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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

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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Science for Children: Windsocks

Science for Children: Which Way Does the Wind Blow?

Date: April 1, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Science is fun – and small children love discovering the world around them. This simple science experiment is crafty too, to make your own wind-sock to test which way the wind blows. Of course this will work best on a windy day. Use an empty kitchen roll tube Cut up some strips of tissue paper…

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Science for Children: Guess What Will Sink or What Will Float?

Date: April 1, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Science can be as simple as looking at the world around us and learning how things work. We love this simple experiment for pre-schoolers which we found on Let’s Explore. Can you and your child guess which items will sink or float? This experiment is about making predictions, about density and about water. Choose a number…

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Coloured Flowers - Simple Science

Coloured Flowers to Create: Science for Children

Date: April 1, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

We had this great idea from one of our Facebook visitors. Thank you to Lesley for sharing this experiment! Buy a bunch of white carnations (Royston Market often has them for sale, very reasonably priced) Fill a glass with water and add in around 20 drops of food dye. Place the flowers in glass and…

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Painting with Invisible Ink

Date: April 1, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Painting with Invisible Ink We had plenty of ideas for British Science Week at the end of March. Painting with invisible ink is fun and so easy to do! Mix fresh lemon juice and water in a bowl, and use a paintbrush to paint a secret picture on a fresh sheet of white paper. (Older children can…

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The Bumpkins Hens

Hens at Bumpkins, Enjoy Fresh Eggs

Date: March 11, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Farm, Food Fun, Free Range Fun, Great Outdoors

The children love to meet the Bumpkins hens! The great outdoors is a very important part of life at Bumpkins, and we are lucky to have access to large areas of grassed meadows, fields and an all-weather surfaced garden. We even have Bumpkins hens on site. The children love feeding them and you can even…

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Room Names at Bumpkins Nursery

Date: February 15, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Farm, Free Range Fun, Great Outdoors, Pre School, room by room

The Bumpkins Difference is all about offering your child exceptional care during their time at Nursery. We’re based on a working farm in Whaddon and love the great outdoors. Even on a cold day, we’ll wrap your children up in coats, hats and gloves so they can run, jump and skip outside. So when it came…

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Working at Bumpkins

Working at Bumpkins

Date: June 25, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference

Supporting children with their development and ensuring they thrive in a safe and happy environment is what working at Bumpkins is all about. Our qualified and highly skilled team provide quality care to make sure your child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Working with the Children Our Bumpkins team are wonderful role…

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We’re recommended on DayNurseries.co.uk!

Date: May 13, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Bumpkins admin

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all parents, past and present who have submitted a review of Bumpkins nursery to daynurseries.co.uk. It really means a lot to us that you’ve taken the time to write something and we’re so pleased with your kind words! “I cannot say enough good things about this nursery……

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7 ways a nursery can help when you have a new baby.

Date: April 29, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Parents' Tips and Tricks

When you have a new baby, you might feel like you should keep your older child at home with you. Indeed it is lovely to spend time as a whole family but letting your toddler or pre-schooler spend time in a nursery when they have a new baby brother or sister is a great idea….

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