Thank you to the Young people on the Creative Pathways employability programme in Barrhead who worked with our children on Wednesday afternoon to make artwork and plant greenery for their garden. This marked the end of a 12-week block … Continue reading →
Some of the children were helping to make banana muffins this week. The children were learning to keep safe when using electrical equipment, as well as learning how to follow a recipe and bake in the oven. A parent was … Continue reading →
Well done to all the children who participated in our very first Sports Day in our new centre. You all did amazingly well. Thank you to all the parents who attended our Sports Day and for your positive feedback. A … Continue reading →
Designing their own obstacle course The children can select a range of materials to design and build their own obstacle course. I wonder what they will select from these loose parts and how will they use it! In conjunction with … Continue reading →
Outside when the children were harvesting the apples and pears form the fruit trees in the nursery garden they noticed a butterfly on a leaf of a tree. “One boy said to the children,” Look it’s a butterfly, come and … Continue reading →
“I’m chopping the carrots for snack.” “I like carrots the rabbits eat them.” “It is hard to cut.” “Can I have a cloth? I need to get the dirt off.” Involving the Children Involving children in meal routines, food choice … Continue reading →
The children have been looking after chicks and learning about the living eggs. They experienced what a chick felt like to touch and filled up the food and water containers. Fun Facts about Chickens for Children A healthy chicken lays about … Continue reading →
“What did you think of the new nursery? “I thought it was awesome and cool, I like the big new nursery and I liked the big crane, the steamroller and the lift. “What was the machinery used for? “It was … Continue reading →
Today the children had the opportunity to visit the residents in Millview Care Home with their parents. We made Easter cards for our friends and the people who work there.” The children are like a little ray of sunshine” … Continue reading →
The children have been creating new sand areas in our playrooms. We asked some of the local businesses in our community for there help. The Casey Tree Company donated logs for our space and another local business transported them to our … Continue reading →
“I was following the bear’s and the numbers up to ten. “I liked number one we made a big noise. “I liked when I saw pictures and I had to do something, then we went back to nursery. “Paddington … Continue reading →
We are are having fun exploring some of our senses touch, smell and sight this week we have investigated shredded paper, angel delight, cooked pasta, shaving foam and glupe. It tasted like yogurt. I played here its … Continue reading →
We are are having fun exploring some of our senses touch, smell and sight this week we have investigated shredded paper, angel delight, cooked pasta, shaving foam and glupe. It tasted like yogurt. I played here its alien ears. Its … Continue reading →
The children were having lots of fun in our mud kitchen café they were painting the kitchen, making soup and magic potions adding herbs leaves and various other items to their large bowl. Our outdoor café is very popular with … Continue reading →
We all know that playing with building toys is beneficial for children but did anyone ever tell you why?
Improves fine motor manipulation and strength: Children have to learn how to move and manipulate various shaped objects, big and small, as well as have the fine motor control to “click” them into place.
Enhances spatial awareness: Building toys helps children enhance the understanding of their body and of the relationships between objects which is crucial for reading readiness.
Encourages thinking and reasoning: These skills are what make children become well-rounded, independent and successful adults!
Involves focus and patience: Children need to work slowly and carefully to be successful at creating their designs.
We have been learning about our bodies. We have been naming all our body parts and learning what we have underneath our skin. The boys and girls have learned we have a skeleton underneath our skin and that it gives … Continue reading →
It’s almost Christmas and the Elf on the Shelf has been leaving some challenges behind the Christmas tree advent calendar. One of them was to build a fireplace for Santa. The elf left some pieces of wood for the children … Continue reading →
To bring the learning to life a local police officer visited the nursery to talk to the children about the vital role the police play in helping and supporting our community. They listened to the PC’s explanations about the many … Continue reading →