Stay and Play is on from tomorrow, Monday 28th January and will last all week. We have planned learning sessions for you to join so that you can experience some of the learning that the children experience daily in our centre. The sessions will take place at 9.15am and 1.15pm and are as follows:
Monday – Cooking on the fire with Val & Jaweria
Tuesday – Literacy & Numeracy with Helen & Yasmin
Wednesday – Bookbug with Zoe – AM Toddlers Playroom & PM Children’s Playroom
Thursday – Baking with Stephanie MacRitchie
Friday – Forest School with Stephanie MacPherson & Sharon McKenna – PM Session for adults 13.15 – 15.15
You are welcome to pop in and play anytime this week from 8am to 6pm.
It’s been a really Scottish week with special Scottish music , Scottish food, Scots stories and a Scottish dancer.
And even Scottish play dough – we made tartan!
A famous Scot turned up too!
We wish all of our families a very happy Burns Night this weekend!
This year we asked our parents if they would donate to charity at Christmas instead of buying staff gifts. Many families took up the offer and we raised an amazing £126 for Oxfam. This week the children chose the real gifts:
- Life-changing Chicken – £13
- Team Toilet – £10
- Safe Water for a Family – £10
- Poverty-busting Pig – £23
- Support for a Refugee – £25
- Super Girl – £13
- Fantastic Farm Kit – £5
- A Super Goat – £25
We donated the spare £2 to help with the printing costs.
The children then ordered the gifts online and the money is now with Oxfam. Our gift cards will be here in January.
Merry Christmas to families in far away places who are living in poverty. We hope that Cart Mill families have helped just a little bit with your struggles.
Thank you also to Esme and her family and to Ben and his family who bought us real gifts too. Esme bought us a UNICEF inspired gift of helping a child to learn and play and Ben bought us fruit credits for a Govan project, Locavore, who help provide fruit to refugee families.
To see the children’s video please click on the link below.
Today the boys and girls in the Children’s Playroom and the Toddler Playroom wore their Christmas jumpers to nursery to support Save the Children!
The children enjoyed showing off all of their different Christmas jumpers and getting into the Christmas spirit!
Today we have been putting up the Christmas trees and everyone has had lots of fun putting on the lights and decorating the trees. The children have also been singing Christmas songs such as ‘Jingle Bells’, We wish you a merry Christmas’ and ‘Away in a Manger’.
Lots of fun and excitement in the centre today with our children who love singing.
The children have had lots of fun this week dressing up for our ”Halloween dress up week”. The boys and girls have been showing off their costumes and sharing jokes and Halloween songs with us that they are going to use for trick or treating tonight!
Wishing all our children, families and staff a very happy and holy day.
Thank you to parents who came along today to find out more information about the benefits of Play. Today we looked at different types of Play and as adults, we also reflected on our own childhood and play experiences. There was time for a play at the end