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Stay, Play & Learn (Oak Room)

We had a lovely week of Stay, Play and Learn sessions with parents. It was absolutely lovely to have them join us for some fun, learning and play. We had three sessions: Messy Play: The children loved getting messy and creative with some orb balls, sand and water play, shaving foam and cooked spaghetti! They…

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Forest School Learning (Chestnut Room)

Yesterday we had a great day out at the woods where we learnt to cook outdoors. We learnt how to stay safe around a camping stove, while discussing different tastes and textures from our lunch Ollie “Thats disgusting” (Smash potato) Abel “It’s a thumbs up” Fabian “Sausages” Sydney “I want 1,2,3,4,5 sausages” Jaxson “I had…

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Stay, Play & Learn (Chestnut Room)

It was so lovely to be able to welcome parents back into the centre for our learning sessions. This term we had 3 sessions: Literacy: The children listened to the Gruffalo story and then made some story stones. The story stones, once made, encourage the children to retell the story back and list the order…

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🚲 Our first outing 🚲 Oak Room

We have been so lucky to have received these fantastic cargo bikes for the childcare centre, courtesy of Soirbheas. 🤗 Four members of staff undertook training yesterday with Kevin @42cycling to get familiar with the bikes and the maintenance requirements🪛🔧 These cargo bikes can carry up to 6 children in each, with a drop down…

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Oak Rooms visit to the library📖🪱

This week the children in the Oak room had a visit to our local library. The children each chose a book that they liked the look of to take back to nursery and share with their friends. The children had the opportunity to share their stories with friends and staff. Some of the children were…

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October Holiday Club Reminder

October Holiday Club booking form – October Holiday club 2022 Don’t forget to book your October holiday club before Monday the 3rd of October to receive our early bird rate   GREAT NEWS – There is such a thing as a free lunch – We have been awarded some funding from the ESF Food and…

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Hill To Grill Workshop

This week both rooms merged for forest school to undertake a very exciting workshop. We were joined by Linzi from the ‘hill to grill’ project and Rule, a forest ranger from Kintail, who lead on some fun activities for the children focused around the life cycle of deer. The children engaged wonderfully with the games,…

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The Queen (Oak Room)

This week our learning has been inspired by the current events regarding the royal family. We have spent this week commemorating the Queen and learning about all of the important things she did throughout her life. The children have been looking at pictures of the queen and the palace where she lived. The children watched…

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The Queen (Chestnut Room)

While visiting the library the children found a photo of the Queen which prompted a conversation. Sydney “Thats the Queen she died” Staff took this learning forward in some detail with a visit to the local monument to leave some flowers and a tea party.

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Bank Holiday Monday 19th September

*Bank Holiday Monday 19th September* CHILDCARE CENTRE CLOSED The Highland Council has confirmed that it will observe the State Funeral on Monday 19 September 2022 and the Council will follow the designated national Bank Holiday.  All schools, Council offices and service points will be closed to the public. This means the childcare centre will also…

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