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Benefits of building blocks - join in our challenge!

Is there still a place for plastic building blocks in a loose parts, natural environment nursery and pre-school? Building blocks are a powerful learning tool and help children to develop their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and reasoning. Annie Tierney, Head of Operations, discusses why we still have plastic building blocks in our nurseries and sets your children a challenge for this week.

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Supporting children through difficult times

Just like adults, children have bad days, sad days, days where they cannot be bothered or feel overwhelmed with big emotions and the way they present this is just a normal reaction to these feelings and emotions. So, how can you help?

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New Nutritionally Accredited Menus launched

This week we launched our new, exciting Autumn / Winter menus. This is always an exciting week – when our children first taste our new, interesting, nutritious dishes – and our cooks wait patiently for the verdict on the new spaghetti bolognaise! This year, however, we are bubbling with excitement – our menus have been accredited by Action for Children, Eat Better, Start Better nutritionists. So, we know that they are more nutritious and tastier than ever! Providing our families even more reassurance that the food their children eat with us is going to give them the best start in life.

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Mark Making

Mark making is more than just writing and starts from a young age. It is a sensory experience, that develops as they begin to understand that marks can carry meaning and ignites their imagination and creative skills.

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Journey to big school

We hope you have received the news you wanted yesterday and your little one has a place secured at your first choice school for September this year. Due to a lot of our pre-school children currently being at home with their parents, Annie Tierney, Head of Operations, shares some ideas for making those important steps towards school readiness. Don't forget to download our 'Journey to big school' and our parent 'Top Tips for starting school'.

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Nursery and Pre-School Open Day

Saturday 26th September – 9.30am – 3pm Save 5% on your first three months when you register in September  By appointment only!