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Bonkers for conkers

Posted 2019-10-07 10:35:23

As the leaves on the trees change colour and fall to the ground it’s clear that Autumn has well and truly arrived.  We have all enjoyed observing the seasonal changes at nursery and on our country walks.  A few children brought in large bags of acorns and conkers which were spread around the nursery gardens. They have been used to make potions at our sand kitchen and as currency in the home corner.  At Kinder Lodge we received a delivery... read more

Outdoor adventures

Posted 2019-09-23 20:58:47

The Summer may be drawing to a close, but the last of warm weather gave us the perfect backdrop for the preschooler’s first country walk out on the Verulam playing field. The children heard the story of Dragon hill and learnt how a red dragon came to be buried under it after an altercation with King Arthur.  Then they visited the Volcano which has fortunately laid dormant for many years and after that headed over to the Fairy Woods in... read more

New beginnings

Posted 2019-09-15 19:37:18

As first weeks of term go this has certainly been one of the best we can remember.  We have been very impressed with how well the new children have settled into the nursery and grateful for how much parents have helped us by making quick drop offs.   For our younger children the focus of the first few weeks is to help them feel safe and secure in the nursery environment, for them to develop the confidence to explore the... read more

Spring in our step

Posted 2019-04-03 19:51:35

There was love in the air in the run up to Mother’s Day.  The children were all enthusiastic to create hand made cards to surprise their Mummy’s and it is great to see how many of the preschool children could write their names independently.  Many children talked about where they would hide their cards at home in readiness for Sunday. However, there was less enthusiasm for giving away the coffee cakes they made on in Wednesday’s cooking session, with a... read more

Baby brain

Posted 2019-03-05 14:00:40

The nursery has been going ga-ga these past few weeks with babies on the minds of many of the children. In circle time sessions, preschool groups have looked at pregnancy scans brought in by one of the parents showing the development of a baby in the womb.  Many of the children were intrigued to see how the baby grows inside Mummy’s tummy and they asked lots of questions including how does it get food? We also used this topic to... read more