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,…

Grandparent Story Time

We invited our Grandparents into Twinkles White Rose to join us for story time recently. We had lots of very eager grandparents who were keen to join us for the afternoon and we enjoyed sharing lots of stories, snuggling up in the book corner and playing games as well!

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…

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…