We had a busy week last week at Polkadot Stratford! Top Dots have been getting involved and concentrating on building their own structures using mathematical language throughout this activity such as “more”, “less”, “bigger”, “taller”.
They have also been exploring the shaving foam using vehicles, chopsticks, and paintbrushes to create their own marks and tracks.
Babies and Dots2Tots have enjoyed lots of songtime outside including “Whats in the box?”, this has helped their social skills and encouraged taking turns.
There has been lots of laughter with all age groups when playing “Hide and Seek” using different types of fabric to hide behind! We then used the fabrics to dress up!
We do hope that everyone is keeping well and look forward to welcoming back more Polkadot children soon.
Just a reminder to parents to please bring an empty beaker for your child each day.
I hope you are all keeping well! It has been lovely to see a few regular faces back at Polkadot Nursery in Stratford this week as well as a couple of brand new faces.
The children have settled back in really well and enjoyed joining in with some familiar activities and have had lots of fun playing outside.
We are looking forward to seeing more of you all in the upcoming weeks.
In the meantime take care and stay safe.
We’ve had some lovely feedback about our ‘French with Sophie’ videos which have been posted on our facebook page for children to watch from home.
If you haven’t already seen them, please follow the below link and don’t forget to like our page!
Click Here for the Polkadot Facebook Page
On Friday the children at Polkadot said “good bye and good luck” to Kerry who is off on her maternity leave now to have a little baby girl.
Top Dots staff have been discussing with the children about Kerry having a baby in her tummy and how they could make her a card to give to her. The children chose crayons, glue and some wooden hearts to produce a card of their own which they gave to her alongside the staff spoiling the new baby with lots of gifts.
We wish Kerry all the best and look forward to meeting the new baby!
Polkadot Children have been getting ready for Christmas and have been busy decorating the nursery tree with their own decorations they have made.
The children have enjoyed exploring and trying on the Christmas fancy dress clothes and have been making their own Christmas artwork to take home using a range of resources for them to choose from.
Merry Christmas to all our families from everyone at Polkadot.
Polkadot and Gingham raised £63.20 for Children In Need.
The children came dressed up in fancy dress, spots or pyjamas if they wished to.
They had a fun day of decorating biscuits to take home, reading teddy bear stories and colouring in Pudsey.
Thank you to everyone who donated.
We would like to inform you that we have recently made the decision to change the caterer that we use to provide the lunchtime meals at our nurseries to Cupcakes catering.
As part of our decision, we have spoken to other Nursery owners who currently use Cupcakes and they have been highly recommended with very positive feedback.
Cupcakes can accommodate all existing dietary requirements and have a chef who specialises in vegan and vegetarian food. They also offer a weaning menu for babies and a sandwich menu for staff.
We have already been using Cupcakes at our Heathcote and Seedlings sites since September and we are happy to inform you that they have now agreed to supply all our Polkadot sites as from Monday 2nd December 2019.
Our Managers have been meeting with Cupcakes this week to discuss the transition to their service and they are currently preparing the menus for us to share with you. We will shortly be organising some parent taster sessions where you will be welcome to come and try the food yourselves.
To find out more information about Cupcakes caterers, please go to http://www.cupcakescatering.co.uk/.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s nursery manager.