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Marshalswick September Nursery News

What we’ve been up to… Oral hygeine Our nurseries are going to be focusing on oral hygiene and involving the children in learning opportunities around this subject in the coming weeks.  During Early Years’ Foundation Stage, a child’s first experiences with oral health can impact on the rest of their life. That’s why it’s so important to teach them about their mouth and introduce them to good habits as soon as possible.  To find out more, please visit: www.dentalhealth.org/early-years-foundation-stage  Forest

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Hertford September Nursery News

What we’ve been up to… Dress up! We are delighted to share that the children have been thoroughly enjoying our new dressing up corner. We have had lots of ‘builders’ and ‘firefighters’ this week. We are interested to see what fancy dress costume is popular next week! Recommend a friend Do you know someone who is looking for childcare? Why not recommend a friend to us and as a thank you, we will give you up to 50% off one

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child in forest picking flowers

September Nursery News

What we’ve been up to… Oral hygeine Our nurseries are going to be focusing on oral hygiene and involving the children in learning opportunities around this subject in the coming weeks.  During Early Years’ Foundation Stage, a child’s first experiences with oral health can impact on the rest of their life. That’s why it’s so important to teach them about their mouth and introduce them to good habits as soon as possible.  To find out more, please visit: www.dentalhealth.org/early-years-foundation-stage  Forest

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Upton Meadows September Nursery News

What we’ve been up to… Welcome! It’s the start of a new academic year at Upton Meadows and the team are looking forward to the year ahead. Welcome back to all the children returning from the summer break and welcome to all new children and families. We would also like to welcome Eve. Eve has joined the team full time and is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo). International pirate day Our setting was transformed for International Pirate

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Marshalswick August Nursery News

What we’ve been up to… Welcome Hertford! We are thrilled to announce our brand new nursery in Hertford is now open.  We are pleased to welcome all the new nursery team and children into the Ashbourne Day Nurseries family. Healthy recipes At Ashbourne Day Nurseries some of our nurseries have their very own on-site nursery chefs who prepare healthy meals and snacks each day. This allows the children to watch and get involved with the food they are eating! If

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Millway August Nursery News

What we’ve been up to… Welcome Hertford! We are thrilled to announce our brand new nursery in Hertford is now open.  We are pleased to welcome all the new nursery team and children into the Ashbourne Day Nurseries family. Spreading positivity and kindness Hearing heart warming feedback about our team is so lovely to hear. To spread some positivity and kindness of your own for a member of our team, click here. All comments are greatly appreciated. Vacancies We have

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Upton Meadows August Nursery News

What we’ve been up to… Welcome Hertford! We are thrilled to announce our brand new nursery in Hertford is now open.  We are pleased to welcome all the new nursery team and children into the Ashbourne Day Nurseries family. Spreading positivity and kindness Hearing heart warming feedback about our team is so lovely to hear. To spread some positivity and kindness of your own for a member of our team, click here. All comments are greatly appreciated. Vacancies We have

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August Nursery News

What we’ve been up to… Welcome Hertford! We are thrilled to announce our brand new nursery in Hertford is now open.  We are pleased to welcome all the new nursery team and children into the Ashbourne Day Nurseries family. Healthy recipes At Ashbourne Day Nurseries some of our nurseries have their very own on-site nursery chefs who prepare healthy meals and snacks each day. This allows the children to watch and get involved with the food they are eating! If

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July Nursery News

What we’ve been up to… Entrance competition We have been looking at ways and ideas to improve our nursery entrance and reception area, so all our parents and children receive a warm and welcoming atmosphere.   We hope you like all the changes we make!  Review cards We love receiving feedback from our families about our settings and team so will soon be introducing Review Cards and asking our families to leave us a review on Google, Facebook and Day Nurseries.

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Five reasons to encourage children to play with natural resources and real objects at home

Here at Ashbourne Day Nurseries, we are strong advocates of using natural resources. We believe that natural resources are not only more environmentally friendly and less toxic for our children, but that they also offer more interesting learning opportunities for the early years age groups. Below we explore five reasons why you should encourage your children to play with natural resources and real objects at home. 1. Real-life objects offer real-life experiences We find that natural resources and real-life objects can

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