Health and Nutrition

Healthy Lifestyle Starts at Paint Pots Nursery

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Good habits start young. Eating well. Keeping active. 

At Paint Pots Nursery they’re all part of our exploring and sharing approach to learning. You’ll see it in the way we play. You’ll notice it in the way we choose and prepare what we eat and drink. And you’ll discover healthy lifestyle learning permeates our curriculum. But for your child, it’s not about being lectured. It’s just another great fun-packed day at nursery.

Looking after young bodies and minds is the best possible start for a long healthy outlook on life.
Our children have busy days, with a carefully planned balance of physical activity and quiet times.

Outdoor play is really important, whatever the weather, and we have plenty of activities to keep young bodies and minds busy.

We don’t stay in when the outside world beckons. We might:

  • go on a wildlife hunt to the duck pond
  • become explorers on a nature trail in the local woodland of Quarrymill

And when we do stay in, we don’t have to stop moving. We could be:

  •  on our feet and dancing one minute
  • trying out some new stretches and bounces the next

And to welcome our children to the worlds of exercise and sport that they can love for life, we offer sessions in Yoga, Football and RugbyIt’s not all go. We have plenty of quieter times for stories, arts and crafts, circle times and more – to train the brain as well as the body.

Childsmile - NHS Health Scotland

We love it when our children smile. Not just because it shows how happy they are, but because their beams are showing off their beautiful teeth.  We don’t want them to lose that joy, so we instil the value of oral hygiene from an early age. Of course, we don’t use those words. Instead we make keeping teeth clean fun.  We’re delighted that NHS Scotland supports this dedication to children’s dental health. Every child in the nursery has a toothbrush provided by the Childsmile Scheme, and we help them every day to clean well and let their teeth live longer.

Nutrition

The day starts early for some, so we provide toast and fruit for children arriving at breakfast time. And we offer water and milk for anyone building up a thirst.

Snack time is a great opportunity learn about making good choices. We stop for snacks in the morning and the afternoon, and they’re a carefully planned time. Behind the scenes we follow the guidance set out in ‘Setting the Table’ to make sure our snack menus are healthy and well balanced. 

We don’t just tell the children what to eat though. They help to prepare their snacks, and we greatly encourage them to try something different!

Nursery Matters

We aim to lay the foundations of a life-long healthy lifestyle for your child.

We encourage their interest in where their food comes from by growing our own in our garden.

We explain what’s healthy and what’s a treat, and how they can balance their choices.

But we don’t want to bring anxiety to the table. So meal times are a relaxed and social time that children can enjoy as part of their day.

It’s all about learning through having fun.

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Paint Pots Nursery in Perth is a leading centre for childcare and education operating in Perthshire. We opened our doors in 2001 and over the years have established strong links within the local community and have earned a fantastic reputation.

7 Strathview Terrace, Perth PH2 7HY

Tel: 0173 850 0145

Email: enquiries@bertramuk.com

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RE - OPENING
15 JULY

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU!

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Nursery places can fill up quickly, so please contact us with as much notice as possible to ensure that we can reserve a place for your little one.

Dear Families,

Due to the outbreak of recent COVID-19 in the UK, we are currently unable to accommodate any visits to our nursery. Could we please ask everyone to stay safe and support one another during this time.

We are accepting childcare bookings from July 2020 onwards.

In the meantime, you can contact us with any questions that you might have about our nursery, look at our gallery and social media.

We continue to work with families to support them during the outbreak. So, please contact us with any questions you may have – we are here for you.