June 2016 - Little Einsteins Nurseries
At Little Einsteins Nurseries we try to help the children understand and respect nature, the environment and the interdependence of humans, animals, plants, and lifecycles. The best way to do this is learning through play.
At our Arbroath nursery we had a visit from the local Pets at Home store recently and we were just delighted!!!
We had lots of fun and everyone wanted to play with all the animals. We enjoyed it so much that we weren’t scared at all and dads and mums, don’t be surprised if you see a mouse on my head! I was just having fun while I was learning the importance of being responsible with animals.
What better way to learn than “socializing” with them?
Sara Gaton, Manager at Little Einsteins Arbroath Nursery has taken some pictures of the children’s recent activities. Here’s what Sara had to say:-
“Here at Little Einstein’s Arbroath we are having lots of fun, developing our creativity by using assorted materials whose use is unexpected but original! Did you know that we can use car’s wheels for painting? Or sliced fruit? Or we can start counting in a fun way with sponge numbers? Our children enjoyed themselves while using these new materials…and they want to show you what they have done! The next project will be with dinosaurs as our pre-schoolers are absolutely engaged with this topic because remember…an involved education makes sense to children’s understanding!”
It’s official!! Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy have achieved their Green Flag Award after two years hard work. The confirmation came just before Kirsty Haston, the nursery’s Eco-Coordinator, went on maternity absence so the timing couldn’t have been better.
Local MSP David Torrance popped in to the nursery to offer his congratulations. He was shown the work that the nursery has done in order to achieve the award which includes working at the allotment and planting trees in one of Kirkcaldy’s parks, litter picking and being part of the “Clean for the Queen” as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.
During Kirsty’s maternity absence Kelly will oversee the Project with the children.
The babies have been looking at mini beasts. They painted caterpillars with their toe prints and painted leaf shapes.
The boys and girls in the Inventors room have been growing sunflowers in yogurt pots. They watered them regularly, watched them grow and when they were big enough they took them home to transplant in their own gardens and will measure them to see how tall they grow.
Growing plants in old food cans helps the children learn about recycling
The Investigators have been enjoying the good weather and using the water wall in the garden.
The After School Club enjoying a bit of limbo dancing