9 May 2019
Benefits of Outdoor Learning in Early YearsIn this day and age we all know the importance of keeping active, children who learn to play outdoors are much more likely to continue to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, running and cycling as they get older. Given the number of gadgets and new technology available to us all, outdoor play is an extremely important factor in combatting an increasingly sedentary lifestyle.
Being outside allows children to express themselves freely and unlike an indoor classroom, there aren’t any space constraints, the sense of freedom playing outdoors brings is fantastic for a child’s development, both physically and mentally.
This week the Duchal children have been outside playing football, walking round the park, and practicing for sports day as well as maximising our wonderful garden with all it has too offer, so despite the unseasonably chilly weather this the children really have benefitted from all the "outside classroom" has to offer.
1 May 2019
Importance of Learning a Foreign LanguageResearch shows the benefits of learning a foreign language at a young age.
Duchal Nursery has it's own dedicated native French speaking teacher who introduces our children to French as soon as they start their pre-school education with us. With weekly French lessons our children are being surrounded by foreign language and cultures on a regular basis.
To find out more about what we can offer please get in touch.
29 Apr 2019
Learning through playAt Duchal Nursery we promote the importance of learning through play.
Through play children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills. For most children their play is natural and spontaneous and it is a joy to be part of!
To find out more about Duchal Nursery and what we can offer your child get in touch or go to www.duchal.com
26 Apr 2019
Nursery Activity UpdateWelcome back after the Easter holidays, the children have returned with lots of lovely stories of their adventures.
Although we have only been back four days they have been very busy days. Paddy from Morton has returned this term to teach us football skills. We had fun pretending to be planes and trains and to drive cars. The children all enjoy the time with Paddy, he will join us on a Tuesday morning each week this term.
We have been practising for sports day, had a lovely walk around the park and played in our garden. Touchy feely boxes have been made with great excitment.
Preparation has been underway making our items for the Kilmacolm show in May. The children are working very hard on this.
Lots of drawings and paintings have been created and wonderful models have been constructed.
As the weather has been so nice and we hope it will continue more of our learning will be outside.
24 Apr 2019
Avoiding the showers!!Avoiding the April showers we’ve been inside and outside having fun #makingfriends #makingmemories
14 Mar 2019
Caring TimesCaring for one another is very important at Duchal every day however this week we have had some extraordinary caring children taking care of some “poorly and injured” patients!
The Duchal Surgery was very busy when Dr O and Nurse J visited. There was bandaging, temperature taking, consulting and investigating.
All the trainee doctors and nurses had perfect bedside manners and dealt with all their patients with care and attention and cured all the ailments!
Thank you to our local Doctor and Nurse for giving up their time to give the children such a great experience.
4 Feb 2019
Chilly ScienceIt may have been cold outside last week but that didn’t stop our hardy children going out to explore the snow and ice.
Great fun was had experimenting with shadows and light creating some very tall Duchal teddies in our shadows.
Perfect way to introduce a bit of science to our day!
24 Jan 2019
Open Morning Saturday 9th February 10am - 12noonWe are opening our doors on Saturday 9th February from 10am - 12noon welcoming any families looking for nursery places this August or beyond or just interested to find out a bit more about our nursery.
There will be lots of fun for the kids - fabulous foam, plenty of paint, brilliant building and colourful crafts! While the parents can relax, chat to staff and current parents in our wonderful nursery!
Starting nursery is a big step for any child and an even bigger one for parents. It's really important that you make the right decision.
Duchal Nursery is an independent nursery that has provided specialist pre school education for over 50 years in Kilmacolm, giving parents confidence that their child is getting the best start in life.
As an independent nursery our children move on to various local schools in Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and Glasgow.
Come and see for yourself we look forward to seeing you.
24 Jan 2019
Winter Newsletter 2019Catch up with all that has been going on at Duchal recently with our Winter 2019 Newsletter
27 Sep 2018
Duchal 50th Anniversary Ball Tickets Now on Sale!We are delighted to announce that tickets for the Duchal 50th Anniversary Ball are now on sale.
Alan Tait, Golf Professional, Pundit for BBC Radio Scotland and after dinner speaker (he might occasionally mention that he once beat Tiger Woods) will be our Compère for the evening.
This will be a true celebration of our wonderful nursery and we look forward to welcoming as many people as possible from over the years - parents, ex pupils and friends of Duchal.
Please help spread the news to all ex pupils and ex parents.
21 Sep 2018
Photo opportunity with Lauren from Little Studio 10th NovemberCapture your children and family at our photography session being held by Lauren Russell from The Little Studio.
Perfect opportunity to get family photographs for Christmas.
There will be slots available all day on Saturday 10th November at the Nursery, booking sheet will be on the Duchal noticeboard in due course.
21 Sep 2018
Halloween Fancy Dress Party 3rd NovemberSaturday 3rd November 10.30am - 12.30pm Duchal Nursery School
It's going to be a spooky fun filled morning at Duchal on Saturday 3rd November. There will be witches hats, halloween masks, pumpkins and spooky arts and crafts, some games and halloween fun.
Open to all families with pre school children. Come along to join in the fun, we can’t wait to see your costumes!