From April the government are extending funding to help more working families.
From April 2year olds from working families will beable to claim 15 hours funding per week termtime towards childcare & from September working families from 9months will also beable to claim 15 hours a week termtime if they fit the criteria.
To see if you are eligible please follow the link below. I have limited availability coming available April if you would like to register your interest please drop me a message
Childcare Choices from GOV.UK
All about Government help with childcare costs, including 15 to 30 hours free childcare, Tax-Free Childcare, tax credits, Universal Credit, vouchers and support while you study
We have a space become available here at little deers.
Please message me if you are interested in a space with you requirements.
‘Twas the night before Christmas
As the moon shone so bright,
All signs of the children
Were hidden from sight.
Away went the dolls house,
Away went the bricks,
Away went the train track,
Away the glue sticks.
Gone were the nappies,
Gone all the toys,
Gone snotty noses,
Gone went the noise.
Prams, high chairs, potties
Packed away in the shed,
As the house falls in silence
And I go up to bed.
Thoughts fill my mind
And memories appear,
Of all the adventures
We’ve had through the year.
The learning and growing,
Adventures and fun.
The songs that we’ve sung,
All the crafts we have done.
The cuddles, the laughter,
The magic kiss better.
The school runs that couldn’t
Have possibly been wetter.
Some days were tiring,
Some made me smile,
Most days were hard work,
But all were worthwhile.
To see how these children
Are growing to be
The most amazing small people
I ever did see.
So here’s to a new year,
To all that’s ahead,
As a hush does ascend
And I go up to bed.
May your Christmas be special
And full of delight.
Merry Christmas to all
And to all, a goodnight.
We've had a lovely 2 days celebrating with our Christmas pyjamas parties.
The children have made their own reindeer food decorated biscuits made Christmas tree decorations and some lovely gifts for all of our little deers lovely parents. Then of course we had LOTS of fun singing and dancing
Christmas has hit our playroom today. Just look at how cosy our Christmas reading corner looks. I love it & i am looking forward to sharing lots of festive stories with the children 📖🎄🎅
We've had a fantastic week celebrating Halloween here at little deers.
The children have had fun at our Halloween discos, made chocolate apples, decorated biscuits, enjoyed Halloween themed crafts and activities and had fun picking pumpkins in our pumpkin patch.
As some of my little deers are term time only we are starting our Halloween celebrations this week & I have spent the day making our very own pumpkin patch and getting the playroom ready for our week of Halloween fun!! 🎃💀👻
This week we were given some lovely jars and I knew straight away what we could do with them.. Autumn lanterns! 🍂 🍃🍁
We collected some beautiful colored leaves on our walk and then decorated the jars with them and added some Autumn themed stickers. The children talked excitedly about who they were making their jars for & were eager for them to dry to take home to show their families 🥰
🎃👻🕷💀 FREE Halloween Party (Under-11s) 🎃👻🕷💀
Free and exclusive to whg customers: No Tricks Just Treats
Back by popular demand with the success last year, we will be having two free Halloween Children’s Events in the community (under-11s) exclusively for whg customers.
Prizes for best costume, best pumpkin design, mask making, Halloween Scavenger Hunt, snacks and goodie bags.
📅 Friday 27 October 2023
⏰ 4pm – 6pm
📍 Central Drive Community Room, 35 Central Drive,
Dudley Fields, Walsall WS3 2QH
📅 Tuesday 31 October 2023
⏰ 11am – 2pm
📍 Brownhills West Community Centre, 42 Shannon Drive, Brownhills, Walsall WS8 7LA
All children must be accompanied by their parent(s)/carer.
📧 Book your place now by emailing [email protected]
The playroom has had a lovely Autumn makeover this week 🍂🍁🍃
The children love the "that's not my" book collection & this week have favoured our new that's not my hedgehog book, so we have done some hedgehog activities with things we've collected on our walks 🦔
Here at little deers at the moment we are focusing a little bit more than usual on colours.
Last week we talked all about the colour red & we read the book little red riding hood and then baked some cakes just like the ones little red riding hood takes to visit her grandma. We also tried some red foods at our snack time and some of the children found a new love for pomegranate seeds
This week our colour of focus has been green and the children have used there cutting skills to chop up some tasty green vegetables to make a lovely vegetable soup. 😋
I would just like to take a moment to congratulate all my little deers on how well they have all settle back in after holidays, their friends leaving onto their next adventures and welcoming some new little faces. They have all been great & I am very proud of how they have all coped so well with big changes. I am really l looking forward to our new Autumn term & all the fun we are going to have together
Today we wave goodbye to 2 of my little deers and wish them all the best on their next big adventure, starting school!! So today as a goodbye treat we have been to the cinema to watch Elemental and McDonald's for lunch 😋
These girls have been an absolute pleasure to have here at little deers and they will be massively missed by myself and all their friends. We wish them all the best and have every faith that they will be amazing at school. Good luck girls. 💕
We're going on a bear hunt,
We're going to catch a big one, what a beautiful day.
The children love this story and he have been basing some of our recent activities around it.
We have enjoyed discovering our sensory tray. Been on our very own bearhunt & today we have had a lovely teddy bears picnic we even invited some of our friends along 🐻🧸🐻🧸
We love getting out and about here at little deers. The children really love our days out and picnic lunches. Here's a few pictures of our latest days out 🥰
The children love the mud kitchen area here at little deers are can access this freely at anytime during outdoor play.
This week we added some menus to help promote number recognition during play & the children really enjoyed following the recipes to make lots of messy delights.
As you can see our mud kitchen area never stays tidy for long and neither do the children!! ❤️
This week is national insect week & here at little deers we have been celebrating our creepy crawly friends.
Today we put on our wellies and went out to see what insects we could find around the nature reserve. The children loved seeing all the different insects around the lake, jumping in muddy puddles and feeding the ducks. We finished of our adventure with snacks and a play at the park
Happy fathers day to all the wonderful daddies out there. Especially the lovely daddies of all the children here at little deers. 🌻♥️🌻
A little update on our litle veggie corner.
The flowers fruit and veggies the children have planted here at little deers are now starting to bloom. The children have loved planting and taking care of all the plants and they are always excited to see how quickly they are growing
We will soon have some potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries and green beans 😋
Last week at little deers we had a birthday to celebrate & with the beautiful weather what better way to celebrate than with a pool party 🥳 🎉 🎂
Here at little deers we LOVE to be outside and the last couple of weeks we have been learning all about plants, how they grow & how we look after them to help them grow big and strong.
We are growing some potatoes, strawberries, tomatoes, carrots, runner beans and some herbs to add a more sensory element to our mud kitchen area.
The children are also growing sunflowers to take home to be planted at home in there own gardens and a variety of plants for our garden here. 😊
The children especially love getting their hands dirty and making up special potions in our mud kitchen and sand pit,
What a wonderful week we have had celebrating the upcoming Kings coronation. Here are some of the things we have been up to. 🤴 🇬🇧👑
Now accepting enquiries for September places
It's been a busy few weeks here at little deers and I've only just realised how long it's been since I shared some of activities with you all. So here are a fewof my favourites from the past couple of weeks
This morning we have been on a nature hunt. The Children enjoyed using their binoculars and magnifying glasses to search for the things on their lists and ticking them off. Whilst on our nature hunt we also collected some leaves flowers and petals and made some beautiful nature crowns
We have hopped Into spring at little deers and had a lovely Easter break so far.
We have made lots of Easter crafts, been on a Easter hunt around our village. Played in the sun, played In the rain, jumped In the mud & had lots of fun filled Easter fun. 🐣 🐰🌼🐑