Heaton House News

24th June 2017

‘Dancing Barefoot in Puddles’ BACE Conference – 24th June 2017

On Saturday our staff had the pleasure of attending the Bolton Early Years Education BACE Conference.  We were immediately intrigued by the title of the conference, ‘Dancing Barefoot through Muddy Puddles’, and needless to say the conference content did not disappoint. The key note speaker, Kathryn Solly, was the former Headteacher of the historic and diverse Chelsea Open Air Nursery School and Children’s Centre for nearly 17 years with endless experience of Early Years Education around the world. She spoke passionately about the benefits of the outdoor environment and the importance of giving children risk, challenge and adventure in their play; […]
20th June 2017

Our Fathers Day BBQ Celebration

A huge thank you to all the families who attended our family celebration on Friday. It was great to see so many families sharing the afternoon with their children. The children certainly loved showing the nursery to their friends and family! We had a few activities throughout the afternoon including kebab making with vegetables and for dessert, marshmallows and strawberry skewers dipped in a chocolate treat. The children were working those little finger muscles threading the vegetables and treats onto the skewer ready to BBQ. Needless to say the chocolate and marshmallow kebabs went down a treat with lots of […]
15th June 2017

What is the Dough Disco?

You may have already heard about the dough disco from our toddler and pre-school children. Our ‘Dough Disco’ is a fun activity which combines the use of play dough with a series of hand and finger exercises designed to improve fine muscle control. The movements develop children’s fine and gross motor dexterity, hand-eye coordination and self-esteem.  The overall aim is to ultimately support children’s hand writing skills ready for their journey to school. ‘Dough Disco’ is part of our weekly routine, warming up those important muscles in our hands, arms and shoulders in preparation for a busy day at nursery! Each […]