Karen Murray 09 July 2014 Permalink

Class of 2014

The children from Cranley Buckstone, Craiglockhart and Colinton joined together for their graduation ceremony. It was an emotional day for both parents and staff celebrating all the children’s achievements throughout their time at Cranley.

The children from Cranley Buckstone, Craiglockhart and Colinton joined together for their graduation ceremony. It was an emotional day for both parents and staff celebrating all the children’s achievements throughout their time at Cranley.

The nursery graduation ceremony was held on Saturday 28th June at Craiglockhart Church. Over 150 parents, grand-parents friends and family attended the event. Each of the nurseries took part in singing, poems and demonstrations of extra-curricular activities.

All the children were amazing, showing confidence and more importantly enjoying being on stage. We wish all our class of 2014 happiness and success on the next step of their educational journey!

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Karen Murray 01 May 2014 Permalink

Cranley Team to run in Edinburgh Marathon Festival for Charity

Edinburgh Marathon Festival Weekend

A team of 12 staff from all 3 nurseries will run the 5k as part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend. The event takes place on Saturday 24th May in Holyrood Park. Parents are being asked for to sponsor staff with all proceeds being split between 2 charities, one at home and one away.

In addition Karen Murray Group Director will be taking part in the half marathon and is also running in aid of Homelink Family Support. Claire McDonald who works at Craiglockhart will be taking part in the Marathon, also for charity. A busy weekend for all.

Our local Charity is Homelink Family Support. This charity provides a variety of services to families with young children who are under stress or experiencing difficulties. The core element of the service is a high quality befriending service which provides support for the whole family and is based in the family’s home. Volunteer Befrienders are carefully recruited and trained and are then matched with a family to provide focused support to meet the needs of the family. If you would like to read more about them please go to Homelink.

Our charity abroad is Isaiah´s Home of Love in Zimbawe, looking after orphaned children. Cranley Nursery is presently helping to support Brandon a 3 year old boy who was abandoned by his mother. Previously we helped to support Anesu who was later reunited with his mother.

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Karen Murray 20 February 2014 Permalink

Healthy Early Years Award Level 3 for Colinton

We are proud to announce Cranley Colinton is one of the very few nurseries in Edinburgh to be awarded Healthy Early Years level 3 Award. This is a joint initiative with City Edinburgh Council and NHS.

In order to become an accredited health promoting early years establishment, the nursery had to record current good practice in health and wellbeing, and identified areas for future action.

Areas which were looked at and inspected were:

Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
Organisation
Ethos & Climate
Physical Environment
Role of Specialist Services
Links with Family & Community
Staff Health and Wellbeing

Once the new accreditation process has been finalised and implemented across all early years settings, it will be further supported and supplemented by additional support visits to establishments undertaken by CEC and NHS health improvement staff. The aim of these visits is to provide overall quality control and to monitor establishments’ ongoing support needs.

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