This month we took delivery of some new equipment for outdoors- a lovely story-telling chair, small tables and stool sets, an outdoor wooden xylophone and a mud kitchen. The children love them!

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On World Book Day the children dressed up as their favourite characters & some of our parents and grandparents came into nursery to read stories! Wise Owls were also visited by some of the Year 3 children from Horwich Parish school & their teacher to read together.

As part of our Mothers’ Day activities Mummies or Grandmas of our Busy Bees and Wise Owls were invited to Nursery for afternoon tea. We used real china teacups and saucers and had a selection of sandwiches, cakes and jam and cream scones. All the cakes were very kindly homemade by Emma J’s mum & were delicious – thanks Kath!

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On World Book Day the children dressed up as their favourite characters & some of our parents and grandparents came into nursery to read stories! Wise Owls were also visited by some of the Year 3 children from Horwich Parish school & their teacher to read together.

As part of our Mothers’ Day activities Mummies or Grandmas of our Busy Bees and Wise Owls were invited to Nursery for afternoon tea. We used real china teacups and saucers and had a selection of sandwiches, cakes and jam and cream scones. All the cakes were very kindly homemade by Emma J’s mum & were delicious – thanks Kath!

The staff went on their ‘Christmas Night out’ (this always occurs in the spring!) to a Comedy Night at the Hawthorns in Blackrod.

Miss Laura and Miss Emma J. attended a training course for ‘Letters and Sounds and Miss Sophie went on ASQ training.

Forest School sessions continued to take place and the children learnt how to follow a simple map. They also had a camp fire and roasted marshmallows.

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During ‘Healthy Body Happy Me’ week, the children were involved in lots of different activities, such as fruit tasting, making fruit kebabs, learning about oral hygiene & Wise Owls had a visit from a dentist.

The builders worked very hard during the month of March to make sure the Before and After School Club would be ready to take children from 1st April. Julie, Toni, Dawn and Hannah G worked over the weekend to create an amazing environment for the children. We are thrilled with the result – the suite of rooms is stunning! See our face book page for photos.

The builders also started to re-claim more car parking space. This work is ongoing but will eventually make parking a little easier for all parents.

The 31st of March at 6pm was a very momentous time for Janet and for longstanding staff. This was the last time children would use the old Croft House Nursery building.
From 1st April all children will be in the new Croft House Building and from now on it will be called Croft House Nursery (rather than Croft House Nursery 2). As many people know, the old building is soon to be renovated so that Janet and her husband Philip can move back and use it as a house again.

Employee of the month:

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Miss Hannah G - for being conscientious and putting nursery’s needs first.

Other Nominations:
Miss Sophie - being positive role model
Miss Annalise - being supportive
Miss Emma J – taking on additional responsibilities