2014 Activities at Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries

Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries would like to give you an insight into what we have been up to in the last few months.

September 2014awards

This summer has been an exciting one at Hungry Caterpillars as we have taken part in many events, including the prestigious Nursery Award Finals. We have also held competitions for parents via our new Facebook page.

Graduation Party features in the Ealing Gazette
The children at our Northolt nursery attended a send-off party they will never forget, which featured in the Ealing Gazette!
The children who recently left for school, attended the LA Fitness Health Club in Rowdell Road with graduation hats, collected their certificates and then had food and a party afterwards.
We would like to thank all parents for getting involved in this celebration and making it a day to remember for all involved.
Click here to read the full article.

Hanwell Fun Day
Our Hanwell nursery has raised more than £300 for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Children at Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries in Hathaway Gardens, Hanwell have thrown a fun day to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Children attended the fair on Saturday 12th July and raised more than £300. Click here to read the full article

Martyna Nawrot makes the Nursery World Awards 2014 Finals
Selected from 1000’s of entries, Martyna Nawrot, Nursery Practitioner at our Acton Park nursery had been shortlisted for the finals at the Nursery World Awards 2014.
The awards were held on 27th September at The Brewery in London. To read the full article click here.

Denham Holiday Club 2014
Although the summer seems like a distant memory now, as the children are all back at school and the nights get darker. I just wanted to say ‘WOW’ what a wonderful summer we had this year at our holiday club. It was great to  see so many old faces returning to the club and lots of new faces too. All our newbies settled in quickly and the children enjoyed the fantastic activities on and off site.
Here’s what some of the children had to say…
“Thanks Caterpillar Club.  I had a great summer at Caterpillar Club and really loved all the arty stuff.  Can’t wait to come again next year”  Katie, aged 7 years
“I loved the water fights best, you get really wet but it’s fun”  Jack, aged 5 years

Winner of our ‘Facebook’ competition
As part of the launch of our new Facebook page at Hungry Caterpillars anyone who ‘liked’ our page were  automatically entered into a competition to win tickets to Legoland.
We are pleased to announce the winner is Debbie Horton. Debbie has 3 children who attended our Holiday Club in the Summer and is thrilled to win the tickets for her family.
“Lily and Kai love the holiday club and Kai used to hide at home time because he didn’t want to leave. Thank you so so much just what we needed a bit of good news”


October/November 2014

This Autumn the children across all Hungry Caterpillar nurseries have enjoyed the outdoors and have been getting creative raising money for charities.

Charity fundraising
Children and staff across the nurseries have all been raising money for their chosen charity
Our Northolt nursery have also been busy this week making little gifts and will be making cakes for sale also for the Great Ormond Street hospital fund. The staff also donated money to dress up and the parents if they wished  to get involved.
Hanwell nursery  held a “onesie” day to raise money for “Stand Up To Cancer”, children and staff raised a total of £66.00.
We would like to say thank you to all children and parents for your support and contributions.

Autumn fun
Children, staff and the maintenance team at our Hathaway nursery have been very creative the last few weeks and built bird boxes.
Our Perivale nursery have been out on nature walks and looked at the surrounding environment and found different types of leaves and seeds pods from a maple leaf. They have been experimenting different ways of using leaves in art work and created leaf collages and also leaf printing.
Our Acton nursery welcomed parents in for a coffee morning and breakfast with the children which they thoroughly enjoyed.

NMT Nursery Awards
The NMT Nursery Awards were held on the 29th November at the London Hilton Metropolitan. Congratulations to both Chris and Kery’s on being short listed for this prestigious event. The Hungry Caterpillars enjoyed a great night! Click here for more information.

Staff Training Day
We recently held our staff training day which went really well and the feedback from the staff is that they gained a lot from the day and they are looking forward to getting back to nursery to put in place their new knowledge.  The topics covered were:  planning and assessment, risk assessment and safeguarding. We also introduced our new company golden rules for staff as well as the launch of our staff awards which will take place for the first time at our December training day.


December 2014Acton park Santa Letters

For the children and staff at Hungry Caterpillars Christmas is the best time of year. Children have enjoyed being creative making Christmas decorations, Christmas cards, calendars and festive treats.

Children have also met Santa and have loved dressing up in their Christmas outfits performing at their Christmas play to their parents.

Stanburn Nursery
Children and parents at our Stanburn Nursery have enjoyed a Christmas concert singing all their favourite Christmas carols.
Father Christmas also made a special visit to the Nursery and gave them all a present for being so good!

Acton Park Nursery
The children at Acton Park Nursery have been doing lots of Christmas arts and crafts including making cards for their parents.
Children have also enjoyed a festive Christmas dinner and a Christmas party with all their favourite Christmas songs.

Perivale Nursery
The children at Perivale Nursery have been wearing Christmas hats and writing letters to Santa and posting them in our letter box to be sent to the North Pole. The children are really excited to see what they get Christmas Day!

Hathaway Nursery
The children at Hathaway Nursery have made Christmas cookies and cards ready for their visit from Santa and the reindeers! They have  also been enjoying Christmas themed activities having fun with shaving foam,  a great sensory activity for all ages!

West Twyford Nursery
Children at our West Twyford Nursery have been enjoying the build up to Christmas and Zoolab came to visit us for an animal Nativity show!

Northolt, Northwood & Acton Nurseries
Children have been enjoying the Christmas festivities, getting creative making Christmas crafts and decorations and performing at their carol concerts.

 

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