Merry-Go-Round Playgroup provides an fun, exciting, friendly and stimulating environment for children between the ages of 2yrs 4 months -5 yrs of age.
Operating as usual
A busy morning with lots of great playing together. We did jigsaws, constructed buildings and listened to some music 🎼 and even did a bit of dancing 💃🏽🕺🏻 too. At group time some of the children chose a song from our song board which we then all sang together. Snack was apples, bananas, satsumas and pancakes with butter and jam. Have a lovely weekend everyone and see you again next week. 🤗
We had a change round of toys today and had fun making our own kites. At group time we did some songs with actions and played Sleeping Bunnies. Snack today was bananas, satsumas, apples and pancakes with butter and jam. 🪁🌬
A really good morning getting to know each other. The children did some lovely drawings 🎨 and played together with the zoo animals 🦓🐆🦒🦏. At group time we heard a story about a dragon before singing our goodbye song. Snack today was apples, bananas biscuits and milk/water. Have a great weekend everyone!
Welcome back everyone! It was lovely to see you all this morning. We spent the morning settling in and getting to know each other. Photos of your child will appear on Facebook once we receive all signed photo permission forms. Snack today was apples, bananas and yoghurt with a drink of water or milk. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. ☺️
[08/27/21] Hello everyone! We hope you’ve all had a lovely summer. Playgroup will be restarting on Tuesday 31st August at 9:15 am. Please can we ask that all those who haven’t replied to Noreen’s email do so, thank you. We are looking forward to welcoming you all next week. See you soon. ☺️
Sorry, don’t what happened with all the other photos so here they are!
We can’t believe thats Playgroup over for the summer! We said goodbye to Elijah, Jacob, Lucia, Pola and Arianna 😥 we will miss you lots and wish you all the best for nursery. We had a great beach ☀️🌊🏖themed party this morning complete with ball pool and a boat 🚣🏻♂️. We sang Happy Birthday to Noah and Charlie as their birthdays are in the holidays 🎁🥳. The snack was peaches, apples, grapes, cocktail sausages, cheddar cheese and Pom Bears and a little individual cake for everyone 🍰. All the staff would like to thank you for your lovely presents and cards and your ongoing support. Take care everyone and have a lovely summer. We will see you all in September and we will confirm the exact date in due course. 🥰🤗
We said goodbye to Thomas, Logan and Murdo today 😢 we wish them all the very best for school and nursery. We’ve all loved having you at playgroup. Today we made windmills in preparation for our summer party on Tuesday. There was more dancing, construction and climbing frame fun. Group time we sang songs with actions: “five fat peas”, “3 fat sausages”, “Dingle dangle scarecrow”& “Sleeping bunnies”. Snack: 🍎 🍌 🍉 and pancakes with butter and jam. Have a great weekend everyone and remember to give your Dads your Father’s Day bags on Sunday. 🎁😎☀️
Father’s Day gifts complete! 🎁 Thursdays children will take theirs home on Thursday. A great morning today, we danced along 💃🏽🕺🏻to some Disney tunes, read stories 📚and had plenty of free play. We sang Hickory Dickory Dock & Incy Wincy at group time. Snack was apples, melon, bananas and pancakes with butter & jam.🥞 Thank you to those who have handed in their questionnaires. We are still missing a few so please hand these in on Thursday.
We celebrated Elijah’s birthday (which is tomorrow) and had some yummy cake 🍰. At group time we did dancing with actions to music and practiced some nursery rhymes: Round and Round the garden and Little Miss Muffet. Snack was strawberries, bananas, satsumas, oatcakes and cheese and a little individual cake for Elijah’s birthday. 🥳
Merry go Round would like to say a huge thanks for participating in the smartie tube money donations. We are absolutely thrilled to announce we have raised a total of £171.43! This last year has been very challenging without being able to do our usual fund raising and we really appreciate all the support you have shown us. Thank you! 🙏🥰
Here are a few pictures from today. As well as more Father’s Day creations we sang quite a few songs with actions at group time. We had some special requests for “Row, row row your boat🚣🏻♂️” and “Incy wincy spider🕷”. Snack was strawberries, banana, satsumas and oatcakes with cheese.
There was some great playing together today and some more work on our Father’s Day surprise. A big well done to our two new starts who settled in very well. Have a great weekend and we will see you all next week! 😀
Here are a few pictures from this morning, sorry we didn’t get one of everyone today. We were busy making Fathers Day gifts and as these are a surprise we can’t show you pictures yet. 🤫 There is a blue M&S hoodie (see pic) age 3-4 which has been left behind last week, if you recognise it as your child’s please let us know. Group time story was about a monkey and we sang “Old MacDonald”. Snack was carrot and red pepper sticks with pink sauce, apples and breadsticks.
The Merry Go Round last day of term and summer party will be on Tuesday 22nd June. Any children who only attend a Thursday session are very welcome to attend the party. We hope everyone can make it.
Today’s session has been rather boisterous 😬 but lots of fun too 😄. We’d like to remind parents/carers to please check their emails you should have an email from us regarding returning next term. We had quite a few songs at group time (too many to list) but “the di**le dangle scarecrow” was popular.
Snack today was grapes, cheese, satsumas and cheerios. Have a great weekend everyone! 😎☀️
Today was lots of free play with the construction toys. We listened to a story about a duck and her ducklings 🐥 then we sang “five little ducks went swimming”. We also said goodbye 👋🏼 to Callum. Today was his final day at Merry Go Round. We will miss him lots but we wish him all the best as he moves on to nursery. 🤗🎓
Snack was grapes, cheese, satsumas and cheerios.
What a jam packed morning with great colouring in, first aid role play and group time discussions about how to call for an ambulance in an emergency. Well done everyone for some fantastic singing with actions at group time. We sang Hickory Dickory Dock, Wheels on the Ambulance and Incy Wincy Spider and of course our Goodbye song👏👏. Snack was bananas, apples, raisins, yoghurts and individual cakes 🍰for Lucia’s birthday. Have a wonderful birthday Lucia 🎁🎈🎉 when it comes round and have a lovely weekend everyone!
Hello everyone, the Ambulance service 🚑 is our topic for this week so we’ve been talking about how the Ambulance service helps us and we’ve played with the toy first aid kit. 🤒🩺🩹🤕The toy kitchen is back and this proved very popular with all the children. Snack was apples, bananas, pears, yoghurt and sultana cake.
A busy morning making more Police hats and talking about how the Police help us. Thank you so much to everyone who has handed in their Smarties tubes. We are just waiting for a couple of others then we will reveal how much money we have raised for Merry Go Round. The children really enjoyed their snack today and a few asked to have more “pink sauce” (our special dip 😉) so I’ll give you the recipe and you can try it at home. Snack: apples, carrot and cucumber sticks with pink sauce (half mayonnaise and half tomato ketchup mixed well) and garlic bread. See you all next week. 🤗
It’s Police week at Merry Go Round. We’ve played with police cars 🚔and police helicopters 🚁and made our own Police hats. 👮🏻♀️Snack today was apples, carrot sticks, cucumber sticks with a dip and garlic bread. 🍎🥕🥒🥖😋
The children were very creative with the colouring pens today and made a tower. We also played fire engines 🚒 and made some emergency rescues and played “Fireman Sam says”🧑🏼🚒. Snack today was apple, pears, cocktail sausages and cubes of cheese.
This week we are learning about the Fire Service. The children had great fun with the new fire station toys. Here’s a few pictures from this morning. 🧑🏼🚒🔥 Snack was apples, bananas, cocktail sausages, cubes of cheese and Pom Bear crisps.
A great morning playing together completing jigsaws 🧩and talking about our teeth and why we need to keep them clean. Our snack today was strawberries 🍓, oranges 🍊, bananas 🍌 and rice crispies 🥣. Enjoy your weekend everyone! 🤗
Our theme this week is the Dentist 🦷 so we had lots of teeth cleaning conversation and plenty of toys and books related to teeth😁. Snack was strawberries 🍓, oranges 🍊, bananas 🍌 and cereal. Just a wee reminder to those that haven’t returned their smarties tubes can you please bring them next time - thank you. A big thank you to those of you who have already returned them we very much appreciate it. 🥰
We made more frog masks and had fun pretending to be frogs during group time. 🐸 Another great morning playing together. Snack today was apple, bananas, raisins, yoghurts and crackers with cheese. Have a lovely sunny 😎 weekend everyone!
Welcome back Everyone! Today we made frog masks and learnt about the life cycle of a frog. 🐸 The children had great fun being back together. Snack was apples, bananas, raisins yoghurt and crackers with cheese.
Our last day of term! We made more bunny ears, did animal jigsaws, made crowns and tiaras. For snack we ate melon 🍉 cheese 🧀 carrot sticks 🥕 and hot cross buns. We ended the session with a group time story then we played “sleeping bunnies” and did some great hopping to “what’s the time Mr Rabbit” 🐇. Have a lovely Easter break everyone and we will see you again in two weeks. 😀👋👋
Playgroup reopens on Tuesday 20th April.
The children had a fun morning making bunny ears and the Easter Bunny 🐰 dropped off some gifts for the children. Snack today was melon🍉, carrot sticks 🥕, cheese 🧀 and hot cross buns. 🐣💐🤩
There were so many lovely photos from this morning so we had to share all of them with you. We did some lovely Easter crafts which will be revealed next week, celebrated Callum’s birthday🥳 (which was Tuesday), played snap and heard a great story with animal sounds🐑🐴🐮🦆. Snack today was apples, banana, yoghurt, individual cakes for Callum’s birthday and a biscuit. Have a lovely weekend everyone!
A very busy morning at playgroup with Easter crafts 🐣 🐰, stories and building blocks so we didn’t manage to get photos of everyone but here are a few. Snack today was apples, bananas, yoghurt and a biscuit. 😊
Lots of fun this morning and we celebrated another birthday. Happy Birthday to Thomas when it comes round next week! 🥳🎁🎈🎂 Snack was apples, oranges, cheddar cheese and little individual cakes. Have a great weekend! ☀️
Even though there were a few tears by some of the children at drop off they did all have a great time. We would like to reassure parents and carers that they had stopped crying by the time they got to the room and settled into playing. Some of the children made cress caterpillars 🐛, please remember to keep watering them and in a few days you should have cress sprouting🌱. We will continue to list the snack on here and today we had apples, oranges, Pom bears and cheddar 🧀.
The children had a great morning, here are a few pictures. Snack today was apple, banana and grapes followed by pancakes with butter and jam. 😋 See you all next week!
Another busy morning with lots of new starts. We are so impressed with how well they are all settling in. 👏👏 We had a little change around and the toy kitchen 👩🏼🍳👨🏼🍳was back out today. It was great to see so many of the children playing together cooking and washing up. 🍽 Snack today was apple, banana, grapes and pancakes with butter and jam. The children are always offered milk or water during snack. 🍏🍌🍇🥞 Please remember to sign your permission forms if you wish to allow photos of your child on Facebook. Thank you.
The children all had a great time today. There was lots of playing together constructing towers and bridges and some great sharing. A belated Happy Birthday to Logan! We had some yummy cakes at snack time to celebrate. 🧁🎁🥳 Enjoy the weekend and we’ll see you all next week. 😊
|Tuesday||9:15am - 11:15am|
|Thursday||9:15am - 11:15am|
Castleton Childcare is excited to be able to offer childcare to local families with children ages 0 to 12 years old. I will work with the children I care for to ensure the space is full of fun, community and learning.
The Merry-Go Round Playgroup provides an exciting and stimulating environment for children between the ages of 2 years 4 months and 5 years.