Wishaw Family Learning Centre

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The centre is situated within the Greenhead area of Wishaw. Car parking facilities are adjacent to the building. The nursery is open 52 weeks from 8.30am-5.30pm, closing only for public holidays and in-service days. The core sessions are from 9.00am-11.30am and 1.00pm-3.30pm. Full day provision is available for working parents or parents in full-time education.

Outside view of Wishaw Nursery Centre

The nursery can accommodate 61 children within our three playrooms:

  • the Lullabye Room (0-2 years) - 6 children
  • the Jellybean Room (2-3 years) - 15 children and
  • the Happy Room (3-5 years) - 40 children.
Wishaw nursery Centre yard

All places are allocated in line with North Lanarkshire Council's admissions policy. Places for children aged under three require to be supported by an inter-agency referral.

The staff consists of a head of centre, depute head of centre, senior early years worker, 12 early years workers, two clerical assistants, one general assistant and a caretaker/cleaner.

We offer quality care and education of the highest standard in a safe and stimulating environment where each child will feel secure.

Happy Room (3-5 years)

Staff offer children very many learning experiences; meeting the individual needs of the children by observing, planning and discussion with each child to determine their interests and thoughts. The Curriculum for Excellence is established within the nursery and children are actively involved in planning their own learning experiences and the varied range of activities which are offered.

Jellybean Room (2-3 years)

Within this room staff offer opportunities to further develop communication and language skills, build relationships with both adults and children, explore many sensory activities encouraging and extending curiosity leading to knowledge and understanding of their world. Both indoors and outdoors resources are available to encourage each child's movement and co-ordination.

Lullabye Room (0-2 years)

Babies determine their own routine. Parents are requested to complete a diary of their baby's feeding or sleeping pattern. A one-to-one activity time is on-going throughout the session. Babies and children are introduced to many sensory experiences.

We ensure equality of opportunity by working closely with multi-disciplinary professionals to ascertain and plan programmes for children who require additional support eg communication, medical, physical or emotional difficulties. This allows each child to reach their full potential. Agencies or multi disciplinary professionals include speech and language therapist, learning support, educational psychologist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, health visitor and social work department.

We encourage parents to be actively involved in the life of the centre and to share their knowledge with us. Parental partnership is of the utmost importance, day-to-day contact allows the sharing of information. It also allows us to offer informal support and a listening ear if required. We have a bright, spacious parents' room with a small kitchen which can be accessed throughout the day for a coffee and a chat with other parents.

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