Temple is a well established nursery offering an excellent balance of indoor and outdoor activities. We aim to provide the highest possible quality pre-school education and this is reflected in our Care Commission Report.
The nursery has a Main Playroom, with drawing table, construction area, home corner, glueing table and painting area. Off this there is a smaller Quiet Room with the story corner and computer.
We have a well stocked Music Area and in addition to a range of percussion instruments, we have a keyboard, a djembe and a listening centre. Music is highly valued at Temple Nursery and the children are given many opportunities to listen to a variety of music, to make their own, to sing and to perform.
There is an outside play area where the children have the opportunity to grow and care for plants through the year. The garden has a play house, sand-pit boat and hazel bower as well as an area where the children can use bikes and scooters.
With direct access to the spacious Village Hall, active play is possible in all weather. The children have a weekly gym session here and also use this large area for music, movement, dance and drama.
Set in beautiful countryside we make great use of the outdoor environment. With a qualified Forest School
Leader on our staff the children are taken out regularly to explore the fields and woods that surround the nursery. We also visit the village park with its swings, slide and roundabout.
Using the Midlothian minibus service, the children are also taken on trips to the wider community, to places such as Vogrie Park, The Garden Centre, bookshops to buy books for the nursery, the local library, Butterfly World, The National Gallery in Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel and the seaside.