Introduction to Danestone Nursery

Welcome to Danestone Nursery’s information page.

In Nursery we aim to work in partnership with our parents to help broaden and develop the learning experiences of the children we teach.

Our Nursery day is split into two sessions, with twenty pupil places available in each session. Our places should be applied for in the January (this also applies to ante pre school children already in our nursery) for the following academic year. The places are allocated by Aberdeen City Council’s early years team using a strict set of criteria which ensures fairness and equality. The allocation policy is available on request from the school office.
Pupils with a nursery place are invited to start at the beginning of the first school term after their third birthday.

Morning Nursery Session

8.30am with the normal 15 minutes flexible start. The morning session will finish at 11.40am, with the door opening for collection at 11.25am

 Afternoon Nursery Session

12.20pm with the normal 15 minutes flexible start.  The afternoon session will finish at 3.30pm, with the door opening for collection at 3.15pm.

Currently our Nursery staffing consists of one teacher and two job share Nursery Nurses, with the Principal teacher having overall responsibility for the smooth running of the Early stage (Nursery and primary one). We would be delighted to organise a visit prior to your child starting with us in order for you to see the nursery classroom and meet all the people who would be supporting your child in Nursery. Please contact the school to arrange this.

As a health promoting school the children are given a varied and well balanced diet of food everyday. This is at a cost of £2.50 per week, which is either collected on a Monday, or paid termly.

In our Nursery we ask the children to wear comfortable clothes that are machine washable, as children will be engaging in a range of messy play activities, both indoors and outdoors. The school offers a Nursery sweatshirt/ t-shirt at a cost of £10 for sweatshirts and £6 for t-shirts.

We hope this has given you a taste of our Nursery setting and made you curious to find out more!