Toddlers started the month in space!! Taking part in lots of different space-themed activities. From ‘space jelly’ to ‘cloud dough’, they had lots of fun exploring the different textures. During Space Week the Word of the Week was “move”; outside the Toddlers explored how they could move their bodies in different ways, they walked slow on the moon and ran fast like a rocket.
Mid-month we had a lovely visit from Leanimals.
Before their arrival we asked the Pre-School children what animals they might like to see. We had lots of suggestions, such as snakes, spiders and rabbits. Some of the children were thinking on a much bigger scale and suggested there might be a tiger come visit! Our core book for this week was ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ so the children had been taking part in lots of tiger-related activities. Fortunately, there wasn’t a tiger in nursery, but the children were all very happy with the animals that did come to visit!
Babies and Toddlers also got to see and hold the animals, their favourite being the tiny mouse. They were all very brave and excited.
Practitioner Appreciation Day
On the 17th October we celebrated our wonderful staff team! We treated them to graze boxes for lunch and some sweet treats! We have a fantastic staff team, that is evidently agreed with by our parents going by the lovely comments that were left. Thank you for your continued support!
Babies’ Playdough Pumpkins
Babies have enjoyed making playdough, testing out the recipe and getting very messy! When they eventually got the measurements right, and made the dough, they shaped the dough in balls, added eyes and called them pumpkins! They added orange food colouring and pumpkin spice scent for a full sensory experience.
Toddlers Pumpkin Carving
Toddlers have helped carve pumpkins for Halloween. They used a pumpkin carving kit with extra caution. First they took it in turns to scoop out the inside of the pumpkins, they then each had a turn to draw a shape on the pumpkin and help cut it out.
Pre-School Parent Workshop
Pre-School held a very successful parent workshop. We welcomed many of our families in to stay and play! The children and grown-ups all had the chance to engage in a number of Halloween themed activities, we got messy making playdough and creative decorating cupcakes!