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Litter Pick Mission!

From attending forest school each Thursday, the children voiced their interest in doing their own litter pick after seeing an astonishing amount of rubbish scattered in the verge. We got on our hi-vis jackets and took on the mission! The kids were fantastic at gathering near and far and really made a conscious effort to…

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Week of Work

This week a small group of children from the Chestnut room ventured through to the high school to meet the 3rd years for ‘week of work’. During this session the Practitioners talked about a career in childcare and brought with them an array of games and activities for the pupils to try. The nursery children…

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lunch at the Care Centre

This week a few of the children went down to the care centre to have lunch with some of their members What a fantastic opportunity for the children to see where their food is prepared socialise with other generations and experience lunch in a new setting.   Great time was had by all We hope…

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Dzień dobry

There is a wonderful smell coming from the chestnut room this morning…… This week the Chestnut room are learning about the cultures and customs of Poland so Filip decided to show everyone how to make his grandmothers Polish apple pancakes.         Filip also brought in a Polish Flag for us all to…

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Buddies!

Every Thursday the Gaelic nursery and the Primary school pupils come together to take part in literacy and numeracy activities. Today, the buddies came to visit us in the portacabin to help us with a literacy activity. We had hidden post-it notes that displayed different letters around the classroom before the buddies arrived. The buddies…

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Ar bodhaigean!

Our bodies! we have been learning the Gaelic words for parts of our bodies and talking about what they are used for. This links with our rules as we know that we should have walking feet, listening ears, kind hands and quiet mouths in the classroom. Today we had a look outside and found a…

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Enrolment Week

Our Enrolment week for 2020/21 will be from Monday 10th – Friday 14th of February Please contact us on 01456 450 679 or by email: assistantmanager@glenurquhartchildcarecentre.co.uk to arrange an appointment for your child’s enrolment    Please Note: Enrolment appointments will be approx.10 minutes. Please bring your child’s birth certificate along with you to be checked…

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Thank You Soirbheas!

We were all absolutely delighted to have received a tier one grant of £500 from Soirbheas to move our smartboard out of the quiet room and into the main nursery room. This has meant that the quiet room can now be used for story time and for the children to relax in 😊 Some of…

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Counties, Cultures and Celebrations.

                            During morning register a couple of the children responded with ‘Bonjour’ and ‘Guten Tag’ as their greeting – this evoked discussion about different countries, cultures and celebrations.  One of the children who has an Irish Dad was keen that we learn…

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Spy Cat!

The children got an extra visitor on their trip up the rock this week which they named Spy Cat! Spy Cat joined the gang at the end of the school road and the children were amazed that he followed them the entire way up and down the road! Spy Cat was delighted to share the…

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