We held our Family Forest Fun Day at the beginning of July. There were some wonderful Forest sessions for children and parents – bug-hunting, wood-crafting, scavenging and raft-building, and our very successful annual Duck Race at which we raised £201 for Meningitis Now. The afternoon concluded with a lovely picnic on Slater’s Field with lots of families enjoying being together in the sunshine. We were delighted that some of our new families joined us.


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Home visits for children of families new to Croft House commenced.

Teachers from the various local primary schools continued to visit to meet children preparing for Reception in September.

Miss Sarah went to Kearsley West Primary School to carry out a Forest School session with groups of Reception children.

We held an Open Day at our new nursery building for people who used to work there when it was an industrial building. We had over 30 visitors who enjoyed reminiscing about their experiences and telling us their memories.

We had work experience students from Rivington and Blackrod High School.

Miss Jade and Miss Beth attended a Level One Safeguarding session and Miss Toni  attended a Level Three Safeguarding session.
Miss Tracy attended a course on Social Communication and Interaction.
Miss Natasha qualified in Level 2 in Childcare.

Miss Terri’s  baby, Teddy, who was born prematurely in May, came home from hospital weighing just under 6lbs.
We ordered lots of equipment ready for our new nursery building which some of us will be moving into at the end of October. Some of the staff have been visiting the new building to plan the position of furniture.
Two of the main rooms are now plastered, one has been painted and we are currently planning floor coverings for one of them. We are also currently working on the kitchen and dining room areas.

Thanks to one of our parents we have located a superb Welsh Dresser which when it has been cleaned up will take pride of place in our new Dining Room. This is in keeping with the Hygge theme we have planned for the new Nursery.

Employee of the month – July 2017 - To be announced soon