The older children at The Gables have a new bird watching hideout! They put on camouflage paint to blend in with the garden, then sat inside their hideout and looked out for birds in the garden using their binoculars. They ticked them off their checklists when they saw the different species, which included blackbirds, a […]Read Full Story
Staff and children alike at The Gables are making the most of the fabulous weather we’ve been having lately. The older children have been on a walk to their Forest School site. They sang their Forest School song and held onto their magic rope to keep them all safe and together before heading into the […]Read Full Story
The older children recently found some cheeky visitors in their birdhouse! Some buzzy bees have been having a lovely time building a hive in the warm house. The children looked up bees on their computer, to see how they could support them while they were in their garden and made ‘bee telescopes’ so they could […]Read Full Story
The children at The School House nursery in Middleton have been busy reading a story called The Chapatti Moon. This book tells the story of a cheeky chapatti that runs away from its maker, Mrs Kapoor. The children wanted to make their own chapattis so Sabrina’s mum very kindly came into nursery to show them […]Read Full Story
"Staff have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the children's individual needs and provide a stimulating environment where all children are excited and motivated to learn. Observations of children are consistently used to plan for children's individual next steps in learning."
Linda Shore, Ofsted Inspector
"This provision is outstanding . All practitioners have high aspirations for children's achievement. This means the nursery is exceptional in the way it meets the needs of all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and they make very rapid progress towards the early learning goals."
Ofsted inspector Caroline Midgley
"The Staff always make my child feel happy, safe and secure. The Staff are always approachable, welcoming any queries, concerns and often encourage new ideas from parents and children. My daughter often get comments she is lovely and often models herself on the staff."
Scott, Olivia's Dad
"My son, eats food at nursery that he wouldn't / doesn't eat at home. Which is fantastic! I think the other children eating well shows him there something more to this dish than he thinks."
Laura, Austin's mum