Forgewood Family Learning Centre

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Forgewood nursery centre is located in the Forgewood area of Motherwell. The provision in the main building (open 52 weeks) for 0-5 years has been extended by an annexe (term time) based in Braidhurst High School for 3-5 year olds. One hundred and fifty children attend the centre most on a part time basis. There are facilities for full time children and extended hours 8am - 5pm.

Outside view of Forgewood Nursery Centre

Our Nursery aims to ensure that we provide a safe, secure nursery which supports and develops the abilities, needs and interests of children, parents, staff and students. It also recognises and values all the people, situations and events - past, present and future - which surround and influence our children.

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We have established good links with the local community and local schools and have a very good transition policy in place for children going to primary school.

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We acknowledge and raise the "achievements" of the "whole" child in a stimulating learning environment through the delivery of our early years curriculum as detailed in both national and N.L.C. guidelines to create and maintain positive relationships, building partnerships with staff, children and parents in order that "learning" is experienced in a warm caring environment.

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The nursery centre was inspected by HMIe in March 2008 when inspectors commented particularly on the staff's great relationship with parents and the care and concern shown to the children attending the centre. The key strengths being:

  • Motivated and enthusiastic children who were confident in the stimulating learning environment
  • Very good progress made by children in their learning
  • Very positive partnerships with parents and other professionals.
  • Very effective leadership provided by the head of centre and depute, the teamwork of the staff and their commitment to improve and develop the nursery.
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All staff have been trained in accordance with national guidance relating to children under three and all staff are registered with SSSC.

Forgewood Nursery Centre has 54 3-5 year olds, 15 2-3 year olds and six 0-2 year olds (FTE). We are a Health Promoting and ECO Nursery and have established policies to promote healthier and responsible lifestyles.

The nursery is staffed by a Head of Centre, Depute Head of Centre, Senior Early Years Worker and 10 Early Years Workers, two clerical staff and two cleaner/janitors.

For information on the centre HMIE report visit HMIE website.

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