Events

2018 Events

Month

Date

Event

Notes

January

Wednesday 31st

Bright Comets Bake Off
9.30-11am

All parents are invited into the nursery to make cakes and savoury goods with their child

February

Wednesday 14th

Pancake Day

The children will be making pancakes for Tea, learning how to flip pancakes and will explore a variety of toppings

February

Thursday 15th

Training Day

The nursery will be closed for staff training

February

Friday 16th

Chinese New  Year

Children are encouraged to come to nursery dressed in red, the food menu will be Chinese food based and the children will take part in various Chinese activities throughout the day

March

Thursday 1st

St David’s Day

The children will be encouraged to come to nursery dressed in red, white and green, they will be taking part in making large Dragons to use during group role play as well as making welsh flags.

March

Friday 2nd

Holi

The children will be celebrating the festival of colour- powder paint, paint bombs, coloured water bombs, Rangoli pictures as well as dancing and singing

March

Friday 9th

Mother’s Day  Messy Play 9.30-10.30
2.15-3.15

The children will make cards and gifts during the lead up to Mother’s Day; a variety of messy play will be provided and Mothers will be encouraged to come in and explore this with their child.

March

Friday 16th

St Patrick’s Day

The children are asked to dress up in green; we will decorate the nursery and the children will make flags and shamrocks, we will also explore Irish dancing and do a treasure hunt

March

Week Commencing 26th March 

Easter Fun Week

Throughout the week the children will be making Easter Card’s taking part in Easter cooking and other Easter arts and crafts.

March

Thursday 29th

Wear a Hat Day

In memory of a late parent we will be raising awareness for Brain Tumour research by encouraging everyone to wear a hat to nursery. Although we will not be raising money we will have a link for parents to go to if they wish to donate towards this cause.

April

Tuesday 10th

Bright Comets Bake Off
9:30-11am

All parents are invited into the nursery to make cakes and savoury goods with their child

April

Monday 23rd

St Georges Day

Children are encouraged to come to nursery dressed in medieval outfits, they will make flags, swords, shields and we will order food in for a banquet.

April

Monday 30th

Parents Evening

Parent & Key Worker 10 minutes consultations

May

W/C TBC

Ducklings

The nursery will have duckling eggs brought to the nursery, the children will be able to watch the eggs hatch and will then spend the following week watching and caring for the ducklings

May

Wednesday 16th  

Road Safety Day

Children are encouraged to bring their bikes to nursery and learn about road safety. We will have the Fire Service and Police in to discuss road safety and will make various arts and crafts to support their learning

May

Tuesday 29th

Training Day

The nursery will be closed for staff training

June

Thursday 7th

The Queen’s Birthday

The children will be making Great Brittan flags and crowns to celebrate; we will end the day with a Birthday English Afternoon Tea in the Garden

June

Friday 15th

Father’s Day Fun Day
9:30-10.30am
2:15-3:15pm

The children will make cards and gifts during the lead up to Father’s Day.
Throughout the day a variety of activities and games will be provided for the Fathers to come in and join in with their child.

June

Tuesday 26th

Sports Day – World Cup

Our sports Day will be themed around the countries participating in the 2018 World Cup. Children will be encouraged to wear appropriate colours for their team and will take part in different sporting races.  

July

Wednesday 11th

Teddy bears Picnic

The children will be asked to bring their teddy bears to nursery for a fun filled day and a picnic in the afternoon.

July

Friday 20th

Pre School Graduation
1.30-5

Invitations to follow

August

13th- 17th

People Who Help Us Week

We will be inviting the Vets, Police, Fire Service and Dentist into the nursery to give talks to the children. During the week the children will be taking part in various arts, crafts and planned activities to support their understanding of this topic. We will finish the week with a finale party on the Friday in which the children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite superhero.

August

Wednesday 22nd

Eid

The children will be encouraged to explore different sensed play dough, make and dress up in sari’s and make Eid Cards; the day will be finished with a banquet

August

Thursday 30th

Bright Comets Bake Off
2.15-3:15pm

All parents are invited into the nursery to make cakes and savoury goods with their child

September

Monday 10th

Road Safety Day

Children are encouraged to bring their bikes to school and learn about road safety. We will get the Fire Service and Police in to discuss road safety and will Make various arts and Crafts to support their learning

September

Wednesday 19th

Pirate Day

The children are invited to come to nursery dressed as pirates and engage in activities such as a treasure hunt; pirate themed tuff spots and sand trays; making large pirate ships to use for role play and making patches, hats and telescopes.

September

Friday 28th

Harvest Festival

All parents are asked to donate, fresh vegetables, fruit, bread, packets and tins to the nursery for the children to take to Hatfield Care home, during their visit they will meet the elderly people and sing nursery rhymes. During the week a number of activities will be carried out to explore what harvest festival is.

October

Tuesday 2nd

Grandparents Day
9.30-10.30
2.15-3.15

All grandparents are invited to the nursery at the set times to explore nursery life with their grandchild and participate in a number of fun activities

October

W/c 15th -  20th

Reptile Week

The children will explore reptiles during this week including life cycles and will carry out a number of fun and educational activities surrounding this. The nursery will also be inviting “Zoo Lab” in for all the children to explore a variety of real life reptiles.

October

Friday 26th

Training Day

The nursery will be closed for staff training

October

Wednesday 31st October

Nursery Halloween Party 2-4

The nursery will be decorated with a Halloween theme; the children are asked to come to nursery dressed in spooky fancy dress and will participate in a number of activities such as pumpkin carving, making pumpkin cake, and making various arts and crafts.

November

Wednesday 7th

Diwali

The children will be making lanterns to hang throughout the nursery; making tea light holders to send home and exploring lentils and pulses through play and to create pictures.

November

Friday 9th

Remembrance Day

The children are asked to come to nursery dressed in red. Poppies and other materials will be made available within the reception for people to buy with a small donation. The children will then be making poppy pictures and poppy inspired cakes to take home.

November

Monday 12th

Parents Evening
6:30-8:30pm

10 minutes consultations for the parent and key worker.

November

Tuesday 20th

Bring a Bottle Pyjama Day

The children are asked to come to the nursery dressed in the Pyjama’s and bring a bottle of fizz, alcohol, bubble bath or condiments to donate towards our Christmas Fete bottle tombola

November

Friday 30th

St Andrews Day

We ask that all the children come to nursery dressed in blue and white. We will be doing various activities such as dancing to Scottish music, making biscuits, decorating flags and making a giant 3D Loch Ness Monster

December

Saturday
1st

Christmas Fete 10.30-1.30

Come and join us for some mulled wine, mince pies and festive fun! Christmas stalls, activity stalls and arts and crafts areas will be available for the children as well as a Santa’s grotto, a raffle and a surprise guest.

December

Thursday 6th

Bright Comets Bake Off
2.15-3.15 pm

All parents are invited into the nursery to make cakes and savoury goods with their child

December

Thursday 13th Friday 14th

Pre School Nativity Play 2.30

Invitations to follow

December

Tuesday 18th

Nursery Christmas dinner and party

The children will be having a Christmas lunch and party tea and will participate in party games and Christmas activities throughout the day. Father Christmas will also visit the children to give them a gift.

December

Monday 24th

Christmas Eve- 2 pm Closure

The nursery will close at 2 pm and all parents are expected to collect their child by this time.

Please Note, you are charged for 50 week s of the year however, as some parents do work on Christmas Eve as a gesture of goodwill we have decided to remain open until 2 pm.