Miss Kim & Miss Emma J attended a training workshop ‘Effective Baby Room Practice’ looking at the developmental process during the first 2 years of a babies life.

Miss Taylor, Miss Hannah B, Miss Paige & Miss Megan attended a Paediatric First Aid course.

Miss Sarah attended a moderation meeting regarding 2Simple software which we are already using in nursery to record observations.

We are currently visiting lots of new families whose children are starting nursery over the next few weeks.

Miss Toni attended e-tracker & ASQ training sessions.

We had our Family Forest Fun Day on Saturday 9th July, which was a great success! Lots of crowns, rafts and other wooden items were made, foraging went on in the forest and seeds were planted at the Allotment.

Family Forest 1    Family Forest 2

We enjoyed a picnic and whilst the stream was running a little faster than normal the Duck Race went well and we made over £225 for Meningitis Now.

We have commissioned Pinpoint Media, a company that specialises in making promotional videos, to create some short films (approx 60 - 120 seconds each) to show the work we do with our children outdoors- particularly in the Forest, Purl Meadow and the Allotment. We hope to use these films on our website and also when we are showing parents round the nursery.

The Wise Owl children who are leaving Nursery to go to school in September, enjoyed a trip to Smithills Farm.

Smithills Farm  Smithills Farm 2

Employees of the month:


Miss Terri
Miss Terri - for her positivity & returning to nursery to do jobs not in her specification.


Miss Lynsey F
Miss Lynsey F - for carrying out tasks to support nursery & colleagues, in her own time.

Nominations were also made for the following people:

Miss Sophie/Annalise/Hannah – for super team work in the Wise Owl Room.
The Butterfly team for supporting Miss Lauren on her first week as Room Leader
Miss Megan – for always giving her best & more!
Miss Pat – for extra duties not in her job role
Miss Lindsay Mc – for her fabulous organisational skills