Friday update - Today has been wonderful. We looked at lots of different stories but our favorite was called 'Dont wake Mr Bear'. Some of our children love a den/hidey hole so we made our own. We used those fine motor skills when completing a few jigsaws, played with the dolls houses and small world too.In the art area we did some gluing and coloured some pictures.. we've been really busy! For snack we had toast or cereal. Have a lovely weekend. See you Monday.
Barts Busy Bees
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Barts Busy Bees Merry-go-round
Louie and I have really enjoyed taking part in the project with Ella and Jess. I feel Louie has found it beneficial and has really enjoyed spending the time doing the activities. It's nice that there's a mixture of home visits and outings and I would definitely recommend taking part if parents get the opportunity.
Louie really enjoyed his visit to Santa, he enjoyed completing jigsaws at home with Ella and Jess and also reading his books and being read too.
Thanks for letting us take part.
Love Louie and Gemma ##
I want to thank each and every one of you for your hard work, patience and the comfort you bring to your little Bees. You help to nurture them and support them, whilst giving them the confidence to grow in themselves when us mommies and daddies aren't there to do it. The care and love you show is felt with each child, I'm sure. You all do an incredible job, for which I am incredibly greatful. Look forward to seeing you all in September- I know Lilly is going to miss you all ##. Have a great summer, you all deserve it. Lots of love 💗💗💗
A Pre-school Nursery for children aged 2-5 We provide a unique community based service with close ties to the local churches and school.
Operating as usual
Apologies for the late Thursday update.
Lots more storytelling today, we used puppets too to act out the story. We are revamping our book corner in nursery too, it'll look amazing and the children will enjoy books and storytime even more.
Denise was busy planting more seeds in the garden, the children will be watching carefully waiting for the little shoots to appear over the coming weeks.
See you tomorrow for funky Friday
Wednesday update, following on from our mark making in flour last week where one of the children said " we need flour when we make cakes" well that's just what we did!
We added all the ingredients together including chocolate chips as that's what the children requested when we made our shopping list. We hope they tasted amazing when you got them home.
More new faces joined us again today. It's great to make new friends on our nursery journey.
Snack was cucumber and banana today
We've been so busy today, welcoming more new little bees and showing them all the fun things we do. Carrying on from last week's interest of the birds and the sounds we hear when we're outside, we've decided to leave them some lunch in our bird feeders. We're going to check on Wednesday to see if they've visited our garden.
We've talked about sharing and being kind to each other at our circle time too today.
We've finished off this afternoon with some ring games. The hokey cokey is our favourite.
Snack today was apples and cucumber.
See you Wednesday
Barts Busy Bees are looking for another fabulous member of staff to join their team. Must be qualified to minimum Level 2 in Childcare, we can offer a 20 hour/week contract initially, with opportunity to increase that if required. If you'd like an informal chat to find out more, please contact our Manager Lorna at Barts Busy Bees to make an appointment to view. 07855 915289
Friday update - Today we have been busy decorating some biscuits. It's Funday Friday so why not? 😋 We used edible eyes and marshmallows to make our biscuits look extra yummy! We had lots of fun playing in the oats too. When we sprinkle them from up high it looks like snow 😃 For snack this morning we had toast and banana with a cup of milk or water. This afternoon we had crackers with yummy pink milk. Have a great weekend. See you on Monday 🥰
Another busy, busy day 😀
We are working on those mark making skills by using paintbrushes with flour. Some children did a super job of writing there name.
Further on from this, we added some lemon juice to see what would happen. We squeezed and squeezed until all the juice came out. It smelt amazing 🍋
The children who missed the church visit earlier on the term had the chance to go over today with Dawn and Steph.
Lorna read us a story today about Charlie and Lola. It mentioned about having pink milk before bed so we decided to make some strawberry milkshake. It went down a treat 😋
See you tomorrow x
EXCITING NEWS - PANTO 2023 🤩
We are super pleased to announce that we are bringing back the PANTO trips!
When: Thursday 07th December at 7pm.
Where: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.
To see: SNOW WHITE
If you wish to purchase tickets for your family, please message Lorna with how many tickets you wish to secure. Please note, tickets are limited and will be served on a first come, first served basis.
At a discounted rate, tickets are purchasable at £24.50 each and we are situated in the middle stalls (fantastic seats)
Tickets can be purchased directly from nursery and all payments must be in by 23rd September 2023. For payment plans, please speak to Lorna.
Please let us know if you want to purchase any tickets 💕
Monday update - On Thursday, one of the children suggested we got the soft play out so today we did just that. The children enjoyed jumping, building, crawling and lots more to work on those gross motor skills. They also chose to look at a few books and build with the magnetic Lego too. For snack they had grapes and apple or cereal. This afternoon they had crackers. See you Wednesday.
Here are some more pictures from our Chinese New year snack time and our funtastic Friday. Have a super weekend. See you next week.
Xïn niàn hâo ..
which also means Happy New Year in Chinese 🎉 Today the children have enjoyed noodles and prawn crackers for snack and it's safe to say they went down a treat! Have a look for yourselves 😍
Thursday update - Today has been busy! We've been looking at our teeth and talking about the importance of keeping them clean. We had a go at brushing the big teeth too. We planted carrots and cauliflower and spoke about healthy eating. We did some building, reading, colouring and lots more! For snack we had yoghurts 😋 See you all tomorrow.
Wednesday update.... We were so excited about the snow coming down overnight that we just had to get out in it ☃️
We built our very own busy bee snowman who the children decided to name "snowy".
We found some twigs for his arms and used our threading toys for his face. We popped him a hat and scarf on as one of the children said he might get colder.
We finished off having a snowball fight......Lorna come off worse 😂
We took a peek at it again this afternoon and noticed that it had got smaller so we talked about why that happened.
Snack was cucumber and banana today.
The children are hoping for more snow tonight so we can make a baby snowman tomorrow 🤞😀
Monday update - Today we have been talking about Chinese New year. On Friday for snack we will be having noodles and crackers as part of Chinese New year. We also coloured in some pictures. This year is year of the rabbit. We had a run around outside too despite it being a it chilly. We had grapes and apple for snack.
Our visit to St Bart's Church -
Today we visited St Bart's Church. Some of the children had showed an Interest in the church so we thought it would be nice to go and have a look. We spoke carefully about road safety beforehand as there was a road to cross outside of nursery. We also had a look at the scenery and saw some horses in the fields. The children noticed other things such as the clock, cars and spoke about what the weather was like. Once in the church, we looked at the beautiful pictures on the windows and the Nativity scenes from Christmas. The children thoroughly enjoyed this visit and we will be sure to do it again.
Wednesday update, another lovely day working on those motor skills. We've dodged the downpours and managed some time outside too. We finished off with exercises and stretches. Snack was banana and yoghurts
Monday update, a lovely day today doing some very tricky threading with zoo animal pasta but we kept trying until we managed it. We've also helped Denise make playdoh as well.
Some children last week have shown an interest in St Bart's Church and have been asking questions about what's inside, so to extend on from this, Lorna has contacted them today and asked if we can go and take a look around. On Thursday this week, we will be taking the children over in small groups to see inside the church and talk about all the wonderful things that go on there.
Barts Busy Bees are looking for another fabulous member of staff to join their team. Ideally qualified to Level 3 in Childcare, we can offer a 10 hour/week contract initially, with plenty of opportunity to increase that if required. If you'd like an informal chat to find out more, please contact our Manager Lorna at Barts Busy Bees to make an appointment to view. 07855 915289
We've had a great start back to the new year. We've welcomed lots of new faces and are forming some great friendships. We enjoyed the soft play today, climbing under, over, through the tunnel and out the other end. We've blown the cobwebs away outside by burning off more energy.
Have a lovely weekend everyone and we'll see you Monday.
Far too much fun being had today on our first day back to take many pictures. It was lovely to welcome some new faces too. Snack was apples and bananas today
Happy new year everyone. See you on Wednesday 😍
Well that's another term wrapped up 🎄🧑🎄🐝
Thank you so much to our wonderful families for all your cards, gifts and support this year. It's been truly magical.
Can we take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year. We will see you back on Wednesday 4th January 2023.
Lorna and the Bart's Busy Bees team x
Thursday update- not many pictures today on our last day of term. It was lovely to see so many families come to join in our circle time today which during our recent inspection was quoted as "an awesome time of quality engagement from children". The way the children pick up our makaton signing makes us so proud and we hope you enjoyed it, so thank you to all that attended.
**THANK YOU SO MUCH **
A whopping £120.00 was raised over our fancy dress days last month all to go to children in need. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed. This will make such a big difference to some children's lives ❤️
CHRISTMAS DINNER DAY 🎉🎄😍
We had the most delicious Christmas dinner today. Thank you Lorna for all your hard work, it went down a treat. We munched on yummy vegetables, mash and roast potatoes, turkey and stuffing. Some of us tried cranberry sauce too. For pudding we had jam sponge with squirty cream. What a nice treat. We are now full and ready for a nap 😜
Our lovely Lorna cooking a beautiful Christmas Dinner for our little bees. I'm sure she can squeeze some in for the staff too 😉
A massive 'Thank you' to the Church Hall Manager, Donna for her contribution to our Christmas dinner/party today. You are a star 🌟🥰
We continued partying this afternoon. We had some more party food and had some fun with the balloons.
Important announcement 📢
Your child's end of term progress report is now live on their tapestry account for you to read.
CHRISTMAS PARTY DAY 🎈🎄
Wow, what a fabulous party we had. We munched on lots of yummy food and listened to Christmas music. We even had a surprise visitor 🎅🏼
Funky Friday update - we've got those motor skills going again today. We've whizzed around on the bikes and boogied the day away with Lorna. Our cheeky little elf turned up today with his England shirt on all ready for the big game tomorrow.
Have a lovely weekend everyone and we'll see you on Monday for our party day. Don't forget our craft evening at Merry Go Round from 5pm too.
Next week is Christmas jumper week. If you would like to join us by wearing your festive jumpers/dresses/tshirts please feel free.
Also, we will be breaking up for Christmas on Thursday 15th December.
Don't forget our craft evening at our sister setting Merry Go Round on Monday evening from 5pm. We have lots of creative activities for you and your child to enjoy. Come along for a natter and enjoy a hot drink and a mince pie with us. Santa will be in his grotto for you to visit too. All the above is FREE :-D
There will also be a stall where you can buy some little stocking fillers too. Come and grab a bargain. Hopefully see you there x
Thursday update - a lovely little salt dough gift from one of our little bees today. He told us how he helped mommy make it and had to put it in the oven until it was ready. Wonderful work 🐝 Some of our children decided today that our dinosaurs needed a home so that's exactly what we did with the blocks and blankets. We played a funny snap elf game with Denise too. Snack was toast today.
Wednesday update - Who would have thought you could have so much fun with a cardboard box? It took a little while to work out the best way to get in it without hurting ourselves. Then we had to solve the issue of getting out again. Great team work !!
Monday update, we've been busy again today with all our Christmas activities, we are practicing our songs ready to sing to you next week too. We managed some time outside although it was very chilly. We celebrated another birthday today of one of our little bees with some cake for snack. This morning, we had banana and grapes.
Thursday update - We've put our motor skills to the test again today when we made playdough with Denise, and also experimented with magic snow. Lots of words like squashy, bumpy, soft and cold were heard from the children. We went outside with the magnifying glasses to look for the cheeky elf but couldn't spot it but we did manage to find one hiding in our Christmas tree on the stage. I wonder what he'll be upto tomorrow ?
Nursery has its very own postbox for those important letters and cards to Santa. If your child would like to write Christmas cards to Santa or their friends this year please ask a member of staff for a list of names and we will happily pop one in your child's bag 😊
Reminder - Parent consultations will be going ahead next week. If you would like a 10 minute appointment please speak to a member of staff to book a day and time.
Thank you 😊
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You’ll be happy to leave your child in the care of our experienced staff team. We admit children from their 2nd birthday, up until August 31st following their 5th birthday. Children follow the nationally approved Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, giving them a great all-round educational start. We are also offering a wrap around service for children attending St Bartholomew’s Nursery, where you can bring your child to us and we will es**rt them to Nursery at 12.15pm, or we can collect them from morning Nursery to attend our afternoon sessions.
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