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Sensory Activity for our Caterpillars in Stoke

Sensory Activity for our Caterpillars in Stoke

Our youngest children, the Caterpillars, at our Stoke nursery absolutely loved this colourful sensory activity. They delighted in the feel of the scarves and enjoyed putting them on their f...

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Under The Sea Theme at Stoke

Under The Sea Theme at Stoke

Look at this amazing display the Wise Owls in Stoke have made from the story they have been reading this week...The Shark In The Dark. This links in with the topic they have been learning ab...

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Story Telling Week at Hucknall

Story Telling Week at Hucknall

During story telling week we enjoyed bringing our favourite books to nursery to read in our key groups. We have also enjoyed getting messy during malleable play, setting up tuff spots to re...

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Christmas at our Hartshill Nursery

Christmas at our Hartshill Nursery

The run up to Christmas has been a busy and exciting time for everyone at Hartshill. There has been so much to do!  The staff worked very hard to make our Santa’s Grotto magical for the ...

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Super Chefs at Derby!

Super Chefs at Derby!

We are super chefs!  The children within our Pre School Unit have loved exploring a variety of fruits and vegetables this week, using their senses to differentiate their properties.  We di...

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Christmas has arrived - Dates for your diary (Stoke)

Christmas has arrived - Dates for your diary (Stoke)

To spread a little festive cheer, we have begun our Christmas activities! The children have started making lots of crafts and exploring the activities both inside and outside. Please see so...

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Welcome to Rubble and Zuma - Our Nursery Guinea Pigs at Stoke

Welcome to Rubble and Zuma - Our Nursery Guinea Pigs at Stoke

We’d like to welcome our newest additions to The Orange Tree family…..Rubble and Zuma! Rubble and Zuma have settled into nursery really well. They love to be cuddled and held by the chil...

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What a Wonderful Pumpkin Patch at Stoke

What a Wonderful Pumpkin Patch at Stoke

The children have enjoyed exploring our Orange Tree pumpkin patch, feeling all the different textures both on and inside the pumpkins. We talked about how pumpkins grow with the Butterflies ...

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Caring for our pets at Derby!

Caring for our pets at Derby!

We love caring for our nursery pets, especially our guinea pigs.  George and Wesley love to be cuddled! We often take them for a walk around the nursery gardens on their guinea pig leads. ...

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Pancake Day

Pancake Day

People up and down the country have stocked up on chocolate spread, bananas, lemons and sugar for Pancake Day. With the nation's collective palates already watering at the thought of the tre...

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