What a great fun learning experience the Pre-school children enjoyed today. Our brave children were so excited and curious to hold all the different animals. Most of the adults were not so brave! 🕷🐍 ... See MoreSee Less
The toddlers enjoyed playing outside in the sunshine with the parachute! We incorporated balls on top which the children had to prevent falling off and onto the ground. They did this by waving the parachute and shaking it up and down. It developed their coordination skills as well as promoted working as a team. ... See MoreSee Less
We recently extended our natural area into the messy room. We added a variety of new objects for the babies to explore, including a picnic basket full of pieces of wood, new metal jugs and bowls and a mug tree with lots of hoops to explore during open ended play. ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday, during the warm weather the babies participated in some water play. Bubbles were added to the water and the babies were encouraged to explore. We all got very wet and we made lots of big splashes using our hands! ... See MoreSee Less
The Pre-school children have been enjoying getting involved with lots of creative activities recently. One of their favourites was creating pictures using their feet.
For this activity the staff focused on the process rather than the product and encouraged the children to explore the activity freely and make decisions about how they wanted to created marks.
Some of the children stood in the paint and walked on the paper watching the effect it made. Some children painted their feet and their friends feet with brushes and sponges, mixing the colours to create different patterns.
They used lots of different movements to get the paint from their feet to the paper including jumping , tip toeing, wiggling their toes and hopping. Once the pictures were dry the children loved to talk about how they created the pictures rather than what they had created. ... See MoreSee Less
The children have all had a busy morning! Each room took part in a high energy dance session led by Aimee from Cheery Tots. The children all loved getting involved and held their attention really well. We used lots of different props such as balls, jingle jangle bracelets and a light machine to extend on the fun. Along with different dance routines the children also had the chance to tackle an obstacle course with stepping stones, tunnels and lots of forward rolls! The babies also took part in sign and sing. 🎶😊 ... See MoreSee Less
The toddlers have had a fantastic time getting very creative this week! The children used chopsticks to draw shapes in sand which developed their fine motor skills and ability to recognise simple shapes. They also enjoyed using metallic paints with glitter to create pictures of aliens for National Space Day!
We also tried mark making in a different yet simple way which involved placing large sheets of paper on the floor. In a group, the children did some free mark making and demonstrated good cooperation skills by sharing the felt pens that were placed in the middle. ... See MoreSee Less
The babies had lots of fun in the sunshine at Victoria park recently. We had an enjoyable walk to the park where we saw lots of cars, vans, buses and people on bicycles. Once at the park the babies loved walking around on the grass, pointing at lots of doggies and birds in the trees.
We found various objects such as sticks and leaves and lots of pretty flowers! Some of the babies played in the play area, giggling as they were pushed on the swings and supported down the slide! ... See MoreSee Less
The Toddlers had a fun trip to the botanical gardens today. The children had a great time watching the fish in the pond, pointing out the colours of them and counting how many they could see. ... See MoreSee Less
The toddlers had fun engaging in a creative activity this week for National Pet Day, by using different colours to make hand prints. These were then created into animals while the children enjoyed talking about their pets at home! ... See MoreSee Less