30 hours free childcare

From 1st September 2017, working parents of children aged 3 and 4 could be entitled to up to 30 hours of free childcare each week.

Parents (or the sole parent in a lone parent family) will qualify if each earn, on average, a weekly minimum wage equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or natural living wage; or if their combined income is less than £100,000 a year.

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Weird science

Coming to nursery should be about having fun, but our very own Mad Professors (e.g. our staff!) are always concocting ways of introducing learning that will prepare the children when they go to school.

One of their¬†latest ‘madcap’ schemes was to have a science day, but this was no ordinary lesson. Instead, the children helped to build a volcano and with the help of some baking soda and vinegar, they created their own ‘molting’ lava.

They also did lots of other experiments and really enjoyed their first science ‘lesson’.

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Mother’s Day

Little Ladybirds was delighted to welcome mums, aunties and grand-mothers to celebrate Mother’s Day in pre-school.

The children sent out invitations ahead of the day, which was held the Friday before Mothering Sunday, and it was lovely to see so many mums/aunties/grand-mothers at the nursery.

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