WELCOME BACK to those children who have been off for the Easter break, and a big welcome to all of our new children who have started at the nursery.
The children have returned full of beans and are excited to engage in the variety of activities we have both inside and outside. We have been
Exploring wet and dry textures; this has included coloured rice, jelly baff and gloop.
Helping Scott with the gardening, digging and watering the new seeds
Developing our gross motor skills riding on the push along bikes
Caring for animals; looking after our 3 guinea pigs Anna, Bella and Derek. Sarah has also brought in her gorgeous rabbit “Napper” who s very friendly and has loved being petted by the children.
Celebrating birthdays (and taking the yummy cake home)
Drawing on paper on the floor from real life images
We now have a new menu for this term, it has a few changes on it, there is a copy on the parents board which is located on your left as you walk in to the nursery play room.
Illnesses We have had a few cases of chicken pox at the school nursery; chickenpox is infectious during its early stages from 1-2 days before the spots appear and up to 5 days after the spots appeared. Spots need to be all dry and scabbed over and there to be no liquid filled spots left until returning back to nursery. For more information click the link (NHS) http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Chickenpox/Pages/Symptoms.aspx There are also cases of Scarlet Fever both at the school and in the nursery initial symptoms usually include a sore throat, headache and a high temperature (38.3C/101F or above), flushed cheeks and a swollen tongue. A day or two later the characteristic pinkish rash appears. It usually occurs on the chest and stomach before spreading to other areas of the body, such as the ears and neck. Children who have scarlet fever can return to nursery 24 hours AFTER they have had anti-biotics. For more information click the link (NHS) http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/scarlet-fever/pages/introduction.aspx
Sickness and diarrhoea is still going around. Please remember you must be 48 hours clear from the last sickness or diarrhoea episode before coming into nursery, this includes all adults who are dropping off/ collecting too!