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…

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…

The Summer Menu

Healthy eating for us is not just about what’s on the Twinkles menu, but how we educate the children about the food they eat and the example that we as adults set to them. The food a child eats in their early years can influence their dietary habits later in life, so it’s important to…

What Are The Benefits Of Sharing Stories?

Sharing stories gives us a chance to spend one on one time together – no TV, no places to be, just child and carer together. Very valuable in today’s hectic world! Reading a book can help provide a calm environment to discuss issues, problems, fears and joys. Many books provide avenues into discussion, into all…

Primary School Offers

April 16th 2015 marks the day where Primary School Offer Letters will be emailed and posted out to parents, a big day for families across Yorkshire. Some councils require you to log on to the system to check your offer, so it’s best to double check today just in case! It is a legal requirement…

One Man’s Junk…

…Another Man’s Treasure. Creativity can stem from the simplest of things, items we would usually regard as waste or rubbish can soon be transformed into something new and wonderful. Our children, and our practitioners are incredibly creative; and are on the look out for bits and pieces that you may have lying around at home…

Let’s get growing!

The Rising Stars have been doing lots of growing recently, they have been busy growing grass hand prints, and now they have been growing cress heads! We went on a walk to the shops to buy some plant pots, and asked our handyman Bob to get us some compost from the garden centre – it…

Solar Eclipse 2015

Today, we witnessed a very special occurrence – a solar eclipse! A solar eclipse is when the moon covers the sun, and blocks out the sunlight! This can only happen when the moon moves directly between the Earth and the Sun, casting a shadow onto the Earth’s surface. It is very rare that an eclipse…

World Book Day

Only a week ago, the nurseries were full of magic. Story books came to life, with their characters playing in the rooms! From Cat in The Hat to Peppa Pig, the children (and staff!) made a fabulous effort at dressing up as their favourite characters for World Book Day. There were also some yummy cakes…

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Last week we celebrated Chinese New Year, the year of the goat with our children across the nurseries. Here at Twinkles we love our children to experience different cultures and traditions, so planned lots of lovely activities for them to try. Everyone from our tiny Baby Stars up to our readying for school Shining Stars…