Welcome to the October Newsletter! Autumn is such a lovely time of the year with lots of lovely colours and natural resources to collect and use for activities.
The staff and children across the nursery have embraced all things Autumn, Linda created a wonderful Autumn display for the foyer and Sophie put together an equally lovely one for the preschool room.
The babies and toddlers explored the colours and textures of leaves and pumpkins in a tuff tray and then went on to use them to create pictures along with other natural resources such as lentils and dried herbs. They took part in potato printing to create pumpkin pictures and used large brushes on paper to investigate what happens when you mix colours.
The preschool children studied pumpkins, they looked at the seeds and investigated the flesh to describe how it felt. They used orange gloop along with some of the flesh and seeds to encourage mark making with lolly sticks.
The snails are slowly getting bigger, we regularly show the children the snails and their interest shows no sign of waning.
As if that wasn’t enough, we reintroduced cooking with the children this month and they have embraced it, preschool made ginger cookies and banana bread, and the toddlers made cranberry flapjacks.
We are collecting small selection boxes for a local cancer charity called ‘Chelsea’s Angels’. We would be very grateful if you would like to donate that you bring them to nursery by Friday 19th November.
What’s coming up next month
We have a lot to look forward to in the coming month with several festivals and celebrations including Diwali, Bonfire night, Remembrance Day, Hanukkah and St Andrews Day along with World kindness day and Road safety week.
Other important information
A polite reminder that the sessions finish at 1pm and 6pm could you ensure you arrive in enough time for a handover.
Unless they need it to settle, please can you discourage your child from bringing in toys from home
When dropping off or collecting your child, can you ensure that the car park entrances are not blocked, it needs to be clear in case an emergency service needs to get to the nursery.
Now the weather is getting colder can you make sure your child comes in a coat.
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.
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.
- 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.
Jackie Berrie, Nursery Manager