Fisherfield Childcare’s Easter Fair at their Edinburgh Way Nursery was a real family affair.
Attractions included an Easter egg hunt, raffle, cake stall, tombola and food & drink stalls. The event raised just over £500.00 for the NSPCC, Fisherfield Childcare’s chosen charity.
Edinburgh Way Nursery manager Nadia said: ““It has been a fab day, seeing families and staff having a good time. The children love showing and explaining to their parents about what they get up to nursery.”
The School House Nursery celebrated their first birthday with a fun fair. It is the first public event since the comprehensive refurbishment of both the nursery and ‘Running Wild’, the soft play area, by its new owners, Fisherfield Childcare.
The event raised an amazing £840.00 for Fisherfield Childcare’s chosen charity, the NSPCC.
Attractions included Running Wild, the soft play party centre, a penalty shoot-out, face painting, princess and pirates pamper sessions, raffle, cake stall, tombola, food and drink stalls, as well as workshops hosted by the Rochdale Family Learning Service which included decorating Mother’s Day key rings.
Nursery manager Sabrina said: “It was lovely to see all the families have some Fisherfield fun. We feel proud to show off the nursery to the public, the renovations started this time last year, and we are in our next phase of exciting plans for our large outdoor space. We would like to thank the parents for their support, all the staff who have given up their Saturday to raise money for the NSPCC, and the local people and businesses of Middleton.
Aleksandra, mother to Theo aged 1 said ”It has been a great day, they enjoyed Running Wild the most, and it is lovely to see Theo’s nursery, he seems to like it here, sometimes he doesn’t want to leave when I pick him up!”.
RED was the theme for Friday 24th March, a time to get silly, at Fisherfield Childcare Nursery as they held a red nose, messy hair and a ‘Red theme day’.
Hayley, Nursery manager at Hargate Avenue, said ”We had so much fun for Comic Relief, all the ages love the range of activities and our in-house cook, Anne, baked and decorated cupcakes. We raised £30 for comic relief and held a Mother’s day cupcakes sale which raised a further £86.00 giving a total so far as £116.00″.
Hindu festival + science week = A learning experience like no other for children at Fisherfield Childcare’s Redvales and Gables Nurseries. As the Hindu festival of Holi, a celebration of love and colour, fell during Science Week, staff at Redvales and Gables decided to combine the two with a special colour-themed day.
In the baby room, the children made coloured gloop. However, as Holi is a Hindu festival they added curry powder, so the gloop wasn’t just colourful, it smelled amazing too!
Other fun science experiments included making a rocket – by putting sweets into a bottle of fizzy pop.
“The highlight for me has been seeing all the children’s faces when we made the rocket. There is always a part of you when you think maybe it won’t work, but the children laughed and cheered with delight when the foam started to ooze out and when it shot into the air, they were just besides themselves!”
The children had had a great time, as they have explored colours, mixing colours and experimenting.”
"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