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…

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…

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…

Boston Spa Makeover!

It’s been an exciting start to the New Year over at Twinkles Boston Spa. Their garden has had a makeover! We now have lovely new grass, and I’m sure you’ll agree it looks fantastic! The children are having lots of fun exploring and playing in their new environment, we’re looking forward to the warmer days…

Spooky Halloween Crafts!

Halloween is just round the corner, and we’ve found lots of great little crafts that you can do with the boys and girls at home! We are having a Halloween Party at each of the nurseries on Friday 31st October, and are inviting all our little ones to come in their spookiest costumes to have…

Food Hygiene

Health and hygiene is one of our top priorities, the safety of the children is so important to us here at Twinkles, that is why we are very proud that all four of our nursery kitchens have been awarded 5* in their Food Hygiene inspections, grading them at ‘Very Good’ The food safety officer inspecting…