Caring for some fluffy chicks!
It's springtime and the weather has been beautiful! Our children have enjoyed spending lots of time outdoors in country fields, exploring nature and wildlife.
Last month we helped to hatch and take care of 5 fluffy chicks. The children were fascinated to watch them hatch and see them grow.
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We are so proud and happy to announce that we have been OFSTED inspected and rated as Outstanding in all areas! We are so pleased that our team has been recognised for the hard work, care and diligence they put in each and every day. Please have a look through the fantastic report below!
Every Thursday during term time, Madame Hillcoat will be presenting Pirouette Cacahuete! Our preschoolers will learn about the beautiful French language through games and songs.
Nursery World Awards Finalist 2014- The Awards Ceremony in London
In September we attended a glitzy awards ceremony in London because we were finalists in the Nursery Food category! Our chef, Rachel, has been recognised for providing some of the most nutritional and tasty food for nursery children in the whole country. The judge praised our chef's innovative menus and dedication to teaching children where their food comes from, from seed to plate.
Manager Michelle and Chef Rachel meet host Dave Benson-Phillips from Play Days
Karen, Michelle and Rachel arrive at the Awards Venue
Celebrating our achievement!
Our Communication Commitment
Our nursery has become involved in a national, government backed project called the Communication Commitment. We will be focussing on improving how we support children in developing their communication skills and also upon how we communicate with parents. If you would like to share your ideas with us we would welcome any suggestions you might have.
Ongoing events and Activities
Action Kids sessions will continue every Wednesday morning for Baby Tweenies, Tweenies and Preschool. If you would like to know more about Action Kids then please see Michelle.
Preschool are enjoying weekly phonics sessions with based on the Letters and Sounds guidance and Jolly Phonics scheme, also used by schools. These session prepare children for school by focussing on their early reading and listening skills. Our manager Michelle has uploaded a video to youtube of the phonetic sounds for the letters of the alphabet which you can watch here if you would like to practise these at home with your child
Our preschool children continue to enjoy weekly cookery lessons with out fabulous chef Rachel.
Our preschoolers also enjoy weekly French lessons with Pirouette Cacahuete, whose facebook page can be found here:
Every morning, no matter who is there to welcome Will into nursery, the team are always smiling and scoop him up into their arms. Everybody gets the same attention. Will is always happy to be there and waves happily from the window as I drive to work. I don't have to worry about him all day because I know he is being looked after by people he loves.
Catherine Hankinson, mother of William 2 yrs