Oct 26, 2021

Iver October News: Pumpkins, Snacks and Sunflowers

Inside the nursery

Welcome to our October newsletter! The children have been making the most of their outdoor space and the current weather changes. We have had lots of fun collecting leaves, sticks and stones from outdoors and making various crafts with them.

October news

The Bunnies (0 – 2) have been exploring with various sensory/messy play activities – such as spaghetti, hay, ice and moon sand. They have also been taking part in Halloween activities; making paper chains, making playdough pumpkins and using recycled materials to make their own bats! The children are also preparing for Diwali and have been exploring with different textured materials.

The Squirrels (2 – 3) have enjoyed cooking activities and helping Andy to prepare snack and dessert. They have been using technology in the garden to take pictures of their outdoor environment and their favourite items in Nursery. The children have been making enclosures for animals, they have been identifying the animals and the noises they make.

The Owls (2.5 – 5) have been learning about the effect exercise has on their bodies through our new club “Usport”, and have been talking about which foods they believe to be healthy and unhealthy. The children have extended this topic by exploring and tasting various fruits and vegetables in the role play area. The Owls have enjoyed learning about the different seasons, growth and decay. They have all planted their own sunflower seeds and have been watering them regularly. The children have also enjoyed preparing for Halloween and decorating the room with their own art work and decorations.

What’s coming up next month

The children are preparing for Halloween and have been decorating their rooms in time for the Halloween party on Wednesday 27th October. Children are welcome to dress up all week as we will be taking part in various Halloween activities throughout the week.

Other important information

We are happy to welcome Chanel our new baby room leader – she has settled in well and has made strong bonds with the children already. We also would like to welcome Maddie to our team! Maddie is currently working towards her Early Years Educator Diploma. Please keep an eye out for any upcoming events posted on our door

We hope that everyone has settled into the new term well. It is a delight to see so many happy faces around nursery! We would be thrilled if you could leave us a review on Daynurseries, Google or Facebook. To leave a review on Daynurseries click here.

Did you know that we have a refer a friend scheme? When you refer a friend to join the nursery, we will thank you with a £100 credit on your next invoice. Ask your Nursery Manager for more details.

Thank you as always for your continued support.

Home activity

If you are looking for something to do at home this weekend or over the coming months, why not give our activity at home a go! Be aware that some activities or ideas may need to be adapted to suit your child’s age and development.

Paint with your hands and feet


  • Get a long roll of lining paper, old wall paper or material.
  • Choose what colours to use to decorate with.
  • Then use your hands and feet to decorate the paper.
  • Display the artwork in your windows for people to see.

What will your child be learning?

  • Independence, creativity and choice.
  • Mark making using their body.
  • Sensory experience of paint on their body.
  • Colours.
  • Shapes and size.
  • Developing gross motor skills.
  • New vocabulary, e.g. big, small, red, blue, green, feet, hand, etc.
  • Give meaning to marks they make.

Yamuna Jayasinghe, Nursery Manager

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