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Memory books go down a storm….

We our ‘Jolly Memories Books’… As well as having our online app which enables our parents/carers to receive regular daily photos/updates (and also daily sheets!) to give them a sneaky peek into their little ones’ days and all the fun and learning that is taking place here at nursery we have also clung onto our …

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A lovely stroll to the canal

A wonderful wintry walk Yesterday our babies wrapped up warm and enjoyed a walk in the glorious winter sunshine… the canal fascinated them as they took EVERYTHING around them in. They especially loved saying hello to the ducks, boats and… the Gruffalo, of course!! We are so lucky that we can explore our local surroundings …

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All things wintry and interesting…

The recent cold weather outside (where we saw frosty grass and icy footpaths) was mirrored inside Jollies as we saw a winter-inspired loose parts tray set up…The children adored selecting, combining and creating with the loose parts. Some worked alone, some preferred the team work approach, but ALL loved to explore everything that was on …

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An invitation to play…

We have seen some very varied play, lots of excitement, cooperation and collaboration.Just a couple of the things observed have been:A tower building challenge – the children ran out of one resource and had to add another as they were determined to get it to be taller than them!As well as a self styled game …

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Our new friends…….

We our stick insects!!Our oldest children have welcomed some new friends into their room recently… in the shape of some rather huge and gorgeous stick insects!!They have been fascinated looking at them closely… they definitely looked like ‘sticks’ or maybe ‘green beans from our Sunday lunch’ too?!The children counted their legs and looked closely at …

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We giggle while we work…

Fabulous friendships and amazing negotiations as we design, create and build together.It makes our hearts smile as we sit back and observe true teamwork taking place between our children as friends construct and create together. To hear our children discussing their ideas and developing their imaginations, plans and ideas further as they share resources and …

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Wonderful Water… Again!!!!

It’s not just our littlest giraffes who have been engaging in wonderful water play… it’s been a big hit upstairs too. A slightly different focus for our older children perhaps, but no less fun for them all…xxxx

We have such a splashing time

at nursery!!What better way to spend some time than splishing, sploshing and splashing with our friends in the water tray?!It’s a bit too cold to have water play outside at the moment, but that doesn’t stop us having THE best time filling, emptying, tipping, pouring, spilling, splishing and splashing as we explore and investigate the …

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Feeling the love already…

As our first nursery week of 2022 draws to a close we are just so happy to see the strong bonds already being shared between our children and their new key people.We have had quite a few new babies join us and quite a few children have moved rooms as they have suddenly become so …

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Challenges, challenges!!!

It’s been all about the physical outside… from balancing on beams, tackling different climbing levels as we travel across the wooden hexagons, whizzing down the ramp, balancing on the bouncy toys, climbing the tyre mountain, riding on the balance bikes and swerving on scooters, to sliding down the climbing frame’s pole!Physical skills galore were being …

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