Snack money per day is 30 pence and £1.50 per full week
Fees for four weeks: £600.00 (fees) and £6.00 (snack) = £606.00 (please note that some months have five weeks, in which case this will be more)

Please see http://www.nkshealth.co.uk/nks-childcare-facility for our NKS Childcare Admission Form, NKS Nursery Booklet and NKS Initial Assessmetn Proforma
Ages
0 - 1, 1 - 3, 4 - 12
Days and Times
Monday 8:30am - 12:45pm / 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 12:45pm / 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 12:45pm / 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 12:45pm / 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 12:45pm / 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Venue
Darroch Annexe, 7 Gillespie Street, Merchiston
EDINBURGH
EH3 9NH

Localities
North East  North West  South East  South West 
Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 221 1915 / 0131 659 7837
Contact Email: nks@nkshealth.co.uk
Website: http://www.nkshealth.co.uk/nks-childcare-facility

This record was last modified on: 25 September 2019