Situated within the beautiful grounds of Dalkeith Country Park (adjacent to the Palace) our magical nursery is nestled amongst the trees giving us fantastic links to nature both indoors and out. Our ethos at Chapter One Childcare is to bring outdoor adventure and learning to children’s early years and being situated in these beautiful grounds gives us great opportunities to explore, investigate and play right on our doorstep.
Our country park nursery has been purposefully designed to meet the needs of the children within them, and consists of 6 wonderful areas:
We want every child to have the skills, confidence and motivation to be active and healthy through, sport, dance and music so we also offer the following extra-curricular activities:
Daisy’s Music Time – Music plays an important part of baby and childcare development and has been linked to brain development, particularly language and reading skills. Daisy’s Music Time is currently delivered on a Tuesday by qualified professional musicians and is free for all children.
Enjoy a Ball – These optional classes currently delivered on a Wednesday and are action packed, fun filled weekly sports coaching sessions, designed to nurture and develop your child’s abilities, confidence and fitness. It includes activities like throwing, catching, kicking, jumping and running (super-fast!). These skills are very important as they are the ‘building blocks’ to your child’s more complex and specialised skills.
Step It Up Dance – For mini groovers aged 18 – 26 months and 26 months to 5 years, currently delivered on a Thursday. These classes promote enjoyment of music, movement and basic hip hop dancing within a safe and encouraging environment. This is a fun and funky form of dance together with loads of fun, laughs and praise along the way!
All food and refreshment are provided by Chapter One Childcare and are included within the fees. Including Breakfast, morning snack, cooked lunch and pudding as well as afternoon snack.
Breakfast - comprising of cereals or porridge.
Morning snack – fresh fruit and milk.
Lunch - Daily fresh meals are provided by our outside catering company, Union of Genius with healthy nutrition meals such as – wholesome soups, casseroles and mild curry dishes followed by yoghurt, berries and purees.
Afternoon snack – comprising of sandwiches, veggie sticks and dips and fresh fruit.
Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6.00pm
51 weeks of the year
Closed between Christmas and New Year
At Country Park Nursery we care for children 3 months to 5 years
Holiday clubs 5 years to 12 years
All childcare vouchers are accepted including tax free childcare.
We are in partnership with Midlothian Council to provide ‘Good time to be 2’ funded places and pre-school funded places.