Jan 27, 2021

Uxbridge January News: Sensory Activities, Role Play and Inventions

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

January news

What an amazing month full of excitement and fun. We have had a blast here at nursery and not allowed Covid-19 to spoil our fun!

During January, the children had a fantastic day celebrating Kid Inventors Day on Monday 18th January. Each room made some wonderful inventions made out of recycled materials. Later in the month, on 26th January, we celebrated Opposite Day by doing or wearing something opposite to what we would normally do. We saw lots of odd socks, summer dresses in winter and even the craziest hair dos! 

On the 27th January, Anthony, our Nursery Chef ,took us to Wales; not physically, of course, but we felt like we were there! The children were able to taste some Welsh delights and learnt how to say ‘Thank you’ in welsh (Diolch). The children also explored the different colours of the Welsh flag. A wonderful cultural learning experience for everyone.

At the very end of January, on Friday 29th, we celebrated Puzzle Day by creating as many puzzle as we possibly could!

In our specific rooms this month, our children have been busy with even more activities. Our babies have really enjoyed lots of sensory activities, alongside investigating and exploring lights, shadows and materials. The Toddlers have had so much fun building on their love of imaginative play; they’ve been hairdressers, parents and chefs in their role play area this month. They have also really enjoyed  sensory exploration with some very messy materials. Over in Pre-school, the team have re-introduced a home corner this month and the children have really enjoyed pretending to bake cakes and reliving The Tiger Who Came To Tea book. They’ve been discussing emotions and feelings and what is means to feel angry, happy, scared or sad. 

The different rooms in nursery have been busy creating new environments for the children. Each room has spent time thinking about what they want their children to learn and how they want their environment to look. We’ve set a room competition for the best new and creative environment, which will be judged today (on Friday)! We wonder who will win? 

What’s coming up in February

We have some very exciting activities coming up in February, it is going to be a busy month. We will be celebrating lots of different events which will provide new and exciting learning opportunities for the children. On Friday 12th February, we will be celebrating Chinese New Year. The Old Station Nursery will be travelling to China and discovering all about this event and Chinese traditions through a variety of different activities. We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day and, of course, Pancake Day on the 16th February.

Next month, we will also be celebrating Random Act Of Kindness Day on Wednesday 17th which we thought would be particularly nice to celebrate given the difficult times we are all experiencing due to coronavirus. We look forward to sharing lots of photos of all the fun the children get up to throughout February.

Other important information

A reminder that half term is from Monday 15th – Friday 19th February.

On Monday 22nd March, we have some 2-legged friends joining us for 2 weeks. Incredible Eggs will be dropping off an incubator, duck eggs and a hutch and we will get to watch the life cycle of a duck take place in front of our very own eyes! The children will get to care for them, feed them, clean up after them and play with them!! They will be going back to the farm on 1st April 2021. 

We know that our fantastic families are always recommending us to their friends, so we want to say a big thank you for your referrals! As of Saturday 23rd January 2021, when you refer a friend and they join the nursery, we would like to thank you with a £100 credit off your next invoice. We know you have lots of friends so there is no limit! We are always very grateful for your support and look forward to welcoming more of your friends into our nursery family! Terms and conditions apply so please speak with me to check these.

Please make sure to follow us on our Facebook page and Instagram page. We upload a lot of photos of all the wonderful activities we have been up to throughout the week so make sure you don’t miss out on seeing these! 

We are so grateful for all your support through such a difficult time. Thank you for cooperating with our procedures and being patient with us while we navigate through these times at such short notice. Please can we ask that you continue to remain 2 metres apart, wear a face mask when collecting and ensure that you respond to the questions our staff ask you at the door. We appreciate it ever so much. 

Jenna O’Sullivan, Nursery Manager

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