Health and Wellbeing, In the Nursery, Outdoor Play, Pre-School

Fun In The Park

The children had planned to go on a walk to the park with their teachers. We were all excited to discover that the park had been redone recently and the children were excited to try out the play equipment. After they finished their snack the children started trying out the new climbing frames and see saw. We have been using the magnifying glasses for the last week and some children asked to use the magnifying glasses in the park.

Here are some pictures:

AS on the climbing frameDT on the see saw ET and SM in the car ET magnifying glass KC on climbing frame KC on the slide

MN counting children MN on the rope bridge DT on the frame children lining up

Collection

Active Kids Vouchers

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Sainsburys Active Kids is here and we need your help!

What is it?

It is that time of year again. Shortly Sainsburys will start handing out their Active Kids Vouchers. The vouchers can be collected by schools and nurseries and then we can trade them for some amazing equipment for the children. Our children have already had a look at the catalogue and chosen some things they are interested in

Well it can’t be that difficult?

Well. this is a great idea, as a small setting it can be hard to collect enough vouchers to actually order something. So this year we are hustling for your vouchers.

Please speak to your friends and relatives, ask them to collect vouchers for you as well and then post them into the box. The box will be located in the office this year, but you can hand your vouchers to anyone. If you shop at Sainsburys Local you will receive 1 voucher for every £5.00 spent, in the Sainsburys supermarkets you will receive 1 voucher for every £10.00 spent.

 

Our Target is 5000 Vouchers, can you help us to achieve that?

We have set ourselves a big target of 5000 vouchers this year, so start collecting and don’t forget to bring them in by JUNE 2016. (we received a big batch last year after we sent our order off and couldn’t use any of them 🙁 )

We will keep you posted on how we are doing.

Food and Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing, In the Nursery

The New Menu is Ready

I have updated the menu page to add the new Nursery Menu.

You can find it here.

The children have been enjoying the new meals and we have had some interesting discussions around what we are eating and what the dishes are called and where they originate from.

If you have suggestions on dishes to add to the next menu, feel free to email me your suggestions.

In the Nursery, News

The Smallest Kitchen in Chingford? Well it’s had a refurb!

Although we may have first placed guaranteed in a competition of the smallest kitchen in the whole of Chingford, this doesn’t stop us from serving delicious meals for our children day in day out.

Over the Christmas Holidays we have had some much needed work done in our kitchen. We received a new worktop with a bigger sink to take care of all those dishes as well as new cupboard fronts, tiling and a general re-paint.

Here are some pictures of the finished work. Unfortunately… it still doesn’t make the kitchen any bigger!

Kitchen 2 Kitchen 3 kitchen 4 kitchen1

In the Nursery, News

Online Learning Journals are Here

In December 2015 we decided to move with the times and change over to Online Learning Journals. After researching a few different options we have decided to go with Tapestry. Tapestry has been created by the members of the Foundation Stage Forum, a forum for Early Years Teachers, that wanted to reduce the amount of time and effort the current learning journals take. It has great security features, it’s easy for teachers and parents to use and will make partnership working so much easier.

 

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Please click on the picture above to check out Tapestry’s Website and learn more about their awesome features.

We are holding a parent’s evening on 1/2/2016 between 6.00 and 7.30pm for you to be able to experience Tapestry. Please RSVP to the manager or on the facebook event page.