A new term and an addition to our staff team
September started with us welcoming our new apprentice; Kat Burrows. She became part of the team at the beginning of September and joined the Toddler Room to work alongside Zoe, Amanda and Charlotte. Kat has settled in well and has made a good start to achieving her qualification. It feels like she has always been part of the team; well done Kat, keep up the hard work!
New mud kitchen!
Everyone loves a mud kitchen right?!? We certainly do at Kingswood. Our children have really enjoyed exploring and actively learning in our new and improved mud kitchen area. We have recently had this space defined by a small fence and we have added bark to create a real exploration area. The children have enjoyed making mud pies and transporting the bark from one area to another with the big diggers!
Sheffield Waterfront Bicentenary Festival
As it was the Sheffield Waterfront Bicentenary Festival this month (which marks the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Sheffield to Tinsley canal), the babies in our Baby Unit decided to decorate their own boats and then put them in some water to watch them float. The babies particularly enjoyed colour mixing, and had a go at mixing the colours together themselves.
Jeans for Genes
We supported this amazing charity by all wearing our Jeans on Friday 20th September. We feel like we all helped to raise awareness for this wonderful charity! Thank you to those of you who supported us in this fundraiser, we managed an amazing £70.00!!! Well done Kingswood children, staff and parents/carers alike, what a great achievement!
The Baby Room children had great fun and collected some really interesting finds during their Autumn walk this month. TheY showed great interest and curiosity in the conkers, acorns, pine cones and crunchy leaves. We collected some of our findings to add to our playdough and other sensory/malleable activities. The children really enjoyed the sounds of the leaves under their feet as they walked and said “crunch, crunch crunch” as they walked back to nursery with their Autumn collection.
All in all a great month at Kingswood!