Social play bubbles

After making the nursery Covid-secure, it was with great delight that we re-opened Little Ladybirds on 1st June and the children had a fantastic first few weeks back catching up with friends in their social play bubbles and keeping up with excellent hand hygiene.

Pre-School looked at colours and patterns and used a template of themselves to take a closer look at the natural designs, which was lots of fun.

Babies made the most of the June sun by playing outside and indoors, and they enjoyed practising their whole hand grasp as they mark made with crayons.

We were delighted to open our newly revamped baby and tweenie garden which has lots of new resources and, best of all, artificial grass which has a very comfortable, underfoot feel, and it means no muddy feet.

Thank you to Grass Direct for their kind discount.

Pre-school noticed that non-edible berries had started to grow in the garden, so we picked and squashed them and used them as paints. Nature at its finest!

We’ve also created new areas in the main outdoor area for toddlers and pre-school, so the children enjoyed exploring them.

Pre-school also got to explore the world of ICT by using our small camera to go off and take picture of anything they could see. There are definitely some budding photographers among them!

Babies had a busy morning exploring the garden and filling the containers in the water whilst pre-school explored some transient art.

A busy month ended with the sponsorship of a guide dog, via The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. She is called Coco and likes running in the grass, playtime with her puppy pals and having her ears scratched.

As Coco’s sponsor, we will receive regular updates on her progress as hopefully she grows up to become a fantastic guide dog.

We will also be doing some work around her within the nursery, looking at British values, equality, difference, and the world around us…so keep an eye out for more news.

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