Stay at home and listen to a story……

In line with the latest Scottish Government advice to Stay at Home we will be reinstating and adding to our set of parental resources for use until we are again able to return to a more normal nursery routine. Activities and challenges can be seen on our COVID Resources tab while our book shelf of stories read aloud by nursery staff and others can be found on the Books read Aloud tab. We will continue to keep you updated with resources and information as we come across them.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Cambusbarron Village Nursery is now closed for the festive break. We wish everyone a joy filled though potentially different Christmas and we hope for a better 2021 for everyone.

In line with current Scottish Government advice we aim to re-open to all children on Monday Jan 18th.

2021 Calendar

Our 2021 calendars have arrived! These contain loads of lovely photos and memories from Gillies Hill Community Woodland taken over the year. Each calendar is just £6.

Email jane@CambusbarronVillageNursery.com or send us a message to place an order. We have a limited quantity so please order soon to avoid disappointment.

EmailPayment (£6 each) can be made to our PayPal account .
Please contact us to arrange collection or pick one up from Laura at the library

Care Inspectorate Feedback

During the current pandemic the Care Inspectorate are not able to make their usual unannounced visits to inspect early learning and childcare services. To ensure quality is maintained they are, instead, sampling services and asking them to complete “Key Question 5: a self-evaluation resource and tool which will sit alongside their Quality Framework for Early Learning and Childcare when it is published later this year.

CVN were asked to complete this evaluation and we are delighted that, following its submission along with the required evidence, we have received the following feedback :

“It is clear that nurturing and warm relationships are at the heart of your values and ethos and this has ensured children feel safe and respected in your setting”

“you have made mindful changes to practice, where necessary, while also preserving the experience children know and love to help them adjust to the ‘new normal’”

“There are robust, clear and concise risk assessments in place which support everyone to understand their responsibilities in maintaining a safe environment”

“we are confident that your consistent presence during children’s experiences supports staff understanding and practice in a positive way”

We are working hard at CVN to maintain our service during these changing times and such official feedback about our practice is a welcome pat on the back #CVN #teamCVN #ELCStirling #teamELC #patontheback #workinghardinhardtimes #covidresponse #stickwithitscotland #ELCImprove

We’re Prizewinners!

We are delighted that our project to build a new nursery in the Gillies Hill Woodland has won the Falck Renewables Recovery for a Resilient Sustainable Future Competition! The £5000 prize is a welcome addition to our funding pots #falckrenewables #prizewinners #looktothefuture #rsustainableliving #learninginnature