The new Nursery will be offering 60+ childcare places for children from 0-5 years in a wonderful purpose built day nursery where every child is encouraged to explore, use their imagination and reach their full potential!
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The children and their families at Blackberries had a wonderful morning of festive cheer with the children singing Christmas jingles, the parents enjoying tea and mince pies as well as looking around the nursery at the art work and a chance to buy handmade decorations from the children, raising funds for the nurseries. The children then had a chance to visit Santa’s grotto and each child received a gift!
Mrs. Santa visited the children and families at our March setting.
Our Polish families enjoyed celebrations and traditional games and food for St Andrews Day in November 2011. Children and parents joined in activities and crafts with Magdalena Laba bringing a taste of Polish culture to the children. Other daily activities like cooking an story time are attended by parents where English is a second language and for all children it is a chance to learn, hear new sounds and have fun.
Blackberries pre-school children visited a local garden centre to choose the nursery Christmas Tree. The children enjoyed looking at all the trees and touching the pine needles and seeing how soft or pointy they were. With busy parents and work schedules many children today miss out on the preparation for our busy festive season. The nursery staff and children and a great morning wondering between the rows of trees and choosing two small trees for the nursery Santa grotto and seeing them go into the big machine that wraps the trees ready for home!.
Blackberries pre- school children enjoy time getting out and about in the local community. It is important that young children enjoy and begin to understand everyday life experiences linking to Knowledge and Understanding of the world around them.
The children have recently visited the locacl market and shopped for local grown fresh produce. The children came back to the nursery and talked about the trip, the food and then prepared some homemade recipes making coleslaw with cabbages and onions and vegetable soup.
Pre-School Children visited Blackberry Farm to pick apples and listen to the popular story book by Jane Pilgrim about Ernest Owl at Blackberry Farm. Blackberry Farm is the birth place of the Blackberries Childcare Group where children were cared for in the home environment by childminders that began the Blackberry House Day Nursery journey. The wonderful gardens and orchards were explored by the children and bags of apples were taken back to the nursery to bake apple pies!
Blackberries enjoy being out and about in their local community discovering where food comes from and how it arrives in our supermarkets. This is part of Blackberries Food for Life programme. Pre-school enjoyed another trip to Oakley Farms, Outwell this year to see the Pumpkins. Children saw pumpkins of all shapes and sizes and how they get form the fields to the supermarkets. Each child received a small pumpkin and the nursery benefitted for larger ones to make pumpkin soup and Jack O lanterns.
National family week was celebrated at Blackberry House Day Nursery this past week with events held for parents to join their children for Breakfast, Bike Day, Art Morning, Polish Information evening with Blackberries bilingual nursery nurse Magdalena Laba and the “Big Lunch “ on Sunday.
Families joined nursery staff for a big family lunch and fun day. Blackberries is participating in the Food for Life programmes and was supported by local farmer Peter Lankfer who brought a “little red Tractor” for the children to explore. Local fresh produce supplier who deliver weekly to the nursery Fresh Appeal donated a Fresh Fruit Basket for a raffle which raised £25.00.
Children enjoyed Story Time in the nurseries outdoor reading area with “Snow White” costumes courtesy of March Fancy Dress Hire Abracadabra.