Laburnum Family Learning Centre

Laburnum Nursery Badge

Laburnum Family Learning Centre opened in May 2006 as part of North Lanarkshire Council's PPP project. The nursery brings to the community of Viewpark fantastic state of the art facilities for children from birth to 5 years. We are open 52 weeks of the year providing a flexible service to young children and their families. The nursery can accommodate 96 children at any one time within our 3 playrooms: Bumble Bee Room- 0-2 Years, Rainbow Room- 2-3 Years, Daisy Room- 3-5 Years

Laburnum Nursery Outside View

Within the nursery we aim to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment where everyone feels happy, encouraged and valued. In each of our playrooms we observe the children at play, consult with them and then plan a wide range of experiences and opportunities both indoors and out to meet their individual needs and interests. Within the Bumble Bee and Rainbow Rooms we follow the guidance of the Effective Early Development and Learning Document and within the Daisy Room we follow the guidance of A Curriculum for Excellence.

Laburnum Nursery - Bumble Bee Room

Our staff team consists of:

  • Head of Centre
  • Depute Head of Centre
  • Senior Early Years Worker
  • 16 Early Years Workers
  • 2 Clerical Assistants
Laburnum Nursery - Daisy Room

We have established very good links in the community with our local primary schools, health team, social work department and colleges. We hold joint events with John Paul 11 Primary School with whom we share a campus. We also have a successful transition programme in place at all levels ensuring a smooth transition when the children move to another playroom, nursery or to primary school.

Laburnum Nursery Rainbow Room

We value the importance of working in partnership with parents and aim to achieve this through daily working & communication, parental consultations, our parents group, courses for parents, open evenings and parent's active participation within our centre.

In June 2009 the nursery was inspected by HMIe and was delighted to receive an outstanding report achieving 5 excellent in all areas inspected. The report highlighted the major strengths as been:

  • Children who are confident individuals, successful learners, effective contributors and becoming responsible citizens.
  • Staff provided high quality learning experiences that meet the needs of all children.
  • Seamless transitions at all stages.
  • Involvement of parents in the life of the nursery.
  • Leadership of the management and staff teamwork in taking forward centre improvements.

This has been an exceptional achievement for everyone at Laburnum Nursery and we will continue to provide an excellent service to all families within the community of Viewpark in our centre of excellence.

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