Last year, Active Stirling, with funding from Scottish Sea Farms Heart of the Community Trust, appointed Jennifer Lee as their first Nursery Coach/Co-ordinator with the aim of delivering sport and physical activity within Stirling Council nurseries.

Within the first block, Jennifer has delivered sport and physical activity across 8 Stirling Council nurseries, Cowie, East Plean, Fallin, Raploch, Bannockburn, Borestone, Hillview and Cornton where her sessions were very well received by both staff and children.

As well as supporting the children's development through fun and engaging activities Jennifer's sessions also support staff with new games and delivery ideas.

Moving forward into the New Year 2023, as well as offering bespoke sessions within last term's nurseries, Jennifer is working with 4 new nurseries, Allan's, Riverside, Park Drive and St Ninians up to Easter with a view to supporting transition activities in the summer term.

As well as supporting local nurseries, Jennifer has been working alongside Active Stirling’s Early Years team, delivering fun games and activities for their pre school activities programme, for babies and toddlers age 6 months – 5 years at The PEAK.

I am absolutely delighted to have Jennifer onboard as part of our Early Years team. We have a fantastic Early Years programme at The PEAK however, the addition of a nursery specific coach allows us to support the development of those children who may otherwise not get that opportunity.

Susan Fitzsimmons, Active Stirling’s Early Years Co-ordinator

Here are some testimonial’s Jennifer has received from the staff at East Plean Nursery

Jennifer plans age, stage, and fun, motivating activities and games, encouraging all learners to participate. These sessions have been beneficial for staff. Jennifer has also brought new ideas, activities, and skill-based learning, encouraging staff to continue following her plans. - Rebecca

Learners have responded well to the experiences Jennifer has provided over the last two weeks. Learners are keen, showing enthusiasm to participate throughout the sessions. The plans each week are straightforward for staff to follow, and learners are showing progress each week. - Alexander

Jennifer has provided fun and engaging physical activities for our learners over the last two weeks. All the children have participated in the sessions with enthusiasm and look forward to seeing Jennifer. The sessions have also been useful for staff picking up new ideas and ways to deliver skill-based activities. - Sharon

Jennifer has a great rapport with the nursery children & they love the variety of games & exercises that she brings. - Wendy

All learners have actively engaged with enthusiasm following instructions independently. Jennifer’s consistent approach to checking instructions has supported learners to practise their running, jumping, throwing, and catching skills. Having the taster sessions have supported staff with innovative ideas for gym hall activities. Thank you. – Michelle

For more information on Active Stirling's Pre school programme visit here