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
Ethos & Climate
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.
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
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