Saturday 17th February is Random Acts of Kindness Day!
As a nursery, we are always doing our best to encourage being kind and caring for others.
We are going to be spreading some EXTRA kindness across nursery, and around the Aldridge village, during the week of Monday 12th - Friday 16th February.
So look out for our ‘Random Acts of Kindness’, and we really hope that others can share some kindness too!
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Thank you to all of the children that took part in 'My first poem'. All poems that were completed and brought back to nursery have now been sent off. We are super excited to hear back from young writers.
My first poem asks pre school children to complete a poetry template that "celebrates their uniqueness and their favourite person. It captures their likes at this time in their life, making a lovely keepsake."
It supports the EYFS literacy requirements, and the Early Learning Goal of being imaginative and expressive.
If you didn't participate this year, we are sure we will be taking part again next year. For any more information on this, please visit: https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/
We are having an Easter Fun Day, here at nursery on Saturday 16th March 2024.
All children that attend The Old Railway House Nursery are invited to join us with their families for lots of Easter fun.
Parents/carers will receive an email very soon with more information on this, including times. We really hope you can all make it, and look forward to having lots of Easter fun with you!
May we take this time to thank each and every one of you for your continued support throughout 2023, we hope the new year brings you all lots of joy and happiness.
We have lots planned for 2024, including working together with you - we want to get our parents/carers more involved in nursery, meaning we are going to be holding a lot more workshops here at nursery, having more stay and play sessions, and lots lots more.
"Our nursery is built on our team", and that is why we believe that staff well-being is the heart of our values. We are going to be introducing 'Buddy systems', encouraging more peer support and working closely with mentoring from our Management team.
We are going to be making some changes to our nursery garden, working hard on the different areas for our children to enjoy exploring. We are going to be giving our 'growing area' some TLC, and focusing lots on planting our own fruit, veg, and salad for our children to enjoy! There will be a workshop for this, for any parents/carers that want to help out, so keep an eye out for more information on this coming soon in the New Year.
From all of us here, at The Old Railway House Nursery, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
There has been so much Christmas cheer spread through nursery already, from festive baking to Christmas crafts, our children are having plenty of festive fun!
During the week of December 11th – December 15th, we have even more Christmas activities planned
Monday: Sparkle day - Christmas arts and crafts day (wear sparkles if you want to!)
Tuesday: Snow day – ice themed activities – and Christmas dinner
Wednesday: Fancy dress party day
Thursday: Festive song day and Christmas jumper day, and Christmas dinner
Friday: Polar express day - Christmas cosy pyjama day
Don't forget to check out our social media to see what exciting things we have been up to!
A little reminder of our opening times during Christmas week.
Friday 22nd December – open 7:30am - 1:00pm
Monday 25th December – Closed
Tuesday 26th December – Closed
Wednesday 27th December – Closed
Thursday 28th December – Closed
Friday 29th December – Closed
Monday 1st January – Closed
Tuesday 2nd January – Open as usual
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We are going to be celebrating Children in Need, for the whole week commencing Monday 13th November 2023. We are going to be holding fun activities across the week, to make it a little more fun we will be having dress up days every day, these will be:
Monday: Yellow Day
Tuesday: Spotty Day
Wednesday: Fancy Dress Day
Thursday: Crazy Hair Day
Friday: Pyjama Party
We are just asking for donations to be made directly to Children in Need, more information can be found at: https://donate.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/
On Sunday 5th November, we will be celebrating Guy Fawkes Night. So at nursery, we are doing lots of creative activities exploring colours and making our very own firework pictures.
As much as we hope you all have a lovely time watching firework displays, your safety is so important to us.
Here is a really useful link from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue, to stay safe during Bonfire night: https://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/your-safety/safety-at-home/bonfire-night-safety/
Whatever you do this bonfire night, have lots of fun, keep warm, and stay safe!
Things are getting spooky at nursery this week!
We have got so much planned to celebrate Halloween at nursery, and we would love for everyone to get involved. We are having a spooky week from Wednesday 25th -Tuesday 31st October, children are welcome to dress up any day throughout this week.
On Wednesday, we will be having a trick or treat hunt in our garden.
Thursday, the children will be mixing fruity potions in cauldron's, and making edible wands.
We have some spooky cake baking planned for Friday.
On Monday, we are carving pumpkins.
And on Tuesday 31st October, we are having our very own spooktacular disco and party.
We hope everyone has a lovely Halloween, and we can't wait to see your amazing outfits!
We are doing our annual harvest collection, which we will donate to local charitable group 'Making Tummies Full'. Any donations are much appreciated, particularly toiletries, tinned and dried goods. Baby pouches, nappies, wipes, tinned goods, UHT milk, crisps, jams, spreads, children's snacks.
Donations boxes can be found at the door to each children's room. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
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