Flour + eggs + milk = Lots of fun. That was the lesson learned by children at Fisherfield Childcare when they marked Shrove Tuesday in the traditional way. Pancake-making (and eating!) sessions took place at all of Fisherfield’s 7 nurseries.
At Sandbrook Park in Rochdale, the children experimented with different consistencies of batter. One was even strong enough to stick a plastic egg to a wooden spoon, a ‘magic trick’ that prompted three-year-old Alex to declare: “I’m a wizard!” For the Little Farmers, only one thing was more fun than tossing their pancakes – and that was, of course, eating them! Team leader Crystal said “They really enjoyed the pancake flipping. Everyone was really keen to join in and have a go.
The children also learned a little about why pancakes are eaten on Shrove Tuesday, the last day before the start of Lent. They talked about Lent traditions, and what they might want to give up for Lent.
"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