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Keeping your children safe during Summer

It’s gradually getting warmer and it won’t be long until the Summer sun is out in full force. The sun’s UV rays can damage skin within 15 minutes of exposure and can take up to 12 hours to become visibly clear on the skin. You may have noticed that you’ve caught the sun the morning after being out in it …

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Real life tools for real life experiences

We know that real, first hand experiences play an important role in all areas of children’s development and we know that real materials offer so much more to children than the average plastic version. For example, children are given real foods to play with in the home corner, real bricks for outside play and wooden bricks for indoor play (much …

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Dementia Action Week – Doing our bit

Since November 2018 children from our Aldridge nursery have been helping and supporting people with dementia. Once a month children attend classes at local dementia cafes and take part in lots of different activities like arts and crafts. Children also take part in a pen pal system. People living with dementia that use the cafes regularly have spoke of the …

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Join in the fun every week

From Friday 31st May we will be running free weekly stay and play mornings for little ones up to 2 years of age at our Aldridge nursery. Pop along and enjoy a coffee and chat whilst your little ones get busy in our sensory and messy play activities (May require spare clothes). No booking required. If our Aldridge nursery is out of …

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Debbie and Alan’s charity banger rally

On Sunday 12th May our Company Director Debbie and partner Alan (our nursery fixer) will be driving a Skoda Fabia through 5 different countries in just 5 days! They want to raise £1,000 for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice in aid of Debbie’s father whom was sadly diagnosed with bone cancer. St Mary’s supported him through and through, he spent his last …

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What are they and why do we use them?

First of all, you are probably wondering what we mean by loose parts. Loose parts are any objects that can be changed, moved, redesigned and put back together again in different ways. Pinecones, buttons, feathers and twigs are all good example of loose parts. There are many benefits to loose parts. Loose parts broaden the imagination, encourage maths, independence and …

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We run Forest schooling sessions every week here at Little Rascals and even have our very own Forest school practitioner, Kate. Kate is highly experienced, skilled in all areas of Forest school and has attended extensive training courses that enable her to provide fantastic opportunities to all of our children. The sessions are often held in our nursery gardens, local …

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Easter holiday club

Our Easter holiday club is up and running week commencing Monday 15th April for 2 weeks. We have lots of activities going on throughout the holiday such as robot making, cooking flapjacks and dance. We will also be going on trips throughout the holiday, children will visit an award winning adventure park and get the opportunity to try rock climbing. …

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Routine and free play

Just like at home, it is very important that children and staff stick to a routine every day here at nursery. Although staff in each room are in charge of their own weekly planning, each room has to follow the nursery routine and follow policies and procedures regarding nappy changes and sleep time. We believe children learn best when they …

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