Middle Nursery

Please vote for us!! NDNA Nursery of the Year

March 2018

Smarties needs your help! Hi, I’m Nikki, a fellow parent at Smarties and mum to Jake and Ethan, who you might recognise from 3-4’s. As a family we are HUGE fans of Smarties as I know the boys have benefited tremendously from being in such an amazing setting and being so well looked after. I

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Painting to Music!

February 2018

For a new activity, we chose to try ‘painting to music!’ We agreed that music is something that we all felt confident in as a large group session e.g. instruments, sticky kids or ‘Music Rebecca’ etc. but not so much in our ability to integrate music as an open ended activity during free play for

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18mths playing with their new toys.

February 2018

When we came back to Smarties after having a rest over Christmas, Father Christmas had left us some new trains and cars. We love our new Thomas trains, driving them on the train tracks “choo choo.” We used wooden blocks to make ramps for the trains, racing them down the ramps! We created an ‘edible’

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Exploring Winter with 18mths

December 2017

We have spent a lot of time exploring ‘Winter’ in different ways. We made our own winter farm tuff spot using, ice, cornflour, scented cotton wool and snow dough. The children enjoyed exploring the different textures and smells; as the ice melted and turned the cornflour into gloop this was something new to play with.

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