Partnership with Midlothian Council - Scallywags Children’s Nursery Loanhead is in partnership with Midlothian Council and providing funded places for 3-5 year olds. Furthermore, ‘A Good Time To Be 2’ funded spaces for eligible children aged 2 years. For more information regarding a funded space, please call and speak to a member of management.
Free Car Parking – There is a public car park situated across the footpath from the nursery building, which means no crossing busy roads at drop off and pick up.
Staff Training – All of the staff at Scallywags Loanhead either have or are working towards professional qualifications. We have opportunities for modern apprentices to work through their qualification while gaining essential childcare experience. Our staff are trained in First Aid, Child Protection, Food Hygiene and Manual Handling.
Meals – Our cook prepares a nutritious and healthy hot lunch for your child. Alternative meals are provided for those with allergies or specific dietary requirements. Our menu is on a four week rotation and can be viewed on our Dining Room and Kitchen door. We also provide a varied breakfast and afternoon snack which is prepared by the staff.
Keeping Parents Informed – Each day when collecting your child you will receive a verbal and written handover of your child’s nursery day including information on nappies, meals, sleep time and activities. Our regular newsletter keeps you informed of nursery events and plans and our parent’s evenings allow you the opportunity to have a one-to-one discussion with your child’s keyworker about their progress and development. All the children at Scallywags have their own personal learning journal which allows parents to keep up to date with their child’s learning and development on a regular basis at a time to suit them. You can also keep up-to-date with nursery life by liking and viewing our Facebook page. Here you will find weekly updates on life at Scallywags, including event posts and pictures of your child exploring different areas or participating in a variety of activities.
Safety Provisions – Everyone who visits Scallywags Loanhead enters through our full colour buzzer entry system and is greeted at the main entrance by a member of the management team. All children who are registered with us provide a password which is used when collecting your child from nursery. This allows us to be sure of everyone entering the nursery. In addition, all of our play rooms have been fitted with a combi-lock system which only staff have access to the code for.
Day to day provisions – Here at Scallywags Loanhead we provide all your nappies and wipes as well as breakfast, a 2 course lunch and afternoon snack all included within our daily rate.
Sibling Discount – We offer a sibling discount of 10% off the oldest sibling’s fees if both children attend the nursery.