Yearly Archives: 2016


Food or Art?

May 5th, 2016|

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a wonderful story for teaching nutrition, counting, science (the stages of a butterfly) and the days of the week.  You can see our toddlers painting, using the fruit that the Very Hungry Caterpillar eats - (one apple, two pairs, three plums, four strawberries and five oranges) mixed with natural yoghurt [...]

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Six little ducks….

April 15th, 2016|

....went swimming one day, in our paddling pool - not far away...   All of the children love the ducklings.  Take a look in Baby's Days to see them playing together.

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New born Bill :)

April 13th, 2016|

  Hello Bill! Our first little duckling has hatched today at 2.10pm.  It was a routine labour with no complications.  Bill weighed in at 0lbs 1oz, and is four inches tall.  Bill is doing well, and is looking forward to meeting his brothers and sisters.

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Very eggciting!

April 12th, 2016|

We are so eggcited at TCCL - it is driving us quackers!  Our duckling eggs have arrived.  We expect them to hatch over the next couple of days, so until that time we shall carry on with our terrible puns :)

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Prince George visits TCCL!

April 1st, 2016|

It has been our biggest secret, and in planning for months, but today, April 1st, TCCL has been delighted to welcome Prince George for a show-around.  The talented-toddler was effusive in his praise, saying that I loved playing with the other children, but I did think that Sue's curtsy was a bit ropey. We look [...]

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“Every nursery should have a qualified early years teacher” – Save The Children

March 30th, 2016|

You may have seen the stories in the news today, following the publication of Save The Children's report 'Lighting Up Young Brains' in which the charity recommends that Every nursery in England should have a qualified early years teacher to help toddlers develop skills like speech and language.... You can read more about the report and [...]

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Mud, mud….

March 27th, 2016|

.... Glorious mud! Our mud kitchen is proving a popular addition to the garden.  The mud kitchen context and materials result in the children engaging in an incredible variety of actions - they fill, pour, mix, stir, scoop, splash and share.  There is no limit to what they can 'cook' - we have had some [...]

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We made nests :)

March 22nd, 2016|

Our toddlers made Easter nests today - they are simple to make, fun - and delicious! Just mix crushed Shredded Wheat with melted chocolate, form in to a nest shape, cool in the fridge and load with mini-eggs for an Easter treat.

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