ELCC 2017-2018


Our first Week

What a busy fun first week we had in Nursery. The children are starting to settle very well and are getting to know the nursery routines and finding their favourite area. A lot of enjoyment was had in our newly revamped garden. It was great to see the children playing in the outside sand pit , on the astro turf and the mud kitchen. Some more photos of outside play will be added this week.

We are all getting to know each other and are very proud of how our new children are settling in.

This week we are learning about some of the nursery rules,  kind hands, walking feet, looking eyes, and listening ears, you should start to see some of the children’s work on this very soon.


Goodbye Miss Mitchell ?

The nursery staff said a sad goodbye to one of our team on Friday, the lovely Miss Rhian Mitchell. All the staff and nursery children will miss her very much, but wish Miss Mitchell every success in her teacher training.

Thank you for a wonderful 4 years Miss Mitchell, good luck , enjoy your studying and keep in touch! 





Help please!

It would help us massively if all your children’s items, eg shoes and clothes were labelled with their names. Thank you!

We are creating a tinker table and would be very grateful of any donations for it. Items we are looking for are:  extra large nuts, screws bolts, washers, old keyboards, any donations would be gratefully appreciated.

Does anyone have any empty liquid soap bottles? We  want to create self service painting for the children 



Just to let all parents, carers and grandparents know that we have stay and play sessions available at Nursery to give you the opportunity to stay with your child and see them having fun! It can be at any time during the session for up to an hour. The dates and times are displayed on the information board outside the buttercup room.

The first dates are: 21st August 24th August 29th August 1st September & 6th September.

Pop your name up, we would love to see you!!


The new Childcare Billing Database


Our new and improved database is now live and ready to go. Your patience regarding billing and invoices for the past year has been extremely appreciated. As you can imagine it has been a very busy year with over 100 schools across highland starting to provide a flexible provision.

The first round of statements for this school year will be issued via email at the end of September – this will include usage for August and September. After this parents/carers will receive statements via email at the end of each month. It is really important that parent/carers inform us of any change to their email address.

Direct Debit payments – as you can imagine this has been a monumental task – collecting and processing forms from most of our families across Highland. Due to the size of this operation not all Direct Debits have been established on time for the first round of payments at the end of August. There is no way to establish which families have been set up on time. The first DD payment will either be the end of August or the end of September. I would like to thank you all for your patience while we move from one system to the next.

New Staff

We would like to offer a huge warm welcome to our two new Early Years Practitioners.

Mrs Philip and Miss Macleod have joined our ever expanding team and are very excited to get to know all the children and their families. If you have not met them yet please introduce yourself to them.

Both Mrs Philip and Miss Macleod will be working in the morning here at Lochardil, with Miss Macleod starting at 8am and Mrs Philip starting at 9am.


Lochardil ELCC welcomes our Nursery Children and parents or carers back after the summer break. We also want to extend a very warm Lochardil welcome to all our new children and their parents or carers. 

It’s going to be a very busy but exciting first week and our initial aim is to ensure your children  are happy and settled.  We will be showing the children our lovely nursery and wonderful outdoor space which has recently been revamped, learning routines and some of our nursery rules. These are important to be able to provide a safe and happy environment.

Please do not hesitate to approach any of the staff team if you have any queries, concerns or any worries at all.

We will be sharing some photos of our nursery in the coming weeks.