Early Learning and Childcare Expansion Consultation – Survey Monkey Questionnaire

Aberdeen City Council is carrying out a statutory consultation exercise linked to the Scottish Government’s programme for the expansion of early learning and childcare. The Government’s intention is to expand the offer of funded early learning and childcare to 1140 hours per annum for some two year olds and all three and four year olds, whose parents want such a service, by 2020.
It is important that we gather information from parents, carers and potential future parents regarding how best services could be provided. A series of consultation events have been organised to consider the Scottish Government’s programme of expansion of early learning and childcare entitlement. A survey monkey questionnaire has also been launched to gather as many views as possible.
Aberdeen City Council has undertaken a strategic review of existing services and options related to the delivery of expanded provision have been identified. We would be extremely grateful if you could complete the survey monkey questionnaire by clicking on the link below and give us your views on how best expanded services might be delivered in your area.


The survey will be open for 6 weeks until Friday 28th October 2016.
Please ensure that you only complete one survey and thank you very much for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.

Thank You.

Loirston Nursery is Fundraising for Playground Equipment to Extend our Outdoor Play.

Can you or the company you work for help?


We are looking for:-

  • Prizes for a raffle
  • Funds
  • Helpers with ideas for raising money
  • Information about sponsors or grants from companies to help us extend our outdoor play equipment.


We have already raised over £1000 approx. plus a sponsored nursery walk toward our goal but this equipment is expensive and we need around £7000 to achieve this for our children. If you can help in any way contact the school or pop into the nursery.


See below for an example of what we might want to get for the children although the exact design has not been finalised as yet.


"Duck" Singing at Loirston Nursery

Our morning Nursery children have been singing “Duck” songs to the newly hatched ducklings in Loirston nursery. This was recored today by Northsound Radio (1 & 2) and we were advised that it would be broadcast later on today. Please note that it will actualy be broadcast throughout the day tomorrow (Thursday 23rd May).

Wildlife Garden and Nursery Play Area

In the interests of health & safety we would like to make you aware that every Thursday and Friday a “ForestSchool” is in progress in the WildlifeGarden.


The group involves parents, staff and children from the school. They use equipment such as saws and hammers and it would be advisable not to let your children access this area on these days.


When the “ForestSchool” is in progress there is a sign outside the WildlifeGarden to notify people of this.  At this time of the year there are often be other classes working in the WildlifeGarden so please be aware of this as we would wish to avoid any accidents.


After Nursery sessions many of you use the Nursery play area. We do not mind this at all but we have already tidied the area for the afternoon children. It would be very helpful to us if you would ensure that any equipment your child uses could be tidied up before you leave.


Thank You


Depute Head Teacher