Hi , Cheryl here I hope you are all well and finding lots of new things to do. Most of you will know that I work in the toddler room and have been there for nearly 2 years now. I grew up in Ayr where my parents had a hotel, then moved to Mearns I went to Kirkhill Primary School and then Mearns Castle High School after that I went straight to Langside College to to my NNEB in childcare. I have three great children 1 girl and 2 boys and 1 fabulous grandson Dylan. Our life’s seem to have revolved around animals 2 of my children work for the SSPCA animal charity and my youngest lives and works as a gamekeeper in Fort William. I have a brilliant mum and dad and a brother and sister and 5 nephews and we have great family events including holidays and bbqs . I hope you like the photos that I have for you which are of the animals that we see and help look after at the animal centre. At the moment they have over 160 animals in their care and any help is always welcome . Keep safe and well and see you all soon.
Hi, hope you are all well. I imagine you are all missing nursery and all the fun we have. I have spent sometime at the hub nursery and seen a few familiar faces which has been great. When I am not at nursery or at home I have another essential job to do which is look after our horse. Everyday we have to make sure his stable is cleaned out and he gets fresh bedding to rest in. We also have to give him fresh hay, clean water and make his feeds up; he has one for breakfast and one for dinner. Now the weather is better he can go out in the fields and get fresh air and exercise. Our horse is called Star and he is 27 years old. He does not get ridden very much now but my grandson enjoys to sit on him and go for a walk. I have also seen some very cute lambs at the farm which are in pens for a few days with their mums and then they also go outside to the fields. Hope you enjoy seeing the pictures of Star. Stay safe and hope to see you all soon. Cheryl x
As the toddlers arrived today they let their friends know that it had snowed again. The toddlers were excited to make their own snow. We measured out some cornflour and conditioner and mixed it together. The toddlers then found some animals that live in the snow and ice , penguins and seals. The toddlers made icebergs for the animals to rest on when they were not in the water and snow. The toddlers discovered that they could see the penguins footprints in the snow and some seals hid under the water.
The toddlers have been excited watching the snow showers and discovering how cold the ice and snow is to touch. The toddlers have spent time making their own snowflake pictures using different materials to paint with. The children used paint brushes,sponge dappers and kitchen brushes to make different patterns in their snowflakes. They have also been practising their fine motor skills using scissors to cut out their snowflakes
The toddlers have spent this week learning about Scotland and St Andrew. We have made our own tartan designs, made flags with play dough and have used blue rice for mark making. We have tasted scotch broth made on the fire, oatcakes and potato scones. We shall finish the week off listening and dancing to bag pipes.
Over the last couple of days the toddlers have been talking about the men and women who worked hard to give us a safe place to grow up in. We also talked about the animals who did great jobs. They made red play dough and printed with paint to make lovely poppies. We used purple paint to make poppies for the animals. On Monday the toddlers had a “ nearly 2 minute silence to think about special people”,