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Good morning Hartley Wintney Village !

We're set up and ready to go! 😊

Come visit our stand at the Hartley Witney Festival, and meet our amazing team. We've got loads of games to play, including adult and child tombolas, teddy name tombola, face painting and free seed planting.

We're also on hand to talk to you about our nursery if you're considering childcare for your little one.

Also be sure to give us a wave and a cheer when you see us in the procession! 😁 Our very own Marvin will be joining us to dish up high fives as we walk around.
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Good morning Hartley Wintney Village !

Were set up and ready to go! 😊

Come visit our stand at the Hartley Witney Festival, and meet our amazing team. Weve got loads of games to play, including adult and child tombolas, teddy name tombola, face painting and free seed planting.

Were also on hand to talk to you about our nursery if youre considering childcare for your little one. 

Also be sure to give us a wave and a cheer when you see us in the procession! 😁 Our very own Marvin will be joining us to dish up high fives as we walk around.Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

Last week we attended the Community Playthings 'Day Of Play' Early Years conference in London, for a day of inspiration and networking.

We strongly believe in the importance of learning through play, and this belief was only reinforced after listening to the speakers and taking park in the activities put on.

The day offered a chance to connect with other practitioners, sharing moments of joy that playing children give to those caring for them throughout the day, and also a chance to reconnect with how we played as children.

There were some really engaging speakers to listen to and take advice from, and a lot to take away and bring back to the rest of the team.

#monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzlehartleywintney #HartleyWintney #dayofplay #communityplaythings #reconnect #network #Joyofplay #inspiration
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Last week we attended the Community Playthings Day Of Play Early Years conference in London, for a day of inspiration and networking.

We strongly believe in the importance of learning through play, and this belief was only reinforced after listening to the speakers and taking park in the activities put on.

The day offered a chance to connect with other practitioners, sharing moments of joy  that playing children give to those caring for them throughout the day, and also a chance to reconnect with how we played as children.

There were some really engaging speakers to listen to and take advice from, and a lot to take away and bring back to the rest of the team.

#monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzlehartleywintney #hartleywintney #dayofplay #communityplaythings #reconnect #network #joyofplay #inspirationImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

Fly butterfly, fly! 🦋

During the last few weeks in Toddlers room, the children have been carefully looking after 5 caterpillars that they have fondly named 'Clarabel' 'Katie' 'Worm' 'Thomas' and 'Cow'. We have talked to the children about the life cycle of the caterpillars and have used the story 'The Hungry Caterpillar' to reinforce their understanding.

We have observed the caterpillars getting bigger and bigger, and then attaching themselves to the top of the jar. Lots of the children were able to tell us when they had formed "a cocoon", remembering the word from the story. After a few weeks of watching the jar closely we were lucky enough to watch 2 of the butterflies emerge from their cocoons which was very exciting! The children were fascinated to see the different colours that were on their wings and spent lots of time watching them move around and flutter their wings. It has been the source of much excitement and joy for all of the children.

On Tuesday we let the butterflies go as the they had been in the net for 5 days. Some of the children were brave enough to hold them on their fingers before watching them fly over the fence and into the sky.

#monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzlehartleywintney #hartleywintney #hook #butterflys #caterpillars #thehungrycaterpillar #cocoons
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Fly butterfly, fly! 🦋

During the last few weeks in Toddlers room, the children have been carefully looking after 5 caterpillars that they have fondly named Clarabel Katie Worm Thomas and Cow. We have talked to the children about the life cycle of the caterpillars and have used the story The Hungry Caterpillar to reinforce their understanding.

We have observed the caterpillars getting bigger and bigger, and then attaching themselves to the top of the jar. Lots of the children were able to tell us when they had formed a cocoon, remembering the word from the story. After a few weeks of watching the jar closely we were lucky enough to watch 2 of the butterflies emerge from their cocoons which was very exciting! The children were fascinated to see the different colours that were on their wings and spent lots of time watching them move around and flutter their wings. It has been the source of much excitement and joy for all of the children.

On Tuesday we let the butterflies go as the they had been in the net for 5 days. Some of the children were brave enough to hold them on their fingers before watching them fly over the fence and into the sky.

#monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzlehartleywintney #hartleywintney #hook #butterflys #caterpillars #thehungrycaterpillar #cocoonsImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

On Monday, our Babies room were introduced to Earth Day 🌍.

The team created a chalk map of Earth in the room and used language such as globe, Earth, planet, sea, land, and talked about the colours green and blue.

The children were given the chance to make their own Earth from baubles and shredded paper to take home. This sparked further conversations about green and blue, and how the colours applied to land and sea.

Outside we used foil in our tough tray with some water and paints. As it rained, the children listened to the rain fall and the sound it made on the foil, which opened discussions about the rain, clouds and storms. As the children started to mix the colours we talked about different animals that lived in the sea.

#monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzlehartleywintney #HartleyWintney #hook #EarthDay2024 #EarthDay #ClimateAction
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On Monday, our Babies room were introduced to Earth Day 🌍.

The team created a chalk map of Earth in the room and used language such as globe, Earth, planet, sea, land, and talked about the colours green and blue.

The children were given the chance to make their own Earth from baubles and shredded paper to take home. This sparked further conversations about green and blue, and how the colours applied to land and sea.

Outside we used foil in our tough tray with some water and paints. As it rained, the children listened to the rain fall and the sound it made on the foil, which opened discussions about the rain, clouds and storms. As the children started to mix the colours we talked about different animals that lived in the sea.

#monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzlehartleywintney #hartleywintney #hook #EarthDay2024 #EarthDay #ClimateActionImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Today is National Early Years Teacher Day! 🎉

It has been recognised as a day to celebrate the invaluable role that Early Years Teachers play in classrooms and settings.

Early Years Teachers are specialists in early childhood development, trained to work with babies and young children from birth to five. They have to meet the same entry requirements and pass the same skills test as primary school teachers, and many have been primary school teachers themselves, before moving into (or returning to) Early Years. They play an essential role in children’s development, and enhance the quality of both early education and childcare provision

Having an Early Years Teacher in a setting can also help significantly with the children’s transition from nursery to school - Early Years Teachers have direct experience of how a school works and how children can best be supported to make this important educational transition.

At Monkey Puzzle Hartley Wintney, we are lucky to have our own Early Years Teacher. Alison work in our preschool room and is vital in preparing our children for moving on to school. You can read her bio, and find out about her journey to becoming Early Years Teachers below:

Alison - monkeypuzzlehartleywintney.co.uk/staff/alison-2/

Thank you Alison, and all other Early Years Teachers for everything you do for our children. ❤️

#monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzlehartleywintney #hartleywintney #EYTeacherDay #nationalearlyyearsteacherday
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Today is National Early Years Teacher Day! 🎉

It has been recognised as a day to celebrate the invaluable role that Early Years Teachers play in classrooms and settings.

Early Years Teachers are specialists in early childhood development, trained to work with babies and young children from birth to five. They have to meet the same entry requirements and pass the same skills test as primary school teachers, and many have been primary school teachers themselves, before moving into (or returning to) Early Years. They play an essential role in children’s development, and enhance the quality of both early education and childcare provision

Having an Early Years Teacher in a setting can also help significantly with the children’s transition from nursery to school - Early Years Teachers have direct experience of how a school works and how children can best be supported to make this important educational transition.

At Monkey Puzzle Hartley Wintney, we are lucky to have our own Early Years Teacher. Alison work in our preschool room and is vital in preparing our children for moving on to school. You can read her bio, and find out about her journey to becoming Early Years Teachers below:

Alison - https://monkeypuzzlehartleywintney.co.uk/staff/alison-2/

Thank you Alison, and all other Early Years Teachers for everything you do for our children. ❤️

#monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzlehartleywintney #hartleywintney #EYTeacherDay #nationalearlyyearsteacherday

Yesterday, one of our amazing parents brought some feathery friends to our natural outdoor space to meet the children. 🐔🐓

They brought a whole lot of joy to a Thursday afternoon!

#monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzlehartleywintney #HartleyWintney #featheryfriends #chicken #cockerellove #rooster #bantams
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Yesterday, one of our amazing parents brought some feathery friends to our natural outdoor space to meet the children. 🐔🐓

They brought a whole lot of joy to a Thursday afternoon!

#monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzlehartleywintney #hartleywintney #featheryfriends #chicken #cockerellove #rooster #bantamsImage attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

It's National Pet Day, a good excuse to give our animal companions a little extra fuss, so here's Poppy, our therapy dog in training, and official nursery pet! ❤️

You can find out more about Poppy and what she will bring to the nursery here: bit.ly/4aoBiBi

Show us your furry and not so furry pets in the comments below!

#monkeypuzzledaynursery #monkeypuzzlehartleywintney #hartleywitney #nationalpetday #animals #petlovers #furryfriend #TherapyDogs #petsastherapy
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Its National Pet Day, a good excuse to give our animal companions a little extra fuss, so heres Poppy, our therapy dog in training, and official nursery pet! ❤️ 

You can find out more about Poppy and what she will bring to the nursery here: https://bit.ly/4aoBiBi

Show us your furry and not so furry pets in the comments below!

#monkeypuzzledaynursery #monkeypuzzlehartleywintney #hartleywitney #NationalPetDay #animals #petlovers #furryfriend #therapydogs #petsastherapy

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It's also a good time to announce the arrival of our first proper froggy in our tadpole tank! 😃

my ‘not so furry’ verne!

The toddlers all love hearing about my dog Pumpkin! 🎃

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