Thursday, 28 November 2019

Purple People Food Bank

Purple People Kitchen Food Bank
The volunteers of the Food Bank are making an urgent appeal for donations in kind or in cash to allow them to continue with the vital work they do for residents of Portslade and West Hove, to meet with the increasing demand on the service they offer.

So to help out, this year we have decided to collect items for the food bank throughout December. Each week we will be asking parents to bring in any donations that they can spare. We will be concentrating on a different type each week and plan to take the donations to the food bank on Friday. 

Our plan is to collect the following items...

Monday 2nd December - Friday 6th December : Tins (especially Tinned Meats, Tinned Fish and 
                                                                                        Tinned Meals)

Monday 9th December - Friday 13th December : Toiletries (such as toothpaste, shampoo, 
                                                                                                  body wash, etc)

Monday 16th December - Friday 20th December : Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, UHT Milk, etc

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Good Luck

A big thank you to everyone that brought in food, helped out and attended today's leavers Party at Baby Ducks. We would like to wish everyone that is moving on to a new school or childcare great things for the future.

Friday, 12 July 2019

Name Writing

This week the children that are getting ready for school have been practicing writing their names ...

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Setting the butterflies free

Today we set our butterflies free. After watching them grow each day from really small caterpillars to butterfies.

Friday, 28 June 2019


Today we moved our Chrysalides from their little pot into our net basket. They will remain in their new home until they emerge from the chrysalis as butterflies. This may take a week or so, we are very excited to witness this final stage.

Thursday, 20 June 2019


The children at Baby Ducks have been enjoying watching the caterpillars grow each day. They were very small when they first arrived last week and are now almost big enough to start making their cocoons.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Planting Beans

This month Jack and the beanstalk has been one of our chosen books. Today the children planted runner beans to take home and look after to watch grow.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Matching bugs

The children have been playing a matching game this week, trying to find the same bugs under the flower pots...

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Shopping Lists

The children have really enjoyed playing shopping list games at Baby Ducks this week ...

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Garden Centre Roll Play

This week the children have really enjoyed playing with our Garden Centre Role Play ...

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Matching Eggs

The children have been looking in he ball pit to find matching colour eggs...

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Our names

This week the children at Baby Ducks have been spelling out their names with letter tiles. We put all the letters into a tub with balls in and the children needed to find the ones for their names.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Today we told the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. It is one of the children's favourite stories which they all enjoy, so today we decided to read it outside and go on a little bear hunt of our own.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Book Week

This week we have been celebrating book week at Baby Ducks. We have been doing lots of different things including a second hand book sale, cake sale, reading and doing activities linked to some of the children's favourite books.

The children have also been dressing up, firstly in their pyjamas ...

and then again as characters from books ...

A big thank you to anyone that brought in a copy of one of the 'That's not my...' books for us to read this week, at last count we had 10 different titles but we are still counting as we will continue with these books through to the end of March.

We will let you know how much we raised next week.

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ice Play

Today the children have really enjoyed playing with the ice. They have been trying to free the sea creatures by melting it with water...

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Dear Zoo

This week the children have been writing letters to the Zoo to send them a pet, just like in the book, they were asked to think about what pet they would like, what ut must be, what it must not be and how much they would pay. They also drew a picture of the animal and signed the letter.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019


Today for snack the children have had popcorn that we made for them. They loved watching the new machine which was donated to us by a previous parent. We are very grateful to them for giving it to us because as well as being great fun and really quick it is a health snack option as the machine uses no oil just hot air.