Celebrating Chinese New Year, Valentines Day and Pancake Day
We've been busy this month at Triangle House with lots of different celebrations. The children had a great time learning all about China and having their own dragon parade for Chinese New Year. On valentines day we created a love den and under twinkly lights the children told us about people and animals who were special to them.
On pancake day we had our own pancake kitchen with the play dough and then enjoyed yummy pancakes for tea!
The dragon parade
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We are so proud and happy to announce that we have been OFSTED inspected and rated as Outstanding in all areas! We are so pleased that our team has been recognised for the hard work, care and diligence they put in each and every day. Please have a look through the fantastic report below!
Every Thursday during term time, Madame Hillcoat will be presenting Pirouette Cacahuete! Our preschoolers will learn about the beautiful French language through games and songs.
Nursery World Awards Finalist 2014- The Awards Ceremony in London
In September we attended a glitzy awards ceremony in London because we were finalists in the Nursery Food category! Our chef, Rachel, has been recognised for providing some of the most nutritional and tasty food for nursery children in the whole country. The judge praised our chef's innovative menus and dedication to teaching children where their food comes from, from seed to plate.
Manager Michelle and Chef Rachel meet host Dave Benson-Phillips from Play Days
Karen, Michelle and Rachel arrive at the Awards Venue
Celebrating our achievement!
Our Communication Commitment
Our nursery has become involved in a national, government backed project called the Communication Commitment. We will be focussing on improving how we support children in developing their communication skills and also upon how we communicate with parents. If you would like to share your ideas with us we would welcome any suggestions you might have.
Ongoing events and Activities
Action Kids sessions will continue every Wednesday morning for Baby Tweenies, Tweenies and Preschool. If you would like to know more about Action Kids then please see Michelle.
Preschool are enjoying weekly phonics sessions with based on the Letters and Sounds guidance and Jolly Phonics scheme, also used by schools. These session prepare children for school by focussing on their early reading and listening skills. Our manager Michelle has uploaded a video to youtube of the phonetic sounds for the letters of the alphabet which you can watch here if you would like to practise these at home with your child
Our preschool children continue to enjoy weekly cookery lessons with out fabulous chef Rachel.
Our preschoolers also enjoy weekly French lessons with Pirouette Cacahuete, whose facebook page can be found here:
We like the friendliness of the environment and the fact all staff know the childrens names, even if not in their class. We also really value the time that is spent and activities that are done outside.
Lesley Laws, mother of Poppy 3yrs