What Elmwood is about
Elmwood is a family owned nursery where we have been educating children in the heart of Newton Mearns for over 16 years. The nursery is set in an old house which captures the essence of what Elmwood is about – a safe and loving environment, ‘a home away from home’, where parents can leave their children to go to work safe in the knowledge that their child is being cared for and educated to the very highest standard.
Our educational programme of activities is planned daily for all ages following the 'Pre Birth to Three' Document for our younger children and the 'Curriculum for Excellence' for our older children. All learning experiences are planned by our extremely well trained team to ensure they are varied, stimulating and challenging and above all fun!
Communication links between nursery and home are extremely important and these are offered in a variety of ways to ensure that parents are kept informed. Every parent is given a daily feedback session at our handover at the end of the day, and of course we use the usual channels such as emails and newsletters. Our recent introduction of our online profiling system has been a great success giving parents the opportunity to log on any time, anywhere to catch up on what their child has been learning at nursery. If parents miss that important email informing them of upcoming events they can log on to our private parent portal on our website where all current information is at their finger tips.
Elmwood is registered with and regulated by the Care Inspectorate so all areas; environment, equipment, staffing and learning experiences adhere to the 'National Care Standards', 'GIRFEC' and 'Child at the Centre 2' Documents.