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Self-Care Routines

Here at Children’s Place, we encourage children across our settings to carry out self-care routines independently. The children are given plenty of time to complete the task they have set out to do and positive encouragement from our supportive practitioners helps to build their confidence to keep trying until they succeed. In this photo, a little girl [...]

2018-08-22T10:51:19+01:00February 27th, 2018|Mayfield|

Fluoride Varnish Team Visit Summerfield

The children at Summerfield recently had a visit from the Fluoride Varnish Team. The children were really interested and very inquisitive about the gel and enjoyed listening to the lady explaining all about how the varnish helps to protect the teeth from decay. The children were very excited to have it applied to their teeth and were [...]

2018-08-22T10:49:12+01:00February 27th, 2018|Summerfield|

Brilliant Biscuits

The pre-school children at Halifax have recently had lots of fun baking biscuits with Kate (their Nursery Cook). There were lots of discussions about measuring out the different ingredients and mixing them all together. The children then looked at the size and shape of the cutters, before deciding which ones to choose to make their biscuits. [...]

2018-08-22T10:45:45+01:00February 27th, 2018|Halifax|

Superb Stay And Play

Mayfield Children’s Place recently held their exciting Stay and Play session, with a specific focus on developing communication and language. The practitioners welcomed the parents to the session, before talking about care routines and how they are a great tool to support children’s language, for example when they are brushing their teeth and during hand washing. The [...]

2018-08-22T10:40:08+01:00February 27th, 2018|Mayfield|

Brilliant Books

Here at Children’s Place, we place a high focus on exploring books. We feel it is important for children to get the opportunity to look at factual books, alongside fiction (story) books. With support from the practitioners, the factual books teach children about everyday life, whether it is animals, celebrations, vehicles and much more.  [...]

2018-08-22T10:36:07+01:00February 27th, 2018|Halifax|

Superb Scones

The children in the Poppies room at Spring Cottage have been having a great time indulging in some fun-filled baking activities. The children enjoyed discussing how to weigh the different ingredients and practised their mixing skills. These steps allow the children to see the process, whilst also enhancing their maths and fine motor skills. After lots [...]

2018-08-22T10:28:17+01:00February 27th, 2018|Spring Cottage|

Seaweed Fun

The children at St James’ have been having lots of fun exploring seaweed. A practitioner from nursery recently visited the seaside and had brought some back for the children to investigate. The children enjoyed feeling the slimy texture of the seaweed when it was in the water and later compared it the hard texture once it [...]

2018-08-22T10:21:46+01:00February 27th, 2018|St James'|

Happy Home Corner Play

The children at Barkerend have recently enjoyed playing in their Home Corner. The children had fun feeding dolls, hanging clothes, dressing up, talking on the telephone and practising daily experiences. These role-play activities provide children with many benefits, as they help to build confidence, physical development, communication, creativity and problem-solving. If you would like more information [...]

2018-08-22T11:05:57+01:00February 26th, 2018|Barkerend|

Brilliant Books

The children from Owlet have recently had a great time in their stay and play session in the toddler room. The children really enjoyed the book-themed activities and joining in with the stories. They were able to recognise pictures and helped to feed ‘The Very Hungary Caterpillar’, alongside having lots of fun trying on the masks [...]

2018-08-22T13:15:44+01:00February 19th, 2018|Owlet|