Feb 22, 2021

Oxford February News: Owls, Ice and Pancakes

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And just like that, February has disappeared! It has been another very busy and fun month at nursery. We hope you all warmly received your Valentine’s creations – a little bit of love can spread a long way. 

February news

In Babies this month, we have really enjoyed welcoming and getting to know new friends who have recently joined us. A very warm welcome to The Old Station Nursery family. The children have been engaging with lots of mark making and sensory discovery; all with a variety of themes for Valentine’s Day, Pancake Day and Chinese New Year. The children have been really curious exploring the family board this month; this really helps link home and nursery to your child, so please do send in photos if you haven’t done already.  

February has been a busy month for the Toddlers. Owl Babies has been their story of the month and the children have thoroughly enjoyed it. The children have created their own owls and habitats, to make them their own homes at nursery. The children have also been practicing some Toddler Yoga, creating positions with their bodies for the owls to hide in.

Pancake day was a huge success, not only to eat delicious pancakes but the children also thoroughly enjoyed flipping their own playdough pancakes in a pan after making them; exploring the gloopy, sticky, texture flour and water makes before moulding them into their own pancakes.   

This month in Pre-school, the children have been focusing on change, growth and planting. The cold snap was fascinating when all of their mud kitchen had been turned into ice. The children had a wonderful time hammering the ice blocks out and smashing them! The children have also been really intrigued by rhyming sounds and rhyming activities during February.   

What’s coming up in March

Next month, we will be looking forward to Mothering Sunday, St David’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, and World Book Day. It is going to be another busy but fun filled month at nursery. Watch out for further details about how we will be celebrating these events. 

Other important information

Please can you return spare nursery clothing if your child has gone home with any so that we can ensure we have spares when neede.

Please remember to report any absences before 10.30am. This is to comply with safeguarding to record absences.  

February 26th (today!) is Sophie’s last working day before her maternity leave. Laticia will then take on her role while she is away. We wish Sophie all the best and will keep you updated on her baby’s arrival.  

Sadly, Maddy will be leaving us this month. From the 1st March, Maddy will spend a short time in Pre-school before her last day on March 11th 

Thank you all again for your ongoing support, understanding and co-operation with the existing Covid regulations. 

Charlotte Dagg, Nursery Manager


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