Dreaming of Spring!

With all that snow now (hopefully!) behind us, here at Aston Childcare our thoughts are turning to Spring!

To get us in the mood we’ve been colouring these pretty flower and butterfly templates. I love these activities where the very youngest in the setting (17 months old) and the eldest (6 years old) can get involved.

Chinese New Year

Today, Tuesday 5th February, Chinese New Year begins.

This year is the year of the pig.

In nurseries and schools up and down the country today, children will be celebrating and learning about Chinese New Year in lots of fun and exciting ways. With just two little ones aged just 16 and 19 months however, we kept it simple with this fab Peppa Pig Chinese New Year book. Because, if there’s one thing all my mindees love it’s Peppa Pig!

A look back at 2018: Gardening

In 2018 as well as planting and growing our annual sunflowers which, this year were a mixed success(!) we also planted some herbs, fruit and vegetables. We had some success with rhubarb and also with mint. However, despite also planting some peppers, courgettes and onions, only the carrots proved fruitful – I blame the weather!

We will be having another go in 2019 and hope to report better success!!