About us

What we do

About our Childcare

We provide quality childcare for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. Over the last 27 years, we have built good relationships with our local community and have very good links with local schools, giving children the best possible opportunities when they start with us and when moving on to primary one. We also support children with additional needs and provide support in a variety of ways with good links with outside agencies and professionals.

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Our Goal

This is our Mission

The aim of the centre is to provide parents & carers with a high-quality childcare facility that enables all young children to develop to their full capacity. We encourage all children to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

We aim to:

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Our Benefits

  • We are committed to following policies and procedures to ensure the health and wellbeing of the children are at the forefront at all times.
  • We ensure the ‘Realizing the ambition’ and ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ documents are used when planning opportunities and experiences.
  • We promote healthy eating and lifestyle.
  • We promote opportunities for free-flow play indoors and outdoors and opportunities for spontaneous, imaginative, creative and inquisitive play.

  • We are registered with the Scottish Social Services Council and adhere to their codes of practice at all times.
  • We ensure staff are committed to following the guidelines set out in the SSSC code of practice.
  • We keep up to date continuous professional development and take part in training for best practice.

  • We strive to promote a child-lead environment, where children can initiate, chose, plan and take responsibility for their learning experiences.
  • We strive for each child to grow and develop into responsible citizens, confident individuals, effective contributors and successful learners.
  • We encourage children to make decisions and solve problems which promote active learning.
  • We ensure opportunities and experiences provide children with: challenge, enjoyment, progression, depth, breadth, and choice.
  • We are committed to providing children with opportunities for outdoor play experiences that promotes the development of resilience, problem solving skills, confidence, coordination, wellbeing and strength. Where they have the freedom and space of the outdoor environment and local community to learn about the world around them.

  • We regularly reflect, evaluate and monitor our working practices to ensure continued improvement in performance; using self-evaluation documents, ‘How good is our early learning and childcare’. Refereeing also to ‘Realising the Ambition’ document.
  • We involve staff, children and parents on the centre’s improvement journey.

  • We respect and build on parents and cares home values, beliefs, cultures and routines.
  • We work closely with parents and carers involving them in the life of the centre and in their child’s development and learning.
  • We promote equal opportunities for all regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ability.
  • We support and encourage positive transitions between home and nursery, and nursery and school.
  • We support children with additional needs making sure they develop and learn to their full potential.

Our Philosophy:

to provide a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment for the children to learn and develop to their full potential and give them skills for life and wellbeing
Owner & Manager

Helen Marr

I have worked at the Magic Roundabout for 21 years. With 23 years of experience in the childcare sector. I took over the Magic Roundabout in August 2021 as the owner and manager. Childcare has been a passion of mine since I was little, so to have reached this point in my career is quite exciting. My aim and vision is to continue our philosophy at the Magic Roundabout to provide a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment for the children to learn and develop to their full potential and give them skills for life and wellbeing.