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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
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The Discoverers have been doing lots of activities relating to the 3 little pigs as part of world book day. They made a construction site for the 3 little pigs, a story wall, art work, sensory activities such as gloop and play dough for a pigs sty.
The Discoverers also made the very hungry caterpillar display for world book day.
The Investigators have been learning about pets and jungle animals. The children went to see snakes at the reptile shop and also made jungle animals of their choice and did sponge painting using jungle shaped sponges.
Investigators have also been learning to take turns by playing lots of group games – sand girl, circle time discussing different topics and flashcards. Alfie said he was with all his friends.
The Inventors at Little Einsteins Nursery in Kirkcaldy took part in a nationwide clean-up in preparation for the Queen’s 90th birthday in June. The children were really excited to take their litter picking outside the nursery and enjoyed finding litter to pick up. Some of the children however were disappointed that the Queen herself didn’t turn up to see their good work!
The Project was organised by Fife Council who provided the litter pickers and bags.
During December some of the Inventors went to Ravenscraig Park in Kirkcaldy to plant 140 trees that we received from the Woodland Trust. Mike, our gardener, showed the children how to plant the trees.
The trees were a free community pack available from the Woodland Trust. We contacted Fife Council for permission to plant the various species of trees and they set aside an area in the park for us to plant them. This project is part of the biodiversity section in our eco schools programme.
The spot in the park that Fife Council allowed us to plant the trees in. Mike shows the children how to plant.
The Inventors room at Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy performed the Nativity play at our Head Office on 11th December. The Nativity is always well attended by parents and wider family members and this year was no exception. The children (and the staff who helped them remember their lines) did very well!
Kelly Anderson – Supply Early Years Practitioner won Little Einstein’s Kirkcaldy nursery Employee of the Year with outstanding votes. The staff, parents and children voted and recognised how hard working and dedicated Kelly is in the nursery. She received a certificate, a box of chocolates and flowers and will be receiving an extra weeks holiday entitlement next year.
Well done Kelly!
Some snaps from Kirkcaldy’s After School Club which has organised activities for the children who have been attending during their summer holidays. They have had trips to both Leven and Anstruther beach, the local park and they have been busy at the Nursery’s allotment. The allotment is in great shape just now with an assortment of vegetables including potatoes, onions, carrots, beetroot all growing well and looking very healthy. The Nursery is working with “Growing Kirkcaldy” as part of the towns entry in the Britain in Bloom contest.
The younger children have also been helping out at the allotment.
More summer snaps
The children who attend the Afterschool Club at Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy were at the allotment in Ravenscraig Park where they have been helping to plant vegetables and flowers recently when they realised that there was a TV film crew working at nearby Dysart harbour.
The whole town has been buzzing with excitement at the news that filming was taking place so they popped over for a look and were delighted as they were able to see the actors in costume for the television drama, Outlander. The harbour area had been transformed with props to look like it would have done in the 1700’s and so the outing became a quick history lesson for the children too.