Threading activity at The Court House

Jayde has made a number threading game using some cardboard, coloured paper, string and a straw. The children will be threading through the different numbered tunnels to get to the number 10. The preschool children are really interested in threading and maths, so Jayde searched different maths ideas using Pinterest. This activity is a good […]

Diwali – Pre-school learning at Mornington

The children made Rangoli patterns from a choice of five designs, using colourful rice.  They looked at some books about Diwali and watched a short video.  During circle time, they lit real tea light candles and talked about safety around fire and fireworks. The children remembered: “It’s a type of festival” “candles” “fireworks” “bubbles” “colourful […]

Priory Pre-School updates

Pre-school have been very busy these last few weeks, welcoming some new friends and focusing on new beginnings. The children have been working on tidy–up time, learning the routine and learning all about the weather and calendar, which the children have loved. They have been enjoying lots of role play with their peers and pretending […]

Celebrating National Nursery Practitioner Day!

Team Training with Jane Evans

At our October Cascade Training we were delighted to be joined by Jane Evans, a child behaviour and trauma expert. Jane worked with us on improving our knowledge of brain development and how both child and adult behaviours are telling us something, so we need to truly listen and think about how to help a […]

Supporting Parents and Children when Settling In

We are always delighted to receive parent feedback as it helps us reflect on what we do, and make changes to improve where we can. This comment is particularly heartwarming because it demonstrates how our slow and gentle settling in process has supported both the young child and the parent, who had their own anxieties […]

Court House Twos Room Trip to the Park

In early October we enjoyed a trip to the park. On the walk over there was lots of conversation and excitement about where we were going. We spoke lots about all the cars that were passing and what shops we could see on our travels. We used the traffic lights to cross the road; we […]

Dahlicious Dress up day

The children were thoroughly immersed in this day and Sally and Rachelle planned lots of exciting activities: BFG – they made dream jars and dream catchers James & the Giant Peach – made a huge peach and decorated it The Twits – made beards like Mr Twit Charlie & the Chocolate Factory – made some […]

Defibrillators Installed in all BCC Nurseries

Bristol Childcare is delighted to announce that a defibrillator has been installed in each Bristol Childcare nursery. This is the result of a fundraising campaign supported by the children, staff, parents and grandparents of the 3-nursery family-run group. Managing Director, Saffia Bullock said “The idea came from staff first aid training in January 2017 where […]

Engineers in the making!

The children in The Priory pre-school have been exploring old technology. ‘Taking things apart was always my favourite pastime when I was small but trying to put it back together was another thing!!’ Justine (Nursery Manager) Their concentration was immense and covered all areas of learning.