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A SPRING IN THEIR STEP

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  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
To add a little extra colour to their outdoor area, the children of Whickham Parochial Preschool in Newcastle upon Tyne planted some spring bulbs.

BACK TO THE FOREST

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  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
The Railway Nursery in Bramhall, Stockport love their Forest School sessions, which they reintroduced in September. ‘This photo sums up how we are feeling, skipping happily to get to our forest. The children love to be outdoors and there are so many learning opportunities in the forest. Ceri Milton is the nursery director and became a qualified Forest School teacher earlier this year.’

STAR PHOTO - Ribbons for dancing

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  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Children at New Hall Nursery in Chelmsford enjoyed celebrating the festival of Navratri. The children had the opportunity to make ribbon sticks, which they used when learning the Gujarati Garba dance.

NATURAL WONDERS

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  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Jellybabies Nursery & Pre-School in Longbridge, Birmingham took the children on a nature walk to a woodland area to stimulate the children’s appreciation for the natural world.

PUMPED UP

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  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Children from Little Adventurers in Upminster showed just how much learning can come from the Halloween season with different pumpkin-related activities, including moving the pumpkins outside in a wheelbarrow.

SOUP KITCHEN

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  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Children and staff from Tops Corfe Mullen made a big pot of vegetable soup to offer to the local community during half-term, when free school meals were not available.

COMING HOME

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  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
The children at Acorn Kents Hill in Milton Keynes visited the local care home for the first time in eight months. Senior nursery manager Elena Martuccio said, ‘Residents were delighted to see the children through the glass doors and we sang songs.’

HEALTHY START

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Portland Nurseries chef Yannick Verrier has devised a wholefood plant-based menu with dietician Lisa Simon and Dr Shireen Kassam, to create a nutritionally balanced offering aimed at tackling future obesity by improving the health and food choices of children.

WELL DONE

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Early Years Wellbeing Week was celebrated at The Railway Nursery, Stockport. The nursery directors put together well-being gift bags, including pamper face masks and candles, for staff.

PLASTIC-FREE

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Eco Tywi is the first non-plastic Cylch Meithrin (Welsh-medium pre-school) in Wales. Apart from the PPE required due to the pandemic, it does not use single-use plastic, and most toys are made of wood, stone or are recycled.

STANDING TALL

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Mama Bear’s Wellington Road Taunton nursery has scooped a prize for its ten-foot-tall giant sunflower.

MUDDY ART

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Taking inspiration from sculptor Richard Long, and The Whitworth gallery in Manchester’s PLAYTIME at Home summer holiday project, the children at Altrincham-based Back to the Garden nursery explored the art of play via mud-themed activities.

STAR PHOTO - Pigging out

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Children from Twizzle Tops Nursery in Chelmsford were delighted to witness the birth of Blossom the pig’s piglets.

PINE TIME

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Pre-school children at Dunky’s Day Nursery in Runcorn have been using pinecones to make natural bird feeders for the nursery garden, using lots of different techniques to enhance children’s fine motor skills.

THINKING OF YOU

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  • Monday, September 28, 2020
Before lockdown, children from Tops Day Nurseries in Havant, Hampshire were visitors to Southlands Nursing Home. Manager Katie Duke said, ‘It is an activity the children have really missed.’ The children made special cards and pictures to deliver to the residents, to let them know they were thinking of them and looking forward to visiting again soon.

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