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…

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

We have recenty had a whole week of Very Hungry Caterpillar activities at Twinkles Wetherby. The letter of the week in pre-school was ‘H’ and the children chose ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ as their story of the week. The children shared the story at circle time and then talked about the different foods the caterpillar…

There’s Nothing Like a Bit of Healthy Competion!

The team at Twinkles Wetherby were recently set a challenge by Amy their Nursery Manager. They were asked to look at their room and the areas of provision and how they could enhance it. The girls were given just £50 and had a few weeks to research, prepare and create, before presenting it to the…

Garden Development

The big girls at Twinkles Boston Spa have been very busy developing the outdoor area. First of all they made a Construction Area. Several of the children were spending extended periods of time building with anything they could find, so we used our Twinkles Facebook page to appeal to our parents for items to add…

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…

Help Your Child to Learn at Home

Here are a few easy activity ideas you can try at home that will help support your child’s development… How about supporting some fine motor skills by posting corks into an empty bottle, threading cereal onto spaghetti or arranging flowers in a colander? You could support development of gross motor skills by making a racing…

Eid al-Fitr

The boys and girls at Twinkles White Rose have been finding out about Eid al-Fitr. The Arabic name Eid al-Fitr translates to ‘Festival of the breaking of the fast’ in English and it marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan, and the beginning of the Islamic month of Shawwal. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated…

From a tiny seed to a tasty sandwich!!

The Rising Stars at Wetherby have been busy doing some growing, with a very tasty end product in mind! It started last week when they very carefully arranged some cotton wool balls in a tray. Separating it with their fingers was very good for developing fine motor skills. Next they poured some water onto the cotton wool before…

A Little Red Flower…

It all started with a little red flower the Shooting Stars children at Wetherby saw on their walk. It sparked lots of interest and lots of conversation. Once back at nursery the children were keen to get the paints out and document these beautiful flowers. After lunch we made playdough with the children so they…

Happy 2nd Birthday Twinkles Leeds

Today marks the second anniversary of the opening of our Ofsted Outstanding nursery in Leeds City Centre! Make sure you have your passports ready, we’re going on a journey across the world…!