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Wet Wipes - The Bottom Line

Here at St. Michael’s Nursery, we believe that teaching the children to care for their environment, will ultimately make a difference in the world we live in. Forest School, Wild Hygge, Mindfulness sessions, growing vegetables in our allotment, sorting rubbish into materials for the recycling bins, respecting the wildlife and insects, reading stories and trips out are all ways that we regularly learn about our environment. We recently took part in World Ocean Day and this inspired us to continue to look at ways to take positive steps to be even more eco-friendly. We had babies dressed as sharks and the grown ups were all kinds of wonderful creatures too! The Pink Hall’s display especiall

Golfing Champs

A very proud Mummy has sent us pics of her boys taking part in the competition for 'Golf Access 9 holes' that took place at Portmore Golf Club. It was lots of fun and a huge achievement for George, with 64 holes over 9 and at one point, had a 4 on a par 3! It clearly is a family talent as older brother Harry took the first prize - the prize was clearly intended for a more experienced golfer as the first prize was a pair of golf shoes adult size 9!! Harry now enjoys £120 to spend in the golf shop instead. Harry will soon be taking on the slopes & bunkers at Celtic Manor where the Ryder Cup is held! Congratulations to both boys.

Sports Day 2019

Our annual Sports Day went ahead this afternoon at Petroc. The children were amazing and joined in with races including the running race, quoit balance race and the Kindergarten team relay! It was lovely to see so many families turn out to watch our event and each child received a gold medal. The baby team brought our little Ladybirds and Butterflies to watch the races and some even took part in the toddler race. We would like to thank the children for taking part and listening so well. We would like to thank Petroc for the venue and the free parking. Of course a MASSIVE thanks goes to our wonderful team for all the preparation, planning and organisation that is involved with making this hap

Everyone Say "Peas!"

Our allotment is absolutely bursting with colour and life at the moment. We have recently been talking a lot about the importance of bees and thanking the bees and butterflies for pollinating our crops. This week, we have enjoyed picking the peas and eating them straight from the pod. The children snapped the pods and picked out each delicious peas packed with flavour and goodness. Harry the Scarecrow is doing a great job at keeping the birds off our vegetable patch!

Making a ‘Cheeky’ Change to Wet Wipes

Here at St. Michael’s Nursery, we believe that teaching the children to care for their environment, will ultimately make a difference in the world we live in. Forest School, Wild Hygge, Mindfulness sessions, growing vegetables in our allotment, sorting rubbish into materials for the recycling bins, respecting the wildlife and insects, reading stories and trips out are all ways that we regularly learn about our environment. We recently took part in World Ocean Day and this inspired us to continue to look at ways to take positive steps to be even more eco-friendly. We had babies dressed as sharks and the grown ups were all kinds of wonderful creatures too! The Pink Hall’s display especiall

Project Car Park

As St. Michael's continues to strive for excellence, an opportunity arose to purchase some land adjacent to our existing car park. The wheels were, (quite literally), put in motion to develop this area and extend our current car park. The children were excited and amazed to see diggers, tractors, trailers and lorries deliver materials and develop the new car parking area.

Farewell Granny Hen

Granny Hen has been a friend of St. Michael's for many years.  In fact, Granny Hen started teaching music at St. Michael's School in 1987.  Helen and Sarah worked alongside each other for many years at the school. Sarah recalls that Helen would always make an nice cup of tea, so the tea pot was a very appropriate gift today! Helen would play a huge part in the production and rehearsals for the Christmas plays. We always enjoy her visits as she has the most fantastic songs and strums away on her guitar as the children join in enthusiastically.  We wish Granny Hen well on her retirement and would welcome her back any time to visit us and her little chicks here at nursery.

Hygge Hut Development

A big part of our ethos here at St. Michael's is well being and mindfulness. From the babies right through to after school club, the children enjoy a wide range of experiences to support their curiosity, awe, wonder, social and emotional development. Treasure baskets, a variety of instrumental music, puppets, gardening, snipping herbs, talking about what we love about our life, making calming down jars, building a bug hotel, snacks in the garden and playing with clay are all things we do here to enjoy 'living in the moment' and 'being present' with each other. We take elements of the Curiosity Approach, use loose parts for open ended play and value the importance of Hygge which is the dani

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