What to do with a cardboard box?

The children in the studio room have been showing an interest in being creative with cardboard boxes making lots of wonderful objects exploring their mark making skills and different materials for mark making!

The children then read a story with Emma. The story was about how a cardboard box can be anything your imagination wants it to be and how it can be recycled into anything…

The children then made a mind map with all of their own suggestions, thoughts and ideas about what they could make using the different sized cardboard boxes that we have in our room.

Then we recorded our idea’s in our learning floorbooks.. Fantastic ideas children! What a creative bunch we have at Cart Mill!

Safe in the Sun

At our centre we value learning in the outdoors and children have free access to the garden all day. There is a risk during periods of hot weather that children’s skin could be damaged by the harmful rays of the sun which could lead to skin cancer in later life.

When we experience a period of extended hot weather we would advise that you follow our sun protection protocol stated below.

• We would ask that you apply the first coat of sun cream to your child before you bring them to our centre in the morning or afternoon. Sun cream should have a factor of at least SPF 30 and have 4/5 star protection against UVA and UVB rays.
• Please leave a sun cream with us for your child which has their name on it.
• Staff will then apply further coats if and when required depending on the heat of the sun and the length of time spent outdoors or if they stay for an extended day.
• We would ask that your child always has a sun hat (one with a wide brim and neck protection is ideal) and at least a short sleeved T-shirt to protect their shoulders from the sun.

Following this protocol will ensure will ensure that children can continue to enjoy their outdoor experiences.

For more information on sun safety click this link to the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/safety-in-the-sun/