April 2019 Blog

At the beginning of this month our Before and After School club moved to the upstairs rooms at the new Croft House Nursery building. The children love the new areas and are enjoying having more space to play and socialise.
before and after school club
In the second week of April we had a very happy, successful time caring for a select group of school children on their Easter break. They spent every afternoon outdoors in the forest. We are now taking bookings for children, from any local schools, who need Holiday Care in July and August this year.

The builders continued to work on the outdoor area adjacent to the car park to create an exciting area for the children at the Before and After School Club. Younger children will also be able to access the area at certain times during the day. The builders are also working on the ramp alongside the newly developed building which will eventually become a pathway to the single storey arched building (to be called Marion’s Den in Memory of Janet’s Mother who used to work in the building when it was owned by a cellophane manufacturer many years ago)
Kerry attended an update on Safeguarding Level 3 training and some of the apprentices undertook Safeguarding training Level 1.
As Easter, and the concept of new life was approaching, we had visits from very young chicks, rabbits and guinea pigs. We also had some caterpillars and discovered how they eventually become beautiful butterflies, and we went to the forest to find tadpoles.

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Wise Owls learned about the local custom of walking up to Rivington Pike on Good Friday and children in other rooms took part in Easter egg hunts, made Easter cakes and pursued other Easter customs.
Staff were given new, more robust identification badges which are clearer and help parents to recognise their names.

Employee of the month April 2019

Miss Tori
For going above and beyond what is expected and showing dedication in her role as a Key Person.

Other Nominations for April 2019
Miss Chloe (Butterflies) Always meeting the children’s needs
Miss Courtney – For working extra to support the room
Miss Hannah G – For continued support to others
Miss Chloe (Wise Owls) Being diligent in her role.
Miss Danielle (Ducklings) Supporting others
Miss Toni- Putting other needs first
The Wise Owl team for supporting Miss Lauren T
Miss Jodie –A successful first observation
Miss Deena – Passing her Level 3
Miss Sophie – Working extra to support colleagues
Miss Emma J/ Miss Vicky – working together to solve a challenge.