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Scottish Charity Number: SC048586

About us

OUR SETTING

 

Tweedbank Early Learners has been set in the heart of our community for over 40 years

 

We have designated space within Tweedbank Community Centre, with the ability to use

the larger halls for music & movement sessions and concerts. We have easy access to part

of the Community Garden,  which is safe and securely fenced in

REGISTRATION AND PARTNERSHIPS

We are registered with The Care Inspectorate to provide places for children from the age of 2 years to entry into primary school, they carry out inspections of our setting to ensure we are meeting The Health and Social Care Standards

 

We are also subject to Education Scotland inspections. Reports are displayed on our foyer notice board

We work in partnership with Scottish Borders Council to provide Early Learning & Childcare for children aged 3 years until they attend Primary One. These places are funded from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday. Our partnership status is subject to a comprehensive set of terms and conditions and strict regulation

We are a member of Early Years Scotland, and through them we receive support, advice and also Public Liability Insurance cover which is revised and renewed annually

HOW WE OPERATE

Tweedbank Early Learners Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation known as Tweedbank Early Learners (SCIO) is a not for profit charity. We are registered with The Scottish Charity Regulator, OSCR, and are governed by a Board of Trustees. The manager is in charge of the day to day running of the setting, and also sits on the Board

                                                                          Our Board of Trustees

                                                 Trustee & Manager                             Trustee                             Trustee

                                                Annmarie Robertson                     Kirsty Wheatley                    Kim Carter

As a not for profit charity, fundraising is vital to Early Learners:

Our fantastic Fundraising Team support us by organising fundraisers, and helping out with nursery events when needed. Improvements to the setting, resources, equipment, and trips & treats for the children are some of the things paid for by the money generated from generous donations from our parents, families and the wider community

We are very grateful for this support and if this is something you would be interested in being involved with, or if you know of any local person or business who may like to sponsor or donate to our fundraising please get in touch 

Our Vision, Values and Aims

The principle Vision of Tweedbank Early Learners (SCIO) is for each child to be

happy, confident, stimulated and secure in a calm, nurturing environment of mutual respect

 

We are committed to providing a child-centred, creative environment in which our children can grow and develop their capabilities as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society

We Value the importance of your child’s

Early Year’s experiences

and we are committed to ensure that

both you and your child

have opportunities to be involved

                                                                                                Our Aims

 

To  provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment where children, parents, carers and visitors feel welcomed and valued as members of our community

 

To support the holistic learning and development of our children. We aim to encourage and inspire our children to grow in self-confidence, self-esteem and independence

 

To encourage problem-solving skills, imagination, creativity, a love of the outdoors and to foster a love of lifelong learning and discovery through providing opportunities for child-led imaginative free play

 

To encourage and enable all children to develop an understanding of their own and others feelings, and an awareness of other cultures and beliefs

 

To provide a curriculum which is broad and balanced and which offers our children continuity, progression and choice: To reflect on our practice in order to improve the range and quality of experiences for all children, the impact of these experiences, and the outcomes which they achieve

 

to support our dedicated, professional and enthusiastic staff team, and provide opportunities for the on-going professional development needed to deliver high quality early learning & childcare for our children

What Parents Say...

My daughter started when she turned 2 and loves going 3 afternoons a week! Lovely setting and staff, and it's amazing to see how much she has progressed since starting!

Excellent setting with a large variety of resources for educational and interactive play. Staff are very friendly and played a vital part in settling my 2 year old into sessions.
Would highly recommend xx

Anyone looking for a ELCC place for their child should visit Tweedbank Early Learners. The staff, setting and resources are fantastic. Our daughter has loved her time here.

So I looked back and read the previous review I did in August 2016. Here we are in March 2018, my son will be starting Primary 1 this coming August. With him being our eldest we struggled to know what to do for the best last year as we had no previous experience to draw on. So I write this in the hope it helps others in a similar position this year. Kai has grown into a confident and outgoing little boy. I was astounded by how much he had developed in his first year at Early Learners but am baffled by the difference now he is coming to finish his second (pre-school year). I could not have imagined a better, more nurturing and caring environment for him to learn academic and social skills to prepare him for Primary. Annmarie, Lynn and the team have set the bar extremely high for future teachers. Their attention to individual childrens needs is second to none. I can do nothing but sing their praises and thank them eternally for taking the very best care of my boy 

So today was Elsie's last day! From the moment we stepped foot into "twos time" at early learners I knew Elsie would be nurtured and have lots of fun with all the fab activities! We will genuinely miss this lovely caring place! Thank u for having us! If your debating ur wee one joining - don't- it's fabulous! Thanks so much Ann Marie and team! Keep up the great work Xxx