NKS runs a multicultural childcare facility for children aged between 3 months and 5 years of age and an After School/Homework Club for children aged between 5-14 years of age. The primary aim of the NKS Childcare Facility is to alleviate deprivation and isolation among children and to provide them with an opportunity to develop a positive self-image within a comfortable environment.
The primary aim of the NKS Nursery is to provide good quality childcare which offers a holistic approach through early years intervention in order to meet pre-school children’s needs. The service also provides opportunities for the positive development of pre-school children through play and allows mothers to participate in various activities of interest to them at NKS or anywhere else in Edinburgh. The NKS Nursery is registered with the Care Inspectorate and inspection takes place as required.
Morning session: 8.30am till 12.45 pm
Afternoon session: 1.00 pm till 5.30 pm
Full day: 8.30 am till 5.30 pm
Children over 2 years
Half day/one session: £12.50
Full day: £21.50
Full week: £100.00
Snack money per day is 30 pence and £1.50 per full week
Fees for four weeks: £400.00 (fees) and £6.00 (snack) = £406.00 (please note that some months have five weeks, in which case this will be more)
Children under 2 years
Half day/one session: £16.00
Full day: £30.30
Full week: £150.00
Snack money per day is 30 pence and £1.50 per full week
Fees for four weeks: £600.00 (fees) and £6.00 (snack) = £606.00 (please note that some months have five weeks, in which case this will be more)
Programme of Activities for Nursery
Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) – NKS follows pre-birth to 3 years curriculum for babies, the GIRFEC approach and CfE for children aged between 3 to 5 years old.
Theme of the Week – Themes are selected on long term, medium term and short term basis. Long term and short term planning includes seasons and multicultural festivals based on children’s interests. Medium term planning entails events in children’s lives and includes children’s interests and activities to meet their needs.
Nursery Rhymes – Nursery rhymes are sung to encourage children to sing with other children.
Story Sessions – Stories from various cultural backgrounds are read to children to develop their interest in books.
Outings and Parties – From time to time, outings and parties are arranged for the children. Moreover, important festivals related to different cultures are also celebrated. This is done in an effort to encourage the children to learn about other cultures.
Arts and Crafts – Painting, paper cutting and colouring are some of the basic skills that the children are taught.
Computer – Computing activities are also available for children, which help them to learn co-ordination of eyes and hand movement and works as a visual tool for developing language and literacy skills.
NKS AFTER SCHOOL/HOMEWORK CLUB
Children/young people have a wide variety of needs and characteristics that may require special consideration – these include age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture and social difference. Networking Key Services (NKS) endeavours to provide a quality care to school going children, and meet their needs to support them in their physical and mental development. This, the project strives to do by providing stimulating activities in the NKS After School/Homework Club (ASHC), and by helping children with their home work. Please contact NKS if you need more details.
The primary aim of the ASHC
The primary aim of the ASHC is to support and nurture each child’s individual and personal development by catering to their individual needs. The ASHC aims to provide learning support to those disadvantaged children who have very little help at home due to the low literacy level of parents/guardians. Please contact NKS if you need more details.
The ASHC will strive to achieve the aim by working on the following objectives:
• Helping children to develop their bilingual skills by providing sessions on their first language as well as the English language.
• Helping children with their school work under the supervision of ASHC workers.
• Providing online educational programmes during the ASHC hours.
• Encouraging outdoor activities by providing various sports activities.
• Encouraging healthier lifestyle by introducing them to healthy eating.
• Encouraging independence and self confidence through various learning activities.
• Creating better communication channels between parents and child through interactive sessions.
A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES
To achieve its aims and objectives and to provide a high quality service to children and their parents/guardians, the ASHC is registered with the Care Inspectorate and will be open at the following times:
Fridays – 12.45 pm to 3.45 pm
A range of activities will be provided to support positive mental and physical development of children.
The activities provided will be as follows
• John Muir
• Indoor Games Club
• Board Games
• Arts & Crafts
• Help with School Homework
• Computer Educational Programme Supporting English, Maths & Science
• English Language Support
• First Language Classes
English and Maths Studies Support
English studies support
Classes are offered for Primary School and High School aged children. Please contact NKS for more details about timings and fees.
Maths studies support
Currently Maths studies support takes place five days a week at NKS: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4.00 pm until 6.00 pm; Wednesdays from 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm and Fridays from 1.30 pm until 3.30 pm. Please contact NKS for more information about places and fees
Interested in joining the cause? Then volunteer with NKS