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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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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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Children and Animals – staying safe.

Date: March 31, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Parents' Tips and Tricks

At Bumpkins Nursery we think that children and animals can go together beautifully. However, it’s important to teach children animal safety from a very young age. Keeping animals as pets is a lovely way to encourage affection, companionship and fun for your child. The loving relationship children develop with a pet will become a wonderful…

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Family First Aid

Date: February 24, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Parents' Tips and Tricks

Whether you are expecting, have just had your first baby or have lots of children already, it’s always a good time to learn about family first aid. Even if you have done a course in the past, the information and advice is constantly being updated so refreshing your knowledge regularly is a must. Knowing what…

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What’s on over half term?

Date: February 14, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Even if you don’t have school age children you’ll probably still be affected by the half term holidays. Groups and classes either stop for the week or are infiltrated by bigger children! The good news is that if you’re working during half term week, the rush hour traffic is usually better! Of course Bumpkins Nursery…

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Rainy Day Activities for Children

Date: January 25, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

When the weather outside is frightful, with rain, wind, sleet and snow putting a dampener on your outdoor plans, it’s wise to have some back up ‘rainy day activities’ ready to go. Venturing to indoor soft play, eating out or a trip to the cinema soon get costly. If playing in the garden or at…

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Sending Thank you Cards

Date: January 14, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

When the festivities are over, the leftover turkey has been eaten and the Christmas decorations are packed away, there is still one fun part of Christmas remaining. Sending a thank you card or letter from your child for the presents they received is a lovely tradition to keep. Not only does it teach children to…

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10 Christmas Outings in Cambridge with Children

Date: December 5, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Things to make and do

At Bumpkins nursery we’re really getting excited about Christmas! Here are ten ideas for getting your little ones into the festive spirit out and about in the local area… 1) Meet Father Christmas You can see Father Christmas in several locations. Please make sure you check availability in advance to avoid disappointment, and don’t forget your…

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The Recycled Playroom

Date: November 13, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Parents' Tips and Tricks

In a world where branded mass-market toys light-up, sing and pretty much play all by themselves; it is easy to see why making toys for your little one is becoming popular. Not only is it friendly on your bank balance, recycling those unwanted household items into toys is good for the environment too. Less waste, more fun! There is also a huge sense of…

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