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Ashbourne Day Nurseries

Our Superheroes

Recognition to all the Ashbourne Day Nurseries Team As we are aware when the Government announced another national lockdown on 4th January, they advised that parents and carers would still be able to access early years childcare. This is recognition of the key role we play in society and allows us to continue to provide your children with the consistency and routine that they need during this difficult time. The earliest years are the most crucial point of child development

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Early years home learning ideas

Searching for home learning ideas to enrich your child’s day during the current lockdown? Below we have shared some ideas for you, so you can continue your children’s learning journey at home.  Everyday learning opportunities at home Children are more likely to become engaged in learning opportunities if they feel that they are relevant to them. By involving your child in the everyday chores around your home you are not only teaching them valuable life lessons, but you could also

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Covid 19 Community Champions Award

Community Award We are proud to announce that our Nursey Manager Jordan Tully, who oversees the running of two of our nurseries in Princes Risborough, has been recognised for his dedication during the first lockdown and recently received a COVID-19 Community Champions Award. This award was presented by the Princes Risborough Mayor and Chairman Cllr, Matthew Walsh, after Jordan had been nominated by the local community for showing exemplary service to the community throughout the first lockdown. The award represents

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December News

Christmas at Home Recipes We thought you might like to try this tasty Gingerbread recipe at home with your children over the festive break. It makes 20-25 gingerbread biscuits Ingredients 350g (12oz) plain flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger  1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 100g (4oz) butter or margarine  175g (6oz) soft light brown sugar 1 medium egg  4 tablespoons golden syrup Method 1. Heat the oven to 190°c, 375°f, gas mark 5 2. Sift the flour, ground ginger and bicarbonate

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Keeping it social during the pandemic

The pandemic has caused many issues for all of us this year, as we were told to stay at home as much as possible and to limit interaction with people outside of our own households. And this has affected all of us, including young children who have had their routines interrupted.   Over the past few months, many young children have not been able to interact with as many people as they usually would have been able to. Socialising and

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The Potential of a Brick…

At Ashbourne Day Nurseries we recognise the importance of supporting children to learn through play. We do this by following the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, and we provide a range of opportunities that allow children to explore their interests, learn and develop in all areas. While a plastic dinosaur is great fun, it will always be a plastic dinosaur! A building block will be used for much more than building towers. Children’s imaginations are wonderful, a wooden block will

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Princes Risborough

We’ve Had A Great First Week Back

We have had a fantastic time back in our nurseries this week. The new routines have worked very well, and we want to put a special thank you out to all the parents for observing social distancing and following the latest procedures for dropping off and collection. We are pleased that this has not created any significant waiting times.  The children have all settled in really well, and they were very excited to be back. While we have had to

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Welcome back

Covid-19 has changed a lot of things, including how nurseries operate.  Some of our nurseries have put together these videos to share the updates you can expect to see at nursery. Our team at Princes Risborough wanted to share with you what your children can expect when they come back to nursery.   Here our Millway nursery welcomes back children.     Wing nursery reopens with this video.  

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Ashbourne Day Nurseries Re-opening From 1st June

These are the arrangements we have made to open Ashbourne Day Nurseries for all families from 1 June. Before we set out these arrangements, we would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and carers for their understanding and cooperation since we had to close to the majority of children. I know that this period has been challenging for many families, in particular when you have had to juggle work commitments with managing childcare, if you have children with

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