Over the last few months we have held different themed parent mornings at our Whitehall Daisykins Nursery in Rugby. During March we arranged a story morning for each of the rooms. Parents were encouraged to come in and spend some time with their children and enjoy one of the children’s favourite stories, taking part in some different activities related to these.
The first to have their story morning was Pre-School and their chosen book was ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. The bay window in the reception area was transformed into a cosy corner with cushions and blankets and different stations were set up for the children to explore. Small groups of the Pre-School children were then encouraged to come down and take part. The children gathered in the cosy corner and all sat beautifully listening to the story being read. Some of the Pre-Schoolers even joined in with the words as they knew the story so well! After the story was finished the children we’re informed they had been sent a letter by the bear himself. It informed them that he wasn’t trying to be scary he was just looking to play hide and seek with them, and asked if the wanted to join him for a game in soft play. A practitioner informed them that there were lost of different bears hiding in Daisy tumble and that they needed to go and hunt for them. The children were all very excited and went off to re-enact their own mini bear hunt. When they returned to the reception area they then explored the activities that had been set out. These included a Bear Hunt themed tuft spot, colouring sheets, a matching game.
In Toddlers their chosen book was “The Gruffalo” and some parents came to join in with the fun this time. The children enjoyed listening to the story and then explored the different activities that had been set out. These included a Gruffalo themed tuft spot, which involved stones, mud, twigs, sand and sparkly paper. The children used puppets to attempt to re-enact the story within it.
At our Whitehall Daisykins Nursery in Rugby we like to promote parent partnerships and encourage parents to see how their children interact within the setting. So look out for more parent/carer mornings and events in the near future.
The children have been exploring science at Daisykins Nursery in Rugby as part of National Science Week. The Practitioners in Pre-School have provided a range of activities for the children to take part in and explore.
Practitioners planned activities that would help the children explore using their five different senses. One of these activities involved a practitioner creating some smelly paints for the children to paint with. They encouraged them to describe and identify what they could smell and then make their own pictures using them. The scents included banana, cinnamon, mixed spice, strawberry and vanilla.
To explore their sense of taste the children were given lemon, lime, dark chocolate, cucumber, milk chocolate and strawberries to try and then talk about what they thought they tasted like. Comments included, “It’s sweet!”, “That’s one’s bitter” and “Ooooo it’s sour!”
To explore how colours can change a practitioner encouraged the children to add food colouring of the primary colours to six cups of water. They then draped kitchen roll into two of the cups and the children watched what was happening. After the kitchen paper had absorbed the water the children were encouraged to squeeze out the water into a third cup and see what had happened – it had made three secondary colours! Another experiment involved placing skittles in a circle on a plate and then drizzling water over them. The children were amazed to see a rainbow of colours appear!
Here at Daisykins Nursery in Rugby practitioners strive to continually provide activities that will fascinate the children and encourage them to explore different aspects of the world around them.
Early Years Practitioner
Daisykins Nursery – Rugby
|Daisykins Nursery in Rugby is looking for a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner to work within our outstanding setting.
The job role will involve looking after a key group of children, completing development documents and communicating with parents about child’s development. The successful candidate will be required to plan and implement activities according to the child’s development. Good communication skills are required as well as good written skills. Being able to work as a part of the team is essential.
Knowledge of the EYFS is essential as well experience of working in a nursery environment.
Daisykins is committed to safeguarding all adults and children.
A full enhanced disclosure with be required and references will be requested prior to interview.
Job Type: Full-time
Please contact us on 01788 552200 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to apply.