Thursday, 23 November 2017


Today we have sent an email to all parents with the current newsletter attached. You will also be getting a paper copy in the next few days. For anyone that wants to read it I have attached a copy to the blog and website as well...

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Melting Snowmen

The children have been making some lovely pictures of melting snowmen at Baby Ducks ...

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Sorting Bears

Today the children have been sorting the different colours and sizes of bears at Baby Ducks ...

Monday, 20 November 2017

Musical Chairs

The children run around the chairs and when cap our hands they have to find an empty chair to sit on. Each round, we take a chair away, who ever is left without a chair is then out, they play until the end and all deal with being out well, When one wins the game, we start again! The children really like this game and play again, more children join in each time.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Shark in the Park

Shark in the Park is one of the children's favourite stories and so we thought we would record their reactions ...

Red day for Children in Need

Today the children and staff have been dressing in the colour red...

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Teddy Bears Picnic

This week as part of our Children in Need week the children have brought their teddy bears to Baby Ducks to have an indoor picnic ...


Today we are playing with balloons that have been filled with different things. We have pasta, rice, orbeez, flour, beads and salt. The children were experimenting with the different sounds they could hear when shaking them and discussing what could possibly be inside. The children were really taken with these and spent a long time listening to the different sounds and deciding which ones were louder\quieter, and which contents were softer\harder.

Children in Need Week - Blue day

Today the children and staff have come in all dressed in blue...

We also have a selection of cakes on sale all this week. Thank you to all the parents that have brought something in.

Finally a reminder that the duck race will be on Friday and you can pick you duck for just £1. Please ask when you drop off or pick up.

Children in Need Week - Green Day

Today the children and staff have come all dressed in green!

Thursday, 9 November 2017


This week the children have been making poppies for remembrance day ...

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Matching the Letters

The children have been matching the letter on the cups with the ones on the piece of paper...

Children in Need

Next week we will be raising money for BBC Children in Need.

On Monday there will be the Teddy Bears Picnic. All the children that are in that day can bring there teddy with them to playgroup for a donation to Children in need.

On Friday 17th November there will be a duck race on the Children in Need facebook page. All you need to do is donate £2 and select a duck from the list to be in with a chance of winning a bottle of Prosecco.

We will also be helping Pudsey to hunt for the round pound by donating you old pounds coins.

Friday, 3 November 2017

School Appliactions

For those parents with children that are due to start school next year, here is the timetable for making your applications...

Infant, junior and primary school applications
For children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 (or between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 in the case of junior schools).
September 2017 - application process begins

Application process for starting in Reception or Year 3 in a junior School begins. Opportunity for parents / carers to visit individual schools. Prospectuses available from schools.

15 January 2018 - closing date for applications

Closing date for completed online applications or paper forms to be received by the school admissions team. We strongly recommend that you do not delay your application to the last minute in case of technical problems.
If you choose to apply on a paper form it is your responsibility to ensure that the form arrives at its destination on time.
More information can be found at ...


Parents you need to apply now for 30 hours free childcare for next term

We are offering 30 hours free childcare next term, and you will need to start applying now to get the codes. 

You can find out more and apply at
Parents should apply by 30 November to get their code in good time for next term.
If you're already using 30 hours, you will need to confirm that your details are up to date every 3 months. You can do this through your childcare account.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Firework Code

Be safe this November and remember the Firework Code...

  • Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114.
  • Don't drink alcohol if setting off fireworks.
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box.
  • Follow the instructions on each firework.
  • Light them at arm's length, using a taper.
  • Stand well back.
  • Never go near a firework that has been lit. Even if it hasn't gone off  it could still explode.
  • Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them.
  • Always supervise children around fireworks.
  • Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves.
  • NEVER give sparklers to a child under five.
  • Keep pets indoors.
  • Don't set off noisy fireworks late at night and never after 11pm


Today the children have been painting some firework pictures...

Wednesday, 1 November 2017


Having fun with tunnels at Baby Ducks this week ...

Making Potions

The children have been having fun making potions this week at Baby Ducks ...


The children have been having their faces painted this week for Halloween...