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Nurseries News Round-Up – Week 78

Your weekly round-up of news from around our wonderful Golden Apples Family nurseries is here!


The Beacon, Rendlesham

We’ve had our first glimpses of snow already at the Beacon!

We had a mark-making tuff tray out for the children to explore.

They used sticks and brushes to create their own snowflakes in the ‘snow’.

They also extended this by using their gross motor skills to make snow angels and transport the flour.


The Appletree, Attleborough

This week in Pippins we have a new friend who celebrates the Sinterklass celebration, so we thought we learn about it together.

Sinterklass is St Nicholas' naming day –Sinterklass festival is normally celebrated on 6 December. The children would leave a boot outside with a gift to Sinterklass and sing a song for him. Sinterklass would then swap the gift for sweets and treats for the children to find the next morning.

We had a Sinterklass sensory tray that had some boots in alongside some traditional gifts for both Sinterklass and the children. We had fun exploring putting the things inside the boot and seeing how full the boots got!

To continue our learning at home you could give it ago yourself – leave a boot out with a gift for Sinterklass and see if he leaves you one, too!


Head Start, Ramsey

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The children came into nursery excitedly discussing the lights switch-on at the weekend.

Santa’s little helper ‘Buddy’ has arrived today to help Santa. Ho! Ho! Ho!

He is the ‘kindness elf’ that has come to stay with us in December, sent directly from Santa Claus himself.

The children were so excited to see him and he even brought along a little treat.

We can’t wait to see what else we get up to together.

The children were very excited and thoroughly enjoyed decorating the tree together and we all enjoyed dancing to Christmas songs.

One of the children used his imagination to build ‘The North Pole’ on the tuff tray and the children were thoroughly engaged in this activity.


Woodbridge Day Nursery, Woodbridge

Lots for sale at our Christmas Fayre this Saturday – including these beautiful handmade Christmas wreaths!

It's our Christmas Fayre this Saturday 12–3pm – it’s free entry and features: Tombola, Santa's Grotto, crafts, home decor and gift stalls, freshly baked bread, sausage rolls, cakes and bakes, a Body Shop stall, hot drinks and an amazing raffle, including the following prizes: £50 cash, a £50 LUSH Christmas gift set, a family ticket to Jimmy's Farm, a family day out at Baylham rare breeds centre, a Debenhams voucher, a Vintage Inns voucher, champagne, wine, chocolates and more!


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