Pre School Jo Jingles!
Jo Jingles in Pre-school every Wednesday!
Whole Nursery Stay And Play Sessions
Parents are always welcome to Stay and Play! please speak to a member of staff if you would like to come in.
Whole Nursery National Pet Month
All month we will be focusing on animals to commemorate National Pets Month. We are hoping to get lots of pets to come into nursery during the month. We hope you will send in your pets photo too!
Whole Nursery Easter Time
A little reminder that the nursery will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday. We would like to wish all our children and their families a very Happy Easter!
Whole Nursery St. George's Day!
St. George is the patron saint of England. Today we will be celebrating St. George’s Day with lots of exciting activities. We will be making shields and painting dragons and flags and John will be cooking a traditional lunch and tea.
Whole Nursery Nursery Closed - May Day Celebrations
The Nursery will be closed for the May Bank holiday and re-open on Tuesday 7th May where we will be celebrating May Day. This is a traditional English celebration to wake up the Spring flowers. There will be lots of singing and dancing as well as dancing around the Maypole.
Whole Nursery National Bike Week
This week is National Bike Week, we will be creating a ‘Chrysalis Velodrome’ in front of the nursery.
Monday – Cocoons will be riding our sit and ride cars etc around the ‘Velodrome’.
Wednesday – The Butterflies children are welcome to bring in their own bike/scooter and helmet from home to ride around the ‘Chrysalis Velodrome’.
Thursday – The Pre-school children are welcome to bring in their own bike/scooter and helmet from home to ride around the ‘Chrysalis Velodrome’.
We will also be talking to the children about road safety.
If your child doesn’t have a bike/scooter or you are unable to bring one into nursery please don’t worry as we have lots in nursery.
Pre School Trip To The Monkey Forest
We will be taking all the children who will be starting school in September to the Monkey Forest at Trentham Gardens. The children will travel by coach (all children will have a seat belt for safety) and enjoy walking around the Monkey Forest, have a picnic lunch and lots of fun in the play area before returning to nursery for 3pm. It is always such a fun day!
Toddlers Butterfly Awareness Day
Throughout June we will be caring for our tiny caterpillars which we order from Insect Lore every year. We will care for them and watch them change into their Cocoon and then into a butterfly which we hope to set free on the Pre-school Graduation Day on Sunday 23rd June.
On the 4th June through activities we hope to raise awareness of butterflies and the impact they are as pollinators.
Whole Nursery Queens Official Birthday
We will be celebrating the Queen’s Official Birthday on Monday 10th June (her real birthday is 21st April). We will be having a party tea and the Pre-school children will be making their very own card to send to her to wish her a very Happy 92nd Birthday.
Whole Nursery Happy Father's Day
We would like to wish our wonderful Daddies a very Happy Father’s Day – enjoy your day!
Pre School Graduation Day!
Our children who will be starting school in September will be performing an informal ceremony for their parents and their families. You are invited to watch your child perform and sing from 2.00 – 4.00. A wonderful afternoon with a buffet tea and many activities for the children to take part in. We hope you can all make it, more information will be given to you nearer the time so keep the date in your diary!
Whole Nursery All About Colour
Throughout the month we will be learning through play all the colours around us, rainbow colours, black and white opposites and our favourite colours.
Pre School World Wide Web
World Wide web day – a time to celebrate our wonderful ‘Tech World’. At a click of a button the children can learn so much, they will be browsing the web, painting on the paint programme – the list is endless.
Whole Nursery International Literacy Day
International Literacy Day is celebrated annually to focus on the need for literacy. The children will be reading stories, making up their own and singing lots of nursery rhymes throughout the day.
Whole Nursery Roald Dahl Day
To celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday we shall be having a fun day of Roald Dahl stories with lots of craft related activities.
Whole Nursery National Playdough Day
National Playdough Day celebrates a great childhood play toy. It allows the children to express their creativity and strengthen muscles in tiny hands. The learning opportunities are endless. Today there will be so many activities linked to playdough.
Toddlers Talk Like A Pirate/Princess Day
Today Butterflies and Pre-school will be having a fun day pretending to be a Pirate or Princess. They will be walking the plank, enjoy stories, making tiaras and telescopes and singing sea shanties.
Whole Nursery Jeans For Genes
Today is Genes for Jeans day we would like everyone to come to nursery dressed in their favourite denim outfits to raise money and awareness, admission to nursery is £1 (optional). The children will be doing lots of denim activities and enjoying walking on the catwalk to show off their outfits.
Whole Nursery Macmillans Coffee Morning
We will be having our own staff coffee morning but there will be a cake stall for parents to buy a cake to take to work or have for tea later. If you would like to donate a cake please bring into nursery either Thursday or Friday morning. We hope to raise lots of money for this cause to our hearts. Thank you.
Pre School Rosh Hashanah
Roah Hashanah is known as the the New Year in the Jewish calendar. It is a time of family gatherings, special meals and sweet foods. The Pre-school children will be picking apples off the nursery trees and dipping them in honey , it is a Jewish blessing so that the year will be as sweet as honey. John will also be cooking a lovely Jewish meal.
Whole Nursery Nursery Photographer
We are looking forward to AB Photographs returning to nursery on Monday 30th September and Tuesday 1st October. Look out for notices nearer the time, you will also be given a slip to say if you would like your child’s photo taken. Don’t worry if it is a day your child doesn’t attend nursery there will be times when you can bring your child in. Last year the photos were amazing!
Whole Nursery Make Some Noise Day!
Today we will be having lots of fun ‘making noise’ for the Global Make Some Noise day. We will be singing, playing musical instruments, laughing out loud and so much more! A non-stop day of music and chatter and getting together with our friends!
Pre School Grandparents Week
Our Pre-school Grandparents are invited to ‘come and play’ and have afternoon tea together with their grandchild on Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th, and Thursday 10th October 2.00 – 4.00.
Invitations will be going out in September so make a note in your diary. We look forward to meeting out Pre-school Grandparents and having a wonderful afternoon.
Whole Nursery Baking Week
We are always baking in the nursery but this week we will be baking every day, the children just love it. The children will be weighing out ingredients, stirring, mixing as well as enjoying eating their fayre. So much maths language and knowledge and understanding opportunities as well as having fun!
Pre School Diwali - The Hindu Festival of Light
Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights which last for 3-5 days. Indian families celebrate with colourful festivals. Today the Pre-schoolers will be making colourful clay diyas and creating their own rangoli patterns. John will also be cooking a delicious Indian meal.
Whole Nursery Halloween Fun!
We will be having lots of spooky fun celebrating Halloween. Come along and join us in your best Halloween costume. There will be lots of craft activities, witches brew and a spooky disco. Please, no scary masks. Thank you.
Whole Nursery Bonfire Night
On Tuesday 5th November the children will be taking part in lots of sparkly craft ideas. They will be learning about fire safety and enjoying ‘a pretend bonfire tea’!
Whole Nursery First Aid For Parents
We are hoping to run a First Aid course for parents – we will keep you posted!
Whole Nursery Remembrance Day
At 11.00 today the children will sit quietly to remember our dear soldiers.
Throughout the day they will make their own poppies and poppy creations. We will always remember them!
Whole Nursery World Kindness Day
World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on 13th November. Today like any other day at Chrysalis we will attempt to make the World a better place through our activities we will be promoting good deeds and acts of kindness to one another.