Colourful Crayon Art

We had an amazing visit from Jenny Knight, a local artist who specialises in crayon art.

The children and staff were buzzing with excitement, creating their own crayon art masterpieces.

We can’t wait to display these in the nursery for all our parents to see.

We also learned all about how art can affect how we feel and bring out different emotions.

What a fantastic day, thank you so much Jenny!

Moulding Magic

The children at Old Coates House love using loose parts in our play-doh area.

We have have collected lots of autumnal objects and are getting creative.

Play-doh is a brilliant way to engage children with developing fine motor skills, hand eye coordination and imagination skills.

It can also be calming and therapeutic with the children smashing, squeezing and rolling the play-dough allowing them to release extra energy or stress.

What A Great Idea!

Our Doune Terrace Children’s Committee is up and running and the boys and girls have made a great start.

They have been collecting daily numbers, washing dishes, looking after the babies and tweenies and have even shown a new parent around the nursery!

This month their focus is friendship and helping to settle new children into the pre school room.

Keep up the good work!

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.

 

Our Heroes Next Door

The children at Walker Street had a very special visit from the Fire Brigade last week.

We were all very excited to sit inside the fire engine, try on their hats and play with the water hose.

Even though firefighters had 2 emergency calls while they were with us and had to rush off, they came back each time and answered all our questions.

We are so lucky to have such dedicated emergency service teams.

Forest School Is Back!

We are so lucky to have Steve and our Forest School team back in action after the Summer.

All our pre school children have the amazing opportunity to enjoy Forest School once a week.

From climbing our very own mountain, Blackford Hill, to picking brambles to bake with back at nursery, the boys and girls enjoy every minute.

Budding Little Florists

One of our parents owns a local florist and kindly asked our toddlers along to visit her shop, Rogue Flowers in the West End.

The children were given the opportunity to smell, touch and describe the various flowers, plants and herbs.

There were so many colours and beautiful scents.

It was such a great way to link with our topic and learn about the life cycle of plants.