Nursery Settling in Process

Here at YMCA Day Nursery we understand that first impressions are not only incredibly important to you, but to your children too. We have taken the time to assess the impact these initial days can have and created a unique settling in process which we hope will provide you with confidence in our staff, and…

Halloween Stay and Play

We hosted our first ‘stay and play’ for parents and carers to come and see what their children get up to at nursery. We thought it would be fun to hold it on Halloween and have spooky activities for the children and parents to participate in.We had lots of messy activities set out in each…

A Sensational Experience

Here at YMCA Day Nursery, we have a fantastic multi-sensory room thanks to a generous donation from Thomas Cook Children’s Charity, which has enabled us to install some rather high tech equipment. The building was previously a bank which contained a large safe room on the ground floor which has now been transformed into a…

Fun at the allotment!

This week we took the children for a visit to our allotment, just a short 5-minute walk from the nursery. On the way, we talked about road safety, what we would find at the allotment and what we would do while we were there. All children should have access to the great outdoors, who wouldn’t love the…

June Update

Every month each room picks a storybook to focus on. We believe stories are a great base to plan exciting learning opportunities around. Our book this month has been the Very Hungry Caterpillar. The children really enjoyed spending time reading with staff, as well as on their own, and then took part in lots of…