Events

2019 Events

Month

Date

Event

Notes

October

Thursday 17th

Animal
Day

The children will be exploring and learning about different animals and species, including reptiles, mini beasts, farm and zoo animals.  They 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 animals.

October

Wednesday 30th

Training Day

The nursery will be closed for staff training

October

Thursday 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

Friday 8th

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 11th

Parents Evening
6:30-8:30pm

10 minutes consultations for the parent and key worker.

November

Monday 18th

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

Wednesday 27th

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 29th

St Andrews Day

We ask that all the children come to nursery dressed in blue and white. We will also be making some Scottish flags to send home.

November

TBC

Children in Need

Children/staff plan activities to  fundraising to make a difference  

December

Saturday
7th

Christmas Fete 10-1

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

Tuesday 10th Wednesday 11th

Pre School Nativity Play 2.30

Invitations to follow

December

Wednesday 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

Tuesday 24th

Christmas Eve- 2pm Closure

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

 

2020 Events and Celebrations

Month

Date

Event

Notes

January

Tuesday 14th

Bright Comets Bake Off
2:15-3:15

Parents & Carers are invited to attend the nursery, to make a selection of savour snacks with their children. This is a great opportunity to share ideas and have fun whilst promoting healthy eating.

January

Friday 24th

Saturday 25th – Official day

Chinese New  Year

We will provide the children with some learning opportunities to explore the Chinese culture this incudes; themed tuff spots, using chop sticks and tasting some Chinese food.

February

Thursday 13th

Pizza Party

One of the most popular foods on the planet – Pizza.
The children will be given the opportunity to go to the shops to purchase ingredients and to make their own design of pizza and discuss their choices.

February

Wednesday 19th

Training Day

The nursery will be closed for staff training

February

Tuesday 25th  

Pancake day

We will be providing the children some learning opportunities around pan cake day, including looking at the ingredients for a pancake and mixing them together, flipping pancakes and for tea they will get to taste some pancakes with a choice of their topping! Yum!

March

Thursday 5th

World book day

Children/staff are to come dressed in as a character from their favourite book if they want to.
As we feel books and early reading are very important for children we would like to invite
Parents in 9:30-10:00am to read with the children.
 Throughout the day the children will be encouraged to talk about their favourite stories and staff will be reading these to them in a variety of different ways such as, puppet shows, role play, interactive stories etc.

March

Friday 20th

Mother’s Day  Messy Play & Afternoon Tea
2:30-4:00pm

The children will have the opportunity to take part in making cards and gifts and a variety of messy play will be provided. Mothers will be Welcomed to come in and explore this with their child and an afternoon tea will be available from 3:30pm alongside the children.  

April

Week commencing 6th

Easter fun week

Throughout the week the children will be able to take part in a variety of Easter activities.
On Thursday the 9th we will have an Easter Egg hunt for all of the children to take part if they want to.

April

Wednesday 22nd

Parents Evening
6:30pm-8pm

Parent & Key Worker 10 minutes consultations

April

Monday 20th

Mad about Maths
9:15-10:15

Today we will be doing lots of fun maths activities and making maths fun.
Throughout the day we will be doing various activities looking at number recognition, going on shape hunts and singing number rhymes.
Parents are invited in between 9:15 and 10:15 to take part in these activities and get some ideas how to make learning maths fun at home.

May

Tuesday 5th-15th

Ducklings visit

The children will have the chance to see some duckling eggs hatch and to take care of them in their early days.
The ducks will be seen by all ages and we will be learning about growth, life cycles and how we care for living things.

May

 Wednesday 20th  

Road Safety Day 

Children are encouraged to bring their bikes to nursery and learn about road safety. We will use our Road Safety role play equipment in the garden for the children to use during role play and the older children will learn about different types of crossings. We will also make various arts and crafts to support their learning.

May

Friday 29th

Training Day

The nursery will be closed for staff training

June

W/C 1st– 5th

Growing week

This week we will be focusing on learning more about lifecycles and looking at how things grow. This will include a butterfly farm, as well as planting in the garden ready for the Summer.

June

Friday 19th

Father’s Day, Fun Day
9:15-10.45
am

All males are welcome to join in the celebration of Father’s day.
Activities will be planned throughout the session for all children to take part and make crafts to take home to their loved ones.

July

Wednesday 1st 

Sports Day

 Children will be encouraged to wear their team colour and take part in different sporting races throughout the day. Times and Groups TBC.

July

Thursday 9th

Teddy bears Picnic

The children will be asked to bring their favourite teddy bears to nursery for a fun filled day of activities and to use as a talking point. We will have a Teddy bears picnic in the afternoon.

July

Thursday 16th

Pre School Graduation
1.30-5

Invitations to follow with further details.
Graduation ceremony is for children who will be leaving to start reception.

August

Monday 3rd

Eid

The children will have the opportunity to explore different activities to explore the Eid celebration this includes; different sensed play dough, dressing up in sari’s and making Eid Cards if they wish; the day will be finished with a banquet tea.

August

Wednesday 5th

National colour day.

Children will be encouraged to explore the world looking at different shades of colour, we will have different activities set out which will encourage early colour recognition and even mixing colours together such as, painting, bubbles and powder paint. If they would like to the children are encouraged to wear their favourite colour to nursery.

August

17th-21st

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 have the opportunity to discuss and explore what people who help us do and why. The week will finish off with a finale party on the Friday in which the children can come dressed up as their favourite hero who helps us.  

September

Tuesday 8th

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 eye patches, hats, maps and telescopes to use in their role play.

September

Wednesday 23rd

Yom Kippur

The children will be given the opportunity to explore the Jewish celebration by making crafts and cards to take home if they want to and we will be incorporating our British values about being kind and reflecting on what we can do which is good and makes others happy.

October

Tuesday 6th

Parents Evening
6:30pm-8pm

Parent & Key Worker 10 minutes consultations

October

Wednesday 13th

Family Day
9.30-10.30
2.15-3.15

All family members are invited to spend time at the nursery to explore nursery life with their child and to participate in a number of fun activities.

October

Thursday 15th

Global hand washing day

The aim of the day is to focus on increasing the awareness and understanding of the benefits of handwashing. Whilst we do this on a daily basis we will be focusing on how important hygiene practices are particularly around this season.

October

Wednesday 21st 

Animal
Day

The children will be exploring and learning about different animals and species, including reptiles, mini beasts, and farm and zoo animals. 
They will carry out a number of fun and educational activities surrounding this.
The children are welcome to dress up as the favourite  animal for the day 

October

Thursday 29th 

Training Day

The nursery will be closed for staff training

October

Friday 30th  October

Halloween

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

November

Friday 13th 

Diwali

The children will have the opportunity to take part in making some resources to celebrate Diwali this include, lanterns, tea light holders to and exploring lentils and pulses through play and to create pictures.

November

Tuesday 24th 

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

TBC

Children in Need

Children/staff plan activities to fundraise to make a difference for those children who are in need. This is our one charity day per year to introduce to children what charities are and how we can support them/raise money.

December

Saturday
5th

Christmas Fete 10-1

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

December

Tuesday 8th
 2:30
Wednesday 9th  10:30

Pre-School Christmas Concert

More information to follow

December

Wednesday 16th

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

Thursday 24th

Christmas Eve- 2pm Closure

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