All posts by Ms Partridge

The toddlers eggs-celent hunt!

We’re going on an egg hunt… we’re going to catch a big one!!

Today the toddlers got a visit from the Easter bunny 🐰 we had lots of fun exploring the garden trying to find all the Easter eggs hidden around. Are they under, over, inside, beside? It got our problem solving heads on, and even had a special map to help us find them all! We had lots of fun!

                                                          Have a lovely Easter everybody 🐰 🥚 xx

Learning sign language

As we have been learning some basic signs in the toddler room we use daily to help us communicate, the children have been enjoying practicing them! Today we learned some new signs like “sleep”, “snack” “thank you” etc. Here are some of our clever children trying them out.

“Thank you”

this is a tricky one to illustrate, so the girls done a motion each 🙂

“Snack”

“sleep”

“Well done”

We will practice different signs this week, so stay tuned 🙂 thank you to all our clever helpers!

New friends..

In the toddler room today we have been playing games with the colourful parachute!

As we have been making lots of new friendships in the toddler room, this has helped us to develop our sharing and turn taking skills and have lots of fun too. We have been practising our turn taking in the garden on the balancing beams too. We have been very busy!  

Emotions are good for us!

Hi everyone, Sami here! Hope everyone is well and safe 🙂

I know everyone is probably feeling very heightened emotions right now, and that’s okay. Some days are great, some days are just fine and some days are harder than others. So I thought it might be fun to talk about these feelings. When the children in nursery are feeling like that I like to do a fun wee emotions activity. It can be as serious or as silly as you want! Let’s face it, the sillier the better! Some of the emotions we may be feeling are happy! Let’s acknowledge those days 🙂 Some days we may be feeling sad, or scared or even angry. We should acknowledge these days too. Let’s all try it? Look in the mirror and see how you are feeling. Maybe we could even make an emotions journal?

Most importantly, be proud of yourselves for getting through every day! I honestly can’t wait until we are all reunited and can be our wee nursery family once again. Until that day comes, look after yourselves and stay safe! Sami 🙂 x

Getting to know Sami

Hi everyone, Sami here! Time to share some things about me that you may not know 🙂 It’s been so nice reading everyone’s blogs. I’ve even learned some new things I didn’t know before!

During lockdown I have been painting feature walls galore, and upcycling all of my old furniture in my flat. I am missing my Friday night sewing dates I usually have at my Mum’s, so it’s been good getting creative in other ways. Although now that she has two new puppies, I think sewing date Friday’s may be a little tricky 🙂

My Mum got married in Australia to Gordon, who was her best friend in school. I even had the pleasure of walking her down the aisle. They are real life soulmates!

 

My Mum and I are like best pals and I am so blessed to have the relationship with her that I do. A lot of people think we look alike, do you think we do?

I also have a big brother Paul. We were always very close growing up. He even used to practice WWF wrestling moves on me!! Ironically, he has always been very protective of me 🙂  And we are still very close as adults 🙂


I love staying fit and trying to make exercising fun like hill walking, and have done the Race for Life the last few years too with my family. I will miss it this year, but am setting myself the challenge to run the 10k anyway on my own… Pray for Sami!


I have also attended a Mindfulness class for the past 3 years, and it has helped me lots during this time as it focuses on meditation and being present in the moment. For anyone who may find this helpful, the man who runs the class has made the facebook page public so that people can try and get a taste of mindfulness in the comfort of their own home. The facebook page is “Martin Stepek’s Ten for Zen.” I hope it helps you as much as it helps me!

Above all I am missing my family tremendously, and all my little friends too. Can’t wait to see everyone again when it’s safe to do so! Take care everyone 🙂 Sami xx