Polkemmet Daycare in Whitburn is a Children's Nursery in Whitburn, West Lothian providing Day Care for children. Our Nursery in West Lothian is located just off the M8 Junction 4.
Polkemmet Daycare in West Lothian provide daycare and education for children from 3 months to 5 years old, providing part-time and full-time Early Learning places. We aim to promote the holistic development of all children, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.
Polkemmet Daycare in West Lothian have a learner centred approach which will interweave with the ever-changing moods and marvels, potential and challenges of the natural world through the seasons to fill every Forest School session with discovery and difference.
At Polkemmet Daycare we recognise that children learn in different ways and at different rates and plan for this accordingly. Our aim is to support all children attending the nursery to attain their maximum potential within their individual capabilities.
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We implement the Curriculum for Excellence set by Education Scotland that sets standards to ensure all children learn and develop well. We support and enhance childrenâ€™s learning and development holistically through play-based activities. We view all aspects of learning and development and ensure a flexible approach is maintained, which responds quickly to childrenâ€™s learning and developmental needs.
Our nursery will work in partnership with parents to settle their child into the nursery environment. We do this by allocating a key worker to each child and his/her family, before he/she starts to attend. The key worker welcomes and looks after the child ensuring that their care is tailored to meet their individual needs. He/she offers a settled relationship for the child and builds a relationship with his/her parents during the settling in period and throughout his/her time at the nursery, to ensure the family has a familiar contact person to assist with the settling in process.
At Polkemmet Daycare we are committed to the importance of daily outdoor play and the physical development of all children regardless of their age and stage of development. We provide outdoor play in all weathers. Where possible and appropriate, we make outdoor activities accessible to children with learning difficulties and disabilities to ensure inclusive use of the outdoor area. We recognise that children need regular access to outdoor play in order to keep fit and healthy, develop their large and fine motor skills, experience learning in a natural environment and access sunlight in order to absorb vitamin D more effectively. We ensure all areas are safe and secure through close supervision and the use of robust risk assessments and safety checks.
We are committed to offering children healthy, nutritious and balanced meals and snacks which meet individual needs and requirements. We ensure that balanced healthy meals are available with a menu accessible in advance.
In the Ladybirds group the staff to child ratio is 1 to 3. We operate a key worker system where every child is appointed a key worker who will be responsible for your child.
In the Bumble Bee group the staff to child ratio is 1 to 5. We operate a key worker system where every child is appointed a key worker who will be responsible for planning, developing and reporting on your childâ€™s development.
In the Squirrels group the staff to child ratio is 1 to 8. We operate a key worker system where every child is appointed a key worker who will be responsible for planning, developing and reporting on your childâ€™s development.
If you value excellence in child care standards, a very secure environment for children to develop, ample indoor and outdoor activities and great interaction between our staff and children in our care then you should choose us. With us the children always come first!
Conveniently located just off junction 4a, Heartlands interchange, M8 we are situated in the heart of Polkemmet Country Park which has 168 acres of beautiful woodland and riverside walkways, ideally suited to meet the needs of all children.
At Polkemmet Daycare we believe that parents and staff need to work together in a close partnership in order for children to receive the quality of care and early learning to meet their individual needs. We welcome parents as partners and support a two-way sharing of information that helps establish trust and understanding. We are committed to supporting parents in an open and sensitive manner to be an integral part of the care and early learning team within the nursery.