Here at Highgate we’ve had a busy August! We celebrated Yorkshire Day by creating Yorkshire Rose flags, decorating pictures of a Yorkshire Rose & the children hosted their own mini tea party, enjoying scones with jam & cream.
We have revelled in lots of different sensory activities, exploring different textures, smells & tastes. The babies loved getting messy in the beans & Pre-School relished tasting & exploring different hot & cold foods.
We held our first introductory session of ‘Rhythm Time’ with our Babies & Toddlers. The children explored sound with a range of instruments & sang into a microphone, which helped with confidence building & self-esteem.
We made the most of the beautiful summer weather with the children partaking in many trips out to the park & surrounding areas. They enjoyed playing on the swings & slides, & played group games on the grass. We also made frozen yogurt pops to enjoy.
We are now looking forward to the start of a new term & lots more exciting experiences during the Autumn & Winter!
We have had a busy month at Oak Valley Day Nursery. March has seen us raise money for charity on World Book Day – the children came to nursery dressed up in fancy dress and we had a picnic lunch whilst listening to our favourite stories! Our Baby Room also marked the occasion by visiting the local library for a story telling event.
The children have picked the theme of fire engines as one of their topics this month; their interest in a passing emergency vehicle led us into making our own fire engine and the children dressing up and using hoses to put the fire out! We are going to visit some fire engines in the upcoming weeks so the children can sit in and pretend to drive them!
Even the ‘Beast from the East’ failed to stop our fun as we enjoyed building snowmen and making snow angels. Parenta magazine even featured the Company in an article they ran on snow days as we manged to brave the weather conditions and open nursery every day.
Baby Room hosted a sensory ‘Stay and Play’ session for parents and carers to attend and get messy with them. They explored shaving foam, water, coloured pasta and feet painting. A fun time was had by all!
Toddler Room had their Easter workshop where we joined in with baking, crafts and even made bird feeders for the garden. Meanwhile Pre-school had a sports day to raise awareness for Sport Relief by taking part in the egg and spoon race along with an assault course and playing various other garden games.
Bertie our Pre-School Bear has also had a busy month – he has been having adventures at the children’s houses and has been on many day trips. He has recently returned from his holidays in France! We have loved reading about what he has been up to.
For Mother’s Day, the children have been pot painting, decorating mugs and coasters for their Mums. This is something the children enjoy doing throughout the year and often decorate keepsakes to bring home
The children showed an interested in the distance of things and how far objects could travel, so we spent one sunny morning making aeroplanes. The children then took them outside into the garden and flew them. We used markers in the grass to see how far our aeroplanes could travel and had races to see which could go the furthest.
To top off our busy month we had our routine environmental health inspection which saw us keep our 5* hygiene rating.
Christmas party day at Kingswood was a great success with music, games, dancing, prizes and party food. Father Christmas even paid us a surprise visit to give all the children at Kingswood present, thank you Father Christmas. We all really enjoyed our party day.