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Jo Jingles comes to First Steps Junior Academy

Who’s that happy little fellow, all dressed up in red and yellow It’s Jo, Jo Jingles wave hello to Jo It’s Jo, Jo jingles are you ready to go, We’ve got songs to sing, and drums to beat, you can clap your hands and stamp your feet, It’s Jo, Jo Jingles, he’s a musical treat. […]

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Outside Play on Sunny Days

The after-school children at Holly House Day Nursery have been having lots of fun exploring and using their imaginations in our Mud Kitchen this week. They have been baking mud pies, muddy cupcakes and all sorts or mucky muddy things! The children pretended they were cooks preparing for a competition, making cupcakes and cakes and decorating […]

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When Zoolabs came to Dollings-town

Holly House Nursery had a super duper morning last week with Sarah and all the Minibeasts and Animals from Zoolabs! The children from Toddlers and Pre-school all got their detective faces on and discussed the difference between Humans and Minibeasts, Minibeasts and Mammals, Mammals and reptiles and so on. It was so much fun and they […]

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Red Nose Day Bonanza

Holly House Nursery held a Fancy Dress fun day for Comic Relief Red Nose Day. Lots of our children and even the staff joined in by dressing up in a funny outfit….some dressed as their favourite characters, some went wacky with the red hair spray and we even had a little tiny granny pop in […]

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Fun at the Wobbler Farm

Last week, the Wobblers had lots of fun exploring different textures on our Wobbler Farm! The staff used a wide range of food from peaches and broccoli to shortbread and chocolate chips, each food item representing a different part of farm life! The children really enjoyed investigating the range of textures, finding it hard to […]

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Mothers Day Afternoon Tea at Kids@BT9

On Friday the children at Kids@BT9 treated their hard working Mums and Grannies to afternoon tea! When they arrived in the afternoon they were greeted by a nice warm cup of tea or coffee and a selection of treats. Everyone enjoyed taking a few minutes to relax and chat! In preschool we invited the Mums and […]

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Happy Mothers Day!

Mothers Day is upon us, which gives us all the opportunity to celebrate just how lucky we are to have our mums! On Friday, the children of Clearly Kids and Greendale enjoyed some quality time with their mums and grannies! They painted and designed beautiful plant pots as keepsakes and inside they planted sunflowers which they will watch grow together. The […]

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Busy Times for Greendale

It has been very busy this month in Greendale getting ready for our big Mother’s day event.  Our Cherry Blossom, Blue blossom and Nursery School rooms are hosting a morning tea party for all our mummy’s to show them how much we love them and the children have also been preparing lovely treats to take home […]

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Park Life!

The pre-school boys and girls took a little ‘Spring’ walk last week in preparations for their new Topics – Spring & Comparisons in growing things. They went to Tannaghmore Garden’s to visit the animals and Lurgan Park to feed the ducks.   They talked about the stages of the life cycle, all about the new […]

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After Schools at First Steps

After Schools have been very busy with their big move from Edenderry Methodist church hall to our main building on the Gilford Road in Portadown. Everyone has settled really well and are enjoying their new surroundings. After Schools love getting outside to run off all of that excess energy. Their new X-Box 360 with Kinect […]

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