Oct 28, 2020

Bampton October News: Creativity, Imagination and Singing

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

October news

What a busy month of October we have had!  

Both rooms took part in The Big Draw this month. The children used their creativity and their imagination to create some wonderful masterpieces, using various mark making tools. The Baby Room really enjoyed their apple printing and the Coral Room have been mixing paints, anticipating what colours they might make.  

We welcomed four new members to the nursery team this month! We would like to wish a warm welcome to Lucy, who has an NVQ Level 2, and Alison who are based in the Rainbow Room. We would also like to welcome Rebekah, who is an Early Years Teacher, and Jo who are based in the Coral Room. A warm welcome to the Bampton nursery family!

We would also like to say a big farewell to Kelis.  She has now left the nursery to start a new adventure. Good luck Kelis. 

What’s coming up in November

Looking forward into November, we will be learning about Remembrance Day, Bonfire Night, World Science Day and Diwali. The Rainbow Room will be taking part in World Nursery Rhyme Week, singing their favourite songs all week, with the team demonstrating the actions for the babies, encouraging them to join in. Singing is important in Early Years; it helps support the child’s brain and language development, introduces new words and sound patterns to the child, and helps develop their listening and comprehension skills.   

The Coral Room will be taking part in National Story Writing Week, where the children will be writing their own story as a group. We will place this outside at the front of the nursery when completed for you to see.  

With Autumn in full swing, the children will be learning about the changing seasons and we would love to see what you have been doing at home. You can share pictures and videos via EyLog.  

Other important information

On the 17th November, the photographer will be coming in to nursery. If you would like, you are more than welcome to bring in a change of clothes and we can change your child for their photo.   

Both the Rainbow Room and the Coral Room go outside in all weathers. Now that it is a little chillier, could you please ensure that your child brings a coat/waterproof, wellies and a hat to nursery. It would be a big help if you could also name your child’s clothes. 

Finally, a polite reminder that if your child has been given Calpol, they cannot come into nursery as Calpol can mask a temperature and symptoms of a child being unwell.   

Back in summer, we held a vote on our social media accounts for your favourite Old Station Nursery recipes. We counted up the votes and sent in our parents’ favourite main, dessert and snack for the cookery book which Nursery Management Today were putting together. 50% of the profits made from the sales of this cookery cook will go to NHS Charities Together to support our amazing health care workers. We are extremely pleased that the some of the recipes we submitted have been chosen to be in this cookbook. We have pre-ordered our cookbook which should arrive to nursery in December. If you wish to order a book or learn more, visit NMT’s website here.

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.

Katie Houghton, Deputy Nursery Manager

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