Archive for February 2018

Half term fun at Castle Bromwich Gardens


Chinese New Year fun!!…

Chinese New Year Celebrations


After seeing magpies and pigeons from the nursery window, the children continued their learning by taking binoculars outside to birdwatch in the garden. They looked for different kinds of birds, and talked about how they make their nests, and what they eat.

The children decided to collected twigs & leaves to make their own nests. They also made bird feeders to take home to put in their own gardens so they can continue to watch birds at home.





Valentines Love


Let them explore, imagine & learn

Exploring different textures….

After thoroughly enjoying painting their feet and making footprints…. preschool children talked about how the texture of the paint felt on their feet. This was enhanced by adding cornflour and water so they could explore and describe the different textures to extend their vocabulary…children used language such as “it felt like slime”, ” it feels gooey”, “it was cold”.


Fun at the park….

After showing an interest from visiting the park with family, staff extended the children’s learning by taking them on the bus to visit the park. They had lots of fun on the swings and slides, enjoyed a picnic and fed the ducks and swans too. Another fun packed afternoon at Stepping Stones Nursery!!

Time for Tea….

After buying a new tea set from the local charity shop, Tiddlers had fun making different tea’s….

Exploring their senses they enjoyed smelling the different flavours, feeling the textures and extended their learning by painting with the tea bags!!