Charity Events, Festivals and Parties, Home Learning, In the Nursery

Christmas Shoe Boxes – Nov 2015

The nursery would like to send out a big thank you to all parents that donated a shoe box as well as those that donated £3.00 to help cover the shipping costs. The boxes have now been dropped of at the Samaritan’s Purse head office in Buckhurst Hill and will be on their merry way from tomorrow.

The parents that have made a donation will be forwarded the email with the information about where our shoe boxes went. This will be at some point in January.


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The children showing off their certificate!

Everyone had fun today finishing the nursery shoe boxes off as well as checking all of those donated to make sure they meet the criteria set out by the Samaritan’s Purse. The children chatted about where the shoe boxes might go and how this might make children happy. Everyone also made a wish that all child will have a happy Christmas together with their families.

Home Learning

If you would like to extend this activity with your child at home, you could have a look at pictures online of children living in different continents. You could discuss any of the following with your child:

  • How do people’s homes/buildings/schools look? How are they built and what makes them different?
  • What is public transport like? Are there buses or trains?
  • How are people dressed? Are there any traditional clothes within that culture?
  • You could then have a go at making a house or clothes from a different culture.

Links to the EYFS (curriculum)

Understanding of the World (22-36 months) – Learns that they have similarities and differences that connect them to, and distinguish them from others.

Understanding of the World (40-60 months) – Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

Here are some pictures:






Festivals and Parties, In the Nursery

Pyjama Day – Children in Need – Nov 2015


The children had fun today raising money for children in need. Everyone arrived in their pretty pyjama’s and donated £1.00 for a brilliant cause.

Then the children in pre-school went out for a walk. The children decided to take the collection box with us, in case we see anyone we could ask them to donate some money for children in need.

First we visited the co-operative, but we didn’t see anyone that wanted to donate at all, then the children tried to use the cash machine to take out money, but they quickly figured out that they don’t have a card and therefore cannot get money from the cash machine.

Then we went to the barber shop. The children entered the shop and said: ” We are collecting money for poor people!” We had fun chatting to a lovely lady who was getting her hair done as well as the owner of the shop who kindly donated £1 for a good cause.

After that the children decided to visit the mattress shop. The children went to explain again that we are collecting money however this time a little blip happened and Macy asked: “Hello, we are collecting money for posh people. Oh excuse me, poor people!!” 🙂 We all laughed. then Gabriel decided that on the way back to nursery he would like to show us his house. So we went for a walk back past his house, he was very please he knew the way.



Festivals and Parties, In the Nursery

Halloween Party Pictures


Thank you to everyone that joined us for the party on Friday 30/10/2015. It was lovely to spend the afternoon together. Here is a slideshow with some of the pictures from that week.

If you know we have taken pictures of your child and they are not included here, it is because we do not have permission to publish them.


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