Here at Linktown, we cater for children from 2 years until primary school age. Our focus is to create inspiring indoor and outdoor environments that children love. We are committed to providing you and your child with the most enjoyable, educating, rewarding and valuable experience possible. We are dedicated to safeguarding children with a commitment and responsibility for all the children in our care.
What we do......
We provide children with pre-school experiences such as art, craft and construction activities, sand and water play, adventure play, music and movement, books and stories, just to name a few, as well as the opportunity to socialize with other children. We provide a stable, secure and relaxed environment where parents and carers feel confident to leave their children.
Linktown is classified in the same status as all other local authority nurseries, as an “Early Learning and Childcare Centre (ELCC)”. As many of you will be aware, your child will qualify for local government funding from their 2nd birthday, just as they would in a local school nursery. Linktown works in partnership with Fife Council, meaning we are ‘partner providers’ and are allocated 1140 hours funding per nursery-aged child. This means your child can still attend Linktown on a funded basis should you wish to stay on for their nursery years.
⦁ We cover the same educational standards, working with the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence for Early Levels, across all curriculum areas including literacy, mathematics, sciences and technologies.
⦁ We are governed by the same authorities for maintaining high standards including educational and care inspections.
⦁ We operate with a 1:5 ratio (educator to child) in comparison to local authority nurseries which operate with a 1:10 ratio. This means at Linktown your child will receive more one-on-one attention and additional support whenever they need it.
⦁ Our nursery has a maximum capacity of 24 children, compared to 50+ in local authority nurseries, again reinforcing our ability to offer more time for your child so they can be supported, listened to and watched carefully.
"Our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential, strengths and languages, and to overcome any obstacle presented by our culture."
We are regularly inspected by the Care Inspectorare using the National Care Standards
All of our staff follow The Codes of Practice from the SSSC.This supports our staff in their learning and develops their knowledge and expertise to deliver quality childcare.