We hope you have all enjoyed the celebrations over the weekend, at Elmscot we also celebrated our own special event. On Saturday Jean from Elmscot achieved 15 years service with the Elmscot Group. We would like to thank Jean for all her hard work, dedication, care and attention she has shown towards all the children and families over the last 15 Years. The first group of children Jean cared for are currently completing GCSE’s! Well done done “Jeanie” from everyone at Elmscot.
2 days 14 hours ago
The babies from Willow Room have recently been showing an interest in building towers. This week we have created a construction area for them to explore their interests further. The babies enjoyed making high towers and knocking them down too, creating sounds as they fell and the babies enjoyed saying “Et oh” and “Bang”. They also enjoyed exploring the shredded paper, using their hands to sprinkle it and throw it up into the air.
2 days 15 hours ago
***Celebrating Royal Wedding at Elmscot Nursery***
The babies from Willow Room had lots of fun being creative, using a variety of red, blue and white media and materials. They enjoyed creating their own crowns and even a carriage! The babies have also enjoyed exploring play dough cupcakes, using their hands and a variety of tools to fill the cake cases and use the shape cutters to make shapes. We also created a ‘Royal Wedding’ themed tray, with pictures of the royal family, a play dough cake with candles, tea pots, jugs and tea bags and shredded paper for confetti. The babies enjoyed exploring the tray in a variety of ways.
The children in Maple room have been exploring coloured rice, small wedding bouquets and dressing up as ushers and bridesmaids. Our Cook Claire made us a yummy cake to decorate with fruits and we made our own cake out of boxes and decorated it with paint. After all this fun we relaxed in the garden to have our tea.
In Beech room we decided to bake cornflake pie. The children enjoyed mixing all the ingredients together and took it in turns to add the cornflakes, jam and other ingredients into the bowl. We spoke about how we need to use utensils to stir, spoon and spread the ingredients.
The children in Oak room have been learning all about weddings this week. They have shared pictures from home and enjoyed talking about what people are wearing. They all enjoyed dressing up and using resources in the garden to create their own wedding ceremonies. We have worked together to decorate our own big wedding cake being creative with different media. The children mixed their own icing and used fruit to decorate a cake like the Union Jack which we had at tea time.
2 days 17 hours ago
***Broussa Day Nursery***
Today we have been celebrating the forthcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan. The children from all rooms have been decorating their own bunting to decorate the garden and our Owls children helped to make a fantastic British berry cake and home made confetti. We all joined together for a lovely tea party in the garden to end a week full of fun activities. The children from Owls have also enjoyed looking at big photos of their own families weddings the photos opened up lots of discussions about different traditions.
*** Hale Day Nursery ***
It's been a fabulous week at Hale celebrating the upcoming Royal Wedding, the children have been learning about who was getting married and who the queen is. There has been wedding dress making competitions, junk modelling wedding cakes, scones making and decorating a delicious cake as a union jack using a selection of berries. Some of the children and rooms have written letters and cards to Harry and Meghan.
*** Hale Day Nursery ***
The Badger and Owl room had their very own wedding today as part of the upcoming Royal Wedding celebrations. The children took turns in getting married, they walked down the aisle and put rings on each other fingers. Throwing the bouquet at the end was very fun.
2 days 20 hours ago
*** Woodlands Day Nursery***
This week Woodlands have been been celebrating the upcoming Royal wedding.
In Owls this has included a variety of activities throughout the week, decorating a large 3D cake which initiated conversations about birthday cakes and how they enjoy celebrating at a party. After making wedding cards for Prince Harry and Meghan, we took a trip to the local post office to have a large envelope weighed and sent to the happy couple. The rabbits have enjoyed a variety of sensory activities, exploring textures that made the union jack, and other media's with the appropriate colour theme.
Today we celebrated with all the children with a garden party, where we decorated cakes we had made the previous day and played a variety of different games around the garden.
2 days 23 hours ago
*** Hale Day Nursery ***
The Owl room at Hale set their butterflies free this morning, the children have watched them go from caterpillars, into their individual cocoons and then turn in to butterflies before setting them free. The children have taken part in lots of activities surrounding the life cycle of butterflies over the past few weeks.