Nursery and Minis Round Up 15 March 2024

Nursery and Minis Round Up 15 March 2024

Posted: 14th March 2024

Highgrove Nursery

Puddleducks children have been excited to continue their transition visits across to Queen’s Minis this week. They have had the opportunity to explore the new garden and room spaces as well as become familiar with the Queen’s Minis staff. Alongside the visits the focus book this week has been ‘The Enormous Turnip’, there have been some lovely discussions about where and how vegetables grow, allowing children to recall their knowledge from previous weeks and practice their skills to ask questions to gain the right information.

Tiggywinkls have been busy learning about butterflies and life cycles supported by their book of the week “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. The children enjoyed exploring and mixing the paint creating butterfly pictures. The children have also enjoyed a pasta-filled sensory tray to explore and practice their fine motor skill development.

Cottontails children have been enjoying the drier weather this week, spending more time in the garden, with the older children building confidence climbing up and sliding down the small slide. There was also an opportunity this week to have some fun in the water tray, lots of fun was had splashing alongside the large role-play animals.


This week, minis held its annual “Bring Your Parent to Nursery Week.” Parents were invited to visit and participate in various activities with the children, including reading stories, sharing hobbies, or simply spending quality time.

The week’s events included a monster truck play session, a spring workshop where the children learned about blossoming trees and created their own blossom tree pictures. The fun continued with a visit from two adorable, cuddly bunnies that the children enjoyed stroking, followed by a “bunny hop” dance. The nursery extends a big thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time to participate – it has been a wonderful experience for everyone.

Additionally, this week saw visits from Year 3 children who came to Queen’s Minis to read stories to the younger children, building upon last week’s Book Week celebrations. The week’s activities concluded with the planting of bean seeds in the nursery’s kitchen club.

Categories: Nursery and Minis
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