We have a large amount of lost property left over from our Bollin and Cloverlea holiday clubs. Items range from water bottles and bags to coats and clothing. If your child is missing any items please email [email protected] and we can have a look for them. Lost property will be held until the end of September. Thank you.
3 days 1 hour ago
Fantastic morning this morning at our Forest School workshop! We had a great time den making and then creating our own flags for our dens! The weather stayed nice for us to! Thank you to all the parents who attended, we hope you and the children had as much fun as we did!
3 days 3 hours ago
*** Elmscot Day Nursery***
This morning, we invited our new babies in for a Stay and Play session. The new parents and babies had chance to meet the staff in the room and have a play (and snack) with their new friends.
Thank you to all the families that joined us today. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did :)
***Kids Collective Holiday Club***
October Holiday Club Registrations are now OPEN! We'll be exploring the Great Outdoors in week one and doing all things spooky for Halloween in week 2! Please head over to our website for more detailed activity plans and to make your booking http://kids-collective.co.uk/holiday-clubs
We look forward to seeing you there!
Hi Anthony, thanks for your message. We are now out of the office until Monday. I have made a test booking and all seems to be working okay. I’ll have a look at it on Monday for you. Please ensure you have completed all the fields. Don’t worry though, we have full availability. 😊 Have a good weekend.
3 days 17 hours ago
***Elmscot Day Nursery***
The children at Elmscot had lots of fun yesterday celebrating Roald Dahl Day. In Willow room the babies explored the chocolate gloop tray, printing with various objects by squashing, squeezing and pressing, and feeling the texture with their hands. In Maple room the children explored chocolate and peppermint scented play doughs, using different resources to make cakes and mixing ingredients together to make their own gloop. The children were inspired by James and the Giant Peach and explored the peaches using their hands and potato mashers and also got very messy mixing different materials together with a variety of tools to make a golden mixture. In beech room the children made their own marvellous medicine in the water with food colouring and used pipettes to transfer between bottles and also did a little experiment aswell as making our own golden tickets and sweets. In Oak room they have also explored different types of playdoh, tasted peaches and created their very own paper mache giant peach. The children had lots of fun discovering Mr. Twits messy beard (spaghetti, raisins and cream.. yuck).
***Broussa Day Nursery***
The children at Broussa have had a 'whizzpopping' time this week celebrating Roald Dahl Day!.
We have had a week of lovely oozy, gooey messy and sensory play. The children have had opportunities to make their very own 'marvellous medicine', explore Mr Twit's spaghetti and search for bugs, make a giant beanstalk for Jack and even make delicious creations with Willy Wonka inspired play-dough!!
Whew! what a busy week 😀
***Woodlands Day Nursery***
The children in Owls have been eagerly anticipating the new term of Forest School which started today, "I'm so excited" said one little boy as he put on his wetsuit.
For some of our Owls it is their first time at the forest, therefore our older owls were keen to show them the ropes and teach them the forest school rules.
Our first session involved lots of exploring and discovering, climbing trees, lifting logs, searching for bugs, jumping into ditches and investigating holes, "I think that hole is for something bigger than a Rabbit, maybe a Badger" said one child. The children demonstrated excellent team work as they helped each other out of ditches and worked together to carry large logs. A particular favourite during the session was exploring a large fallen tree which the children named 'The Crocodile tree' due to its crocodile like feature, this presented lots of opportunities for climbing and imaginative role play. The session ended with a nice drink of hot chocolate and lots of excited children ready for their next session.
4 days 48 minutes ago
*** Hale Day Nursery ***
Yesterday the children at Hale celebrated Roald Dahl Day, the children took part in lots of activities relating to the different Roald Dahl stories.
George's Marvellous Medicine - The children made lots of scented potions through the day, the younger children used a selection of containers to fill and empty their rosemary and lemon scented water. They were encouraged to smell the different scents, simple sentences and number language were used "ready, steady, go" and "1, 2, 3 splash". The older children used tweezers to select different lemons and limes out of the tray to put into their potions, developing their fine motor skills.
The Witches - The children created their own wands, using their imagination they talked about what creative materials they could use to make their wands. Using scissors the children developed their physical skills, cutting the ribbon to the size they needed, whilst they developed their use of mathematical language with conversations about big and little.
The BFG - During teacher time the pre-school children helped Miss Williams design the rest of the BFG's body from his head, once designed the children lay next to him and measured where they came up to on his body. The children were introduced to new language, talking about height, who was the biggest and who was the smallest as they compared where they came up to on his body.
The Enormous Crocodile - The children built on their number recognition and counting skills, as they recognised different numerals on the crocodiles, they then counted the correct number of teeth on to each crocodile to match to the numerals.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The children were searching for hidden golden tickets in the chocolate flavoured play dough, where they pulled the play dough apart to find the tickets inside. The children developed their fine motor skills by manipulating the play dough using their hands and a variety of tools.
4 days 21 hours ago
***Woodlands Day Nursery***
Today in Owls the children have engaged in a variety of Roald Dahl themed activities provoking curiosity and discovery. Chocolate play dough reflecting ‘Charlie and the Chocolate factory’ presented with wrappers and boxes provided opportunities for the children to develop their fine motor skills and engage in imaginative play. The children explored the characters from the story ‘James and the Giant Peach’ befor exploring different forms of peach alongside knives, pestals and mortars, ”I’m making a peach soup for James and the spider” said one child.
Exploring their creativity using paint and glitter the children decorated strands material to use when making our large dream catcher from the story of the ‘BFG’.
The children used a variety of media including foam, water and food colouring to concoct their potions/medicines from the story of “George’s Marvellous Medicine”.
Happy Roald Dahl Day from all of us here at Woodlands.
What is your favourite Roald Dahl book?