Oxley Park February News

Oxley Park News

What we've been up to...

Sensory farmyard

At the beginning of the month, the babies showed great interest in animals.

To extend on this interest we created a sensory farmyard where the children were able to explore and feel all the different textures around them, from the muddy fields and leafy broccoli trees to the prickly Weetabix hay bales.

The children also listened to the team making different animal sounds and trying to imitate the sounds that they could hear.

Perfume/potion making

Following on from a child’s interest, we set up a potion making activity for all the children to enjoy. 

Potion making is great fun and has many benefits for children in early years, it can be a totally child led experience by allowing the children to create any potions they choose. 

This allows children to develop social skills as the children will often start working together to create potions.

Communication and language skills are developed as children share ideas and explain what they are using to make their potion. During this process they learn new words, descriptive language and learn different ways to express themselves.

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Counting with loose parts

Last week the Butterfly children explored different loose ends and focused on counting the different pieces out into the numbered pots.

Loose parts play helps to develop skills across the whole curriculum.

It is child-led and helps children to strengthen their independence and sense of self.
It also helps children to observe, enquire, investigate, construct, deconstruct and engage with others and the world around them.

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The Oxley Park nursery team are fundraising throughout March to raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK. We will be taking part in March the Month where we will be walking 11,000 steps each day throughout March to represent over 11,000 dads, partners, grandads, sons, brothers, uncles and mates who die from prostate cancer every year. If you would like to show your support, our fundraising page is here. 

New Reviews Page

Thank you to all of those families who have left us a review on Daynurseries.co.uk. We have showcased a few of the reviews on our website.

Recommend a Friend Scheme Relaunch

We have now revamped the Recommend a Friend scheme so you are now able to earn up to 50% off one of your monthly fees.

For all the details, please visit here.

World Book Day - 4th March

Don’t forget that it’s World Book Day on Thursday 4th March. Dress your little ones up as their favourite characters, they will enjoy a range of book-related experiences. 

Promoting Healthy Eating in the Early Years

Do you sometimes find it a struggle to encourage your little ones to eat a healthy balanced diet.
We’ve written a blog post which looks at strategies to help entice young children into trying something new. You can read the blog post here.

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