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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...]

Opening the post box door

Posting letters

The children in Baby plus had brilliant fun and spent a lot of time concentrating hard posting letters into the post box. As soon as the post box was brought out it created immediate fascination for the children and has become a firm favourite toy … [Read More...]

Pre school Fair well party

Pre School end of year party 2014

The time has come to say fair well to our Pre School children who are moving onto big school. Some of our children began their journey with us in baby room and we have watched them grow and flourish into independent learners who will carry on … [Read More...]

Mark making

Early Mark Making Skills and Emergent Writing

Daisykins Nursery have been very busy introducing mark making stations and expressive arts and designs into every room. Pre-School minors have been very busy making the most of their new area and have enjoyed making choices and exploring the … [Read More...]

Massaging babies feet

Baby massage classes held at nursery

Jody Phillipson, joint business owner of Pitter Patter held a baby massage class at Daisykins nursery. She explained to the group what baby massage is and the benefits it can offer to both parents and babies. Baby massage is a great way to … [Read More...]

Look it's a dinosaur

Gullivers Land and Dinosaur Park

After a trip to our local library in Rugby Baby plus participated in activities about dinosaurs, they spent a few weeks of exploring and discovering more about dinosaurs. To help the children learn more about dinosaurs practitioners decided to take … [Read More...]