Forest School sessions run by Janet Rhodes started with some of our Owlets. These were run in conjunction with The Bridge St. Local Nature Reserve and volunteers from the group also joined in. We really enjoyed the stories, den-building, bug hunting, camp fires and much much more.
We held an evening meeting for parents of children who will be Wise Owls in September. This involved a walk to Purl Meadow to explore some of our Forest School facilities and activities as well as 2 brief meetings to discuss what life is like as a Wise Owl.

Croft House Nursery June 1
We held a very successful Welcome session for families of babies due to start in the Duckling Room over the summer.
Owlets had a visit from our local postman, Andy, and he explained what happens to letters and parcels after we have posted them.
Janet attended an Early Years briefing session and Miss Terri was invited to be involved in discussions with Bolton Council relating to tracking children’s progress.

Staff attended training sessions on GDPR and the Characteristics of Effective Learning.

Croft House Nursery June 2
Further plans were put in place to ensure we will be ready for Busy Bees to move to their new room in the Phase Two building in September. The roof was delivered and erected and our parents were extremely supportive on that day as we were unable to use the carpark.
The children loved watching the crane lifting the trusses!

A significant number of new resources were ordered and some of us were able to visit the building to visualise the new room. We also took delivery of a beautiful wooden den for Busy Bees as well as 2 evacuation cots for Ducklings.

We had a very enjoyable and sunny Sports Day, held in the beautiful garden of our wonderful neighbours. We were so proud of all the children who were so motivated and keen to do their best.

Several staff updated their training on Paediatric First Aid which is a requirement of all qualified staff, every three years.
Our Family Forest Fun Day was extremely successful with several Forest School activities being well attended. We held our annual Duck Race on the same day and although the water was running extremely slowly we managed to raise £200 for Meningitis Now.  Many of our families stayed to have a lovely relaxing picnic on the nearby field.

Employee of the month July 2018:


Miss Judy- For being diligent in her role and taking extra tasks on to support nursery.

Croft House Nursery June 3

Other nominations:
Miss Sarah F.     -for putting Nursery’s needs first
Miss Aimee    - for thinking ahead, forward planning
Miss Sophie B    - for    taking on extra tasks in the interest of Nursery
Miss Shannon/Miss Tracy/Miss Sophie H. for working extra hours to support colleagues
The following staff for their efforts at the Family Forest Fun Day – Tracy, Kerry, Toni, Sarah F., Terri, Beth, Hannah B., Janet