It is with a mixture of sadness and excitement that I would like to let you all know I will be relocating to Tanzania in August to teach at Braeburn International School in Arusha. I have been given a wonderful opportunity to go and teach on a continent that I love and, while I am sad to leave Riverbank, I am truly excited to be moving on to this new adventure.
I will be keeping in touch with Riverbank as much as possible to let everyone know how I am getting on, and to find out all the news from Aberdeen. I will also be back to visit during my Christmas break!
It’s hard to believe the year has flown by so quickly! I am so proud of each of the children of Riverbank Nursery and all the amazing progress they have made this year. They have exciting changes coming up, especially those moving on to Primary 1.
Thank you for all your support and contributions over this year. We have had a super busy, fun and productive school year and now it is time for a well-deserved holiday!
The Scottish Government has proposed to increase the provision of free childcare to 1140 hours per year for children who are 3 or 4 years old, as well as for vulnerable 2 year olds who are eligible for the 600 hours free entitlement through the Children & Young People’s Act 2014.
With this in mind we are conducting a survey exploring how parents would wish to use this increase. The results of this survey will help guide policy on early years child care provision. In order for the survey to produce representative results it is important that we reach as many parents of 3 or 4 year old children from as wide a variety of back grounds as possible, this includes those who do not currently use free child-care provision.