Chinese New Year! 🎎🧧🥢🍜🥠
The children have really engaged in lots of learning opportunities this week. They visited the supermarket to buy ingredients for a chinese stir fry for cooking club, danced to chinese music, made their very own rice filled Chinese drums, made hand print dragons for their chinese new year display, painted lanterns hanging from the ceiling, created their own takeaway and restaurant, and practised their chop stick skills with noodle messy play! We are really looking forward to continuing to extend these experiences!! Look out for your childrens observations on tapestry and dont forget to upload their takeaway photos if you're lucky enough to enjoy some cheeky food tasting this weekend! 😜
Happy New Year
10 January 2020
We would like to send a very warm welcome to all the families who are settling into our happy place this week! 👫🏼👬👭 It has been a lovely first week of 2020 and memories are already being made 🥰
For those wanting to come and see what we offer, don't hesitate as we would love to meet you! ❤ and for those due to start over the next few weeks we cant wait to welcome you too! 🥳 Here's to an awesome 2020 at 'My Nursery' 🍼🥛🍪
19 December 2019
What a performance! Our pre school children did amazing in their nativity tonight!
They had fun, sang their little hearts out and showed off their makaton skills alongside our staff team and Helen from Diddy Signers!
Thank you so much to everyone for coming along!
🎄🎅🏼WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS🎅🏼🎄
13 December 2019
You’ll never guess who came to visit the children at nursery today!! 🎅🏼 Christmas dinner went down a treat too!! What a day 😍
Happy 102nd Birthday
20 November 2019
🎂 We would just like to say another extra special ⭐ Happy 102nd Birthday ⭐ to one of the residents at the care home we visit! It was lovely to celebrate with you yesterday! 🥰
12 November 2019
❤ REMEMBRANCE DAY ❤
Yesterday our children took part in activities for remembrance day. The children were shown a picture of a poppy which then let onto these activities. Our babies did some lovely hand print poppies and our toddlers used different materials to make theirs from paint to glue and paper. Our preschool children used potatoes to make theirs along with some finger painting for the centre of the poppy. During this time the children were engaged in conversation, showing an interest in the world that we live in today.
At 11am our staff respected the fallen soldiers over the years with a 2 minute silence. ❤
24 October 2019
Our babies and toddlers did a perfect fire drill today! The alarm is very loud but with lots of practice our children and staff are fantastic at evacuating safely 🔥 well done everyone 🤩
Charity Funraising Day
6 October 2019
We loved being princesses and super heroes for the day! 🦸♂️🦸♀️👸🏼🤴🏽
Walking over to our pre school seeing the superheroes trying to save the day in the garden was inspiring 💪 Then hearing the sounds of the ❄ frozen ❄ soundtracks bursting from the speakers, whilst a lovely bunch of princesses sing at the top of their lungs 🎶 as they are doing their best spins... 💃🏻 well.... just magical! 🌟
Inter generational Visits
3 October 2019
👧🏼👶🏼👦🏽 Inter-generational visits 👵🏼👴🏽🧓🏻
We visit a local care home to support inter-generational play, this is an opportunity for the children and residents to enjoy music, stories, crafts, and a range of other activities together, alongside general socialising. Its extra special when we get to celebrate birthdays too! ⭐
The sessions hope to bring health and well-being benefits for the residents as well as developing empathy and communication skills within the children. Preschool have been visiting weekly since September and have already started to see the benefits of building some lovely relationships, it's especially nice to see faces of the elderly light up when we arrive. As it's going so well, our older toddlers have also started visits from this week. We would like to thank the care home for all their support and allowing us to share this experience.
11 September 2019
During this weeks cooking club we have been talking about Harvest 🌽 and how the farmers grow different crops 🥔 fruits 🍅🥭🍋 and vegetables 🥬🥕🥒🌶🥦 in their fields to provide different ingredients and foods.
We had a look at the ingredients we can use to make bread 🍞🥖🥨 and discussed where they come from before naming and exploring them all and making our very own bread rolls! We used our weighing scales to help Jess measure the correct quantity of ingredients, then used a big spoon to mix them all together into a dough so we could knead and shape it into bread rolls.
We took our dough into the kitchen and watched as an adult put them in the oven, we spoke about kitchen safety and about how ovens are very hot when they are on. 🔥
We used the timer ⏱ to tell us when our rolls should be ready then whizzed back over to the kitchen to see what they looked like 😯
Once the bread rolls had cooked in the oven, we let them cool and were then able to try them with a choice of butter, jam or cheese spread for snack time! 🍽
We used a knife to help spread our own topping and enjoyed them with a glass of cold milk 🥛🍶 that the farmer collects from the cows 🐄 to sell in the supermarket 💰
Farmers are very busy making food for us to buy and eat 🥯 and we feel very lucky to be able to try different foods.
We would like to donate some nice food and toiletries to help people who cant always buy their own, so will be collecting items for the food bank.
If you can help us by donating an item or two please feel free to drop them into the office area so the children can deliver them at the end of September.
Any help is much appreciated so thank you in advance for your support. 🥰
22 August 2019
🌟 Come and play the makaton way 🌟
Our team really enjoyed makaton training last night and it's been lovely to see them practice today too!
Helen from Diddy Signers will be running sessions from My Nursery on a monday morning and to help families get involved we would like to invite you to come along and join in!
Preschool Graduation 2019
14 August 2019
Wow what a send off!
Tonight our Big Bears preschool class 2019 attended a special graduation ceremony at The Eden House Hotel. We would like to thank The Eden House Hotel for having us.
The children first enjoyed a party, with songs, games, smiles and laughter, before inviting in their parents to join the celebrations.
Each child was presented with a personalised gift bag and medal. The children then performed their group song 'You've got a friend in me' and then watched an emotional slide show showing their journey throughout their time at 'My Nursery'.
Manager Roxanne Warner said: “We would like to thank all of the families for their continued support.”
Panda Bears Room Little Jacks Farm Visit
18 July 2019
Today our Panda Bears Room made an end of term trip to Little Jack's Farm! The children all travelled on a minibus to the farm in Bottesford.
We would like to thank Little Jack's farm for having us, we saw lots of different animals, including goats, sheep, pigs, cows, rabbits, donkeys, horses and lots more. We were able to feed the goats, chickens and donkeys. We stroked the rabbits and looked out for the guinea pigs and hamsters. We spoke about where the different animals live and what they eat for their food.
We then visited the garden centre where the children planted their own sunflower seeds to take home. We learnt about recycling and how we can recycle different containers and make them into flower pots.
We then joined together for a nice picnic in the garden before exploring the different play areas available at the farm.
The staff were great, the children loved it.
28 June 2019
The children have been so excited looking after the caterpillars and waiting for them to turn into butterflies this month.
Today we have released them into the garden.
The children sat nicely to watch as the butterflies slowly walked out of their home and onto the flowers before flying away.
Some of the children held the butterflies before they flew away.
The children talked about the butterflies, helping to count their legs and noticed the different colours on their wings.
Visit from the Grantham Fire Service
24 June 2019
Today we enjoyed a visit from the Grantham fire and rescue service. They showed the children around the fire engine and told the children what each piece of equipment was used for and when they would use it. We enjoyed counting the ladders on top of the fire engine and all of the hosepipes within the fire engine. We then watched how quick it was for a firefighter to change into their firefighting gear. We all then stood at the front of the fire engine and had our picture taken with all the fire crew. At the end of the visit the children took it in turns one by one to stand with the fireman and use hose and were able to spray the water into the distance the children thoroughly enjoyed the visit.
Easter Bonnet Competition
April - Easter 2019
For Easter this year the children made an Easter bonnet at home with their parents and then brought them into nursery where they were entered into a competition.
Once all of the bonnets were at nursery each child voted for their favourite. The winning bonnet from each of our 4 room was then presented with an Easter egg prize.
World Book Day
7 March 2019
For world book day the children and staff enjoyed dressing up as a character from their favourite book. Children were able to bring in their book from home and then shared them with there friends.
Following world book day we had lots of children in our pre school panda group showing an interest in new stories, they have been recognising the characters their friends dressed as and have been looking out for them in our nursery books. So we decided to go for a little trip to the library! The children loved it, we spoke about our golden rules and how they can use them to safely get to and from the library, we read some lovely books in the library and the children used great listening skills to enable them to reflect on what happened in the stories. They enjoyed it so much we had lots of “just one more pleeeeease!” before heading back to nursery!
Pre School Christmas Concert
13 December 2018
We would like to to say a massive thank you to all the family members that came along to our pre school nativity tonight at St Anne’s church!
Their first one 😍 sat in front of 180+ people in the audience and they sang their little hearts out!
It was a lovely little performance and gosh for such little people their concentration and efforts on rehearsals and ‘the big day’ has been amazing!
Thank you to all the parents for the amazing outfits and for all your support as always!
We all feel super proud!
Little Lions Halloween Party
26 October 2018
Our Little Lions held a Halloween stay and play session. We had parents and children come along to enjoy a sensory session where they could explore the environment and different resources related to Halloween. There was tricks involved when they discovered the spiders in the shaving foam webs and the pumpkin messy play went down a treat! Decorating the biscuits with icing and Halloween sweeties was of course another favourite as always!
stay and play sessions are a great way for you to be involved in your child's learning and development alongside it being a great way to discuss and collaborate with key workers. Our next stay and play session will be a Christmas event, so come along and join us!
Big Bears Food Bank Trip
5 October 2018
The Big Bears took a trip to the food bank where they delivered the donations they bought in as part of our harvest festival topic. We discussed with the children how we can help others by making sure everyone has food to keep their tummy's full! Altogether we donated 36kg of food that can help bless over 10 households! We thank you all for your support.
Macmillan Coffee & Cake Morning
29 September 2018
At our Macmillan coffee and cake morning we raised a grand total of £275.50!!
All our team worked hard to bake some delicious cakes to support this worthy cause! We had a variety of activities going on such as a decorate your own cake table 🎂 , a tombola with lots of prizes 🎟 guess the name of the teddy bear 🐻 and a bouncy castle 🦕
All of our rooms and outdoor area were open for visitors to explore and members of our team were on hand to show everyone around our setting.
Jo Jingles also came along too to provide a fun, music and movement class for all the children. We are now running Jo Jingles classes on a weekly basis. To find out more about Jo Jingles click Here.
Zoo Lab Visit
25 September 2018
On Tuesday 25th September Zoolab made their visit to My Nursery. The event was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by the children. The ranger took the children on an 'animal hunt' (similar to 'We're going on a bear hunt' 🐻 😊). The children met a gecko, snake, snail and many more. Pictures will be available soon.
If you would like to find out more about Zoolab then click Here.