The Primrose Room

When children are ready, they move to the Primrose Room, where they are encouraged to continue to develop their emerging social skills, e.g. dressing and toileting to help promote independence. In this room, children have access to a selection of sensory activities which help to improve their development, e.g. painting, drawing, sand and water play.

the primrose room

Children enjoy a relaxing sleep session after lunch.   Staff in the room are eager to encourage communication and language development throughout the day. The garden gives children access to a natural area where they have fun playing and learning.

Staff in the Lily Room and in the Primrose Room  use The Pre-Birth to Three guidelines in order to plan learning experiences.

The Lily Department

The Lily Room welcomes our youngest children. It has been designed to create a calm, peaceful environment where children can relax and learn. The room is set up so that they have opportunities to visit a range of stimulating experiences throughout the day. A wide range of sensory activities are offered regularly. Everyone has great fun playing with gloop, play dough and sand etc.

lily dept

Children enjoy joining in during heuristic play sessions, exploring treasure baskets, looking at books and using a variety of mark making tools. They sleep at various times throughout the day with the help of calm, peaceful music.  A ‘ family’ atmosphere is evident and staff work hard to cater for individual needs. Children spend time outside enjoying the safe, country setting.

Our Staff

The Management Team

Janice Roy –  Manager

Janice Roy is the owner and manager of the nursery. She is a primary school teacher who has over 35 years experience in education. She worked as an infant teacher in schools in Scotland and overseas.  Janice taught English as a Second language and English as a Foreign language.
In 1995 she opened The Meadows Nursery School to realise her ambition of establishing a quality provision which provides a high standard of care and education for children.
In her spare time, Janice likes to run, keep fit and read.

Ann Jackson –  Depute Manager

Ann qualified in 1981 and worked as a Nursery Officer in a Social Work nursery for 10 years. She then became a Depute Manager at a private nursery in Clackmannanshire and was later appointed Manager.  Ann moved on to  manage a private nursery in Dunblane – for almost 10 years.  She joined The Meadows Nursery in 2010. Ann has a Professional Development Award in Childhood Practice, SCQF Level 9.  In her spare time, Ann enjoys cooking, gardening and crafts.

Mary Gilchrist –  Depute Manager

Mary has over 30 years experience within early years education, Primary 1 and in nurseries  in the Falkirk area. She spent 4 years working with children who have additional needs, supporting them in nursery and in the transition process to school.  Mary joined The Meadows in 1997 and has worked hard to help improve and maintain standards in the setting.

In her spare time, Mary likes to spend quality time with her grandchildren, baking and reading

Nicky Byrne – Team Leader – SVQ3

Nicky started at The Meadows Nursery in 2007 and is currently working on her PDA Plus Level 8.  When she is not at work, Nicky enjoys keeping fit with Kettlebell, reading and spending time with friends.

Yvonne Brady – Work Experience Co-ordinator – SVQ3, PDA Plus Level 8 and D32/33 Assessors Award

Yvonne joined The Meadows in 1999.  She has worked in rooms throughout the nursery.  In addition to this, she is responsible for arranging student  and work experience placements.  In her spare time, Yvonne likes ice-skating, cross-stitch and reading.



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Meadows Nursery School
Torwood Road
West Plean
01786 815554

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