We received news that we had been successful in a bid for Capital Funding from the Government to help us provide more places for 3 and 4 year olds. The funding relates to the Government's quest to provide extra places to support the delivery of the 30 hours childcare offer for 3 and 4 year old from September 2017.  This means that a substantial part of our new building on Bridge Street will be ready for use this September.

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Wise Owl swimming lessons recommenced.

Janet & Miss Kerry attended an Early Help and Child Action at Level 2 level course.

Miss Kim attended an ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ training course.

Forest School sessions have started again with the children enjoying activities such as hunting for mini beasts, making pastry & feeding the birds, they particularly enjoyed ‘1,2,3, Where are you’ in which they run away from the leader and then come back when instructed to – this is a great way of children developing their listening skills.

We have been celebrating Chinese New Year – the year of the Rooster.  The children enjoyed a Chinese meal of sweet & sour chicken & noodles.  Wise Owls attempted to use chopsticks and have also been learning about the customs associated with Chinese New Year.

We took part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.  We have lots of bird feeders in the area surrounding nursery and have been carrying out surveys to see which birds visit us. We also made lots of our own bird food & feeders & went into the forest to feed the birds.

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On Burn’s Night the Wise Owls tried haggis, neaps & tatties, made Scottish flags and read about the poet, Robert Burns.

Employee of the month – January 2017

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Miss Vicky – for carrying out duties in her own time & for demonstrating humility in a challenging situation.

Nominations for Employee of the month are as follows:-

Miss Danielle – for her involvement in weekly swimming lessons.
Miss Toni - for putting others first.
Butterfly Room – for supporting a colleague.