Alice gives BT9 a lovely leaving gift

What a lovely gift we received from Alice Dowling… Alice was one of the first babies to arrive at Kids@BT9 and has been in each of our five rooms before leaving to start Primary 1. It is with mixed emotions that we say goodbye. Not only are we losing Alice but also the great relationship […]

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Richard the new chef

Welcome our new Chef!

Firstly, we would like to say a huge welcome to Richard who is our new chef here at Little Gems. Richard has revised the lunch time menu which rotates on a four week basis. A copy of this is in every room for all to see. We are glad to have him as part of […]

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Jude and Snowy

Me and My Senses

This month the whole nursery was learning ‘All about me and My Senses’. They loved this theme as you can see from the photographs. The children in the wobbler room had a great time reading stories, tasting many different fruits, smelling candles, playing with musical instruments and painting their hands and feet. The children were […]

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Yeah at last dressing babies is harder then it looks ...

September Fun at First Steps

We have been very busy during the month of September 2015, as you can see. Everyone has been enjoying lots of outdoor play in the warm autumn sun, the babies have been out for lots of walks enjoying the fresh air looking at cats and watching the cows in the field nearby. They also smelt […]

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Amelia Mixing, Mixing, Mixing

Toddler Room Fun for Everyone!

This week Holly House Nursery’s Toddler Room have been arts, crafts, outside and cookery mad! We have been making Humpty Dumpy’s, Gingerbread Men and running about outside blowing out the cobwebs for another day of crazy coolness with our friends…We just love to play together! #terrifictoddlers

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Beverley saying goodbye to the littlest gems...

We’ll Miss you Beverley

Sorry You’re Leaving, Beverley! You’ll Be Greatly Missed! We are very sad to say that Beverley is leaving Little Gems after 16 years as our manager and friend. It was not an easy decision for Beverley to make, as she has been a huge part of Little Gems and this has been home from home. […]

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Robert just loves his 'Smore' Yummmmy.

First Steps After School Fun

What a great summer it was in After schools, no amount of rain would have stopped these guys. Every week was jam packed with games, activities, arts and crafts with topics such as, feelings, chill out, let’s get physical, great outdoors and lots more. Would you believe me if I said that the age old […]

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Clearly Kids Open Day

On Saturday the 22nd August, Clearly Kids had it’s official Open Day! The Mayor of Ards and North Down Alderman Alan Graham very kindly agreed to come along, cutting the ribbon with Audrey and Claire before getting a guided tour of the facilities and then spending a bit of time with the crowds of visitors. […]

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Yummy Cupcakes

Eva’s Graduation Celebration

Today we received yummy cupcakes from Eva who is leaving Kids@BT9 to start school in September. Eva has been with us since a baby! Best wishes from all the staff who have cared for Eva during her time at Kids@BT9 and many thanks Deirdre and Richard for the cupcakes and kind words of appreciation regarding […]

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