Getting Started with Active Kids Nurseries

First Visit

Children will be offered “Free Time” in the nursery to allow them to settle with minimal distress to themselves and their families.
All parents will be offered to spend time with their child within the room. Spending time chatting with staff and observing your child at play. The staff member will then arrange daily visits (a minimum of 4) within a 2 week settling in period increasing the time to a maximum of 2 hours at various times of the day for your child to gain experience and familiarity with our routine.

What we provide

  • Milk at mealtimes and water throughout the day
  • AM Snack – As per daily menu
  • Lunch – As per daily menu
  • PM Snack – As per daily menu
Should your child require anything that is not included please supply this.

What you provide

  • Babies bottles – please provide one bottle for each feed your child requires at nursery. We will rinse bottles before returning them home but will not sterilise.
  • Spare Clothes / Indoor/ Outdoor footwear / outdoor clothing.
  • Whilst staff will take care with your child’s belongings please be aware that items may become very dirty, shoes may scuff and items may get lost/ misplaced.


You are required to supply the following items for your child on a daily basis:

  • Soft shoes or slippers for indoor wear. These can be kept in the nursery for your child to change into on arrival.
  • Appropriate clothing for outdoor play.


Your child will have the opportunity to nap in a quiet area supervised by staff. To limit cross infection each child will have their own bedding kept in a bag marked with their name and laundered regularly by the nursery. If your child has a comforter, please ensure they have this whilst at nursery also.

Accidents and Incidents

No matter how small, any accidents or incidents will be recorded in our accident/ incident book and discussed with you at the end of your child’s session.


For am sessions parents should contact the nursery by telephone by 10:30am or for pm sessions by 2pm to inform staff their child will not be attending. Should your child become unwell at nursery we will contact you first by telephone and if their condition does not improve we will ask that you make arrangements for them to be collected. We would only do this if we felt that the child needed to see a GP or if we felt they would be better at home.


Family are central to the overall wellbeing of the child and should be involved in the child’s experiences and development. Children’s PLPs and profiles are available for all to view at any tine with their child’s key worker to enable them to understand and contribute to their child’s learning.

Pre Birth to Three

All Staff working with children under 3 years of age will use the components of the pre-birth to three documents as a planning framework.
Staff will observe children and respond to those observations in assessing children’s developmental needs and interests.

Curriculum For Excellence

The Curriculum for Excellence is a play based curriculum. It offers opportunities for children to learning from first hand experiences. Staff have a good knowledge of desirable learning outcomes and will aim to work with your child through these.
The outcome of the Curriculum for Excellence is that each child attains to be a Successful Learning, Effective Contributor, Confident Individual and Responsible Citizen.

Pre- School funding

Rocking Horse and Seabeach Nurseries are partner provider nurseries and comply with Edinburgh City Council terms and conditions. All funding will be applied for by the nursery and a cheque will be given to you three times per year for the full funding allocated. Our nurseries do not reduce your fees.