Weekly Recipe – Pesto Pasta (Nut Free)

  • In a bowl or food processor, blend together 1 bunch of fresh basil, juice of 1 lemon, some garlic, a handful of pumpkin seeds and some salt and pepper.
  • While blending (on low), add small amounts of olive oil, preferably extra virgin olive oil until you get a smooth paste
  • Toss the pesto in to the cooked pasta along with diced peppers, sweetcorn and serve!

Weekly Recipe – Scrambled Egg and Cheese Wraps

 

  • Fry some diced onion, add a beaten egg and scramble together. Season with salt, black pepper and unsmoked paprika.
  • Sprinkle grated cheese in the middle of the wrap. Place scrambled eggs on top of the cheese. Fold the sides (few centimeters) and roll from the bottom to the top pressing gently.
  • Put your burrito shaped wrap in the pre heated oven (180) for 5-7 mins. Cut in half and serve.

 

Tweenies Room Update

This week the Tweenies have once again been making the most of the lovely weather.

We have had walks around the local area becoming more familiar with our surroundings. We had a glorious day at the Botanical Gardens learning lots about the trees, flowers and shrubs.

We also had lots of fun catching the bubbles and throwing, kicking and catching the balls and a general run around playing together.

We have been to the park where we have been enhancing our Gross Motor skills and learning to take turns.

Weekly Recipes – Cocoa Oat Cookies

Ingredients

 

  • 75g Wholemeal flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 75g porridge oats

  • 50g caster sugar

  • 75g butter

  • 1 tbs golden syrup

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 2 tbsp milk

 

Method

 

Heat oven to 160°C, line baking tray with parchment.

Add flour, cocoa, oats, sugar and baking powder to a bowl and mix.

Melt butter and then add the syrup and milk. Stir to combine and add this to the dry ingredients. Mix well.

Shape the mixture into equal sized rounds and place on a baking tray leaving space between each biscuit.

Bake for 10-15 mins.

Leave to cool on tray before transferring to wire rack.

 

This is a great recipe for children to help with.

You can also add desiccated coconut, chocolate chips or even dried fruit.

Baby Room Update

As the weather was miserable and wet at the start of last week, we have been doing lots of fun things here inside the baby room.

Our children are really starting to move around much more and are really enjoying our new little climbing area in the baby room where we have some soft play for them to pull themselves up and climb on☺️ 

We also done a great sensory activity with the children, we lay out paper on the floor and dropped some paint on it and covered it in a plastic cover so that the children could walk, crawl and shuffle over it. When they would move around it would make the paint spread around on the paper which was seemed to catch the children’s attention and they then wanted to use their hands and fingers to move the paint around.

On Wednesday the weather picked up again and we decided to make the most of it and headed out on a trip down to Silverknowes beach for the day! It was so exciting going to a new place and and exploring around.

We stopped off to have a yummy picnic on the grass where we could see out to the water and keep an eye out for some boats. And we were so lucky because the beach is next to Edinburgh airport so we got too see a lot of planes flying very low over the water as they were coming into land. ✈️

We can’t wait to see what fun tis week has in store for us. ☺️

Baby Blog

Another fun week in the baby room.

We have been doing fun little activities with our children to get to know them a little better and help them settle into the nursery life!

We have been dipping our toes in the sand tray and dug around to find some treasure lying beneath the sand 🏖 Our babies love being outdoors so we have been taking advantage of the amazing water we have been having and going on lots of walks around our local environment, we have been down to Dean village, the church yard and even along to hay market to watch the trains and trams.  

Whilst we have been out in the garden we noticed some petals had fallen off the pretty flowers so we gathered them up and took them back into the room so we could, ate something special!

We mixed up a batch of play dough and then added in the flowers to give it some extra texture!

This was lots of fun and the babies had a ball practicing their fine motor skills squeezing and touching it☺️

We can’t wait to see what fun is in store for us this week! 😄

 

 

Tweenies at Early Days

This week the Tweenies have been learning about plants and flowers. They have been feeling the different textures of the leaves and petals.

They have also helped to water the plants, as like ourselves, plants get thirsty and need a drink of water. They also went to the garden to look at the flowers there and have a play in the tunnel and the bricks and balls. We talked about the different colours of the flowers and the balls.

The Tweenies have also continued to learn about washing their hands and have been helping us to clean the home corner tea set.

During messy play the Tweenies did some sponge painting and created some beautiful sunshine pictures for our beach display following our summer trip to North Berwick.

Toddlers at Doune Terrace

Over the last couple weeks we have enjoyed discussing the countries we and our families are all from.

This led us on to creating our own flags that we can display in the toddler room.

Throughout this activity we learnt about the colours on the flag and the name of the country this flag represents.

We are super excited to taste some foods from the countries too.

Early Days Update

Baby Room Update

 

What a fun week we have had in the baby room. We started off the week by giving a couple of our new friends a big warm welcome into the baby room! We are so excited to get to know you and go on this new adventure and watch you grow.

 

We have spent some time out in our garden this week, as the babies are starting to move around and climb more we thought it would be a great idea to adapt the garden in a way that the babies could climb, crawl and have fun whilst doing so. The teachers set up lots of fun things for us to do in the garden, such as putting out a sensory tunnel and putting different instruments through it to encourage us to crawl through! There was also an outdoor ball pit with some soft play. We had out various pieces of soft play so that children could climb and practicing balancing safely.

 

We had such a fun time at the beach last week so we are  using our outdoor sand pit to do lots of digging using buckets and spades. We are Looking forward to another fun packed week ahead with the baby room!

Tweenie Room Update

 

This week, the Tweenies have had lots of fun making the most of the nice weather going on lots of walks and visiting different parks.

 

On Tuesday we visited Saughton Park, we had a great time playing in the playground and on the trampoline. We had a delicious picnic and then hunted for mini beasts. We have also been doing lots of sensory activities with water, shaving foam and bubbles the Tweenies have been learning different colours with painting activities.

 

This week we also welcomed two new friends to our Tweenie group and we are looking forward to getting to know you both.