We get up to so much at Lady Castle Nursery! Click here to look at our gallery.
During the break away from nursery we have created an exciting blog for all families to use whilst at home. We hope this will help to keep us connected. The blog will be updated daily (mon-fri) with activity ideas to do at home with your children.
Follow this link for our blog: – https://ladycastlenursery.blogspot.com/
Feel free to take part, send us your photos and comments!
Lady Castle Nursery is staying open to support children of key workers and those from working families.
Given the close proximity to the Bradford Royal Infirmary, this is proving to be particularly welcome news to NHS staff and those key workers who are critical to the Covid-19 response.
Laurafay Muranka, the nursery manager said: ‘We recognise that this is a very challenging time for many working parents, and we feel it is essential that we do everything that we can to support these families during this critical time.
We will be open as usual and are happy to help parents who may now find it difficult to find suitable childcare provision’.
Lady Castle Nursery was featured on tonight’s ‘Look North’.
The nursery story this week has been ‘The Little Red Hen’ which was all about a little red hen that lived on a farm.
The hen finds some wheat and then ask all her friends if they will help her make some bread, but nobody wants to help.
So the little red hen works with the baker to bake the most delicious bread.
The children helped each other to make some delicious bread, just like the little red hen and the baker. Mixing the flour and water and all the ingredients to make their bread.
They all sat together and tasted the bread. Delicious!!! More pics in the gallery.
The nursery children have been very busy outdoors this week – planting their Muscari bulbs that had kindly been given to Lady Castle Nursery.
Carefully placing them in flowerpots and scooping up the soil, the children made sure they covered them lightly to help them grow.
The children then read the story ‘Plant the Tiny Seed’ and discussed what plants needed to grow big and strong! They loved hearing about how the tiny seeds grow into beautiful flowers and they wiggled their fingers to water the seeds, clapped to make the sun shine after rain, and shooed away a hungry snail.
What an interesting day and the children look forward to seeing their bulbs grow into beautiful flowers. More pics in our gallery.
This week many of the nursery children enjoyed a trip to the Royal Armouries in Leeds, for a special superhero event.
They met their favourite characters such as Spider-Man, Wolverine, Captain America, Hulk and Thor! and asked lots of questions about superhero powers and superhero weapons.
Children also watched their heroes taking part in sparring duels where some of the characters fought each other and performed exciting stunts!
What an amazing day! More pics here.
It has been a week of amazing experiments in the nursery, as well as thinking about healthy choices.
Today the children have been busy making their own drinks using fresh fruit which they had to juice themselves and then mix with the sparkling water.
Lots of fizzing and bubbles, and it all tasted delicious.
More juicing pics here.
The children were absolutely delighted to welcome some very exciting visitors today.
The West Yorkshire Fireman came to the nursery and gave all the children the opportunity to look around a real fire engine.
The fireman showed the children all the heavy tools they use, which they often needed to cut into cars.
But the most fun was squirting the water from the hose like a real fireman!! How exciting!
More amazing fireman pics here.
This week the nursery children have been enjoying a wonderful sensory experience, playing with the multi coloured rice.
Children learn good motor skills by scooping and pouring, and trying very hard to concentrate with their hand and eye coordination. It can be very tricky!!!
The children were delighted when Miss Wood poured the rice from such a great height so they could see all the lovely colours as the rice fell back in the tray. Sometimes it made a little ‘pitter patter’ noise as it landed on the tray.
The children discovered that the rice fits perfectly into the colander holes, so they had to use their pincer grip and fine motor skills to pick up the pieces of rice and try to post them.
More sensory fun pics in our gallery.
The children in the nursery always love a story in circle time. This week they have been enjoying ‘the dinosaur that pooped a planet’.
The children have had so much fun recreating the story in the Sensory Tray.
Using dyed black dry rice, space toys, planets, stones and a big T-Rex they have really enjoyed recreating the story of Danny and his pet dinosaur who head off for an adventure into space!
More pics in our gallery.
Today all the children and staff enjoyed a lovely Christmas dinner.
A delicious turkey dinner with all the traditional trimmings: roast potatoes, carrots, peas, stuffing, gravy … and not forgetting the lovely Christmas sprouts!
Children and staff listened to the festive music as they eat their lunch and pulled crackers to see what was inside, and of course find their party hat!
Lots of Christmas photos in our gallery.