Ball skills at Polkadot Heathcote

Every Thursday at Polkadot Heathcote Danny from DF Sports Coaching has started to come and teach us ball skills, we listened well to the instructions that he gave us as we joined in.

We enjoyed learning new ways to kick and control our footballs, we played fun games to help us learn. We learnt the Buzz Lightyear pose, and how to use our shoulders as mirrors to move backwards.

To support our number and colour recognition Danny held up different coloured hoops which we had to name. Then we got the parachute out and played a number/colour game.

We also practised jumping over hurdles, moving around the cones and jumping in and out of the hoops.

Karly Fowler – Deputy Pre-School Manager

Polkadot Heathcote – Parent’s join in Yoga Bugs!

The children had a lovely time joining in with yoga bugs, going on an adventure. The story which lead us to our adventure was “ We’re going on a bear hunt”, we went through the grass, river, forest, snowstorm and into the cave where we met a big bear who wanted to be our friend.

Some family members joined us for our adventure, we showed them how to join in with the moves. It was so much fun to share our yoga bugs session with them!

Polkadot Heathcote’s Easter Competition

Well done to everyone who took part in our competition!! There were some wonderful, creative ideas . Nikki the school cook kindly came and judged our eggs, she picked 1st 2nd and 3rd place……

The results are in……


1st place goes to…….Harry for his box creations – especially the one of his Grandad!


2nd places goes to….. Abigail for her sparkly cat and ladybird


3rd places goes to….. Lyla for her entry of the Easter egg hunt in a spring garden. (unfortunately we haven’t managed to get a photo of Lyla as she is on holiday)


Happy Easter to everyone and have a lovely break!  Enjoy the chocolates!


Mandy, Karly and Emma – The Heathcote Team



Polkadot Heathcote – Dates for the Diary!

YogaBugs Join In Session

The Heathcote Team would like to invite all our families to join us for a YogaBugs Session on Monday 16th April.

The children really enjoy the YogaBugs sessions and we are sure you will too.  It will give you a fantastic opportunity to see what the children are doing.

YogaBugs classes bring stories to life through specially developed moves inspired by yoga. Combining fun with exercise, children go on wild adventures where they may roar like a lion, fly like a bird or blast into outer space!

We hope you will all join in and allow your inner child to be free!

The  YogaBugs Sessions starts at 9.30 – 10.20.  You are welcome to join us from 9.00 am.


We will be holding an Easter Egg Competition on Thursday 29th March 2018.

If your child would like to decorate a boiled egg please bring them into Nursery on Thursday 29th March.

You can google some fantastic ideas or let your child’s imagination run wild.

Have fun!

The Heathcote Team

Snow Line Update!

Due to the current, unpredictable weather we ask parents to please call the Snow Line Number on Monday morning to see if your child’s nursery will be open.

If the phone rings when you call, please just stay on the line to hear the recorded message which will be updated by 6.30am on Monday morning.

Our Snow Phone Number is –

07544 766956

If the following schools are closed, our Pre-Schools on-site will also be closed-

Heathcote Primary School (Polkadot Heathcote)

The Willows Primary School (Gingham Pre-School)

Bishopton Primary School (Bunting Pre-School)

Information on school closures will also be available on Touch FM, their websites and on the Warwickshire County Council website

Denim Before and After school Club will be cancelled if the associated school is not opening.

If we close your child’s Nursery and you would like them to attend Polkadot in Stratford or Alcester (if open), please call us on the below numbers at 7.30am to see if this is possible.

Polkadot Stratford – 01789 290101

Polkadot Alcester – 01789 766565

World Book Day at Polkadot Heathcote

‘We have been celebrating World Book Day at Polkadot Heathcote. The children all arrived yesterday as their favourite book character or wore their pyjamas. We had a Gruffalo, Cinderella, Stickman and many more.

Throughout the day we shared some of our favourite stories which the children brought in from home, they were all wonderful! We have been talking about the authors and illustrators and the wonderful stories they have created.’

Karly Fowler

Deputy Pre School Manager

Yogabugs is now at Polkadot Heathcote!

Here at Polkadot Heathcote, Rhiannon from YogaBugs has started coming in on Monday mornings to do YogaBugs classes with the children.

‘YogaBugs classes bring stories to life through specially developed moves inspired by yoga. Combining fun with exercise, children go on wild adventures where they may roar like a lion, fly like a bird or blast into outer space! Children are encouraged to be vocal during a class and express their emotions physically through creative visualisation techniques we help children believe they are unique and special. These classes are a perfect way for children to have fun, socialise and benefit from the exercise!’


Karly Fowler

Deputy Pre-School Manager