Our Nursery Team
At Cairns we have an excellent non-denominational Nursery facility providing fifty morning and fifty afternoon places for Pre-School and Ante Pre- School children.
Our Nursery provides a welcoming and stimulating learning environment in which children can play and learn, developing their individual strengths and talents. In the nursery the children learn through play and investigation. A broad and balanced curriculum is provided through a variety of topics and the children’s interests. Through purposeful play experiences our children grow in confidence, build positive relationships with others, and develop their awareness of language and number. Parents and carers are encouraged to become partners in their child’s learning and become involved in the life of the nursery.
An important part of the nursery session is snack time. We offer a wide range of healthy snack options. Popular snacks include a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, toast, sandwiches, breadsticks, crackers, cheeses and yoghurts.
News from Term 4
The children in Nursery have two new focuses this term.
During Literacy week, the children took part in a workshop that used drama to re-tell a story, the story was ‘How to Catch a Star’. This sparked the children’s interest in Space and over the past few weeks, we have been exploring all things SPACE. We have been reading lots of stories about space, aliens, rockets and planets, we have been using our imaginations to jet to the moon to have a picnic, as well as creating lots of lovely artwork.
During our stay and play sessions we planted lots of plants and seeds with our family members. We had many questions about how things grow and what they need to grow. For our second focus, we decided to find out more about SPRING. We have been learning about the different flowers that grow, discussing the weather and the changes that happen during springtime.
The boys and girls had fun at their Easter party and took part in lots of different activities. We designed our own eggs, we had party food and sang Easter songs and we were lucky enough to get a visit from the Easter Bunny, who left all of the children Easter eggs.
The term ahead will be busy with lots of things to look forward to. We have Health week in May, with lots of activities and information to keep up fit and healthy. We have a trip to the Windfarm planned and we have our very special Graduation. Our Pre-schoolers will have their Primary 1 visits and will have lots to tell their friends in Nursery. We cannot wait!
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