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Email Mrs Rushforth here

See below our new Nursery Tour video!

See below our Nursery Leavers Assembly video!

See below 2 help guides for parents and carers when using Learning Journals.

Learning Journal Support 1

Learning Journal Support 2

Nursery Newsletter January 2023

For Children in Need we dressed up in clothes that reflected our culture, were yellow, or spotty!

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Please see below the latest Nursery Newsletter-

Nursery Newsletter March 2022

Please see below the latest Nursery Newsletter.

Nursery Newsletter November 2021

Find up to date information on the support and activities available for families across Edinburgh at

If you need help finding support for you or your child, email



Please see below a link to our overview of this term!

Term 4 Overview

Please see below the June Newsletter from Mrs Rushforth.

Nursery June Newsletter

Please see below a video of our Treasure Hunt and Pirates event!

Please see below our latest video!

Please see below a leaflet, flyer and a YouTube link with information around 5 family payments available for some families-

5 Family Payments- Factsheet May 2021

5 Family Payments- Flyer

You Tube clips

This weeks Bluebell SHANARRI certificates are for healthy, safe, respect and responsible. Well done everyone!

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Well done to the Bluebell children who received this weeks certificates for respect, achieve and included. Well done everyone!

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Well done to the Bluebell children who received this weeks SHANARRI certificates for achieving, respecting, responsible and healthy. Well done everyone!

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Please see below the latest Nursery newsletter from Mrs Rushforth.

Nursery Newsletter- April 2021

For the week beginning 3rd of May, the Nursery will be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. This is for the bank holiday, in service day and the elections.
Thank you.

We have been discussing the understanding of Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) which uses eight indicators for wellbeing; safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included (SHANARRI).

We hope to build on this concept with the children by using this language in our everyday conversations with them and by giving them certificates when they have shown positive interactions.

This will support children to become more familiar with these concepts, and to develop their understanding of the many ways we can promote wellbeing that allows us to flourish and gain confidence.


Please see below for a link to a parenting course called ‘Incredible Years Online.’

Incredible Years Online Course

Please see below the latest update letter from Mrs Rushforth, as well as guidance for any parents who wish to delay their child’s entry to Primary School.

Mrs Rushforth Update Letter- March 2021

Guidance for ParentsCarers- Delaying P1 start- Jan 2021

Please see below a letter from Mrs Rushforth regarding the Nursery pupils returning to school next week.

Nursery Returning Letter-Feb 2021

Broughton Nursery Home Learning- Feb 16th- Word

Broughton Nursery Home Learning- Feb 16th- PDF

The new Scottish Child Payment opens on Mon 15th Feb.

It will give eligible families on tax credits or certain benefits an extra £40 every 4 weeks for children under 6yrs. Scottish Child Payment helps towards the costs of supporting your family. It’s a weekly payment of £10 that you can get for every child you look after who’s under 6 years of age. You’ll get the payment every 4 weeks if your application is successful.

Apply here:

Broughton Nursery Home Learning 1st Feb 2021- Word

Broughton Nursery Home Learning- 1st Feb 2021-PDF

Home Learning 25.1.21- PDF

Home Learning 25.1.21- Word

Broughton Nursery Home Learning 18th Jan- Word

Broughton Nursery Home Learning 18th Jan- PDF

Broughton Nursery Home Learning- WB 11.1.21

Please see below a message from the Nursery Team-

Happy New Year to all our Broughton families. Although we will not be returning to nursery next week we will be moving to online learning from Monday.

You will be able to access a weekly home learning grid on your child’s learning journal and we will also post it on the school website from 9.30ish. This will be suggestions of things you can do with your child. Please don’t force them to do something they don’t want to do. If they do enjoy an activity and want to do it most of the day that is fine too!
Our school website can be found at
Next select from the menu bar : About Us
                                                          Class Information
A video about Parent’s access to Learning Journals can also be found there.
We look forward to any photos that you upload of you completing some of the activities on your Learning Journal. We would love to see what you have been doing.
Stay Safe.
Samantha Rushforth
Lisa Bradley
The Nursery Team.

Please see below for information around accessing Learning Journals.

Parent Access to Learning Journals

Here is a lovely video showing some of the learning activities in our Nursery!

See the latest Nursery Home Learning ideas below!

Nursery Home Learning 01.12.20

Festive Activities

Snakes and Ladders Game

We made Rangoli & firework pictures to celebrate Diwali.  Mrs Iqbal also made a Diwali snack, homemade pakoras, gulabjamun & barfi. We have been developing our drawing skills doing This Is Me. The Proud cloud wall records our achievements. We gave also been constructive by building with the bricks in the garden.

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Here is a link to the latest Nursery newsletter!

November Nursery Newsletter

Nursery Home Learning 09.11.20

Shadows and Reflections

Here are some photos of our Nursery Halloween celebrations, Autumn display and learning through play in our mud kitchen!

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Please follow this link to a Sway presentation from Ms Richiardi with an overview of term 1.

Term 1 Overview

Nursery Home Learning Grid 1

Please follow the link below for Miss Bradley’s latest Nursery Newsletter!

Nursery News- September 2020

Please see below a letter previously sent out by Miss Bradley with instructions how to add parental contributions to learning journals.

Making a Parent Contribution to Learning Journals

Nursery Parents who have children going into Primary 1 this August will be emailed some information today about the Council’s transition programme into P1. More information can also be found on your child’s Learning Journal. Here are copies of the latest information below-

Pre-School Nursery Parent-Carer Letter

Transition to P1 Information

Musical Instruments- Monday 11th May

Let’s Look At Science- Part 2- Monday 11th May

Interactive Reading; The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Emotion Talks 5th May

Easy Home Bakes

Geometric Art

Nursery Rhymes Booklet

Let’s Look at Science

5 Day Fitness Challenge

Nursery Finger Gym Activities#

Counting Songs Booklet

30 Day Lego Challenge

Please see below the latest Nursery Newsletter from Miss Bradley.

Nursery Newletter- March-April 2020

Please see below a guide for parents and carers, with information about the CEC plans for expanding early learning and childcare provision.

Parent Guide to Early Learning and Childcare Expansion – January 2020

Nursery Newsletter-January – February 2020

Mrs Howarth has made an amazing new tinkering board for the nursery. It will help us develop our fine motor skills and finger strength. Thank you Mrs Howarth!

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Please see below Mrs Rushforth’s Countdown to Christmas letter, with dates of all the Nursery events in December-

Nursery Countdown to Christmas 2019

Please see the invitation below with details of a ‘Stay and Play’ event on Thursday 21st November.

Stay and Play Invitation- 21st November 2019

Please see below for Mrs Rushforth’s latest Nursery newsletter.

Nursery-November – December Newsletter

Mrs Martin came to do some autumn art work with us. We worked together to paint the background using autumnal colours. Then we used paper, paints and crayons to create a tree and leaves, We painted some hedgehogs and squirrels to live in our Autumn picture.

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The Nursery have been exploring different Fairytales and traditional stories. We turned our pod into the house from Hansel and Gretel, used different materials to build a new house for the Three Little Pigs and used puppets and character mats to retell different stories.

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Some of the children in the nursery wanted to know what would happen when you mix different colours together. We tested mixing each colour and decided to record the results on a chart. We decided making brown was the hardest!

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We have been discussing our nursery charter. As a group we decided what our responsibilities should be and made a hand print to decorate each flower.

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Nursery Newsletter Term 1

See below for Mrs Rushforth’s first Nursery newsletter.

Mrs Rushforth’s Nursery Newsletter- August – October

This week we held our Nursery Transition assembly. P1 and P2 came along to wish all our Nursery leavers good luck when they start P1 after the holidays. Some parents were in the audience too! We enjoyed some singing, and taking part with all the actions for he songs. Our Nursery leavers were also presented with a special certificate! Good luck for P1 everyone! We hope you have lots of fun!

The Nursery have been growing daffodils with Mrs Howarth to enter into this years RCHS Bulb Show. The show took place this weekend at the Botanic Gardens where many Edinburgh schools and Nurseries entered various flowers and art work. Broughton Nursery won Silver for our daffodil bulbs and Gold for our spring art work!

The afternoon nursery children decided to make some banana bread for snack. They had to use their number knowledge to weigh out all of the ingredients. It was delicious!

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