Introducing Samina

Hi, my name is Samina. I’ve been working with Early Days Nurseries for over a year.

I have nearly completed my childcare qualification and I am also a qualified makeup artist.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family especially my niece and nephew.

Other things I enjoy is reading and socialising.

I love being around children and look forward to begin my new career in childcare.

Say Hello To Tianna

Hello,  my name is Tianna and I have recently started at Melville Street Nursery, working with the tweenies.

My passion is to work with children and help them learn and develop new skills.

I am looking forward to going on to work towards a childcare qualification in the near future.

I am a very bubbly person and feel my personality will fit in well with the tweenie age group.

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

We are so excited to announce that Melville Street beat last year’s total and raised a fantastic £560 for McMillan Cancer Support.

We would like to say a big thank you to all parents, staff and children who baked especially for the event.

We even had grandparents and staff’s families baking yummy goodies to help out.

The tombola proved to be a success too so well done to any winners.

A special thank you also has to go to Steph for organising the whole morning.

Good work all round!

Say Yes To Yoga

We are so excited to announce that all of our staff have now attended a 2 hour training session on Yoga for Children.

 

During this training we covered many different yoga positions, breathing exercises and group yoga moves. 

 

Yoga helps to engage the heart, mind and body. It helps children to develop their emotional intelligence, communication skills, trust and empathy.

 

It is also a great non competitive activity which helps to nurture teamwork and leadership, and helps to provide a calmer and more productive learning environment.

But most importantly, it is lots of fun!

Say Hello To Sofia

Hi, my name is Sofia and I have recently left Broughton High School to come and work at Walker Street Nursery.

Working with children is something I have always wanted to do. I babysit for my friend’s children which I love and I am always helping my family out too.

I also gained experience working in Prospect Bank Primary School.

I am currently working towards my SVQ Level 3 qualification and I am looking forward to getting to know all of the children.

 I adore animals. I have 2 dogs and 1 cat and in my spare time I enjoy taking my dogs on walks along the beach.

Apples and Pears

Our children at Walker Street Nursery were lucky enough to explore Maureen Crandles garden today.

We were there on a very special visit – to help harvest the apples and pears from the beautiful fruitful trees.

We filled five huge tubs of the fruit which we donated to businesses for everyone to enjoy.

And of course we kept a load back for Suzi to make some yummy fruit crumble.

 

Say Hello To Elizabeth

My name is Elizabeth and I have been working as a volunteer at Melville Street Nursery for the past 3 months.

I  have recently left school after deciding it was time to start my career.

I have enjoyed my time volunteering so much that I just couldn’t leave!

I hope to start and progress my career here with your lovely children and I am looking forward to getting to know them all better.

I enjoy singing which I find the children respond well to and have loved getting involved in lots of song time activities.

Our June and July Winners

Congratulations to our June and July Employee of the Month Winners in Mindfulness.

Doune Terrace Nursery – Zowie and Idrani

Early Days and OCH Nursery – Jose and Georgia

Walker Street Nursery – Jenny and Veronica

Melville Street Nursery – Dionne and Kismet

Support Staff – Kay and Isabel


August Incentive

Our Employee of the month, staff incentive focus for August will be on Room Area Planning.  The criteria for this are as follows:

Area planning is a tool used by practitioners to develop areas in each room.

This provides children with challenging and stimulating learning experiences.

Please feel free to look at these sheets on the planning boards outside each room and feedback would be much appreciated.