Pear Tree Nursery has been established since 1990 and on the 12th July 2018 we opened our doors to our second nursery in Haddington – Pear Tree West Road Nursery. We are situated in a large victorian house on West Road, just along from Compass School. We open from 7:00am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday, 50 weeks a year.
Pear Tree Nursery, West Road is run from a large victorian house on 1 West Road, Haddington. The building is set over 2 floors and caters for 18 months to school age. We have a separate ‘coach house’ within the grounds for our younger babies (age 3 months to up to 2 years). We have a large completely enclosed garden and a car park at the front of the nursery for visitors. There is a bus stop directly opposite the nursery.
Play, Learn & Share
Your child’s early years are a time of learning and growth. At Pear Tree Nursery our role is to work in partnership with you, establishing excellent relationships that connect your child’s home and family life together. This approach, built on sharing regular communication, will ensure you are fully confident that your child is safe, nurtured and given space to play, learn and share. Pear Tree nursery has created a secure and stimulating environment in which your child can develop all the skills they need to become a successful learner, confident individual, responsible citizen and an effective contributor.
In safe hands…
We know that there is no more important decision facing parents than childcare. When you entrust your child to our care, you can be sure that you are leaving them with more than “a safe pair of hands”. All our staff are fully qualified or working towards their qualification and have a passion for childcare. This high level of care and professionalism is demonstrated through our Care Inspectorate Inspections where we continue to receive Excellent and Very Good grades.
Meet the team
Nursery Manager (Mat Leave Jan 22 to Aug 22)
Heather joined Pear Tree Nursery in 2005. Heather has worked in both the 0-2 and 2-3 as the room supervisor until 2011 when she became deputy manager. Heather then stepped into the role of nursery manager in 2012. Heather has her SVQ 3, PDA in childcare and her BA in Childhood Practice and recently completed the Froebel in Childhood Practice course. Heather holds certificates in First Aid and Child Protection Level 2. Heather is also the Child Protection Officer and Health and Safety Officer for the nursery.
Pear Tree Nursery is in partnership with East Lothian Council to provide 1140 hours of Funded Early Learning and Childcare to eligible children. Please see the attached 1140 Hours Information Sheet for further information. If you have any queries on the 1140 hours please contact the office. We require both applications to be completed to apply for 1140 hours.
We are open from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday for 50 weeks of the year. We are closed for 2 weeks over Christmas in line with East Lothian Council school closure.
Our sessions run from 7.30am to 1pm, 1pm until 6pm (a late pick up fee can be arranged subject to an additional charge) and a full day session 7.30am until 6pm. Extra sessions can be booked throughout the year subject to availability. We recommend that a minimum of 4 sessions are booked to ensure your child settles well at nursery and a minimum of 2 sessions is required.
We also offer a 7.00 am start and a 6.30pm finish subject to an additional booking fee.
|Reviewed annually. Fee changes (age based) will take place the month following the child's birthday when they reach age 3.
|0 – 3 Years
|3 – 5 Years
|Full-time discounted rate
A late pick up charge of £7.50 for 15 minutes applies but we would encourage all parents to pick up their children timeously. We recommend arriving at nursery at least 10 minutes before closing to ensure a smooth handover and that you have time to find out what your child has been doing at nursery during the day
A £50 registration fee is payable together with a £100 refundable deposit to secure a nursery place. The deposit will be returned when your child leaves nursery. One months’ notice is required.
Fees are payable monthly in advance by Direct Debit on the 1st of the month. Fees are calculated by taking your child’s weekly fees multiplying this by 50 weeks then dividing by 12 months to get your set monthly fee. If your child starts or leaves mid-month then they will be charged for the actual sessions attended in these months.
The nursery accepts tax free childcare (full information can be found at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk on how to apply/eligibility. This can save some families up to £2000 in childcare costs).
We also continue to accept all childcare vouchers (these are no longer available for new families to sign up to).
Duty of Candour
The above fees include a full cooked lunch and tea prepared by our in house chef using locally sourced ingredients. Snack and a drink of milk or water is also included. Nappies and wipes can be supplied at an additional charge. Please see our sample menu attached.
Extra Curricular Activities
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Foraging Foxes Room
The Foraging Foxes room is for our older children aged 3 to 5 years old and consists of 4 playrooms. There is plenty of space for the children to move around and explore the many activities on offer. The children have free flow access to all rooms where they can enjoy a wide range of free play and structured activities such as painting, sand, water and play dough. We have a writing table, cosy corner, construction area, house corner and the children love our Smartboard. The children have daily access to the garden and also enjoy regular visits out in the community, to our forest school site and intergeneration visits. All our staff are fully qualified or working towards their qualification and follow the Curriculum for Excellence Framework.
Curious Cubs Room
The Curious Cubs room is for children aged 18 months to 3 years and consists of four playrooms. The children have access to everything throughout the day and can choose to participate in a wide variety of activities. We have a selection of open-ended resources to promote the children’s heuristic play, for example pine cones, corks, pegs etc along with a variety of bags to encourage the children’s transportation. There is a writing table for the children to promote their early literacy through looking at the alphabet board using different art resources. A selection of sensory bottles and balls are accessible for the children throughout the day. There is also a unit filled with different resources such as animals, cars, train tracks and blocks for the children to promote their fine motor skills and positioning. The children’s most favoured area is the home corner, allowing the children to promote their imaginative play through dressing up, pretending to cook/sweep up etc. The children have daily access to the garden and participate in community visits, forest schools and intergeneration visits. Our staff team are either all fully qualified or working towards their qualification and follow the Pre Birth to Three Document.
Baby Bugs Room
The Baby bugs area is for our youngest children aged 3 months to up to 2 years. This is a self contained house in the grounds of the nursery and consists of one large playroom downstairs with access to outdoors and two rooms upstairs. The children have access to a wide variety of open ended resources to promote their curiosity, inquiry and creativity. These resources are displayed at the children’s level throughout the day and they can choose to participate in a wide variety of activities i.e. painting , baking, play dough or variety of sensory experiences. The children have daily access to their own garden area and love being out for walks in the local community. Our staff team are either all fully qualified or working towards their qualification and follow the Pre Birth to Three Document
The nursery has a large safe and secure garden with a wide range of equipment such as climbing frame with chute and swings, wooden play house, large sandpit, loose parts play and a wide selection of bikes and push along toys. The children can play with sand and water play, as well as the many other activities which can be transferred from inside to outside. We also have our own rabbit and guinea pigs and a large poly tunnel for the children to enjoy growing vegetables and fruit in our greenhouse and vegetable patch. The Baby Bugs have their own separate secure garden area.
To provide a balanced, coherent, progressive learning environment
that provides a varied and stimulating coverage of the 8 areas in the Curriculum for Excellence and the 4 areas of the Pre Birth To Three.
To provide a safe, stimulating and inclusive environment
designed to meet each child’s individual needs in line with UNCRC and GIRFEC documents.
To provide children with opportunities within their day for rest and play
and to ensure continuity of care from home to nursery and between settings.
To encourage children to form good relationships with their peers and adults
and foster good relationships with parents and other agencies.
To provide suitable and sufficient resources
within an attractive environment.
To work effective as a team to promote staff development
and progression within our setting.
To support the children
in becoming healthy individuals.
To encourage parents to have an active role in the nursery
being involved in the development and progression of the service and their child’s individual progress.
To promote independence, confidence, celebrate diversity and equal respect
for everyone using our service.
To provide an inclusive service
where we strive to meet the needs of every individual.
To follow the eco code designed by our stakeholders
and continually work to improve our carbon footprint.
To ensure all service users understand the importance of play in the development of the child
and ensure we support all forms of play throughout our service.
Where to find us
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