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…

Let's play. Snow excuses!

Let’s play. Snow excuses!

When it snows, it’s just an amazing excuse to get outside and get fingers and faces into contact with the natural environment. The children of YMCA Day Nursery loved exploring our garden areas, making footprint patterns with their feet and snowballs using their hands. The really know how to use the word “cold” now! When…

Value of Keyworkers

The value of Key Workers

Since opening our doors on 8th January, we’ve welcomed children of all ages (0 – 5 years) into the setting. The children have settled exceptionally well due, in part, to a system of dedicated Key Workers. The role of our Key Workers is to ensure that every child forms positive relationships with other children from…