Keep up to date with all of the latest news and events from Footsteps Nursery & Pre-School.
Following the successful building renovations prior to Footsteps Maple Cross opening in January, it was now time to turn attention to the outside space. And with plenty available, the team had big plans.
Footsteps Nurseries celebrate Chinese New Year
Footsteps Nurseries at Chalfont, Aylesbury and Maple Cross enjoyed Chinese New Year celebrations on Tuesday February 5, as part of their Understanding of the World, for EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage).
This month Footsteps Aylesbury has been exploring the very popular topic of transport. So whether its 2 wheels, 4 or more we’ve been spotting, matching, hunting, crafting and playing with scooters, bikes, cars, vans, trucks, planes, trains and boats….
Aylesbury Partners with Lewin House
I’m sure many of you have been intrigued by the recent documentary series “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds” showing the benefits of combining nursery activities with residential settings. This is the first time that inter-generational care has been publicised this way in the UK …….
Armistice Day was commemorated on the 11th November. Also known as Remembrance Day, it marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. This year also marked 100 years since the end of WW1 …….
The beginning of November has been a whirlwind as we celebrated a world of colour. With fireworks and Diwali taking top spots on the calendar, we enjoyed lots of different activities which have brightened up our walls (and sometimes our clothes too)……
Following the success of Footsteps Aylesbury’s 1st Birthday party, the team were able to purchase some items on the wish-list of Stoke Mandeville’s Children’s Ward with the proceeds…..
On Sunday 2nd September Footsteps Aylesbury celebrated their 1st Birthday with a Funday for children and their parents. The lovely weather was an added bonus as the event enabled full use of Aylesbury’s fantastic outdoor facilities to offer a great selection of stalls and activities….
It is a worrying statistic, that today nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese. It is well documented that younger generations are becoming obese at earlier ages and staying obese for longer. Footsteps are committed to enabling our children to have a healthy attitude to food and to exercise. Our incredible outside spaces…
Over the coming months Footsteps Aylesbury will be undergoing a significant garden renovation. Development is well underway on making some significant changes to 3 of our nursery outdoor areas. As well as the front garden we are adding provisions to both the side garden and new allotment. We are creating lots of new structures for play and learning which we are really excited about!…
Footsteps are situated in fantastic surroundings which allow us to offer our children access to Forest School, allotments and wide open spaces for running and playing. By the very nature of the environment, we are often joined by various creepy crawlies. This is to the great delight of the children….
Footsteps Nursery at both Chalfont St Peter and Aylesbury have enjoyed a Royal celebration of their own in the lead up to last weekend’s big event as Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle. Excitement filled the air as bunting was put up, crafts took a definite British theme with baking, printing and painting dominating the preparations…
Last week staff at Footsteps Nursery & Preschool Nursery at Chalfont and Aylesbury introduced children to the wonderful world of science during National Science Week. The nursery ignited children’s interest in this fascinating subject by hosting a week full of science experiments……
As a nursery we are always looking at ways of developing the children’s knowledge and understanding of the World around us. Last week at Chalfont St Peter, we were looking at the topic of ‘People who help us’ and being part of the community….
At Footsteps Nursery we have had a wonderful month of Christmas preparations, themed activities and learning opportunities. Christmas is always a time of year that we like to teach the children about the importance of giving, of community and celebration….
Working in nurseries is all about creating a fun learning environment. Our team at Footsteps are skilled at doing just this – and we are always looking at new ways of gaining the immediate interest of the children, exciting their curiosity and covering many subject areas within the national curriculum. We were thrilled recently, to welcome Zoolab…
At Footsteps we take great pride in our local area and we feel it is very important to teach all the children in our came the same. We offer lots of activities which make the most of our fantastic setting and green spaces and we always ensure we are imparting the importance of respecting our environment.
At our Chalfont site we are exceptionally lucky to have access to lots of open space to undertake our forest school activities. Autumn brings an abundance of nature for the children to explore, inspiring colours and wildlife.
Footsteps Nursery are thrilled to announce plans for a brand new nursery in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire are well underway. The nursery will cater for around 50 children from babies through to school age and will also offer before and after school care. Find out more!!
On Saturday 15th July, we will once again be holding our annual open day. Both prospective and existing parents alike are invited to join us at Footsteps Chalfont St Peter between 11.30am and 1.30pm for our family fun day.
OFSTED report praises children’s learning progress
“Staff use their knowledge of the children effectively to support the next steps in their learning. They plan challenging activities based on the children’s interests and needs.“ Following an inspection in February, Footsteps Nursery is proud to receive a “Good” Ofsted report across all areas.
Footsteps celebrates World Book day
On 2nd March staff and children entered into the spirit of World Book day to celebrate World Book day. Book lovers all over the country were celebrating their favourite stories once again as World Book Day is back and marking its 20th anniversary.
A busy new year for Footsteps Chalfont St Peter
Now that we are all back from our Christmas break we have been very busy at Footsteps Chalfont St Peter. Over the last couple of weeks, we have been helping the local wildlife, making winter inspired experiments and exploring our local environment.
At Footsteps the Christmas festivities continue…
This years visit to Santa, the treat of the children’s tea party and the show stopping children’s Nativity play.
Dates for the diary – Christmas 2016
Every year at Footsteps we like to make it extra special for our children, this year we have organised some very special events.
The Children In Need Teddy Bear Picnic
On the 18th November, Footsteps Nursery & Pre-school wanted to fundraise for Children In Need.
For this year’s Remembrance Day, the children at Footsteps Chalfont St Peter have been working really hard to make a wreath to take down to our local church.
A happy harvest at Footsteps
Earlier this month we have been busy collecting for harvest festival and visiting our local church.