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…

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…

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…

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…

Twinkles Graduation 2015

The summer is a time of year for mixed emotions at Twinkles. We are always incredibly sad as we say goodbye to our oldest children, as they make the transition to ‘Big School.’ We feel amazingly proud of the progress they have made since joining the nursery and are so happy that they have developed…

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…

Day Nurseries Reviews – We Need Your Help!

As some of you may know, our Leeds and Knaresborough branches received awards from the Daynurseries.co.uk site for being in the top 10 nurseries of Yorkshire and Humberside in 2014. The deadline for the 2015 awards is coming soon, and we would love to see all five of our nurseries be listed in the top…