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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Cranley Nursery 08 July 2012 Permalink

Eco Schools - Green Flag Update

Staff and Managers from the 3 nurseries held an Eco meeting on Wednesday 29th February to finalise our applications for the Eco School Green Flags. The applications have now been submitted and we are waiting to be given dates for the inspectors to visit.

Each nursery has their own Eco code, which the children have been learning and discussing topics such as recycling and litter control. Please take time to familiarise yourself with the codes.

Buckstones Eco Code
E-Eco Schools
A-Always picking up litter
R-Recycling our waste and
T-Turning off taps to
H-Help our planet

Colintons Eco Code
C –Compost helps our plants to grow.
R – Recycle and Reuse
A –Always turn of the lights
N –Never waste water
L – Look after the garden
E – Everyone should pick up litter
Y – You could walk to nursery

Craiglockharts Eco Code
R – remember to pick up litter
E – everybody should
C – cycle and walk to nursery
Y – you’ll put our planet in a better mood
C – collect waste for our compost bin
L – let’s make our garden glow
E – eating our fruit and vegetables will also make us grow

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