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Winter Newsletter

Posted in: Blog | December 2, 2017

  What an amazing Autumn term we have had !  We began by welcoming lots of new children, and some new staff, and ended it by all of us boarding the ‘ Santa Train!’ The children began the term learning about, ‘People who help us.’ Across the setting, songs about helpers…

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December Blog

Posted in: Blog | December 2, 2017

What an amazing Autumn term we have had !  We began by welcoming lots of new children, and some new staff, and ended it by all of us boarding the ‘ Santa Train!’ The children began the term learning about, ‘People who help us.’ Across the setting, songs about helpers rang…

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The importance of circle-time throughout the nursery.

Posted in: Blog | November 2, 2017

The importance of circle-time throughout the nursery. It could be argued that King Arthur invented the very first circle-time! He chose a round table to engender feelings of equality amongst his Knights, during meetings and planning sessions. Circle-time for us, serves much the same purpose- to show the children that…

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October Newsletter

Posted in: Blog | October 2, 2017

  October- longer nights, shorter days. Dark, often gloomy, grey skies, cold, wet weather. No one wants to do much, except curl up and think of summer.  Not in preschool! We continue to make the days happy, bright and  full of adventure!  This month we have had great fun learning about…

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Are soft toy animals just for comfort?

Posted in: Blog | October 2, 2017

Are soft toy animals just for comfort, or can children learn from them,and real animals? Dr. Amanda Gunner, a respected Child Development Expert, argues that; ‘Animals fascinate children for a range of reasons. The big heads and eyes of many animals are shown to have natural appeal, and there is…

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Thank you

Posted in: Blog | October 2, 2017

To All at Tiny Toes, Thank you for looking after me for the last three years. I’ll miss you all very much. Lots and lots of love Archie

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Thank You Cards 2017

Posted in: Blog | September 26, 2017

                       

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Time of new beginnings

Posted in: Blog | September 2, 2017

September is one of my favourite months. It is a time of new beginnings, and the promise of an exciting new year at preschool. We have spent the first few weeks learning about each other, and our new routines. The children have settled really well, and it is a privilege…

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Respecting toys and belongings

Posted in: Blog | September 2, 2017

When Goldilocks broke Baby Bear’s chair, Baby Bear was, understandably, upset. Reading stories like this one, where someone feels sad because another character has broken one of their possessions, opens the door for conversations about respecting toys and belongings, not only of our own , but other people’s too. As…

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August Theme Newsletter

Posted in: Blog | August 2, 2017

Food plays a very important role in all our lives, especially those of children. From the comfort of milk as tiny babies, to experiencing new tastes and textures as they grow, food offers untold opportunities to help both learning, and development. We will be talking about eating healthily, where foods…

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