Treetops Nursery ~ 2 year olds
Welcome to our Treetops Nursery
2 – 3 year olds
Our toddler nursery room can offer a warm and nurturing space for our youngest children. It has a well-equipped, spacious outdoor garden and a variety of learning experiences within the room which include structured play and independent, free flow activities. The children visit the school library and they can also explore the wooded areas of the grounds during Forest Sessions and can develop their physical skills during Soft Play and Apparatus sessions in the hall.
Our nursery sessions focus on the three Prime areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework:
- Communication and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional development
- Physical Development.
Our free flow sessions provide opportunities for: singing, nursery rhymes, den building, riding bikes, home corner play, dressing up, push-a-longs, role play, sand play, water play, painting, loose parts play, nature walks, growing and looking after plants, bug hunting, construction, crafts, dolls, playdough, sensory play, messy play, large scale mark-making, mud kitchen, building.
We are open term-time only. We follow the Bath and NE Somerset Term dates.
Monday 8:50 ~ 11:50
Tuesday 8:50 ~ 2:50
Wednesday 8:50 ~ 2:50
Thursday 8:50 ~ 2:50
Friday 8:50 ~ 11:50
A typical day at Treetops
Fees ~ £16.50 a session which includes a light snack
Early Years Entitlement
This year we are having a week of celebrations in Treetops nursery.
Each day will be themed
Week beginning 14th December last week of term.
Monday- Christmas Jumper day
Tuesday - Yule Ball wear you fanciest party outfit.
Wednesday - Night before Christmas (wear your pj's)
Thursday- Santa hat day
Friday - your favourite fancy dress outfit.
Christmas Jumper Day in Treetops Nursery
Enjoy the songs the children have been learning this year.
Michelle & Suzanne
Thank you to all our parents and children for the cards and presents.
Sadly it is time to say goodbye to our children moving onto Sunbeams Nursery, we wish them well and know they are going to love exploring a new setting.
Enjoy the Christmas Holidays , we look forward to seeing you all in January.
Michelle & Suzanne
We are going football crazy!
This week there has been lots of interest in playing football.
We took the footballs onto the school field, where the children had lots of extra space to kick the ball hard as far. As well as run after the ball, again and again.
Playing football helps develop children's
co-ordination, stamina and perseverance.
SQUELCH, SQUISH, SPLAT
'WE LOVE MESSY PLAY'
The children have been enjoying playing with shaving foam.
Messy play helps develop early fine motor skills,
strengthens hand and finger muscles,
Enhances children's hand eye co-ordination.
This week the Nursery has been focusing on balancing blocks.
Block play offers an open ended, creative and valuable play and learning experience.
Communication and language
WOW all of these learning opportunities from blocks !
Big Box floor colouring
What better way to draw and colour, laying flat on your tummy !
A HUGE WELCOME
TO ALL OUR RETURNING CHILDREN AND OUR NEW CHILDREN STARTING IN SEPTEMBER.
Enjoy looking at the photos of the children , playing and exploring their nursery.
Enjoying Harvest bread together
Today we enjoyed sharing bread to celebrate our Harvest time.
We all tried spreading our own butter, which is very tricky and a little bit sticky.
Stay at home pictures
Thank you to all the parents who were happy to share photographs of their children , being busy during these unusual times.
Enjoy browsing through the pictures of your nursery friends.
Mia's made all by herself , support the NHS shaker
Oranges and Lemons
This week the children have been exploring citrus fruit. The adult cut the fruit into wedges and slices for the children to hold and smell. Squeezing the fruit was a lot of fun , Some children thought it smelt like their snack (satsumas the day before).
Snack time in Caterpillar room , is a lovely opportunity to sit and relax and chat with our friends after a busy morning.
The children are all enjoying trying different fruit and are often eager to eat more.
Forest school , turned out to be very wet and very different in lots of ways.
The children enjoyed exploring the space after the holiday. The forest looks very odd as most of the leaves have come off the trees. What was once leafy and green is now big trees and branches. The air seems to be filled with bird song and you can hear cars in the distance. A large tree that had fallen in the wind, which was now chopped into new stools to sit on and the large trunk will eventually make a good climbing area, but for today we were just looking.
Can you believe Christmas is already a distant memory.
December marked the farewell to some children moving onto Sunbeams Foundation Stage within the school, we wish them well in their new nursery.
A huge hello and welcome to our new children, their first few weeks settling can be emotional for both parents and children.
If you have any concerns or worries please speak to either Michelle or Suzanne , we will do our best to ensure settling is as smooth as possible.
Please take a look at the parent board in the Nursery cloakroom and also on this page for pictures of your children during their settling weeks.
Please keep this date for your diary.
Thursday 19th December 11.15 am.
All childrens parent/carers are welcome to come and watch their children for the sing-a-long. We would love you to stay for the party afterwards.
JUMPING & THROWING
Wednesday the children visited the school hall for their PE time.
First the children warmed up their bodies, stretching and bending in different ways.
Each child had a try at jumping using two feet to land.
Some children tried to jump backwards on their mat and a few challenged themselves to jump more than one line on their mat.
Next the child tried throwing all the balls from the large box into the circular targets behind the bench , they were so fast we had to keep recollecting all the balls.
Before long it was time to cool down and go back to Caterpillar room.
Our first visit to Forest School, was all about exploring a new and exciting part of the school. Tucked away in the school grounds is a lovely wooded area that feels magical and exciting, with lots of secret paths and hidden dens for the children to hide in, or sit back and enjoy listening to the calm stillness of the woods.
The children played a stick game of 'copy me' where the adult showed the children how to measure a found stick off the ground, to different parts of their body, hand, arm and leg. They used their long stick as a walking stick dragging it along the ground behind them (the safe way to move long sticks around the woods.)
The children really enjoyed collecting treasure 'Forest school treasure' different coloured leaves, twigs , bark , conkers,fallen apples ,even a few feathers.
Welcome to all our new Caterpillar children.
We have been busy settling our new children into the nursery as well as welcoming back our exciting children.
The children have been very busy, staying for whole days, Forest School and PE afternoons.
Thank you to all the parents who came to the Caterpillars Sports Day.
The weather was fantastic and once again the Caterpillar children showed their parents just how amazing they are, running the full length of the field.
All the children went home with a
Winners medal and enjoyed cooling down with an ice pop afterwards.
The Celebration picnic was a great success and it was lovely to see so many of our parents.
Sadly we will be saying goodbye to five of our Caterpillar children, who are moving to Sunbeams in September.
PAINT BLOCK PAINTING
This week the children have been practicing Yoga.
They started by copying the adults moves, focusing on controlled movements, then holding a pose for a few seconds (this is very tricky).
As the week progressed some children wanted to show
others in the group a move to copy.
we all stood like still statues,
Balanced on one leg.
crouched down low.
The children have enjoyed this activity, lots of chatting and laughing about washing at home after dinner and who does the washing up.
PLANTING & CARING FOR OUR GARDEN
BLOCK BUILDING USING SHAVING FOAM
This week has been very quiet, as you can see from the pictures the children have been very engaged and concentrating hard, as they spread the foam bricks with shaving foam so they will stick to another brick to build there tower.
WELL DONE TO ALL OUR BUNNY BOUNCERS, EVERYONE WANTED A TURN AND WE ALL HAD FUN, JUMPING, BOUNCING , ROLLING AND GIGGLING.
THE EASTER BUNNY GAVE US MINI EGGS TO HAVE AFTER OUR SNACK.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARENTS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS THAT SPONSORED THE CHILDREN, THIS REALLY IS A FUN FUND RAISER FOR THE SCHOOL.
WORLD BOOK DAY
The children had a busy day today. Firstly they went to the costume parade in the big hall. The children clapped and waved as they watched the children walk across the stage. At the end the Caterpillar children all walked up and down the catwalk with their bears and magnifying glass (they were looking for bears), all the school clapped and waved to them it was good fun!
Next the children went on a bear hunt in the school ground, they have been listening to the story at small group time and already know lots of the actions and words.
To finish our bear hunt we had a picnic and
every one was welcome including our bears who had been hiding.
Next Thursday is WORLD BOOK DAY Caterpillar children are going on a BEAR HUNT!
Children attending are welcome to dress up or wear their normal nursery clothes, all children attending will make bear ear head bands.
Carpet time this week was Newspaper toss. Each child scrunched up a large sheet of newspaper into a tight ball, before throwing into a blue or yellow bowl.
Later in the week they had a two team race , it was fast and furious and the children loved it!
Sensory obstacle course
Exploring gloop and paint
Welcome to our new children starting this January, enjoy the photographs of the children exploring Caterpillar room.