Today we met our new four legged nursery friend Hector. Hector is a one year old miniature Jack Russel and was brought to nursery by Jade, who volunteers with Pets As Therapy. It was Hectors fist ever nursery visit and he really enjoyed all the attention from the boys and girls, so much so he is coming back at the end of term for another visit.
The Pets As Therapy charity aims to bring temporary but regular animal companionship and comfort to patients/residents in hospitals, nursing homes, day care centres etc, by visits from temperament tested registered pets. For more information please look on the Pets As Therapy website. https://www.petsastherapy.org/
The children at Bathgate Early Years Centre enjoy taking responsibility for caring for and growing fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers in our orchard and outdoor areas. Each week they enjoy spending a group time in the green house watering the produce, observing the changes and growth. They have worked hard to label everything they have planted. Please come in and have and look and join our ‘garden gang’.
Each week the fruit man comes to Bathgate Early Years Centre to allow children to select fruit and vegetables for snack. This week the children also used the fruit to make juicy fruit salads to take home. The fruit and veg is available for members of the public to purchase too. The blue van is parked outside the early years centre on Mondays around 12pm. Please feel free to pop inside the van and have a look. The produce is also available to purchase inside nursery at 20 pence per item at our food cooperative. Please ask Mrs Todd for more information.
Also this week Tracy the Tesco Community Champion spent a day in nursery. Children were learning more about where fruit and vegetables come from and how they grow. They also thoroughly enjoyed handling and tasting sessions…….
“Taste d different vegetables.” Katie, aged 4.
“I learned all about potatoes.” Maya, aged 4.
“I learned about carrots.” Jamie, aged 4.
“I liked the sweetcorn.” Ruby, aged 4.
“I liked the carrots.” Romi, aged 4.
“I learned about all the different vegetables.” Grace, aged 5.
“She told us a story about a turnip.” AJ, aged 3.
“Some vegetables grow under the ground and some grow on top.” Megan, aged 4.
“I looked at all the vegetables but I did not like them.” Shay, aged 5.
“I liked all of the vegetables.” Keris Anne, aged 3.
“If you put a potato in the frying pan it turns out crispy.” Matthew, aged 4.
“You get vegetables in the supermarket.” Ava, aged 4.
“I put tomatoes in the fridge to make them cold.” Beth, aged 4.
“Cucumber is juicy.” Siraj, aged 3.
“Sweetcorn is wet.” Gillan, aged 3.
“The people tried and tried to pull the turnip out but needed more help. I Liked the spring onions.” Louis, aged 4.
“They were nippy (spring onions)”. Roisin, aged 4.
“I liked cucumber, It’s green and sweet and juicy and watery.” Megan, aged 4.