Roots for Life Nursery School, Thame

Roots for Life Nursery School, Thame


We are so pleased to tell you that our extremely muddy days are over ! ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ
Roots has put in rubber play matting. โค๏ธ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿคฉ
Yayyyy ! We are so happy as this means a better outdoor area for the children ! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ˜
I can't find words to express my gratitude for your hard work๐Ÿ’žAll huggs๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง tears๐Ÿ˜ช, better๐ŸŒž and worse ๐ŸŒงdays, ... every single moments will remain in Gabi's heart foreverโคFor your understanding andattempt to understand Polish ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Big THANK YOU ๐ŸŒนโš˜๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท
Ps. I wish I could stop time and keep her with you till 21st birthday ๐Ÿ˜‚
๐Ÿ“ฎ๐Ÿ’ŒThe BEST delivery of all ๐Ÿ“ฎ๐Ÿ’Œ

Louisโ€™ Nursery have just been round to deliver this very special Motherโ€™s Day card from my gorgeous little manโ™ฅ๏ธ Such a wonderful boost and has brought a huge smile to my face on what has been such a gloomy week of conjunctivitis, an ear infection, high temp, cough and cold which has resulted in isolation! His immune system has been truly smashed but you have been so brave and we are hoping these antibiotics will kick in very soon and I will have my happy, funny and cheeky little monkey back in time for Sunday ๐Ÿงกโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿงกโ˜€๏ธ
Roots for Life: what a nurturing and loving place to send your child. Cassie is just the best and always puts a smile on a childโ€™s face! We will miss you in South Africa but we know that your new venture will be just as amazing! ๐Ÿ’•

At Roots for Life, we prepare children for school and give them their very best FIRST educational ex

Operating as usual


Baking day ๐Ÿ‘‘


Thank-you for our letter, Queen Elizabeth ๐Ÿ’Œโœ‰๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ช๐Ÿ‘‘


Iโ€™m literally writing this to YOU ! Because I know this August holiday is a long one and you looking for amazing things to do in it ! ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰

We are all ready for a FANTASTIC FIRST TIME EVER in the UK, Roots holiday club ! ๐Ÿฆน๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

If you have not enquired about the program please message me โ˜Ž๏ธ


Hello sensory wall โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from Roots for Life Nursery School, Thame's post 06/06/2022

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‘‘The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II being celebrated ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง


A South Africans ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ perfect Saturday would consist of โ€œRugby and a lekker braaiโ€ ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฅฉ
Also said as โ€œRugby and a nice BBQ โ€œ โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’š

On Fridays we feel like we are in a rugby stadium the energy is so fun and high. ๐Ÿฅณ The amazing Rob from Thame, Bicester and Oxford comes in and gives the children active rugby lessons.
Thank you for all your hard work Rob! ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ‰

Photos from Roots for Life Nursery School, Thame's post 09/05/2022

Yes yes yes !!! Today was the way we want to always start Mondays ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ

โ˜€๏ธ Sunshine and lambs ๐Ÿ‘

Did you know ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ‘

The plural form of lamb is lambs or lamber. ๐Ÿ˜„

The farm came to us today with the sweetest lambs, the children got to bottle feed them ๐Ÿผ

How cute are they ? ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅฐ
Is it just me or does this farm life just appeal ? ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ‘


Watch this space ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿƒ
Thanks to all my garden loving friends and school parents for your advice.
We are super excited about this project with the children๐ŸŒณ
We are going to be planting tomatoes ๐Ÿ…and cucumbers ๐Ÿฅ’ A big thank you to one of our amazing parents who has started them for us in their allotment ๐Ÿฅฐ
Letโ€™s see if we are able to grow our own snacks ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜›
Do you like our set up ? ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก

Photos from Roots for Life Nursery School, Thame's post 04/05/2022

We are literally learning another language - ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
Except itโ€™s not using words ๐Ÿคญโ€ฆ itโ€™s using our fingers, hands and arm movement. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป
I canโ€™t explain how little I knew about sign language before meeting Richard.
I have always watched the small screen at the bottom of the TV when sports / politics or news is on and been amazed at how fast the peoples hands move.
So have you right ? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜œ amazing everytime !

Watching and seeing the intense concentration of the children during our weekly lessons has been incredible. They are so super smart at remembering the signs.
I have seen the HUMONGOUS benefits of learning to sign, as well as memory skills and testing their higher abstract and creative thinking. ๐Ÿ’ญ

To : Teacher Richard
Thank you for helping us learn to sign. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปWe appreciate you ! ๐Ÿ’œ


Well hello .. what may this be ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ญ


Have you got green fingers ?

๐Ÿชด ๐ŸŒฑ ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–๐Ÿป Iโ€™m asking for your help ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ…
We want to plant a vegetable garden with the children next week- what would be the best thing to plant to be able to have success as well as be able to show the children an edible end product ? ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿชด๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ ๐ŸŒฑ

๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸชดPhoto of my house plant ( my best of all bests that I have managed to propagate ) YES it had a baby ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป #

10 Benefits of Money Plants

Purifies Air. ...
Reduces Stress & Anxiety. ...
Acts as an Anti-radiator. ...
Offers Health Benefits. ...
Keeps Marital Problems Away. ...
Brings Prosperity & Good Luck. ...
Mends Broken Relationships. ...
Spreads Positivity.

Gosh - I am feeling old getting into this gardening thing ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜


Love Where dirt is the dish of the day ๐Ÿ˜‚
Love the mud kitchen ! ๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from Roots for Life Nursery School, Thame's post 24/04/2022

August 2019 ๐Ÿฅฐ

This is just the beginning and itโ€™s only going to get better from here, everything in time. ๐Ÿ’—
This time we are not starting from scratch we are starting from experience ๐Ÿ’™
Grateful for where we are and sooooo excited for where we are going ๐Ÿ’š

Itโ€™s just the beginning โ€ฆ


๐Ÿ“ธ loving our โ€œold schoolโ€ peg labels ๐Ÿคฉ
We have a new camera to do our peg label photos as well as every morning the children use a self registration board to let us know they are in for the day. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป


Happy Open day !

Photos from Roots for Life Nursery School, Thame's post 06/04/2022

When Teacher Charlotte met the Easter bunny today ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฅ•
The Easter bunny came to visit us at Roots today - the childrenโ€™s excitement was so special to see ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿฅ•


This is Rachel ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
She has been an amazing part of helping to keep our policy file and risk assessments up to date ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป
Cheers to us and our BIG move to the new building ๐Ÿ˜˜
Thank you for all you do ๐Ÿฅฐ


A day of pancakes ! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜ Shrove Tuesday ๐Ÿฅž
Shrove meaning : โ€œThe word shrove is a form of the English word shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one's sins by way of Confession and doing penance. Thus Shrove Tuesday was named after the custom of Christians to be "shriven" before the start of Lent.โ€

Photos from Roots for Life Nursery School, Thame's post 14/02/2022

I made this moon sand for us to play, being together is my best time of day ๐Ÿ’—

A HUGE thank you for giving LOVE by donating pet food for charity ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿถโค๏ธ

The children have had a very special day making moon sand-
We love you to the moon and back ๐ŸŒ™


This is powerful โค๏ธ I love my job !

Photos from Roots for Life Nursery School, Thame's post 01/02/2022

A BIG Happy Chinese New Year from us to you ! ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ–คโค๏ธ


Smile๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿ˜โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ“ ! Zebra awareness celebrations today ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿค


Chocolate egg? Dinosaur egg? This has got all the children talking, thinking and wondering โ€ฆ ๐Ÿค”


We are going to be introducing the curiousity cube approach this week ๐Ÿ’š
This is a new concept for Roots, the idea is to change the contents possibly weekly as well as by the end of the week sharing and linking up the contents with visuals, books and a chat to extend learning and ideas.
The purpose of the cube is to encourage natural curiousity about a focused object, spark interest, child lead, communication, developing ability to ask questions, sharing experiences and promoting learning about something they have possibly not seen before !
Objects will be random at times ๐Ÿ˜ !
Please if you have any ideas do share!
It's going to be fun ๐Ÿคฉ
Keep an eye out for what is in this weeks cube ๐Ÿ‘€


The how toโ€ฆ guide ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ…


Say hello to our new โ€œ chat zone โ€œ 2022 ๐ŸŒน Our office is almost ready for many cups of tea ๐Ÿซ– and conversations with our amazing parents ๐Ÿ’• WOWsers we love it ๐Ÿ’ what do you think ?


The children are fascinated this morning by the workmen who are cutting the hedge. One of them come over to explain what it is they are doing and what happens with all the leaves and branches that have been cut. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸThey were told that they are broken down in the green machine and blown out the top so that hedgehog and mice can use them to make their homes!!! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆ”๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ’›


Iโ€™m feeling gooooood ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฅ›๐ŸฅคMILKSHAKE day today ! ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฅ› We had the BEST DAY. We learnt about where we get milk from and the process of how it gets to the shops ๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿฅค We also had a treat day where we all got to have a milkshake straw and make a milkshake to take home ๐Ÿ˜

Timeline photos 01/01/2022

Welcome 2022, I wonder what adventures you will bring โœจ๐Ÿ’ซ


Thank you to each and every one of you for an amazing year at Roots For Life โญ๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒธ

We look forward to another amazingly, FUN filled, fantastic year ahead! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Timeline photos 24/12/2021

Wishing all of our Roots family a very Merry Christmas!๐ŸŽ… May your day be filled with much love, light and of course lots and lots of FUN ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ˜†

We can not wait to hear all about how YOU spent this special day! โœจ

Timeline photos 21/12/2021

Something just a little bit naughty to snack on while you watch your favourite Christmas movie with the family ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„ Which one do you watch EVERY year?
I am a sucker for Home Alone and Elf ๐Ÿ˜†

You will need:
โญ๏ธ Candy canes
โญ๏ธ Chocolate chips (suitable for melting)
โญ๏ธ White chocolate chips (suitable for melting)
โญ๏ธ Assorted toppings such as sprinkles or coloured candies

Melt your chocolate chips and mix until smooth.

Dip the curved end of each candy cane in the melted chocolate, allow excess to drip off and place on waxed/baking paper.

Melt your white chocolate chips and mix until smooth.

Drizzle over the chocolate to create stripes.

Decorate with your desired toppings.

Let stand until set.


Recipe and image by Sandra Baumgarten

Timeline photos 18/12/2021

A sensory Christmas tree ๐ŸŽ„

Have some fun with your little ones by decorating your very own playdough Christmas tree with a range of colourful textured beads and green playdough!

Thank you Creation Space for this Christmas craft idea ๐Ÿคฉ

Timeline photos 13/12/2021

A festive keepsake to cherish and display every year ๐ŸŽ…

You will need:
โญ๏ธ1 1/4 cups of baking soda
โญ๏ธ3/4 cup of cornstarch
โญ๏ธ3/4 cup of water
โญ๏ธparchment or wax paper
โญ๏ธrolling pin or flat object such as a plate
โญ๏ธsmall paintbrush
โญ๏ธwhite glue

๐ŸŽ…To make the clay, simply place the ingredients in a pot and heat on medium while stirring constantly. Before long the mixture will begin to thicken and come together in a mass. You'll know it's done when it resembles whipped mashed potatoes. It begins to get too dry very quickly, so take it off of the heat as soon as you see that mashed-potato texture.

๐ŸŽ…Remove the clay from the pot and place it in a bowl covered with a damp cloth to cool. Ten to 15 minutes should be plenty.

๐ŸŽ…Now to make the handprint ornament! First, lay down the wax paper and create a circle of clay that is about 1 centimetre thick and large enough to fit your child's hand. You can do this using a rolling pin, but I like the natural edges that occur when a ball of clay is flattened with a flat object such as a plate.

๐ŸŽ…Next, help your child centre their hand on the clay circle and press it down firmly.

๐ŸŽ… Use a straw to create the two holes that will later be used for hanging the ornament โ€” just be sure to not put them too close to the edges! Then it's time to let your keepsake dry for a couple days.

๐ŸŽ…Once dry, brush the glue onto a section of the ornament, sprinkle on some glitter, shake off the excess, and continue the process until the whole ornament except the handprint is covered in glitter.

๐ŸŽ…It's not a necessary step, but when the keepsake is fully dry, you can spray it with a clear sealant. Doing so will ensure that the glitter lasts for years to come.

๐ŸŽ…Thread your ribbon through the holes and tie the ends together, and your creation is ready to be admired!

This recipe will make 2 or 3 handprint keepsakes, depending on the size of your little ones' hands of course.

Be sure to share a picture of your ornament with us!

Recipe and image by Jen Kossowan

Timeline photos 10/12/2021


You will need:
โœจ2 jumbo ice cream sticks
โœจred cardboard
โœจwhite cardboard
โœจbrown cardboard
โœจ1 white cupcake liner
โœจ1 small white pom pom
โœจ2 small red pom pom
โœจbrown pipe cleaners
โœจ4 googly eyes
โœจglue stick
โ€‹โœจglue gun

๐ŸŽ…Cut 1/3 off the top of your white cupcake liner

๐ŸŽ…Cut a triangle out of your red cardboard

๐ŸŽ…Glue your cupcake liner in the middle of your red triangle.

๐ŸŽ…Cut a small circle and a thin strip from your white cardboard paper. Cut the circle in half

๐ŸŽ…Glue on all the finishing features to your Santa: A white pom at the top of the hat, the white strip for the brim of the hat, googly eyes, the two half circles for a mustache and your small red pom for the nose

๐ŸŽ…Cover your jumbo craft stick half way down with glue and then attach your Santa to it. Let it dry completely before playing with it

๐ŸฆŒCut a triangle out of your brown cardboard. Also cut out two small ears

๐ŸฆŒGlue the ear onto the side of the reindeer face (triangle pointing down)

๐ŸฆŒCover your jumbo craft stick half way down with tacky glue and glue on your triangle with the point at the bottom

๐ŸฆŒUse your tacky glue to glue on your two googly eyes, and your red pom nose

๐ŸฆŒCut your brown pipe cleaner stem in half, then those two pieces in half again. Cut two of those sections in half one more time. You will end up with 6 pieces. Twist two of the small pieces around one of the bigger pieces one time and then point the ends upwards to make antlers. Do the same with the other pieces

๐ŸฆŒUse a generous amount of glue to glue your antlers to the back of your reindeer. Let your puppet dry completely before playing with it

Thank you to I Heart Crafty Things for this awesome idea ๐Ÿคฉ

Timeline photos 07/12/2021

Did you know Santa Claus ๐ŸŽ… used to dress up in green ๐Ÿ’š blue ๐Ÿ’™ and even purple ๐Ÿ’œ?

You will now see him dressed in red and white, and that is all thanks to Coca Cola who asked him to dress in these colours in 1930.

I guess he decided red was his favourite colour after that day! ๐ŸŽ„

Share your silly season names below โ˜บ๏ธ

Photos from Roots for Life Nursery School, Thame's post 02/12/2021

Did you know that an OCTOPUS ๐Ÿ™ has 3 HEARTS? ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

We share the world with so many types of animalsโ€ฆ.

Fluffy animals ๐Ÿฐ
Tall animals ๐Ÿฆ’
Small animals ๐Ÿž
Animals that live in the cold ๐Ÿง
Animals that live in the ocean ๐Ÿ 
Animals that fly ๐Ÿฆ‹
And animals that do not look like you and I ๐ŸŠ

Which animal do you LOVE?

Timeline photos 29/11/2021

Looking for an alternative advent calendar ๐ŸŽ„this year?

Creating your very own Christmas advent calendar is such a fun way to get festive ๐ŸŽ…and creative ๐Ÿ˜†with your children, PLUS you can ditch the chocolate ๐Ÿซand include treats that suit your childโ€™s interests.

All you need to make this DIY advent calendar isโ€ฆ

โญ๏ธA large piece of cardboard
โญ๏ธ24 envelopes
โญ๏ธ24 treats (small toys, edible treats, jokes, games)
โญ๏ธNumber stickers

Glue each envelope to the piece of cardboard.

Fill each envelope with 1 treat and seal the envelope with a number 1 sticker. Repeat this step until you reach the number 24.

Your DIY advent calendar is now ready for December 1 ๐ŸŽ…

What will you fill inside your envelopes?

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Tuesday 8am - 3pm
Wednesday 8am - 3pm
Thursday 8am - 3pm
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