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…

One Snowy Day

We were very excited by this weeks snowfall and were lucky enough to get snow at all five of our nurseries!! As soon as it started falling we wrapped up warm and headed outside to make the most of it before it disappeared! We used sticks to make marks, write our names and draw pictures in…

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…

Autumn Activities

We have been very busy here at Twinkles recently, following the children’s interests in the changing seasons. There has been lots of opportunity to find out about the world in which we live and develop new skills at the same time. As it’s Autumn, there have been lots of leaf related activities. The children have…

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…