The last few weeks have been eventful but the highlight has got to be the Grandparents Tea. It was such a pleasure to see the children interacting with their grandparents and showing appreciation for the wonderful role they play in their lives.
As the October theme gets underway,the children have been having fun learning about the changes in autumn (through nature walks and bark rubbing) and understanding the history of black history month. Your little ones may have come home with a few new dance moves that you will have to blame Kimberley for! This week, we are teaching the children about dangers and encouraging them to do their own risk assessment. Please do reinforce this with simple methods such as telling the story of red ridding hood and asking them what she could have done better. You will be amazed at their responses.
Please don’t forget our halloween trick or treat on Thursday 29th October. We have enlisted the help of our community including our fab parents and the children will have the chance to participate in a trick or treat. Please do feel free to bring them in costumes on Thursday. We are not big fans of the ‘scary’ aspect of halloween and so would prefer pumpkins over witches and skeletons
From 25-29th October, our little whiskers return for our fabulous little whisks cooking workshop. This workshop has a spooky theme!
Staff Training Day
Please note that the nursery will be closed on Friday 30th October for staff training day.
We are pleased to welcome Andrica who has joined us 2 days a week on placement. Andrica has her DBS check and is undertaking her level 2 in childcare. She is extremely passionate about children. As a placement, this is a good opportunity for Andrica to understand what it is like to work with children. She will of course be supervised and will not be responsible for any of the children.
We are also pleased to welcome ‘snail’ who joined the family this week. The children have been having a great time with him and will be responsible for its feeding and maintenance. The children are still deciding on its name and the current favourites are: Mr Slimey, Rosie, Jody, Paul and Bird.
You may be aware that the children help with snack preparation each day. It has been incredibly frustrating for them to try and cut fruit and veg with blunt knives and so we invested in sharp knives for children. These knives cut through fruit and veg but will not break the skin. It is however necessary to remind the children that just because they use a knife at nursery does not mean they can use all knives at home. We do of course welcome your comments on this.