Clement Park opened in 1998 and is now a well-established nursery in Dundee. We provide high quality childcare for 51 children aged birth to five years, Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm. We offer part time and full time childcare, and flexible sessions dependent on availability.
Clement Park’s staff team are focused on making every child’s day enjoyable by providing a range of curriculum based learning activities catered to each age group. We celebrate diversity and focus on welcoming and teaching children about our multi-cultural community.
Our nursery is located in the Lochee area of the city and can be easily accessed via the Kingsway. We have close links with the local community and are surrounded by local amenities such as the library, shops and parks.
Get in Touch
- Clement Park
2 Clement Park Place
01382 611 361 Dundee DD2 3JN
Clement Park has been described as a “home from home” where parents feel safe in the knowledge that their children are being cared for by dedicated staff. Our staff team is made up of both mature, experienced staff with many years’ experience within the early years sector as well as those who are currently undertaking formal training. All staff are committed to providing high quality learning opportunities for our children and promote our nursery’s aims and objectives.
We operate a key worker system and upon enrolment all children are assigned a key worker. Key workers track and plan all learning and development for their children and maintain all children’s learning journey profiles.
Ann has over 15 years experience working in childcare and has worked at Oranges and Lemons for over 10 years. Ann currently holds a PDA in Childhood Practice level 8 and is also a First Aider and one of our Child Protection Officers.
We have 3 separate age groups within our nursery. We have 0-2 years, 2-3 years and 3-5 years. Each age group has access to their own play rooms and space both indoors and out.
Baby Room (0-2 years)
In our 0-2 room we have a team of experienced staff that care for up to 12 children (staff ratio 1:3). This room is bright and welcoming and provides a suitable learning environment for our children. We have soft calm areas for our younger children to build on their gross motor skills, right through to a construction area for our older children to develop their fine motor skills.
A daily diary is completed to allow parents/carers an insight into their child’s day. Here at Clement Park we feel that parent bonds are paramount in ensuring that we deliver the best possible care. Our staff also work to maintain a home routine as much as possible. We offer an enclosed comfortable area for breast feeding mothers, or alternatively, staff are able to provide your child with breast milk should you wish.
We plan activities around our children’s individual and group needs. Daily activities include: Free play, songs and stories, sensory play, outdoor garden activities, fun with music, water play and much more!
Toddler Room (2-3 years)
Our 2-3s room cares for up to 15 children (staff ratio 1:5). We have three adjoining areas for our children to explore. We have a quiet/calm area which allows children to slow down and enjoy sensory activities such as role play and story time, a play area where children lead the direction of play, and a messy activities area which includes water and sand play.
Staff work to the national Pre-Birth to Three curriculum and ensure that all activities are based on our children’s individual abilities. We understand that every child has their own learning pace and we are here to support their development.
Our daily routine includes garden time and fixed snack/lunch times, and while no two days are the same activities include: Painting and colouring, musical instruments – let’s make a band, play dough, water play, sand pit, story time, and visits from our mobile library.
Preschool Room (3-5 years)
In our 3-5s room we have a team of fully qualified staff who cater for up to 24 children (staff ration 1:8). Our open plan room has various spaces for our children to explore, including a role play area, construction zone, art/messy play, small world, writing area, IT area and a cosy reading area.
We spend dedicated time with our children, listening to them and understanding what they would like to learn, what they already know and provide the tools and support to help them learn through play. Children are encouraged to be as independent as possible and are given various opportunities throughout the day to do this.
Our 3-5s have direct access to our garden offering opportunities for free and exploratory play following the Curriculum for Excellence. Each child has a learning journal profile which maps their learning from the day they start nursery to the day they leave for school.
Our Garden and Outdoor Play
Being active is and should be a big part of life and is a core part of our nursery ethos. Here at Clement Park we make the most of our wonderful outdoor space by getting our children out every day.
Weather does not limit our opportunities for outdoor learning so we ask parents to provide appropriate clothing so our children are always ready to explore all elements of nature.
Learning and Development
Our most recent Care Inspectorate report highlighted that children are thriving in nursery and noted our strength in encouraging independence in our children. We use Learning Together in Dundee (LTID), incorporating this in our approach across all areas to achieve excellence.
We are in partnership with Dundee council and can provide access to an educational psychologist should any child need this support. We also have fun with Soccer World who visit our nursery every Wednesday. Our children are able to express themselves through sport and thoroughly enjoy these visits.