Introducing Rumilla

Hello my name is Rumilla.

I am educated to a degree level in Childhood studies and I work extremely well  with pre-schoolers.

I have been working in nurseries for nearly 3 years and I love working with babies because it means that I can help to make a positive and effective influence on a child’s development at the earliest opportunity.

My religion has shaped me into a gentle and caring person and I treat everyone with kindness and respect.

I may not be into fashion, food and facial perfection but I do love riddles, rhymes and tongue twisters.

Recipe Of The Week – Jewelled Couscous

  • 200g Cous Cous,

  • 300ml Stock,

  • 1 Onion,

  • 1 Pepper,

  • 1 Orange

  • Handful of Frozen Peas,

  • Handful of Sweetcorn,

  • Handful of Pomegranate,
  • 1 Tsp Cumin,

  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala,

  • 1 Tsp Coriander,

  • A Few Knobs of Butter,

1. Dice Onions and Peppers

2. Fry onions in plenty butter then add cumin, coriander and garam masala.

3. Add peppers, fry for a minute, then add the rind and juice of an orange.

4. Add low salt stock and bring to the boil, simmer until peppers are soft.

5. Add frozen peas, sweetcorn and pomegranate seeds and simmer for a further couple of minutes until all vegetables are suitably cooked. (TOP TIP – at this point, the vegetables and liquid can be cooled and refrigerated/frozen until needed. Just return liquid to the boil when using)

6. Pour in couscous, stir and cover for five minutes.

7. Drop a few knobs of butter on top, fluff with a fork and serve.

Serves 4.


The Importance Of Mindfulness

All of our nurseries are looking at the importance of mindfulness and introducing yoga and mindfulness activities at the beginning of the day and after rest/sleep time.

Studies show this should have a positive effect on the children in their learning and concentration.

For more information, please see the article below or on ‘read more’ (app users).

Mindfulness Article

Recipe Of The Week – Coconut Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry

  • 4 Chicken Breasts,

  • 1 Tbsp Butter,

  • 2 Tsp Nigella Seeds,

  • 2 Tbps Tikka Paste,

  • 300ml Coconut Milk,

  • 2 Sweet Potatoes, cubed and boiled until tender,

  • 200g Frozen Peas,

  • Coriander to serve,

1. Slice the chicken into strips.

2. Melt the butter in a heavy frying pan, add the chicken and nigella seeds and cook for 8 – 10 minutes.

3. Stir in the tikka paste, coconut milk, peas and potato and bring to the boil gently, stirring often.

4. Add the coriander and mix through.

5. Serve with rice or some yummy naan bread.

Serves 4.

Forth One Mission Christmas – The Big Drop Off!

Thank you so much to all the parents, family members and staff who donated gifts to the Mission Christmas appeal.

A few of our boys and girls got the chance to go along today and drop the gifts off in person.

They were so proud to help other less fortunate children have a gift to open on Christmas day and did it all with big smiles on their faces.

Well done to everyone!

Recipe Of The Week – Spanish Omelette

1 medium onion, finely chopped,
400g potatoes, peeled, halved and cut into thin slices (about 0.5cm),
6 medium eggs, beaten,
olive oil,

1. Add a glug of olive oil to a frying pan over a medium heat and cook the onion until it’s soft and transparent. Meanwhile, parboil the potatoes until soft (This saves having to fry the potatoes for too long)

2. Switch the eggs and add the cooked onion.

3. Add more oil to the pan and cook the potatoes (in batches if necessary) until falling apart.

4. Add the cooked potatoes to the egg mixture.

5. Add more oil to the pan if required and pour the egg/onion/potato mixture back into the frying pan.

5. Allow to cook until its about 2/3 set

6. This is now the tricky bit! Flip to omelette onto a flat board and immediately slide it back into the frying pan, trying to contain as much of the egg liquid as possible.  Normally, a Spanish Omelette would be slightly runny in the middle, but for children, ensure the egg is cooked thoroughly before serving.

7. Serve with a crisp salad.

Serves 6.