Spring Gardening Activities For Families

Spring Gardening Activities For Families

Spring is fast approaching, and it’s the perfect time to introduce your little ones to the wonders of gardening! Engaging in gardening activities with young children not only fosters a love for nature but also provides valuable learning experiences. Our nursery...
Curriculum Implementation

Curriculum Implementation

Since September 2021 we have seen the implementation of the new statutory framework for early years provision. This was the biggest overhaul of the early years framework since 2012 after much consultation across the early years sector, ensuring the sector felt...
Providing SEND Support

Providing SEND Support

At YMCA Day Nursery we support a number of SEND children and their families to access the right support and services to ensure their child receives the best start in life. We have worked with other professionals preparing families for the transitions which will take...
The Wonder of Wondering

The Wonder of Wondering

Why use ‘I Wonder’ questions you may ask? The answer is simple; we want our children to explore, be curious and think deeply about the world around them. One way we can do this is to model the use of ‘I Wonder…’ questions. Children imitate adults and so when we...
Christmas at YMCA Day Nursery

Christmas at YMCA Day Nursery

What a Christmas we’ve had at YMCA Day Nursery! We kicked off the festivities by holding 2 successful Christmas sing-alongs that saw Cafe 1879 packed to the rafters with the children’s family and friends. We hosted another popular Christmas Fayre over the North...