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!
7 Sep 2018
Easy FundraisingWe now have and Easy fundraising page for Duchal.
If you shop online, please could you sign up to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/duchalnursery/ to support Duchal Nursery?
It’s a really easy way to raise money for us – you just use the easyfundraising site to shop online with more than 3,300 well known online stores like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, Tesco, M&S and many many more and when you make a purchase, the retailer sends us a free donation, at no extra cost to you.
It's a really simple way of raising funds which we will put towards new resources for the nursery, so please visit our new easyfundraising page and click ‘join us’. Your shopping will help our children!
Also remember to download the app on your phone. When you do your weekly Tesco shop, go to the app, or the website page, select the retailer, and shop as normal. You must go through the easy fundraising site/app for us to get the donation. It really is simple and a great way for us to gain donations.
Please register today:)
5 Sep 2018
Duchal 50th Anniversary BallWe are delighted to announce the date for our 50th Anniversary Ball! "Save the Date" - 16th March 2019 for a night of celebration at Marr Hall.
This will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Duchal Nursery School, which was established in 1967 by a group of local parents looking to give their children the best start in life. The nursery has gone from strength to strength over the years providing hundreds of local children an amazing experience of pre school care.
We hope that as many parents, ex pupils and friends of Duchal will join us in the celebrations, so pop the date in your diary now so you don't miss out.
More information will follow in due course.