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!!

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!!

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…

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…

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…

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…