Mechanics at the ready


A new and exciting role-play awaits Free-Flow this week as they book cars into our new Jolly Garage to be assessed and mended.

Tyres will be changed and pumped, oil will be tested and topped up, engines will be tuned, bodywork will be washed, petrol and diesel will be filled.

Lots of opportunities for role-playing as telephone calls will be answered and cars are booked in for services, mark-making opportunities will be plentiful as vehicle check sheets are filled in and reports are written.

Hopefully lots of cars will be whizzing out and happy customers will be leaving the garage to continue on their travels…. ♥️ Xxxx

New Hotel Opens In Woodlesford!!!!!

Recently we were invited by ‘Woodlesford In Bloom’ to take part in helping to make the new Woodlesford Bug Hotel on the grassed area over the road from Jollies. How exciting was this?! We ♥️ being part of such a wonderful local community…

We loved to listen to ‘Woodlesford In Bloom’ talking about how we were going to contribute and we then followed their instructions to use various materials; such as conkers, leaves, sticks, pinecones and toilet roll tubes, to create a super luxurious environment for future bug guests.

We liked talking about which bugs may come and visit and we all took it in turns to place the different materials into the Bug Hotel!

Lots of fun exploring the natural world around us was had and we can’t wait to observe the first guests checking in soon… We’ll be keeping a very close eye upon future visitors and we’ll see which creatures we can spot and then find out more about them as we always love to find out more, more, more, more, more here at Jollies!! ????????????????????????♥️ xxxx

We are still feeling the love here at Jollies


Love isn’t to be celebrated just for one day… love makes our world so much brighter and Cheeky Monkeys are still enjoying playing in their love-themed sensory tray… lots of scooping and pouring of coloured rice and lots of considering of ‘Guess how much I love you?’…. The answer? ……. We love our nearest and dearest lots and lots and lots!!!!! Xxxx

Happy Valentine’s Day to our whole Jolly Family


Our children and Team Jollies are soooo very lucky as we all have such wonderful families and friends who make our lives just that little bit brighter…

We LOVE to be loved and LOVE certainly makes our world ???? go round, as it helps us all feel safe, secure and so, so happy!

We’ve had so much love heart, love-related fun over these past few days and we just want to say thank you to our nearest and dearest and that we definitely love them ALL very, very much!!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️xxxx

Happy Pancake Day!!!!


Thank you, Sian, our ‘Jolly Pancake Queen’ ???? for making the whole nursery delicious pancakes today. We enjoyed both sweet and savoury treats (the melted chocolate, golden syrup and lemon and sugar ones were definitely more popular than the ham and cheese ones in the end ????????????????????) and they were certainly delicious!!

Before we had this for our tea though our children had enjoyed playing in pancake sensory trays and had made playdough pancakes…. So when the real ones came along we were super excited!!!!!!

If you are making them at home tonight we hope you have a truly scrumptious time together!! ♥️????♥️ xxxx

Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away….


Our children’s conversations were all about holidays and when they had flown on aeroplanes with their families…. Cue inspiration for our next role-play area (we’ve recently also had a vets!) as Stephen created an airport to further their excitement.

There were arrivals and departures boards, passports to check, plane tickets to purchase, suitcases with clothes and accessories to pack… would it be a hot or a cold destination of choice? You’ve got to pack the correct attire you know ????????????????????, then there was the pilot’s cap and the wooden aeroplane to enjoy too.

‘Destination: FUN’ for the ultimate role-playing experience derived from our children’s very own interests ♥️

Have you got your ticket and passport at the ready as it’s almost time to take off aboard Jolly airlines?! Xxxx

Where to next, Elephants?

Exploring Elephants has had a bit of a revamp, as we like to mix it up a bit here at Jollies, and little nooks and crannies (and dens!) have been created based upon the children’s current interests and fascinations.

The staff team are currently having a HUGE push around communication; so a snuggly story sharing throne and a revamped role play house area should provide lots of opportunities for developing this together.

Cars will be vrooming and zooming around the new car mat and babies will be snuggled up ready to sleep in their cot. Who knows what will happen at the table top?! Will it be small scale water play, crazy foam, drawing, building?

The possibilities are literally endless ♥️xxxx

Chinese New Year 2024

As the Lunar New Year begins on 10 February; celebrating the Year of the Dragon, our children have enjoyed finding out more about this very special time of year and how it is celebrated by so many across the globe.

We would like to wish everybody a wonderful time celebrating and a very, very happy Lunar New Year ♥️????

Look out of the window… what can you see?


Latisha and the children were fascinated when they looked out of the window together…. The snow had started to fall and this caused great excitement!! There was talk of snowmen and snowflakes and soon after the group enjoyed wrapping up warm ready to go and explore the actual snow outside!! ❄️❄️❄️❄️ xxxx

Brotherly love!

When you are playing outside and you spot your brother through the window…????

We’re not quite sure who’s the cheekiest one of all, but what was quite clear was that brotherly love was in full swing here at Jollies ♥️♥️♥️♥️ xxxx