All of our older Pre-schoolers have now moved into school. We were visited by some in their new uniforms and they looked so grown up! What a lovely way to get September started.
It has been an exceptionally busy start to the month. We welcome all the new children and their parents who have joined us. We hope that you are all settling in well.
In all of the nursery this month, recycling has been on our agenda as we celebrated Recycle Week. We have been encouraging the children to recycle various materials at nursery and at home. The children have been participating in a number of activities to bring recycling to life, such as using recyclable materials in their crafts and for junk modelling.
In the Pre-school, the children have also been very busy with books and reading this month. The children dressed up either in their favourite book character costumes or their pyjamas for a week of book reading in the cosy corner. We read books from around the world and the children made their own story books.
Many children in Pre-school have recently visited farms and zoos in their spare time. This particular interest amongst many inspired one of the activities for Recycle Week; the children created a farm of their own using recyclable materials.
The Pre-schoolers have also focused on number recognition and representation this month, using their fingers to count; counting birthday candles, number stamps and fingerprints in art.
The Toddlers have enjoyed exploring in the garden this month, making the most of the last warm days of summer! The children have been playing on their bikes and completing obstacle courses, challenging their balancing skills. All of the children have enjoyed creating many art and craft activities, mark making with confidence.
Much like in Pre-school, the children have have also taken an interest in animal play. We extended their play by creating small world play and making hand print paintings of various animals.
In the Baby room, the focus this month has been on reading and books. For reading week, many of the babies came in dressed up and some came in their pyjamas. It was a week of total relaxation as the babies were read to by all the Baby room team.
The babies have also enjoyed creative activities this month, using sponges for painting and recyclable materials for junk modelling.
What’s coming up in October
Much like September, there are a lot of fun activities and events to look forward to in October. We will be celebrating World Space Week, raising money for Macmillan with a coffee morning, celebrating Grandparent’s Day, the Pre-schoolers will be learning about Black History Month and, of course, we will all be celebrating Halloween! More information about these events and how we will be participating will be communicated closer to the time.
Other important information
We are delighted to welcome some new members of the team to the nursery!
We welcome Kerrie Salter, who is the Room Leader in Toddlers. Kerrie is an enthusiastic Level 5 practitioner and many of you would have already met her by now! We also welcome Navneet Kaur who has moved to London from Wales. Navneet is a Level 3 qualified practitioner will be based in Toddlers supporting Kerrie. Finally, we welcome Angel White, a Level 2 practitioner currently working her way to completing her Level 3. Angel worked for Premier Nurseries a few years ago but is delighted to be back under The Old Station Nursery Group. Angel will be based in the Baby room.
The refurbishment of the nursery is due to commence later this month. The scaffolding has gone up around the nursery. We hope the work to our nursery will take place with minimum disruption to our daily routines, our children and parents. Parents, please ensure that your children do not run in the car park or near the scaffolding.
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Rochelle Anderson, Nursery Manager