‘People who help us’ at Little Gems

This month’s topic at Little Gems is all about “People who help us”. This is a wide ranging topic with plenty of opportunity to learn important lessons and make connections between people and places. Here at Little Gems we have been very busy role playing as Doctors, designing and making a 3-D life sized fire […]

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Singing their hearts out

The Nativity at Kids@BT9

Before the kids at Kids@BT9 went on their Christmas break, they put on a spectacular show for their parents of the Nativity story. They got to dress up, act and sing through the Christmas story, playing characters such as Mary and Joseph, the 3 Wise Men, the Shepard’s and even the sheep! What a fun way […]

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December in Greendale

We have been getting into the Christmas spirit this month. The children in Blue blossoms enjoyed a trip on the W5 steam train to visit Santa. The little elf read them a story and they had fun in the winter wonderland. Wobbler room created their own little elf on the shelf and their parents had […]

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'Equality' hand prints by Babies

‘Creative Creations’ by Holly House Nursery

As the Nursery is getting a little refresh, we decided that there was no better way to help reflect this than getting a little personal touch from all the kids! Each room were asked to come up with an idea to create a picture with the children to represent the nursery… and here is what […]

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The Fairy Garden at Clearly Kids

The pre-school children at Clearly Kids were delighted to be the first to experiment with our new fairy garden! The children’s imagination and conversation around the smaller than life objects were incredible. The garden will soon be finished and will officially leave the office for all the children to use! We talked about who would […]

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Little Gems Pre-School Honour

Our Little Gems Day Nursery Pre-School class received a certificate from the Education Board in recognition of attaining the highest level for overall effectiveness! Peter Weir, The Education Minister, hosted a reception for schools, pre-schools and youth organisations from across Northern Ireland in recognition of this high achievement.  The Minister said that each school, pre-school […]

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November in Greendale

We have had so much fun this month learning all about space. The Wobbler and Tweenie room created a small world space station in our tuff tray using coloured rice, pasta, tin foil and rockets. All of the children enjoyed using their senses to explore the textures and colours of this activity. Our Orange Blossoms […]

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Children in Need at Kids@BT9

At Kids@ BT9 the staff, children and even the Postman all took part in raising money for Children in Need. A 24 hr cross trainer challenge encouraged the staff to participate and parents to donate for this worthy cause.  We also made a ‘Spotacular Cake’ and held a competition to see who could guess the amount […]

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Autumn Play for Holly House

It’s been a leafy kind of day for our Babies! The Babies have been exploring their senses through different types of textures. They have been doing lots of different activities relating to their theme ‘Autumn’….. They had heaps of fun playing in the leaves and getting to feel the cool crisp air on their noses. […]

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Pumpkin Carving at Kids@BT9

Kids@BT9 certainly had a Happy Halloween as the staff held a fangtastically exciting pumpkin carving competition! Each room made their own creation and the parents had the tough job of picking the winner. The baby room made a pumpkin in a pram; The Wobblers made an Olaf; Tweenies recreated Finding Nemo, JPS made Monsters Inc and […]

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