Irene Carstairs

Irene Carstairs

Nursery Manager

(Formerly Kingdom Kiddies)

Located at the heart of Kirkcaldy, a stone’s throw from the railway station and also close to the bus station, Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy nursery has been created to provide a cocoon of care where we put the development of children first within a secure and safe environment which is as welcoming as it is fun.

Ours was the first nursery in Fife to allow parents to keep a watchful eye on their children from their home or place of work. Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy is computer-linked to provide password-protected webcam access to parents who will be able to see at a glance just how much their little ones are lovingly looked after by our specially-trained staff.

We are dedicated to ensuring your child’s positive progress in areas of social & emotional, intellectual and physical development, but never forgetting to encourage and allow them to be what they are – young children.

So if you are at work, about to return to work, or have other regular commitments, and all your problems seem like little ones – let Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy take responsibility for making your precious person’s future fantastic.

You can view the latest Care Inspectorate Report here.

WEBCAMS

Nursery Hours

We offer the following opening times:
Full Day Sessions
7.30am to 6.00pm
Morning-only Sessions
7.30am to 12.30pm
Afternoon-only Sessions
1.30pm to 6.00pm
Breakfast Sessions
7.30am to 9.00am
After School Sessions
3.30pm to 6.00pm

Meals and Snacks

Snacks and meals are included in the fees. Our qualified cook provides nutritious, healthy meals freshly made each day. Our menus are on a 4-week seasonal rota and are displayed on our parent’s notice board and on the Enrolment page of the website.
Breakfast is on offer until 9.15am and a two course lunch is provided between 12 and 1pm. Snacks are provided at 10.30am and 3.00pm.
Milk and water are provided at snack and mealtimes with water on offer to the children throughout the day.
Vegetarian options are available and we accommodate children with special dietary requirements.

Webcams

As well as its high-tech video-phone access system at all points of entry to the building and individual rooms, Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy also offer parents the comfort of knowing that they can cast an eye over their child’s progress and well-being any time they want.

Specialised high-definition web-cameras – 12 internal and 3 external – have been installed to allow password-protected access to their children to see how they are at any time. So whether you are anxious because they were tearful on their first day, or whether you want to see how their drawing or digging skills are progressing, you can sign up to link in to where they are through your home or work computer. Simple but secure!

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Fees

Current Fees (from 15th April 2017)

Weekly
£195.00

Daily Rate
£42.00

Morning/Afternoon Sessions
£24.00

After School Club (inc pick up)
£13.50/day

Breakfast Club (inc drop off)
£7.00/day

Per Hour/Extra Hour
£6.00

Facilities

The Discoverers rooms, for babies aged between 6 weeks and 2 years, have been tailored to fit each child’s requirements and offer a variety of play opportunities ranging from tactile to musical. Both rooms share a Milk Kitchen and are furnished with cots, high chairs, bouncy chairs, balls, books, shape sorters, play nets and mats.

On a child’s second birthday they can move on to Investigators where we use different mediums to continue the development of their abilities. Sand and water trays, painting easels, table-top games, dressing-up opportunities and role-play areas are all used to encourage youngsters to move forward while enjoying themselves to the full.

Inventors offer pre-school children the national curriculum activities in five key areas of learning – communication and language; emotional, personal and social development; knowledge and understanding of the world; expressive and aesthetic development; and physical development.

Sand and water trays, arts and crafts activities, small world toys, musical role-play, an interest table, circle and story time, and matching and sorting games will all help children maximise their potential.

The After School Club is for young people aged 5 to 12, offering help with homework and a chance to socialise and make friends. The After School Club will have access to two computers, table-top games, a ball pool, books and arts and crafts activities.