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World Book Day 2017

Date: April 11, 2017 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Gallery

Celebrating World Book Day 2017 at Bumpkins Nursery At Bumpkins Nursery, we love to celebrate national & international holidays, which help to teach the children about the world around them. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves taking part in World Book Day on the 2nd March 2017.

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St. Patrick’s Day 2017

Date: April 11, 2017 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Gallery

Celebrating St Patrick’s Day at Bumpkins Nursery At Bumpkins Nursery, we love to celebrate national & international holidays, which help to teach the children about the world around them. The children of all ages enjoyed creating art for St Patrick’s Day on 17th March 2017.

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Red Nose Day, 2017

Date: March 29, 2017 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Gallery

We love to celebrate different days at Bumpkins Nursery. The children had lots of creative fun on Friday 24th March for Red Nose Day!    

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Lots of Socks Day 2017, at Bumpkins Nursery

Date: March 22, 2017 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Gallery

Celebrating Lots of Socks Day 2017 at Bumpkins Nursery Lots of Socks Day takes place on World Down Syndrome Day, which is all about raising awareness of Down Syndrome. At Bumpkins Nursery, we love to celebrate national & international holidays, which help to teach the children about the world around them. The children and staff wore…

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My Road to School

Date: July 13, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Learning Through Play, Parents' Tips and Tricks, Pre School

My Road to School – Helping you to prepare your child for school Our pre-schoolers enjoy following “My Road to School”, our own version of the Government-supported initiative which helps prepare children in readiness for starting at school. All three and four year olds are entitled to Government-funded places, up to 15 hours during term time or the…

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Food Portion Sizes

Date: July 5, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Food Fun

What is a portion size? You will see us mention “portion sizes” when you receive your end of day report on your child’s day. Maybe they ate a portion at lunchtime, or half at breakfast.  But what is a portion?   Our typical portion sizes in the main nursery are pictured below, and hopefully this…

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Use old, broken crayons to make your own crayons

Make Your Own Wax Crayons – by Recycling Your Old Ones

Date: April 27, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Broken crayons can be a trauma for parents everywhere; we are sure that you will identify with it! The thin ones snap in little hands (you know the ones, the kind that you get for free when you visit a restaurant!); pieces break off and embed into the carpet, or, at best, the crayons languish…

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Gardening for Little Ones: Fresh Lettuce

Gardening for Little Ones: Creating Egg Box Gardens

Date: April 6, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Free Range Fun, Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Creating Egg Box Gardens Research has shown that in our ever-busy lives, children are spending less time outside.  At Bumpkins, we believe that fresh air and the great outdoors grows little minds and allows children to explore the world around them.  Gardening is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. We love this recycling idea…

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Easter Holiday Activities Around Whaddon

Date: April 4, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Great Outdoors, Things to make and do

There’s plenty of fun activities on over the Easter school holidays for young families in the area around Whaddon. Here’s our Bumpkins pick of things to do this Easter.  Click the title of the event to find out more details! The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is on every day this week until Friday 8th April,…

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Create Baby Hedgehogs from Clay and Twigs

Baby Hedgehogs Made from Clay and Twigs

Date: April 1, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Free Range Fun, Great Outdoors, Learning Through Play, Things to make and do, Toddler Tips

Children love spending time outdoors. At Bumpkins, we have Nature Ranger activities, which are about looking at the world around us and collecting natural resources. This Easter, the babies collected sticks outdoors. We made these wonderful baby hedgehogs out of the clay and sticks. ‪ We are sure you could try similar at home. We used air-drying…

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