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…

Twinkles Oxford Place

We are very excited to announce that our new nursery, Twinkles Oxford Place, has opened it’s doors and already has children exploring the shiny new surroundings, making friends and trying out all the fantastic resources!! After a crazy few weeks working alongside the builders and around the decorators we have managed to transform what was offices,…

Bugsy and Mister Scruffs

We are very excited about the addition of two lovely guinea pigs to our Twinkles White Rose family!! We have called them Bugsy and Mister Scruffs and we have been getting to know them, they are a little bit shy but enjoyed being stroked. We were very gentle with them and loved how soft their…

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…

The Garden Challenge

All five nurseries were recently set the challenge of developing their outdoor areas, they were give a budget of £200 each and had to ensure that the garden offered learning opportunities for all seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The garden needed to be accessible for children of all ages and all weather…

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…

Healthy Body Happy Me

We recently took part in the National Day Nurseries Association, Healthy Body Happy Me Campaign. We spent a whole week finding out how we can look after ourselves to ensure we are healthy. The first day was ‘Eat Well, Feel Fantastic’ and we talked about healthy foods and not so healthy foods. We read the…

Chick, Chick, Chick, Chick, Chicken…

We were very excited to take delivery of some eggs at Twinkles Boston Spa recently! The eggs were very carefully placed in a incubator to keep warm and we watched and waited, and we waited and we watched… Eventually a little crack appeared, followed by a little hole. Every now and then a tiny little beak…

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…