As the working parents of two young children we have used childcare services for the past nine years. We understand the difficulties faced by parents and in particular the worries, fears and pressures in ensuring that when you make the decision to return to work that your child is cared for in a safe, loving and warm environment.
Due to our personal experiences and our professional history within training and recruitment for the Early Years industry we discussed, for several years, the opportunity of opening our own nursery.
We finally made the decision in 2013 due to a number of reasons, our youngest child had started school, the high level of demand for quality childcare within our own local area of Bearsden and the identification of suitable premises within Westerton, a close, family orientated community in Bearsden.
The premises identified was a small stand alone building that was the same building where our daughter had attended nursery 8 years earlier. The appeal of the nursery for us as parents was two fold, the intimate, cosy size of nursery and the warm, friendly welcome we had received from the nursery owner and manager. We knew that we could offer this experience for other parents.
Directors of Lullaby Lane, Pauline and Ian Scott with former MSP Fiona McLeod
Attachment Led Practice
The staff team have the opportunity to further develop their knowledge of Attachment led practice and early brain development during training sessions that are planned throughout the year with Dr Suzanne Zeedyk. These sessions give the staff team the opportunity to discuss what attachment looks like for Lullaby Lane and how we can continue to update our practice in order to ensure we are offering the best possible care for our children and families.
The team at Lullaby Lane were lucky enough to be involved in the conference that took place on 26th September last year that made Scotland the first ACE aware nation. The event was a huge success and gave the staff team a platform to discuss early childhood trauma and how it effects and sculpts their lives.
Having had the opportunity to listen to speakers such as Dr Nadine Burke Harris, Dr Suzanne Zeedyk, Pauline Scott and John Carnochan, to name a few, it is clear to see that changes are happening all over the country and the children of scotland will be part of something wonderful that will hopefully change the future of early years. The staff at Lullaby Lane understand that the antidote for trauma is attachment and that we can change the outcomes for our children by continuing to develop our attachment led practice. We are excited for the future and hope to continue to develop our knowledge and support the children and families in our care.