The Latest News From Ashbourne Day Nurseries


Getting ready to write

Before any child can learn to write they must develop their hand-eye coordination, finger control and muscle control in their fingers, hands, wrists, arms and shoulders.

In order to support this development, we provide fun activities for all age groups that support development in these areas. In the last two weeks these activities have included sponge painting, planting, using pipettes, small parts play, using chunky chalks and building forts with bricks.

Early writing skills start with simple mark making activities such as finger painting, chalking, painting, messy play, sand and water play. This type of play also helps children to learn while having fun!

School Leavers

For the children that will soon be leaving us to go to school, we have been practising register time and talking with the children about what to expect.

Lots of teachers have been in contact with us to find out about the children they are expecting to welcome in September.  Due to current guidelines, the teachers have been unable to visit us, but we have shared information via telephone calls to help the school to be prepared for the individual needs of the children.

We are also supporting school leavers with developing their personal independence, which includes being able to dress themselves and put on their own shoes, independent toilet skills and using a knife and fork during mealtimes.

If your child is leaving us to go to school please ensure you have given notice to the manager with the date of your child’s last day with us.