Activity of the Month

Volcanic Foam

(To be made in a cup)


Washing Up Liquid

Bicarbonate of Soda

Food Colouring



Half fill the cup with vinegar and add a squirt of washing up liquid. Add a food colouring of your choice and some glitter.

To make the volcano erupt add Bicarbonate of Soda.

Feel the texture of the foam with your hands and if you want to add more volcanic, then just add more Bicarbonate of Soda and Washing Up liquid.


Menu of the Month

Herby Pilchard Pasta

For 4 People


Cooked 150g Pasta

1/2 Onion Diced

1 Pepper Diced

100g Mushrooms chopped

1 can Pilchards in Tomato Sauce

1 small can Chopped Tomatoes

Basil (Fresh or dried)


Using a little oil gently fry the Onions, Mushrooms and Pepper until cooked. Add the Chopped Tomatoes.

Remove the backbone from the Pilchards and then add to the vegetables with the Tomato Sauce.

Add the Pasta and then cook for 5 minutes until hot.


Microwave Chocolate Sponge Pudding

Serves 4-6 people, serve with Custard or Cream


 4oz Butter

4oz Sugar

3oz Self Raising Flour

1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1oz Chocolate Powder

2 Eggs (large beaten)

Cream the butter and sugar together until pale. Add the eggs, then the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and mix together.

Put into a microwave proof bowl and cover with cling film. Cook for 5 minutes.

When done immediately but carefully remove cling film. If springy to touch serve immediately. If not cook for a further 1 minute




Events and Activities which are happening from now until Christmas 2017

Parents Evening – Wednesday 22nd November – 6.15pm

A general meeting for all parents to speak with their child’s Key Person. Please book a slot. Each slot is 10 minutes long


Sunday 29th October 2.00pm – 4.00pm Halloween and Bonfire Party – All children and parents to stay.

Please come dressed up and join in the sparkle and spookiness of this fun filled party. Once it turns dark you will be able to watch some fireworks and sparklers.


Tuesday 31st October – Halloween Fun Day – for children who attend this day

Please come dressed in your spooky outfits.

Some of the activities we will be doing are:

Pumpkin carving

Baking biscuits

Apple bobbing

Searching for spooky objects in slime

Making witches hats

Messy play with jelly and coloured spaghetti.

Watch out for our very spooky lunch………..


Friday 3rd November – Bonfire Fun Day for children who attend this day

Some of the activities we will be doing are:

Making Sparklers

Chocolate apples

Junk modelling Rockets

Splatter painting fire work pictures on a large scale

We will be having a bonfire lunch


Friday 17th November – Children in Need

Please pay a donation for your child / ren to come to nursery dressed in spots or ‘Rock the 80’s’

Also, when you come and collect your child please bring your pennies as their will be a cake stall in the entrance. The spotacular cake stall will be there all week. Please feel free to help us with the cake stall by bringing in your own creations of spotty buns and cakes.

A variety of activities will be happening during the day.

W/C 13th November  we will be acting out the story of ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’. Each day we will be trekking around the field searching for bears. Please bring appropriate clothing as we will be going under things and over things and we will be getting very wet and very muddy.


December is here again, and it is my favourite time of the year in nursery – look below to see what special activities we have planned:

Tuesday 5th December 10.30 and Wednesday 6th December 2.30pm will be our Christmas Play

We are about to start rehearsing for our Christmas play.  This year’s play is called Whoops a Daisy Angel

Don’t worry if your child does not attend any of these days, they can still attend for just the play and if we can, we will swap sessions to make it easier, however due to extremely high occupancy figures this may not be possible.  We would like all the children to take part in one of the plays – from the baby room to the pre-school room.

More information about the play, costumes and which day your child will be taking part will follow very shortly.

All family members are welcome to come and watch the plays – please give the staff a rough idea of how many will be watching so we know how many will be attending. Again, due to high numbers we may have to limit the amount of family members but please ask as we love it when Grandparents etc come to watch.


Thursday 7th December – Photo Day

If you would like to bring a change of clothes for your child’s photo, please feel free. If your child doesn’t attend nursery this day please book in a time slot for your child to have their photo’s taken. All photo’s will be back in time for Christmas.

 Thursday 14th December – Christmas Party 2.00pm – 4.00pm

We will be dancing, playing games and having lots of fun.

We have a very special visitor who will be returning to nursery as all my Little Acorns have been extremely good this year. Bringing Father Christmas to nursery are 2 of his special reindeers – yes we have 2 real reindeers who will be in our nursery garden alongside our grotto – the reindeers will be at nursery from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Please help the staff to make this a big surprise and not mention these to your child / ren.

If your child does not attend this day, please bring them along to join in the fun – but parents or a responsible adult (over 16yrs) will need to stay with them due to staff: child ratios.

More information about the party will be given closer to the time.


Thursday 21st December – Christmas Lunch

Brenda will be rustling us up one of her fab Christmas lunches. Due to numbers the Christmas lunch will be for the children who normally attend this day.

A menu will follow closer to the day.


Father Christmas Trip – Pre-school children only

A date will be arranged and letters sent out to visit Father Christmas in York. Further information to follow


Many Thanks

Sarah and Staff