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Autumn Leaves - 02/10/2017

The children have been looking at changes in their environment in relation to autumn.

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A visit from Thomas and Rosie - 01/10/2017

The children in Sycamore had a visit from Thomas and Rosie the tortoises.

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Autumn Fruit - 02/09/2017

The children in Sycamore Lodge have been watching the fruit grow throughout the summer. 

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Crackerjacks Pyjama Day - 01/09/2017

Crackerjacks Pyjama Day – Friday 8th September 2017. The children came into nursery wearing their pyjamas and donated money to the Crackerjacks children’s charity. As a nursery, we raised a total of £100.

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Growing vegetables - 01/08/2017

Preschool children have been picking the vegetables. 

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Pre-school trip to Paradise Found Farm Park - 11/07/2017

The Pre-school children from both the our Cawston and Crescent nursery joined together on our annual preschool trip to Paradise Found Farm Park. 

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Sports day for Sycamore and Willow Lodge - 02/07/2017

The children and their families had a lovely time at our annual sports day event. 

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Playing in the park - 01/07/2017

Acorns have been on long walks and had lots of fun in the park

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National Den Building Day - 16/06/2017

The younger children enjoyed listening to stories in their enclosed ‘cosy’ space. 

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Saplings in the garden - 01/06/2017

Saplings have loved exploring the garden ......... 

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Caterpillars to butterflies - 23/05/2017

We watched caterpillars turn into cacoons then into butterflies.

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At the dentist - 01/05/2017

Preschool made a visit to the dentist to learn about oral hygiene.  

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St George's Day and the Queen’s birthday - 21/04/2017

The children enjoyed painting their own interpretation of the flag of Saint George.

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Easter Celebrations - 15/04/2017

The children enjoyed searching for different coloured eggs in the woodland ....

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Healthy body, Happy me week - 27/03/2017

We took part in the NDNA’s national campaign encouraging the children to stay healthy. 

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Red Nose Day - 24/03/2017

The children came into nursery wearing red and some with crazy hair in celebration of Comic Relief. 

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Zoolab @ Crescent - 16/03/2017

The children in Pre-school had a wonderful time when  ‘ Zoolab’ came to visit.

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Word Book Day and Crackerjacks Fundraising - 02/03/2017

In celebration of World book Day the children came into nursery dressed as their favourite book characters and were encouraged to share their favourite book with their friends. 

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Valentines Day @ Crescent - 14/02/2017

The children in Saplings making a special card for Valentines Day on February 14th

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Forest School at the Crescent - 24/01/2017

The children are enjoying the new Forest School area.

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Nativity Performance December 2016 - 03/12/2016

Our Willow children gave us a charming nativity performance

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Charity Bake-Off at the NT Cawston Autumn Fair - 18/10/2016

Our bakers show off their talents in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

 

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Millie's Mark awarded to NT Cawston - 01/10/2016

Millie's Mark awarded to NT Cawston

 

 

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OfSTED 'Outstanding' rating for Nature Trails @ the Crescent - 24/08/2016

Nature Trails @ the Crescent gained an "Outstanding" rating at their first Ofsted inspection on August 24th 2016 

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Nature Trails Cawston wins NDNA Overall Best Nursery of the Year 2016 - 05/07/2016

NT Cawston wins national 'Overall Best Day Nursery' award on July 1st 2016 at NDNA annual event

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Nature Trails is shortlisted for NDNA National Awards - 27/05/2016

We are proud to have received a nomination for the NDNA Nursery of the Year awards.

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Spring Fair & Family Day 2016 - 31/03/2016

The children and families of Nature Trails Cawston took part in some Easter fun at our recent Spring Fair.

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It's official ~ we are 'Outstanding' - 04/12/2015

We were delighted and proud to retain our OFSTED 'Outstanding' grading as a result of an inspection of Nature Trails, Cawston in December 2015.

 

 

 

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Bring your bike to Nursery - 31/07/2015

Last week the children from Willow lodge brought their bikes or scooters to nursery

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Spring Fair - 28/03/2015

We had lots of fun at our Spring Fair with a plethore of activities for children and their families to experience together.

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Red Nose Day 2015 - 13/03/2015

 

The children and staff came into nursery wearing red. The children took part in a variety of ‘red’ creative activities and some enjoyed having their face painted. Older children were asked to make their faces funny by either staff painting their faces or by pulling funny faces. We raised a total of £100.

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Slippery surfaces and change in weather conditions / CLOSE THE GATES - 02/01/2015

Please can we remind all parents to ensure that they close gates behind them as they enter and leave the nursery.

 

 

 

As the weather is getting colder ........

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Parent Ambassadors and Staff changes - 01/01/2015

We have recently had a few staff changes and have 2 additional Parent Ambassadors

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Christmas Nativity 2014 - 12/12/2014

Nursery nativity – It was lovely to see so many families at our annual Christmas nativity. 

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10th Anniversary - 29/10/2014

Nature Trails Day Nursery celebrated its 10th Anniversary last week with a birthday tea party involving the children. 

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Hear by Right - 17/10/2014

Nature Trails has been awarded the Participation & Empowering Children Award.

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Autumn Fair - 11/10/2014

We held our Autumn Fair on Saturday 11th October for all of the children and their families.

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Monty comes to Nature Trails - 26/08/2014

We have had lots of fun raising money for Myton Hospice throughout the summer. 

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Have you voted for Bob? - 14/08/2014

This is an RSPB campaign to raise the political profile of our natural environment.

Do you think that natural places should be looked after? We do, and we need your help!

Nature is the reason we are here. None of us could live without it.

Worms break up the soil so squirrels can bury hazelnuts and you can plant vegetables and fruit. The vegetables, fruit and flowers attract the birds and bees. The birds spread seeds to grow trees and the bees pollinate the flowers. And when these die back they will enrich the soil and feed the worms.

It takes all of us to make life on our planet possible. And yet, right in front of our eyes, our wildlife is disappearing.

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The tax-free childcare scheme - 05/08/2014

The scheme will be available to children under the age of 5 from autumn 2015, and all working parents with children under 12 will be covered within the first year. Disabled children under the age of 17 will also be eligible, in line with existing childcare rules.

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Pre-school parents evening “Making School Choices” in Willow Lodge - 08/07/2014

Tuesday 8th July @ 8pm

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Summer Garden Party - 05/07/2014

We are holding a "Cawstonbury" Festival again at the nursery.

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Nursery Trip to the Think Tank - 20/06/2014

The Willow school leavers trip took place on Monday 16th June.

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Museum on the Move Bus - 10/06/2014

The science museum bus visited the nursery for the older children. 

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Every Child a Talker - Enhanced Status - 30/05/2014

We are very pleased to say that we have now received our certificate which awards us for ‘providing an enhanced level of language provision’ for children in our care. 

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Easy as 1,2,3 - 09/05/2014

Nature Trails is in the news again for its major involvement in the National Day Nurseries Association’s (NDNA) Maths Champions project. This is an extract from the article in the magazine Nursery World:

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Forthcoming Events in May - 01/05/2014

Forthcoming Events in May

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Shetland Ponies Visit - 17/04/2014

Shetland Ponies Visit

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Forthcoming Activities and Events in March - 01/03/2014

Chatter Matters / World Book Day / Tempest Photography / Spring Open Morning

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National Storytelling Week 3rd – 7th February 2014 - 07/02/2014

As part of National Storytelling Week the children have spent lots of time looking at books and listening to stories with their friends and keyworkers.

 

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Magical Outdoor Learning - 04/10/2014

On Saturday 4th October the team spent a day in the grounds of the nursery investigating Magical Outdoor Learning.

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Chinese New Year - 01/02/2014

The children enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year together. 

 

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Burns Night - 27/01/2014

We celebrated Burns Night on Friday 27th January.

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January - Forthcoming Activities and Events - 04/01/2014

Burns Night – At the end of this month (25th) the children will be celebrating Burns Night.  We will be enjoying a Scottish inspired menu (cooked by Alison, as Dave is on holiday)and the children will be involved in activities such as face painting, tartan weaving and dancing to Gaelic music.

 

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Christmas 2013 - 25/12/2013

Father Christmas, Christmas Carol Service and Room on the Broom at the Warwick Arts Centre

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“Adventures” to town on the bus to visit the museum and library - 29/11/2013

Willow Lodge staff took small groups of children on the bus to the library and museum in Rugby to look at the art and other exhibitions and to join in the afternoon activity sessions.

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Open morning and Children in Need fundraising bed-time story time - 13/11/2013

Thank you very much for coming with your children and families to join in the fun on both of these events.

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Autumn Open Morning - 09/11/2013

On Saturday 9th November we held a very successful open morning for over a hundred parents and children.

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Early Childhood Development - 08/11/2013

At Nature Trails we contribute in whatever ways we can to transforming the lives of children and young people. The nursery has pledged its commitment to place Early Childhood Development at the heart of its own internal policy making and practice.

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Sports Day 2013 - 13/08/2013

He held our annual Sports Day on Tuesday 13th August. Many of the children took part in races including the hoop race and egg & spoon race. The event was well attended by parents.

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Cawstonbury - 29/06/2013

To celebrate Glastonbury weekend, we held our own music event to which all children and parents were invited.

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Ryton Bug Hunt - 22/06/2013

We had a lovely time with our families at Ryton Pools Country Park.

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NDNA Central England Nursery of the Year - 20/06/2013

Nature Trails has won another presigious award as the National Day Nurseries Association Central England Nursery of the Year award. The nursery was a finalist for the Nursery World UK Nursery of the year in 2012.

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Commons debate revised proposals for ‘More great childcare’ - 12/06/2013

On June 11th Liz Truss offered more clarity on her proposals for the UK childcare industry, following the Government U-turn on ratios.

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Trip to the National Space Centre - 24/05/2013

Every year we take the children that are leaving to go to school on a school trip. This year we went to the National Space Centre on 24th May.

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Open Day & Flower Walk - 02/05/2013

Open Day success

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New Arrivals - 01/05/2013

 

We celebrate the safe arrival of Gemma’s and Amy’s baby boys in April. Each mother and baby is doing well. 

 

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Race for Life - 30/04/2013

A further reminder: 

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Museum on the Move Bus - 01/03/2013

Museum on the Move Bus

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Chatter Matters - 23/02/2013

Chatter Matters

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Changes in staffing - 22/02/2013

Changes in staffing

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Forthcoming events in 2013 - 21/02/2013

Family (Open) Morning / Ryton Pools “Minibeasties” hunt and Forest School activities 

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Parents/Grandparents Stay & Play - 01/01/2013

Parents/Grandparents Stay & Play

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Happy New Year - 31/12/2012

Happy New Year

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Christmas is coming - 05/12/2012

Christmas is coming

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Parent Ambassadors - 01/11/2012

Parent Ambassadors

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Facebook - 03/10/2012

We are on Facebook

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Autumn Festival - 02/10/2012

Autumn Festival

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Parents in Partnership meeting - Traffic Calming - 01/10/2012

Parents in Partnership meeting - Traffic Calming

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Football sponsorship - 02/08/2012

Football sponsorship of Rugby under 9s

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End of term week - 01/08/2012

End of term / Natayam Dance

 

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Nursery World Awards / Jubilee picnic - 01/07/2012

Nursery World Awards / Jubilee picnic

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Healthy Eating - 01/03/2012

Changes to healthy eating advice (Eat Better, Start Better 2012)

 

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Learning Journeys / Changes to Government Policy - 01/02/2012

Learning Journeys / Changes to Government Policy

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Christmas 2012 - 01/01/2012

Christmas Nativity / Father Christmas

 

 

 

 

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