As part of her Forest School training Miss Tracy completed a two day Outdoor First Aid qualification at Brockholes Nature Reserve.

The Wise Owls have started practising for the Nativity - ‘Gifts for the King’ on Saturday 12th December @ Holy Trinity Church.

Early Years Foundation Stage (in-house) training continued with level 2 students.

All staff appraisals & observations were completed focusing on how practitioners and educators engage with children.

We shared our news of the purchase of Longworth House on Bridge Street with the intention of seeking planning permission to convert to a Nursery.

We had a visit from Bernie Jordan, a Forest School practitioner, who helped the Wise Owl children & staff to create a wicker dome on Purl Meadow.

Miss Terri attended an Early Years Senco briefing.

Miss Lauren attended a course entitled ‘Embedding Music into Early Years’ at Bolton Music Centre and is enjoying sharing her knowledge with the children & staff.

We purchased some new IT equipment, Beebots - programmable floor robots, & also a new projector for the smart board.

The ‘No-mow’ on front area has been thoroughly cleaned & we have had several rooms in the Nursery re-decorated.

It was our annual ‘Open Night’ on Monday 30th November. The evening was a great success and we raised over £150.00 for Cancer Research with the Lucy Dip & contributions towards refreshments! Thank you to everyone that came along - we were delighted that so many of you were able to attend. We were very happy to see families with children that will be starting Nursery in the near future. Thanks also to Phoenix Trader greetings cards representative Sallyann, to Claire from A Step at a Time Children’s Boutique, The Book People, and to Unique Designs by Amber for bringing some of their lovely wares to sell on the night.

Employee of the month goes jointly to:
Miss Danielle for working hard even when she didn’t feel totally well & for supporting a colleague with personal matters.
Miss Lindsay Mc for her constantly professional and pleasant nature, and for going out of her way to do extra things for Nursery.

Nominations were also made for the following people:
Miss Sophie for settling into Wise Owls so quickly & for becoming a fantastic addition to the team.
Miss Terri for recycling lots of media/materials for the festive displays & still making sure they are beautiful.
Miss Kerry for helping Busy Bees & Ducklings with their festive displays.