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Seth, Reggie and Harriet enjoying the Montessori equipment at Bumpkins PreSchool

New Equipment for My Road to School

Date: January 6, 2017 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Bumpkins News, Bumpkins News

Montessori Equipment at the PreSchool Our children at Bumpkins now use Montessori equipment as part of our getting ready for school initiative, “My Road to School”.  The initiative helps to prepare them to move up to school in September. “My Road to School” follows a series of steps: For example, sharing and taking turns, counting and listening, along with the…

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The Buzz from Bumpkins, November 2016

Date: November 5, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Bumpkins News, Bumpkins News

Keep in touch with our news and activities at Bumpkins Nursery in Whaddon. It’s all part of the #BumpkinsDifference

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Meet the Team: Laura Geldart

Date: October 7, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Bumpkins News, Bumpkins News

Our Deputy Manager Laura Geldart first came to Bumpkins as a student during the last year of her National Diploma in Childhood Studies. That was 15 years ago, and just the day after Bumpkins 1st Birthday, Laura can still remember seeing all the balloons up! In the early days, Bumpkins had “The Playroom” with all…

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Meet the Team: Jess Westbury

Date: October 7, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Bumpkins News, Bumpkins News

Jess Westbury is our Room Leader at Bumpkins Pre School. When did you join Bumpkins? I started in 2008 for holiday cover when I was a student studying Childhood Studies at Nottingham Trent University. Why did you choose childcare as a career?  I was the eldest in a huge extended family of 17 cousins!  A…

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What will the Royal baby be called?

Naming a Royal Baby

Date: April 27, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Bumpkins News

While Kate and William eagerly await their second child’s arrival, speculation continues on what name they will choose. An enjoyable and sometimes stressful choice for many parents, naming a royal baby has that extra bit of pressure. Will they choose something traditional to complement their son George or, since this child is unlikely to be…

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Bumpkins Nursery gets 5 out of 5 again – for our food!

Date: December 13, 2013 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Bumpkins News, Food Fun, paperwork and official stuff

We are really pleased to let you all know that we had an unannounced, drop in visit from the Environmental Health team, right in the middle of tea time – and we retained our 5 star food hygiene rating :)) We’re very proud of our food and our standards at Bumpkins, so the independent, and…

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Spotlight on… Nature Rangers at Bumpkins

Date: December 11, 2013 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Bumpkins News, Great Outdoors

The Bumpkins Nature Rangers was set up to enable all children to have direct contact with nature. Evidence and research highlights the fact that in our ever changing society children are spending less and less time playing outside and this has huge implications on their overall well being and development. Nature Rangers enables the children…

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Bumpkins Nursery Near Royston - Prince George's Mummy and Daddy sent us a card!

A card from Kate and William – proud parents to Prince George

Date: October 24, 2013 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Bumpkins News

We were just a little bit excited today, when an envelope arrived with the unmistakable “ER” from the Royal Palaces on it. And even more excited when we opened it and it had a card inside, thanking us all for our home made card which we’d posted to the new parents of Prince George! The…

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Sports Day 2013 at Bumpkins

Date: July 14, 2013 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Bumpkins News

This is a long post and I make no apology for it – there’s just so much to share with you all, from our second Sports Day! We had a great afternoon a couple of weeks ago – at our Pre-School and Orange Scarecrow’s Sports Day. It was organised by the Room Leaders and was a…

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Learning to climb as a child - it's important!

Children learning to climb – why it’s important!

Date: June 7, 2013 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Bumpkins News

  Children learning to climb is a stage that can strike fear in the heart of parents and grandparents. But with the weather being so lovely I wanted to share some of our experiences with of children learning to climb and why it’s actually a good thing! My children started climbing from a very early…

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