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Duty of Candour as of August 2023

ELC Guide for Parents 2022-23

Care Inspectorate Inspection Reports


Depute Head Teacher

Miss M. Elkin

Early Years Team Leader      

Mrs K. Lyons                

Early Years Workers                

Mrs S. Logan (M,T)

Miss C. Geddes

Miss A. Ford

Mrs L. McKay (W,Th,F)

Miss Y. Graham (M,T,W,Th)

Mrs E. MacKenzie (W(pm), Th,F)

Early Years Support Worker

  Mrs N. Watt  

                *Please note: all members of staff working in this ELC have undertaken disclosure


Session Time: 8.50am – 2.50pm

We are able to offer a service to children aged 3 – 5 years.

ELC refers to Early Learning and Childcare (formerly known as Nursery)


Drop-Off Arrangements as of April 2022

  • Parents/Carers will enter the foyer to sign children in
  • Children will collect their name from the 'team' chart and will use this to choose their lunch for the day (placing it on the Lunch Display on the door beside the cloakroom)
  • As children do not require to change in the mornings due to our Daily Woodlands Play, parents and carers will simply direct them into the Playroom. Please then exit as soon as possible to avoid any congestion in the foyer

Pick-Up Arrangements as of April 2022

  • Parents/Carers will enter the foyer to sign children out
  • Children can be collected from their teams in the Playroom by parents/carers (please sanitise your hands on entering the playroom using the sanitiser on the wall)
  • There will be no need to change shoes or put jackets on as the children will be 'ready to go'
  • Please note, where masks are not compulsory, these are still recommended within the school building, many thanks.

We ask parents to complete forms for the following:

  1. An emergency contact number in case your child becomes unwell. Germs spread quickly in the ELC, so if your child is sick, please keep them at home and phone the school office to let them know. Please update this in the event your number changes during the year.
  2. Medical information, including dietary requirements and/or allergies. Please remember to tell us of any changes throughout the year.
  3. Consent for outings. We go out in little groups for the occasional walk, these are always well supervised. If we are going on a major day out, you will be notified. We will probably need your help!
  4. Consent to allow us to photograph or video your child in the course of their learning.
Our Main Aims are:
  1. To create a safe and stimulating environment in which every child feels secure, valued, confident and challenged.
  2. To actively engage our children by creating learning opportunities which encourage exploration, appreciation and respect his/her environment both indoors and out.
  3. To support children in discussion, planning and evaluation of their own learning experience and resources.
  4. To facilitate partnership working with parents/carers to develop the needs of every child and the ongoing work of our ELC.


Promoting Positive Behaviour

We will work together with you, the parents/carers to promote positive behaviour. Behaviour which may harm other children is not acceptable. Our staff promotes and supports talking and reasoning to sort out differences between children. Children will be encouraged to be polite and show consideration and respect for others as part of our whole school Rights Based Learning Programme and will be involved in ongoing discussion to resolve any issues and as a reminder of expected behaviours.

Any accidents and/or incidents will be recorded and reported appropriately.

If your child shows signs of having been upset at the ELC, please take a minute to discuss this with his/her key worker.


Settling In

The ELC staff will help and support your child with settling into the room and routine. Children are all different, therefore, staff will advise you if your child is having difficulty in settling and work with you to help resolve this. If a child is upset or tearful, a parent/carer is welcome to stay with the child for a while. Shorter sessions may also be necessary at the beginning until your child is more confident and happy attending the ELC. You are more than welcome to telephone us if you are concerned at any time about how your child is settling in.


Teeth brushing

Our children brush their teeth in the ELC, working in partnership with the Childsmile initiative as part of our health education.   Each child is provided with his/her own toothbrush.



We hope you and your child finds his/her learning experience within the ELC stimulating, challenging and enjoyable. Please talk to us about any worries or questions you may have.

We look forward to working with you to achieve our aims and when you wish to become more involved in helping us with any of our activities, please talk to any of our staff.


We operate a no smoking policy in the grounds of
in line with South Lanarkshire Council Lanark Primary School & Early Learning and Childcare Setting.