Our pre-school children were curious as to why the nursery staff and their parents were wearing poppy’s. We went on a trip to Middleton town centre and visited the Poppy Appeal stall. The children all made a donation and in return got a wonderful reflective poppy to wear on their coats. The wonderful staff explained to the children how some extremely brave people worked very hard to keep us safe and how poppy’s grew to become the symbol of the appeal and how the money they gave would be used to help people. On the way back to nursery we visited The Fallen Soldier.
• Glynis Duffy, Chair of the Local British Legion said “This was a fantastic experience for us and the children. It was lovely to see how interested and excited they were.”
• Sabrina Iqbal, Nursery Manager said “This was a wonderful and enriching experience for all the children that organically developed from their natural curiosity. We are really thankful to the staff from the British Legion for taking the time to speak with the children and teach them about the meaning of the Poppy. This is an experience that none of us will forget!”
• Joseph Barlow, 4, said “I am keeping my poppy is safe even when I am asleep!”
• Parent Clare Turner said “The experience was lovely. My son Gabriel has been asking about poppies, he was very excited about this opportunity. Thank you to the nursery team for taking the time to do this.”
"Staff have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the children's individual needs and provide a stimulating environment where all children are excited and motivated to learn. Observations of children are consistently used to plan for children's individual next steps in learning."
Linda Shore, Ofsted Inspector
"This provision is outstanding . All practitioners have high aspirations for children's achievement. This means the nursery is exceptional in the way it meets the needs of all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and they make very rapid progress towards the early learning goals."
Ofsted inspector Caroline Midgley
"The Staff always make my child feel happy, safe and secure. The Staff are always approachable, welcoming any queries, concerns and often encourage new ideas from parents and children. My daughter often get comments she is lovely and often models herself on the staff."
Scott, Olivia's Dad
"My son, eats food at nursery that he wouldn't / doesn't eat at home. Which is fantastic! I think the other children eating well shows him there something more to this dish than he thinks."
Laura, Austin's mum