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30 hours free childcare

In this news we explain the 30 hours free childcare scheme, how it works generally and then how it works at Burgess Hill Nursery. what is the 30 hours free childcare scheme? For some time now parents of 3 year olds have been able to claim 15 hours a week free childcare for 38 weeks

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Merry Christmas from Burgess Hill Girls

We hope you enjoyed the Christmas build-up as much we did this year? There were so many exciting events that we felt we had to document them all. So here goes! It all started with the gorgeous Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 performance of Baboushka. Browse all the images on our Facebook or watch this

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Special Visitor to the Nursery

This week we had a very special visitor to our Nursery. Matilda (Tilly) the 7 month old Labradoodle first visited us when she was just 3 months old…the children were astonished by how much she had grown. The visit gave the children the opportunity to ask lots of questions. We discovered that Tilly likes cucumber,

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Water Play

Our youngest class (Hedgehogs Class) love exploring water. Water play releases energy, it can be both invigorating or relaxing and calming for young children. We have noted that water play really increases their ability to concentrate on one activity when presented as a tranquil and repetitive activity (scooping, pouring and running their hands through water).

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Sports and rules

Our older Nursery Children have started to become interested in playing team sports. This week we introduced cricket and focused on ‘batting skills’. This involves a complicated sequence of hand eye co- ordination, spacial awareness, motor control as well as following rules. They did really well and worked as a team with a bowler, wicket

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Bye Bye Butterflies

We waved bye bye to our butterflies this week. The children really enjoyed watching the metamorphosis of their caterpillars into beautiful butterflies. The children thought it would be best to release them into our wild garden where they would have plenty of flowers to eat and drink from.  

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Burgess Hill Nursery are excited to be going to the Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Wednesday 7th June 2017 at St. John’s Park hosted by the West Sussex County Council and Sure Start Children’s Centre. Come and see Mrs Roberts, Nursery Manager and her team – they can’t wait to meet you.  They will be showing

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Getting ready for Sports Day

This week we’ve started practicing to perfect all the skills needed for our sports day in July. We are using one of our many open spaces available to us in the grounds of the school. This is our favourite running track, behind one of the boarding houses.  

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We’ve got butterflies!!

We are so excited because today our baby caterpillars arrived in the post! We are going to be watching their transformation into butterflies over the next few weeks. We will make sure you have regular updates.  

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Experiencing Books

Children generally associate books with the warmth and security of snuggling comfortably with a caring adult who shares the mutually enjoyable experience of hearing a favoured story. Therefore books are soon associated with affection, comfort and entertainment. When children join Nursery settings, shared book experiences provide useful social interactions. The correlation is perfect; the more

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