Learning about dinosaurs

Learning about what dinosaurs eat

The dinosaurs were out and about in the Pre School Minors room exploring their new room for the week. Over the last week children have been learning all about the different types of dinosaurs and which ones eat leaves, meat or fish. Practitioners … [Read More...]

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Winter crafts ideas for children

As  the winter season has approached, children at nursery are  joining in fun winter art activities. According to the Early Years Foundation Stage its about allowing children the opportunities to explore materials not necessarily about making an end … [Read More...]

Adding jam to the tarts

Making jam tarts

The children in Toddler Plus had a fun afternoon making jam tarts.They washed their hands, joined their friends at the table and waited for instructions. Practitioners Sophie and Allaina showed the children the ingredients and asked them if they knew … [Read More...]

Making cornbread

A baking session making Cornbread

The children in baby plus at Daisykins day nursery had great fun participating in the National Children's Food Festival bread challenge. The challenge was to bake a yummy bread from around the world and baby plus chose to make corn bread from … [Read More...]

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A day trip to Hatton Country World

The children from Toddler Room had a unforgettable day out at Hatton Country Farm, they were very excited coming into nursery and couldn't wait to see the animals. Hatton County World is set in a beautiful surroundings offering vast amounts of … [Read More...]

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Fruit and vegetable picking at Malt Kiln Farm

Children from Daisykins Nursery climbed aboard the mini bus and set off for a trip to Malt Kiln Farm to join in Strawberry picking. The older children paired up with their friends, collected their tubs and ventured off to find the strawberries whilst … [Read More...]

Being a scientists

Causing a reaction using baking powder

A simple but effective science experiment was prepared by practitioner Andrea from Toddler Plus. The children put on their goggles and jackets and sat waiting for the experiment to begin. Andrea explained to the children the name of each ingredient … [Read More...]

Meeting the pigs

Old McDonald brought his animals to nursery

A local company called Tiny Hooves Mobile Farm brought their mobile farm to Daisykins nursery in Rugby. This day trip out for the animals was to celebrate National Children's Food Festival week 2014, it was to help teach children where the food that … [Read More...]

Looking at a cocoa bean

Visit to Cadbury World in Bournville

As part of National Children's Food Festival Week 2014 a fun day out learning all about chocolate was planned for a group of children. The children excitedly climbed aboard the mini bus and sat patiently waiting to see if they could spot Cadbury … [Read More...]

Mark making

Developing children’s mark making

The children in Baby Plus got creative this morning using a variety of tools to make marks and to mix colours. The practitioners provided the children with tools that were easier for them to use as they had large handles which enabled the children to … [Read More...]

breastfeeding baby

Helpful advice with breastfeeding

Human milk is the absolute perfect food for an infant- it is full of living antibodies and customised for your baby. The benefits of breastfeeding your baby extends well beyond just basic nutrition. In addition to containing all the basic nutrients … [Read More...]

Looking after babies skin

Looking After Your Baby’s Skin

We all know that the baby’s skin is often sensitive. But why?  The baby’s first year of his or her life is usually spent in developing physical features and developing brain structure. The dermis which is the skin’s top layer is often still not fully … [Read More...]

Exploring ICT

Learning about animals using ICT

Daisykins Nursery in Rugby have been working hard to introduce fantastic new ICT resources into every room of the nursery to give children more opportunities to learn through interactive software. Baby plus couldn't wait to explore their new tablet … [Read More...]

Story Time

Once Upon a time….

Story time at Daisykins nursery is a fundamental part of our routine  it helps children to understand the time of the day and it encourages the development of early literacy skills. A book box containing an variety of books are readily available in … [Read More...]

Sports day

An energetic sports day

The children in Pre-school Minors room at Daisykins nursery in Rugby celebrated the end of the year and the near transition to Great dais preschool with a sports day. The children had been learning a lot about sports from their sports topic which was … [Read More...]