First Aid Course Pics

Paediatric First Aid Staff Training.

10 of our staff have recently updated their paediatric first aid training.
The cover photo shows them in action.
Every single member of our staff has first aid training. This is far beyond Ofsted’s requirements (50% of staff) and something we are very proud of as a team.

Poppy

Poppies

A lovely military man selling poppies stopped me today and asked if he could reposition mine – while doing so he told me that women should wear their poppy on their right side; the red represents the blood of all those who gave their lives, the black represents the mourning of those who didn’t have their loved ones return home, and the green leaf represents the grass and crops growing and future prosperity after the war destroyed so much. The leaf should be positioned at 11 o’clock to represent the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the time that World War One formally ended. He was worried that younger generations wouldn’t understand this and his generation wouldn’t be around for much longer to teach them.

I’m really pleased to have learnt some things today that I didn’t know before, although must admit I’ve spent a rather obsessive afternoon wanting to rearrange quite a few strangers’ poppies…

Go Green for Halloween – fundraising for the NSPCC

Pre-school will be holding a Halloween cake sale and also a tombola in aid of the NSPCC. This will be for the week commencing on Monday 26th of October.

The children will be making cakes to sell.They can wear fancy dress all week.

Any donations of cakes/gifts for the tombola will be gratefully received.

There will  be pumpkin play, slime making and a monster disco and fun Halloween activities all week.

Ask the staff in preschool, if you require further information.

Modelling clay ladybird

Make your own modelling dough

Modelling dough gets used up quickly, why not save money by making your own?

This no-cook method is especially good as it can be made safely by children.

What you’ll need

  • Two cups of plain flour
  • One cup of salt
  • One tablespoon of oil
  • One cup of cold water
  • Liquid food colouring (about two drops is usually enough)

The activity, step by step

  1. Mix the flour and salt in a bowl or pan.
  2. Mix the water and the food colouring in a cup.
  3. Add the water/food colouring and the oil to the flour/salt and mix until a dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough well.
  5. If the mix is too wet add in a little flour, if it’s too dry and is crumbling at drop more water.

Teaching points – things you can talk about while you’re enjoying this activity

  • Discuss how the flour feels.
  • Talk about the measurement of the ingredients.
  • Watch as the water changes with the food colouring.
  • Look at how the mixture changes as you mix the dry and wet ingredients.
  • Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy.
  • Communication, language and literacy.
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World.

This childcare activity promotes:

  • Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy.
  • Communication, language and literacy.
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World.