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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
.... 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 [...]
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.