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Latest from Ardenza Hello everyone here is what we are up to this week in Ardenza. In the baby room Suzanne and Laura are doing mini messers with the babies where the babies get to have lots of fun exploring their senses through paint, flour and water. Babies love investigating things with their hands so this week they will get an opportunity to do that with paint and other material. The girls will put on the aprons, put paper down on the mat and squirt paint onto it naming the colours as they do and encourage the children to feel and spread the paint. They will take off…

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Latest from Ardenza Hello everybody hope you all had a lovely Christmas and new year’s. We are back into the swing of things in Ardenza and here is what we are up to this week! In the baby room Suzanne and Laura are doing flour play. Flour has a lovely soft texture that the babies love exploring so each day they will play with flour using kitchen toys to mix and pour into. The flour will be in a tray so babies will get to rub their hands and feet in it and use the toys to scoop and blend. It’s great for imagination and exploring through the…

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Latest from Ardenza Hello everybody! Ardenza is just buzzing with excitement as Christmas is upon on! All the children and staff are so excited about Santa and the crèche is full of Christmas songs, Christmas FM (106.7 in case anyone wants a listen) glitter, and Christmas jumpers! We have a busy two weeks ahead of us before Santa’s arrival so here is what each room is up to for it! In the baby room Suzanne and Laura will be showing the babies Santa pictures, pointing him out and saying Ho Ho Ho and encourage the babies to say it. The girls will sing Christmas songs like jingle bells…

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Latest from Ardenza Hello everybody! Can’t believe we are near the end of November already! Christmas is just around the corner and in Ardenza we couldn’t be happier! Here is what we are up to this week. In the baby room Suzanne and Laura are teaching the babies the rhyme Humpty Dumpty. In circle time the girls will look through nursery rhyme books with the babies and sing Humpty Dumpty, pointing out things in the pictures like his shoes, the wall and the colour of humpty. The girls will do actions and do funny tumbles onto the soft blankets with the babies while singing the song. The babies…

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Latest from Ardenza Hello everybody! Hope you are all well! Here is what your little smallies are up to this week in Ardenza. In the baby room Suzanne and Rachel are doing the letter B so circle time will consist of b sounds and pronunciations. The girls will fill a basket full of toys beginning with b and exaggerate the letter when naming them. The girls will sing baa baa black sheep and look at stories with sheep in it and say baa sounds. The babies will get to finger paint the letter b and scribble pictures of things beginning with b. The alphabet song will be sang…

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Latest from Ardenza Hello everyone! Here is what we are up to this week in Ardenza. In the baby room Suzanne and Rachel are teaching the babies about twinkle twinkle. In circle time the girls will sing the rhyme and do the actions, encouraging the babies to move their hands and arms. They will look at pictures of stars and listen to the song on the radio through out the day. for a bit of quiet time the girls will turn off the lights, have cosy blankets and listen to the song. For arts and crafts the babies will get to paint a star using a paintbrush and…

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Latest from Ardenza Hello everybody hope you had a lovely bank holiday! Here is what we are up to this week in Ardenza. In the baby room Suzanne and Rachel are teaching the babies about the letter A so in circle time the girls will be making A sounds and looking at toys and objects beginning with A. The girls will pronounce objects beginning with A and snacks like apples and apricots.  The girls will let the babies paint the letter A and look at alphabet books. The babies will also do sensory play and play with toys that interest them. In the toddler room Bernie and Mary…

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Latest from Ardenza Hello everybody! Here is what your little ones are up to this week in Ardenza as we celebrate Halloween! In the baby room Suzanne and Rachel will do lots of sensory Halloween activities like feeling the inside of a pumpkin, squeezing cotton wool ghosts and playing with orange paint. The girls will also do arts and crafts with the babies and make some scary foot monsters and spider handprints! In the toddler room Bernie and Mary Ann will talk to the children about Halloween in circle time and how its fun. They will explain how bigger boys and girls go trick or treating and dress…

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Latest from Ardenza Hello everybody here is what we are up to this week in Ardenza! In the baby room the girls are continuing on with senses and doing touch. Each day Suzanne will provide different sensory activities for the babies to explore with their hands such as rainbow pasta, flour play, water play and crepe paper activities. The babies will be encouraged to use their hands and feet to explore the different textures and it will be lots of fun messy play. Suzanne will also do mini massages on baby’s hands and legs to make them more aware of the sense touch. They will also be textured…

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Latest from Ardenza Hello everyone here is what we are up to this week in Ardenza. In the baby room Suzanne and Laura are continuing on with senses and doing sight this week. In circle time the girls will play peek a boo, hideys and hide blocks and toys from the babies to see if they follow where they go. The girls will have lots of bright coloured toys and items and name out the colours for the babies. The babies will do lots of sensory activities like water play and rainbow pasta so that its visually stimulating and to see different lights the girls will turn off…