Hampers for the Homeless

This year Twinkles are helping to make Christmas Hampers for the Homeless people in our area. These will be distributed out over the festive period. We have already had some donations, but there’s still time to donate, we are looking for the following items: new socks, new hats, new gloves, crisps, individually wrapped cakes or biscuits, chocolate,…

MUMbler Day Nursery of the Year!!

We are very excited to tell you that Twinkles Knaresborough has recently been voted the Harrogate MUMbler Day Nursery of the Year!! Thank you to everyone that has voted for us!!

Mabel the Mischievous Penguin!!

We’ve had a very special delivery at Twinkles, all the way from the North Pole!  Father Christmas has sent us a very mischievous penguin called Mabel… Mabel has been causing chaos at the North Pole for poor Father Christmas and he has lots of work to do at this time of year, so Mabel is…

Happy Diwali

We’ve been finding out about Diwali here at Twinkles. We have lots of families that celebrate Diwali so we have been finding out how they celebrate. We shared the story of Rama and Sita and made props to retell the story. We were very good at remembering what happened! We made beautiful Diva lamps from…

Happy Halloween

We had lots of fun celebrating Halloween here at Twinkles, with stay and play sessions, crafts activities and lots of tasty treats for a party tea. We made witches potions, scary spiders and monsters. We carved pumpkins, hunted for creepy crawlies and explored in some disgusting trays of slime!!

Breakfast Butties All Round!!

After the recent success of Afternoon Tea for our mums at our White Rose nursery, we were keen to do something to keep our dads happy too. So to celebrate Fathers Day, we invited our dads into nursery to join us for breakfast. Breakfast at nursery is usually a healthy affair with wholemeal toast, sugar…

Wear It Wild Day

We had lots of fun at Twinkles Knaresborough on Wear It Wild Day! We dressed up as our favourite animals, there were Tigers, Zebras, Leopards and more. Did you know that since 1970, populations of wild species have fallen by half?  The WWF are working hard to ensure that wild populations of iconic species such…

Tea with Mum

We recently invited all our Twinkles White Rose Mummies into nursery for Afternoon Tea. Kay was very busy in the kitchen preparing lots of  tasty treats for all our mummies to tuck into. There were dainty sandwiches, individual trifles, homemade scones with jam and cream and chocolate dipped strawberries! It was a good opportunity for…

A Right Royal Birthday

We have recently been very interested in the Queen at Twinkles. The boys and girls had heard and seen lots about the Queens impending 90th birthday and were keen to find out more about her. We talked about where she lived, using the computer to look at a map of Great Britain. We then looked…

World Book Day 2016

We had lots of fun celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March. We all dressed up as our favourite characters and brought in our favourite stories to share with our friends.  We made a cave like in our favourite story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’  at Twinkles Leeds and invited our parents to…

Chinese New Year

We have been celebrating Chinese New Year here at Twinkles and took the opportunity to find out how Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated. In the days coming up to New Year every family buys presents, decorations, food, new clothes and people have their hair cut. Houses are cleaned from top to bottom. The aim…

Halloween Stay and Play

We have had a very succesful Stay and Play session at Twinkles Wetherby. There was a fantastic range of Halloween activities planned for each room, including baking, creative and messy play. Lots of parents came along to take part in the activities and of course join us for a party tea. Becky our nursery chef, planned a…