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Once again we had a fantastic turnout from parents to celebrate our MacMillan coffee morning on the 29th of September. We had a wonderful morning with our parents chatting over cups of tea, while both mums and dads enjoyed home made cakes along with the children! It was a fantastic morning enjoyed by all! Yet again, there was stiff competition between the ladies as to who would be the star baker, and this year the winner was Lucy Watts in the Totts room with her pigs swimming in a chocolate cake! Well done Lucy! We had lots of fun, and raised a fantastic £86! A big thank you and well done to all who attended!
Thursday the 13th of September was the birthday of the creator of Fantastic Mr Fox, Roald Dahl! The children in Cheltenham thoroughly enjoyed celebrating this by listening to stories read by the wonderful ladies at nursery, and by dressing up in their nursery made Fantastic Mr Fox masks to visit the residents at Sandfields residential home. Whilst here, they enjoyed listening to stories read by the residents, by doing some colouring in and sharing some fruit… even a peach or two. Everyone had a superb day!
The Little Pips in Cheltenham spent the day talking about their Summer trips and the holidays that they had been on. Some of the children had been camping and told everyone how they had had marshmallows around the camp fire. Some of our children hadn’t done this before, so Natalie our manager decided to set up camp and toast the marshmallows! Lots of sticky hands, but lots and lots of fun!
Our Chippenham Little Pips wished Jenni, our manager, a very happy birthday today. Jenni, who is 21 (plus a bit more), received some wonderful handmade cards and some beautiful presents from the children and staff. We all enjoyed the delicious chocolate cake too! Many happy returns Jenni…you are a true star! 🙂
Cheltenham celebrated the Royal Wedding in style by hosting their own Garden Party which all the children thoroughly enjoyed! Children came in dressed up at Princes and Princesses, and made a wonderful card for the newly married couple to enjoy!
On the 23rd of March, all the children and staff arrive at nursery ready to disco fever the day away with lots of fun activities for Sport Relief. The children learnt about how Comic Relief helps all those around the world, while all dressed up in their best disco outfits. They all thoroughly enjoyed lots of music, bubble machines and light shows, as did all the staff!
We had a great turn out to our Mother’s Day coffee and cake session. It was a great time to celebrate all our lovely mummies and thank them for all that they do for us. It was also a great opportunity for our mummies to spend time with their children at nursery, and enjoy some of the activities offered to the children to enjoy. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all our mummies especially those that couldn’t make it due to work. We hope you had a lovely day and you were all well and truly spoilt by the children.
It was an exciting month at both nurseries with all the staff and children preparing for Christmas! We started our festivities with a fun filled Christmas craft afternoon at both nurseries, which saw the community come together whilst all the children had fun doing some Christmas crafts. Chippenham held a raffle which collected £30 towards a food parcel for the homeless which was a fantastic result. Cheltenham held a raffle which raised £274 for “4 Louis”, which was also fantastic! Chippenham then held a nativity production with lots of stars from our 2 to 4 year olds all doing a wonderful job for our parents and our good friends from Avon Court care home, and Cheltenham showcased their production to all the excited parents! Our final week before Christmas saw us have two Christmas dinners and a Christmas party at both nurseries. With a very special visit from Santa’s good friend Mrs Elf in Chippenham, and Father Christmas in Cheltenham!
On Friday the 17th of November, the children in Cheltenham visited Sandfields Care home where they spent a wonderful morning playing games with the residents, doing some colouring in, and chatting to them while eating homemade biscuits. All the staff and the children dressed up in their pyjamas and made a wonderful effort, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves! In Chippenham the children all dressed up either their spots, pyjamas or as Pudsey Bear. Lisa our cook did some surprise carrot cakes at lunch time, with Pudsey as the star! All the children loved coming in in their pyjamas, and had lots of fun playing games. We raised a wonderful £43.82! Well done everyone!
The children from Little Pips in Chippenham, and Little Pips in Cheltenham, spent the week making beautiful red and black hand-prints to form our super Poppy wreaths for Remembrance Day. We all talked about how the wreaths would be laid at the Cenotaphs in the town centres to remember our heroes. On Friday, a small group of our children walked into the towns to lay them down and to see all the other tributes, it was a day to remember for all involved.