Cliff Hill Day Nursery
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Beaumont Road, Bolton
Brittains Lane, Sevenoaks
Great Peter Street
Cliff Hill Day Nursery provides a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere vital for your child's we
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👻Trick or Treat 👻
We hope everyone had a brilliant Halloween and got lots of yummy treats trick or treating!
Here are some of the activities we have been up to this week at Cliff, the children have enjoyed taking part in a variety of different sensory tuff trays, trick or treating and dressing up in their favourite spooky costumes!
Well done everyone!🎃
🎀Wear it Pink🎀
We have had a lovely day raising money for breast cancer awareness today, the children and staff wore their best pink clothes and did some pink related activities throughout the week such as pink sensory trays, decorating and making pink bows, and pink hand prints.
The staff all baked buns, cakes and biscuits for the cake sale which everyone enjoyed.
The staff also enjoyed some yummy pink treats on their lunch today.
Our judges came in this morning to pick our winner, which was Terri-Ann with her home made whoopies. Terri-Ann won a £20 gift voucher.
We will post our grand total raised next week
Wear it Pink
At Cliff we are getting ready to fundraise for the breast cancer awareness charity. We will be doing lots of pink related activities throughout the week, wearing pink and hosting our very own bake sale this Friday for parents, children and staff to help themselves too and leave a donation in the box if they wish!
We can’t wait to see everyone wearing pink on Friday the 20th October! 💕
🚒 Fire Engine at Cliff 🚒
Today one of our parent's kindly brought over a fire engine for our children to see. The children experienced been able to sit in the fire engine, try on different equipment such as a helmet and even get the chance to use the hose pipe🧯
What a great day for everyone! 🚒
Today is the last day to apply for your code for 30 hours of childcare ahead of the autumn term.
We know that childcare is one of the biggest costs faced by families. Find out about the support you can get on the Childcare Choices website: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
🧪 Science Experiments with Marvellous Monkeys 🧪
The Marvellous Monkeys have been busy over the last couple of weeks looking at different science experiments. They have used things such as shaving foam, water and food colouring to watch how the food colouring falls through the shaving foam to create different shapes and patterns.
They have also mixed milk and fairy liquid using pipette's to watch closely at how different patterns form and used the pipettes to change the patterns.
The children also celebrated national friendship day by creating friendship bracelets to share with their friends.
🎉 Preschool graduation! 🎉
This week we had our Preschool graduation party, the children took turns to get their graduation certificate, get a photo and collect a book and a Cliff Hill bear to take with them.
We did lots of party games including, pass the parcel and musical statues. The children then finished off by having a lovely buffet.
We wish all our graduates the very best in their school journeys, we will miss you all! ⭐️
The Bouncing Bears have enjoyed exploring the shredded paper this morning. The children enjoyed watching the paper been sprinkled down over the tray and tried to catch it.
They also enjoyed exploring the textures on their hands by moving them around the tray to search for different under the sea themed objects.
The children found fish, seaweed, sharks and underwater plants.
Well done Bears! 🐻
Massive boost to childcare payments marks first step in largest ever expansion of childcare Universal Credit’s maximum childcare payments will rise nearly 50% – up to £1,630 per month – from 28 June.
Here at Cliff Hill the toothbrushing scheme has been very successful! 🦷
The practitioner's in our Pre - School Room have done a wonderful job of implementing toothbrushing into the daily nursery routine for all children and also expanding the children's knowledge on the importance of toothbrushing and healthy living.
The children have adapted wonderfully and have all enjoyed taking part in the scheme alongside their peers! 🦷🦷
We are very excited to get started in our toddler room! 🦷
Last week we were busy celebrating the coronation here at nursery 👑
The children took part in lots of different activities such as tea party's, baking, making crowns and the older ones enjoyed learning all about the King.
We hope everyone celebrating had a lovely long weekend! 👑🇬🇧
Coronation day! 👑
We hope you all have a brilliant weekend celebrating!
Keep your eyes peeled next week for our post on how we have been celebrating at nursery over the last week. 👑
Eid Mubarak ☪️
We would like to send our best wishes to all our families and friends celebrating Eid al-Fitr.
We wish you all a happy, prosperous, and beautiful Eid. 💫
For April’s staff well-being activity, we asked our staff to write down 3 positive words to describe their fellow practitioners.
We then made some lovely well-being word cards with a little keep safe for each of our staff members as a thank you for all their hard work so far this year.
Well done team! 🎊
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”.
We have been busy here at Cliff celebrating Ramadan☪️.
Each room have been taking part in different activities to teach the children all about this tradition.
We would also like to thank everyone who has taken home an activity sheet, we would love for you to share this with us so we can see the finished art work at nursery!✨
On Saturday we held some in house training to support and refresh our practitioners knowledge.
- Our Safeguarding policy and procedures
- Medication policy & Children's Allergies
- Reflect on children's Next Steps
- Reflect on Children's Planning
Everyone will receive a certificate of attendance which will contribute towards their continuous professional development.
Well done and thank you to everyone who attended!.
This week we will be celebrating Autism awareness week throughout the nursery 💙
In support of Autism awareness week we are asking all staff and children to wear something blue on Wednesday 29th March.
A - amazing
U - unique
T - talented
I - inquisitive
S - Super duper
M - Magnificent
To mark the start of Ramadan we have created a display in the entrance with different information.
We have also created some fun activity packs which parents are more than welcome to take home!
Over the coming month we will be doing lots of activities around this to explore and teach the children about different cultures ✨
We can’t wait to share all our Ramadan activities with you over the next month.
Our sister nursery is offering a NEW TERM TIME ONLY session for the 3/4 year old funding on the 30 hours!
For further information please contact Jodie/Sarah on 01924 565757
🦷 World Oral Health Day 🦷
Over the last couple of months we have been working hard across the nursery to introduce oral hygiene and toothbrushing into our curriculum.
As of next week our Terrific Tigers will be brushing their teeth throughout the day at nursery. Over the next term we will also be introducing this into our Marvellous Monkeys room.
The children have been learning all about the importance of oral health through exploring new resources and taking part in age appropriate focused activities in each room. Some children have also been learning key words such as ‘decay’ ‘plaque’ ‘toothbrush’.
Keep your eyes pealed for updates over the next coming weeks! 🪥🪥
💗 Happy Mothers Day 💗
Wishing you all the best on this special day!
“Of all the gifts life has to offer, a loving Mother is one of the greatest of them all” 💝
We have been busy this morning across the nursery doing activities for Comic relief.
The Cheeky Chimps, Marvellous Monkeys and Terrific Tigers took part in a ’pin the nose on the face’ activity.
The Bouncing Bears have been getting creative doing lots of red nose crafts.
And we have also been doing some yummy red biscuit baking for the children to eat later! 🍪
This week we have been celebrating St Patrick’s day and Comic Relief across the nursery!
Each room has been taking part in different activities such as a green themed tray, gluing and sticking red noses and creating their own shamrocks 🍀
We can’t wait to see you all tomorrow, don’t forget to dress in something green or red! 💚❤️
Happy International Women’s Day!⭐️
Recently in the Bouncing Bears we have been exploring various parts of the ‘we’re going on a bear hunt’ story.
We have been exploring different tuff trays to represent water, mud, grass etc.
The children enjoyed exploring their senses within the different activities for example, using their feet in the ‘mud’ and water.
Well done Bears! 🐻
We have been recently celebrating World book day here at Cliff Hill.
The children enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book character and reading some of these books at circle time.
To celebrate we have done lots of fun activities such as creating our own book marks and creating character masks 📖
🐥 In the run up to Easter, a friendly reminder that Mini Eggs are the same size as a young child's airway.
🐣 They pose a choking risk for children under the age of 4.
🐰 If you're concerned and have a baby under 12 months, our Family First Aid courses are FREE. Visit the Millie's Trust website for more information / book on a course.
This is a really good way of understanding why Early years settings are all struggling financially and many sadly closing
***Early years underfunding: an interactive explainer for parents and carers***
Imagine you run a sandwich shop.
Let's say it costs you £1 to make a sandwich and you charge customers £1.10 per sandwich to make a profit to reinvest into your business.
Now imagine that one day, the government announces that it's going to pay for two free sandwiches a week for all working adults (in a bid to win votes).
The problem is they are only willing to pay sandwich shops like you 50p per sandwich to meet this promise. That's 50p less than it costs you to make them and 60p less than you normally charge for them.
Over the course of a year, this could result in your business losing thousands of pounds.
What would you do?
Our interactive explainer is a great way to explain why to help parents and carers understand the problem with early years underfunding - and the impossible choices that settings are being left to make.
You can view it here: https://www.eyalliance.org.uk/problem-free-childcare-interactive-explainer-parents-and-carers
❤️ Happy Valentines Day ❤️
Our wonderful Sister Nursery, Ossett Childcare and Pre School is looking for some Level 3 Early Years Educators to join their fantastic team! Follow the link below to find our more! 👇
Happy Chinese New Year
At Cliff Hill we are looking for multiple motivated practitioners who are ready to join our wonderful team! You can apply through our job advert on Indeed or send your CV to our e-mail at [email protected] .
We are an outstanding Nursery in the centre of Wakefield with a warm and welcoming team and environment.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!
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