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Looking after your mental health over the Christmas period

Looking after your mental health during the festive season The media portrays the festive season as a time of happiness, gifts, and great company. While this is some people’s experience, for others it can be a challenging and lonely time. The festive period can affect our mental health in many different ways. Whether or not […]

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Becoming a Dad, a free guide for Fathers-to-be

The Fatherhood Institute is a small charity that advocates for involved fatherhood. Becoming Dad is a 68-page guide for expectant and new fathers, which aims to help men do the best possible job of becoming a father. Written and published in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation, it is available for free via Time with Dad […]

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Maths Champions – how it will benefit your child

As a nursery, we have recently signed up for an exciting project called Maths Champions. This programme is designed to develop maths teaching in Early Years settings by supporting the practitioners (called the “Maths Champion”) to create and fulfil an action plan for improving maths teaching. The National Day Nurseries Association is providing support to […]

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Our new Recycled Bottle Greenhouse

We talk lots with the children at the nursery about recycling, climate, and how we can all make small changes to help our planet.  As part of our desire to promote recycling, we have built a recycled bottle greenhouse so the children can enjoy gardening throughout the year and we can all enjoy eating the […]

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Beeches Park Staff run the Derby Pretty Muddy 5k!

Run Beeches Run!

We love to support charities at Beeches Park and Cancer Research UK is close to many of our staff’s hearts. Saturday 9th October saw us head to Markeaton Park in Derby to run the Pretty Muddy 5k Race for Life with a group of staff, management, and colleagues from our sister nursery The Old Forge […]

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STEM Discovery Day

We had a STEM Discovery Day this week so we could learn the best practices for teaching STEM to young children and so our staff could learn how to effectively engage children in STEM learning. We took part in some exciting experiments looking at building structures, moving liquids, and creating circuits. These experiments are designed […]

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5 Star food hygiene award

We’re delighted to have our 5 Star food hygiene award renewed again after a recent inspection.  Our Nursery Cook Anita works really hard to ensure that the children receive nutritious, healthy, and delicious meals every day, home-cooked on the premises.  She makes a wide variety of dishes and freshly baked cakes, biscuits, and deserts and […]

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Meet the new Nursery Pets!

This week we were delighted to introduce the children to our new nursery pets. We have two gorgeous Guinea-Pigs called Timon and Pumba who will be staying with us and playing with the children in all our rooms. We will each take turns in caring for them and the best bit… giving them tasty treats!  […]

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Sun Safety at Nursery

We recently read this article from the NDNA (National Day Nurseries Association – and thought it would be of interest to parents as these guidelines cover the procedures we currently adhere to. NDNA advises all nurseries and anyone working with young children to be extra careful in current hot temperatures. The heat itself can […]

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Successful bid for STEM grant

Institute of Physics

We are so excited that our bid for a grant from the IOP (Institute of Physics) has been successful and we have been awarded funds to develop our STEM room and outdoor STEM teaching facilities. We will now be able to purchase even more exciting equipment for the children to develop their STEM learning and […]

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