Welcome to our Nursery blog ...
This approach fosters a love of learning and provides challenge linked closely to developmentally age appropriate experience. We strive to create an environment where the children feel confident to explore and discover new things. We have weekly forest school activities and have constant access to a large safe outdoors space and all-weather area. All meals are cooked daily on site by our wonderful cook.
As a Nursery, we understand that all children are unique and understand the importance of following their individual interests.
We are set just outside the beautiful village of Blisland which is 10 mins from Bodmin town centre. As we are a smaller setting we can only offer 10 places per year group but this therefore ensures a very high level of interaction with adults and quality impute for your child while they are with us. We are very family orientated and have strong community connections.
We can offer places to children from the age 2yrs and offer 3yrs funding and 30 hour funding, more information can be found here: www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare
Morning sessions are from 8.45am - 12 cost £12
Lunch available from 12-1pm at £4.00 plus meal cost or home packed lunch.
Afternoon session would be from 12-3.15pm at £12 plus meal cost or home packed lunch.
We are very flexible with hours and days so please feel free to ring for more information.
We can offer breakfast club from 8am -8.45 for £2.50 and this includes breakfast and drinks.
We can offer afterschool care from 3.15 - 4.15pm for £5.00 including snacks.
By following our nursery blog which we hope to publish on a weekly basis this will allow us to inform you through words and pictures how we promote your child’s learning in the nursery, it is also a great way for you to discuss with your child at home what they have been doing each week.
We have been looking at lots of different animals in the countryside and wanted to find out if they are nocturnal and what the word nocturnal means. Mrs Pearce learnt that the words comes from the Latin word “nocturnalis” , which means “belonging to the night”. We talked about animals that may come out at night because they sleep during the day, we sorted our pile of animals into two group, those that slept in the day and those that were awake and slept at night. We decided that foxes ,badgers , bats and hedgehogs were nocturnal. We wanted to put the rabbits as nocturnal but Mrs Pearce wasn’t sure so we checked on the iPad. We learnt that because rabbits come out at dawn and dusk they are actually Crepuscular, that was a tricky word to say but we like learning new words !
We have made the most of taking our learning outside this week and enjoying the gorgeous sunshine. We have been looking at our faces and the things that make us unique, we spent time looking at all our different eye colours and different colour and length hair. This sparked a conversation about the black dot in the middle of our eyes , our pupils. We investigated how they react with light and thoroughly enjoyed working with a partner and peeking out behinds our hands and watching what happens to our pupils!
After carefully drawing our faces onto our masks we popped on our boots set off on a walk to collect leaves and flowers to decorate our masks. This gave us lots of opportunities to learn about different trees and also what we mustn’t touch as it might be prickly or sting us!
Once back in school we shared our treasures out into the table and set about weaving our items through the string, this proved quite tricky but thankfully we have lots of persevering penguins !
This week we have been busy learning about what it means if an animal is nocturnal and looking at the animals around us and what we might see on our field. The children spotted a bird eating on our bird feeder which led to lots of investigation on the iPad to identify it. We learnt it was a Coal Tit and this sparked a whole afternoon looking at different garden birds and some beautiful handprint Robins being made and very colourful Blue tits. We decided to hang them in our outside area so they would move around in the wind !
Hello to all of our nursery children, new and old. We are so very much looking forward to seeing you all, and are excited at the amazing things you will be making, exploring and learning. We have made a little video to help you, your mummy and daddy know a little bit about starting nursery with us.
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We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.
We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
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