Today marks the start of our new initiative of inter-generational care, our Preschool children will be piloting a visit this afternoon to a local care home, The Hawthorns, to sing some nursery rhymes to the residents. Recent studies have shown that inter-generational sessions help to improve babies’ and toddler’s speech and cognitive development as well as improving the emotional and social well-being of the elderly. Much has been learnt from similar activities at other care homes and those involved have reported positively and recommend the program to other homes.
We are taking part in the Poppy Road Project 2018 on Station Road this November. You may or may not have heard about this community project, if you haven't, residents and the local history society are coming together to decorate the entire road in poppies to mark the 100 year anniversary of the first world war. Many soldiers who fought lived on Station Road so it's a very meaningful thank you to them and the history which we must never forget.
The children at nursery are creating lots of poppies to decorate nursery with. We are calling all parents, past and present to join in and help us make, create, paint, colour, glue, stick, knit as many poppies as possible.
For more information about how to get involved, contact nursery and keep an eye on our website for dates etc. to bring your children along for the remembrance week in November.
Back in July, the children in Platform Room supported our local community by getting involved in Aldridge in Bloom. The children created a wonderful banner that was proudly displayed to the competition judges. The children also demonstrated how we use our lovely local environment to enhance our learning experiences, such as extending physical play on The Croft and exploring local nature. We are proud to announce that Aldridge has achieved Gold in the competition.
Well done to everyone involved.
After a four-week-old baby was attempted to be snatched from a car in West Bromwich when the mother was doing a school drop off at Ryders Green Primary School, we would like to remind all of our parents to be vigilant whenever dropping off or collecting their child from nursery; particularly when other children are in the car with them.
We are fortunate to be situated in a quiet residential area in Aldridge, but we take safety and security very seriously at The Old Railway House and want to take this opportunity to remind parents to always be alert.
Parents are reminded not to leave children in pushchairs or unlocked cars alone, even if they are only popping in to nursery for 5 minutes. Children not in our care at the time, must be supervised and are the responsibility of parents when on nursery premises.
You can read the full story on the Express and Star website here.
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