Juice Nursery awarded a Millie’s Mark!

We are very proud to have been awarded a Millie’s Mark by the NDNA – National Day Nurseries Association, in association with the Department for Education and Millie’s Trust

Achieving a Millie’s Mark means that we are a setting that goes over and above current requirements in terms of what we do to keep children safe, as detailed in the EYFS, aspiring to achieve excellence in terms of first aid.

All our staff have undergone paediatric first aid training, but also as a setting we have demonstrated that we have reflected on our practice to ensure that there we have tight processes and documentation in place and that our staff are competent and feel confident to apply paediatric first aid practically.

This has been a 6 month process for us, and has seen our entire team working together and we are very proud that our efforts have been acknowledged and endorsed through this very special reward.

Rest assured our focus on continuously developing our quality care and education will not stop here…watch this space for more on our First Aid Workshop for our Juice Nursery parents, coming soon!

July Staff Member of the Month

A big shout out to Rachel Girdlestone, our Housekeeper, who was our Juice Nursery July Staff Member of the Month.

An unsung hero of the nursery, this recognition is a very well deserved acknowledgement of all the hard work that Rachel does to keep the nursery running efficiently on a daily basis.

Rachel is proactive, a real team player, constantly going above and beyond. Well done, Rachel!

Marvin the Mini

Bit of a treat for our Juice Nursery Preschoolers today, as Louise Crowther, author of new children’s book,’Marvin’s Seaside Adventures’ came in to visit to our Green Room.

Marvin is a rusty old Mini who has sat neglected on a country garage forecourt for many years, never getting a second glance and certainly never loved or cared for. His one treat is his weekly trip to the car wash – but on one visit, something rather extraordinary happens. Instead of emerging as a slightly cleaner version of his battered old self, he is magically transformed into what he once was: a beautiful, shiny red car. The car wash takes him to a new adventure, and he finds himself on a sunny sea front. He meets a young lifeboat named Larry, and the two quickly become firm friends. But during his time at the seaside, Larry gets into trouble out at sea after showing off!

Will Marvin be able to save the day?

Staff Member of the Month – June

Rather than single out one member of our team as our Juice Nursery Staff Member of the Month for June, we wanted to recognise our entire team, saying a BIG thank you to everyone, for all that they have done recently getting ready for Parent’s Evening and working together during what is always our busiest time of year.

To say thank you, we are treating them all to a yummy Honest Crust Wood Fired Pizza on us. Enjoy!

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Happy Father’s Day

Thank you to all our lovely Dad’s and Daddy’s, Grandad’s and Grandpa’s out there, who came in to see us on Friday, as we celebrated Father’s Day. The children were very excited to see you all, and we were delighted that so many of you could make it! :)

What a fabulous way to end another great week here at Juice Nursery

Child Safety Week 2017

This week we have been taking part in The Child Accident Prevention Trust’s annual community education initiative, talking to the children about staying safe, as well as sharing information and top tips, with our Juice Nursery parents.

With the theme, sharing is caring, the aim of the week is to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.

For more information on the initiative check out this link http://www.childsafetyweek.org.uk/parents/

Chatterbox Challenge 2017

We have had great fun this week, taking part in I CAN’s 2017 Chatterbox Challenge, aiming to raise awareness around the importance of good speech, language and communication (SLC) skills for all children.

With a range of engaging activities, designed by I CAN, to encourage children’s listening and attention, understanding, learning and using new words as well as building sentences and talking socially, we had a great time getting our Juice Nursery babies babbling, toddlers talking and children chatting.

Check out our Twitter feed @Juice_Nursery to see more of what we got up to each day.

Outdoor Classroom Day

When children learn and play outdoors they build skills for the future, and as such the children in our Juice Nursery Orange and Green Rooms had a great time this afternoon out and about, enjoying playing hide and seek, climbing trees and den building in the park, in support of Outdoor Classroom Day #outandabout #exploringtheworld #letsgetmoving #outdoorlearning