What we’ve been up to in April…

The children had the opportunity to witness the life cycle of a baby chick. The first Chick hatched at 3.25 pm on the 1st and the children called her Fluffy. The eggs continued to hatch over the coming days until we had 9 bundles of fluff.

The Easter Bunny paid a visit to the nursery on the 3rd to take the children on a fabulous Egg Hunt with party snack on our return.

On the 6th the children have had a fun filled day out planting their home grown mint and putting up the backdrop scenery in the new Mud Kitchen. On the 9th the children at holiday club decided to host a Pirate and Princess day. We all made last minute costumes, got the decorations ready and prepared a pirate snack and lunch for everyone. As part of the celebrations we managed to get a bouncy castle for the garden.

On the 13th the children were working hard on our Eco Project. They were planting, weeding and measuring our plants. The Mega Monkey’s created new rain catchers and recorded the rainfall over the coming weeks. By the 16th the sun had come out and the children had a busy day playing in the sun. We noted that our pumpkins had grown by 3 cm this week. The Holiday Club children were baking and making health snacks. The Pitta Pocket Pizza looked fantastic and tasted great!!!!

On the 21st the staff completed their Cyber Safety Training and Child Protection training with Children’s 1st. The staff feedback was very positive and highlighted a number of issues which could arise. The After School staff will be looking for Children’s 1st to come back to the service and host a child awareness session. This will help our After School Children to be more aware of online strangers.

On the 23rd Veronica our new cook was cooking up a storm in the kitchen. The feedback from the children and staff was very positive. The children had vegetable risotto with crusty bread today. This was the first time the children have had this on the new menu and it has been given a big thumbs up.