Finding out about birds at Holy Apostles’ Pre-school! We have been finding out about birds at Holy Apostles’ Pre-school. The children and nursery staff looked at birds that we might spot in our gardens and decided that robins and blackbirds were amongst our favourites! We talked...

Wednesday Afternoon Nature Walk   Holy Apostles' playgroup children went on a nature walk around the school field. What an adventure!                         Each child was armed with a bag to fill and excitedly set off to gather their treasure. The children found such a variety of items including lots...

Den Building Week at Playgroup 26th June 2017   This week, at Holy Apostles’ Playgroup, we are den-building and donating money to Save the Children.The children have been learning about the importance of shelter and how different countries may encounter problems such as hurricanes or earthquakes, which...

Meeting the demand for 30 hours childcare at Holy Apostles Playgroup In September 2017 the government will be rolling out additional help for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds. If you and your husband/partner work a minimum of 16 hours each and earn less...

Mud Kitchen at Playgroup At Holy Apostles’ Pre-school the children have been learning about the rules for playing in the mud kitchen. The children at playgroup know that they have to be ‘booted and suited’ before they can join their friends in the mud kitchen. The...

WHAT IS PLAY? "Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” -Kay Redfield Jamison At the playgroup we really value the importance of play; we give the children time to follow their interests and use resources to fuel...

20th February 2017 Science Week It’s science week at Holy Apostles’ playgroup! The children have been looking at our discovery jars and predicting what will happen when they are shaken.                     We explained that the jars contained water and oil...

Story-making at Playgroup We have been learning all about story-making at Holy Apostles’ Pre-school this term. We chose ‘Stickman’ by Julia Donaldson, which is one of our favourite stories. The children listened to the complete story a number of times; then we started to think about...