We had a fabulous morning when we celebrated Father’s Day with Daddy’s, Mummies and Grandads. We hope you enjoyed yourselves, we certainly enjoyed sharing our breakfast rolls with you all.
We hope all the children’s Special Adults enjoy what they have made for them. The children loved doing the candle holders, they got very sticky. We hope they look pretty when you light a tea light in the jar.
We are really proud to announce we have achieved the accreditation. This has been a long journey which has been very eye opening in what we do and how we do it. It has really encouraged us to look at the children’s learning and interests bringing in resources not only to enhance their learning but to move them forward developing well rounded children. This helps them to move forward to their next stage of learning and we hope will support them in being fabulous members of our community.
Donna, our assessor said…….
Jackie and Kathryn and their staff have worked really hard to gain the accreditation. Firstly, I would like to thank them for their patience, and for providing me with lots of extra evidence and in answering my questions. They have been real stars.
There are a lot of things they can not change due to them being in a football club. They have worked with the setting to the best of their abilities.
They provide some wonderful provocations to learn and fully understand The Curiosity Approach.
They provide lots of loose parts and authentic materials.
I particularly like the apple trees they have grown in pots at the setting. They are going to take them to a local orchard that has been set up near them. This is an area that they are going to use for forest schools.
One of my favourite sentences from their submission was “We have discovered that things do not have to be beautiful to be interesting “
I would like to wish them every success for the future”.
The children have a great time in the mud kitchen area. They add water to make the mud all sloppy, measure and spoon out what they need. They have lots of discussions about what they are doing and why, then they share their ‘food’ with their friends and staff.
So this term we have welcomed 11 new little ones to join us at Woodentops. We are really proud of how well they have come in and settled plus how well their parents have managed leaving their most precious child with us. It is a privilege for us to have them.
The fairy reel and fairies have gone down a treat. The children added small squares of material (from the craft area) to make beds for their sleeping fairies.
This ‘tunnel’ is much more fun for jumping on and seeing how high we can go.
All ready for Jules and Sam from the signing company. The children loved the session, especially the bubble song.
We have had lots of crafting going on. The children help themselves to all the bits they want to use with a little support from the adults.
The team work and making up of rules as they build and then use their obstacle course.
Tea party anyone?
This was no longer a book, but a tray. Sorting out the kitchen bits ready to start done ‘cooking’. And when she had finished I’m proud to say she put everything back (reset) where she got it from ready for the next person to use.
Super proud of how well we did in Potton Show. Next years one is on the 12th September.
Next week we have the photographer in on Wednesday 18th from 10 am to 12pm. All parents and childminders are welcome to have their child’s photo taken. Just pop in.
Macmillan coffee afternoon is on the 26th September from 1pm to 3pm. We have a raffle with fantastic prizes, lots of cakes and some fun activities for the children.
All parents should have received this months newsletter. If not speak to a staff member.