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Forest School Fun!

In partnership with Better Start Bradford, the children are joining in Forest School sessions.  Every week, for 9 weeks, they are exploring around Woodhall Lake where the staff and children are enjoying the natural environment. They have been very interested in all the different coloured leaves falling from the trees and feeding the birds.  They have [...]

2021-10-07T10:43:21+01:00October 8th, 2021|Barkerend|

Deck the Halls!

In our toddler room at Barkerend we have been talking about seeing Christmas lights and decorations at home and on our way to nursery. We got our decorations out to see all the similarities and have fun decorating our own tree! We have kept a box box full of baubles next to the tree too so [...]

2020-12-03T14:50:49+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Barkerend|

Halloween and Bonfire activities

At Barkerend  the children enjoyed making a traditional halloween and bonfire night snack... chocolate apples! The children used the melted chocolate to dip the apples in, with help from our lovely team of course! They look delicious don't they! . The children also enjoyed messy play with pumpkins, collage and paints making some lovely autumn and [...]

2020-11-12T15:56:08+00:00November 12th, 2020|Barkerend|

Autumn Days

We LOVE Autumn! Barkerend want to share these wonderful photos they have taken while on their Autumn walks to the local park and in their garden. The colours, textures, noises and smells are so interesting! The children were very inspired and this wonderful Autumn display was created. They made pictures with the leaves, matching paint colours [...]

2020-10-29T16:18:17+00:00October 29th, 2020|Barkerend|

What are we getting up to?

Children love playing with our farm animals, looking at the different colours, sizes and sounds the animals make and what they eat or where they may go! In our sand area children enjoy filling and emptying containers encouraging their hand eye co-ordination. Our story corner is 'one book at a time' right now, but we don't [...]

2020-10-22T15:40:20+01:00October 15th, 2020|Barkerend|

Spring is in the Air

The children at nursery have been exploring with daffodils.  They noticed the daffodils that had grown in the garden so the team extended the activity and bought some daffodils for the children to study.  They then encouraged the children to be creative and make their own. Spring is in the air!

2020-03-19T16:37:49+00:00March 25th, 2020|Barkerend|

Ofsted Inspection

We are pleased to announce and publish our recent Ofsted Inspection.  We got a fantastic good! Fran would like to thank all her team for their wonderful work and commitment to the children and parents. Please copy the link to see our report https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50148626  

2020-03-17T16:29:48+00:00March 24th, 2020|Barkerend|

Early Talk Accreditation

Well done to our Barkerend team who have been accredited by I CAN Early Talk. Feedback from the course mentor was wonderful! The staff know the children in their care really well, they ensure that their interests are followed and extended. The team asked appropriate questions for the level of the children’s understanding, the team also [...]

2019-12-20T12:39:43+00:00December 20th, 2019|Barkerend|

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