Aug 26, 2020

Alvechurch August News: Afternoon Tea, a New Outdoor Area and a Big Good Luck

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August news

This is a very emotional moth at nursery as we lose our pre-schoolers who are starting school in September. Most of whom have been with us since babies and all of whom have built up strong bonds with staff – no matter how long they have been with us.  We know the children are going to enjoy school and are more than ready to move on and we wish all of them the very best in the future. 

We held a leavers picnic for all our children leaving us to start their new adventure at school. It was a lovely sunny but emotional day, that was enjoyed by all. We would like to say a big thank you for the generosity shown by the parents with the gifts that were bought for the staff and for nursery, they are much appreciated.  

Elsewhere in nursery, the 0-2s have really been enjoying sensory play using sensory pockets with a variety of media inside for them to explore. The 2-3s have enjoyed baking this month, making their own biscuits for their afternoon tea to celebrate National Afternoon Tea Day. The pre-schoolers have enjoyed planting seeds and watching them grow, leading them to go onto the field to find some natural materials which they could use in creative play. 

As the building work was completed last week and all the scaffolding has come down, all of the children in nursery have enjoyed using the nature garden again, exploring the new environment in different ways. We have yet to develop the garden and are letting the children explore so they can help us decide what they would like to be included. 

A big congratulations to Lucy Corfield, our Deputy Nursery Manager, who had a beautiful little boy on 10th August. He weighed a healthy 9lb 8 and Lucy and Finley are both doing really well.  

What’s coming up in September

We are welcoming a lot of new babies this month and the staff in the 0-2s rooms are working hard to help settle the children in 

We will be celebrating National Read a Book Day, talking to the children about their favourite books. Discussing where they like to read books as well as who they like to read them with. We will be having story times reading some of our favourite books to the children.  

It is also European Languages Day and as we have parents/children that speak a range of languages, we will be looking at the various greetings and flags of a range of European countries.  

For Hidden Heroes Day, we will be talking to the children about who they think this would include, enjoying some role play and creating some thank you posters 

Other important information

Can wplease remind parents to bring in weather appropriate clothing so thchildren can enjoy being outside in all weathers. 

If you have time, we would be very grateful if you could leave us a review on Daynurseries. You can do this online by clicking here. Thank you for your continued support.

In order to bring the nursery group together, we will be merging our social media pages with The Old Station Nursery Group’s pages. Our individual and group social media pages will move over on Monday 21st September, so please ensure that you are following The Old Station Nursery Group pages by then to keep up to date with all of our latest news. We will still be posting each week and will take part in ‘social media take over days’ so please do make sure you keep following us to continue to receive regular insight into nursery life!

To follow The Old Station Nursery Group Facebook page, please click HERE. To follow the group Instagram page, please click HERE. To follow the group Twitter page, please click HERE and the LinkedIn page, HERE.

Bev Prandle, Nursery Manager


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