We are always trying new and innovative ways of keeping our children engaged at nursery. Here are a few details of what we have been up to recently:
Veronika is teaching the children a session of core stability each week . This is similar to kiddy yoga and is a fun way to introduce children to planned exercise.
Forest school sessions are proving very popular with the children and staff and are being funded by Bee Funding at no extra cost to parents. Last week the children dug for worms to make a wormery and made bricks from torn up newspapers . We are planning to train our staff in forest schooling so we can continue the classes into the future.
We are focusing on teaching our children about STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) We are always encouraging our children to learn outside so these two themes should work well to support each other. If you have any ideas for projects or activities please let us know!
Thank you for all your lovely artwork for our new outdoor signs. We are pleased to say that one of our children produced this stunning piece which was voted as the best . We look forward to seeing the new signs up in the new future – Well Done !
The NSPCC have launched a campaign called talk PANTS` to help parents raise awareness of sexual safety with their children. There is a video to watch with your child and support and guidance around this topic. More info here:
We had a great day celebrating Diwali at Wizz kids today. We welcomed parents into nursery who helped the children with all the new activities. We loved making flat breads which were thoroughly enjoyed by the children. If you fancy making it at home here is the recipe https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/quick_flatbreads_43123
The children also practised their artistic skills, painting henna onto cut out hands, making jewelled pictures of colourful flowers and making clay candle holders with decorative jewels. Here are a few photos of the day
We had some emotional days at the end of last term and would like to share some of the wonderful comments we received form parents. It is very heart warming to see the older children progress and get ready for school and we are very proud to be part of their early years development.
” Thank you so much for taking care of I and helping her to blossom into a lovely little girl. Wizz Kids is a wonderful nursery , full of staff that care”
” The girls have loved coming here and we will always be grateful to you for making their early years of childcare such a wonderful experience”
” I just can`t thank you enough for being supportive and just brilliant with K, K will miss you all, as will I”
” thank you very much for looking after me. I have made some wonderful memories here and I will miss you all very much ”
” Both G and G have loved their time with you all: they`ve developed, grown and flourished under your care and have left ready and confident to take their next steps into foundation stage 2″
We would like to say a big Thank you to all the parents who kindly donated second hand books for our stall at the summer fair. We raised £200 for Wizz Kids and will be spending the money on outdoor equipment. We really appreciate all the time and effort from the committee to help set up and run the stand and look forward to our next fundraising event
The children were invited to do an eye spy game around Sarah`s garden and look at vegetables in the ground and in the greenhouse. We had a lovely time and it was great to have a trip out of nursery. All the children enjoyed the garden and were very well behaved crossing Baslow Road and holding hands.