Cybertots At Limetrees
Cybertots at Limetrees Park in Northolt opened in 2006 as the third nursery in the Cybertots group. We are located at Limetrees Children Centre of which we are an integral part.
We are a curriculum-based nursery focused on EYFS and children’s needs. We aim to balance our curriculum between free play and structure. We strive to engender in children a sense of excitement, foster meaningful play, imagination and discovery. We have a beautiful, spacious and well equipped garden. Children participate in many extra curriculum activities such as ballet, dance, art and sports.
We also provide a nutritious, well balanced menu, freshly cooked on the premises. Children are taken for regular outings to the park, local shops, library etc.
We have 20 full time places for children ages 3 months to 5 years. We offer 15 hours a week free nursery education for all 3 and 4 years old and deserving 2 year old children.
Newsletter, Summer 2017
‘Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning’.
Dear Parents and Carers,
The summer surely brings some great weather and we hope it stays for a little while and we will be able to enjoy the sun in its finest form. However, please take care whilst enjoying the warm weather. The NHS and Met office websites offer useful advice and tips on how to stay safe as well as enjoy the beautiful sunshine.
Activities and experience
The children have shown interest in frogs and butterflies and to foster that interest we looked at their life cycles. Children also showed an interest in plants and how they grow. Children planted cress seeds in pots and watched them grow. They were able to take the cress pots home.
Heavy or Light
We have been using scales to find out heavy and light objects. We discovered that wooden blocks are heavier than feathers, and some wooden objects weigh the same so the scale balanced. It was fun because we had to guess which object was the heaviest.
Messy Mark Making
It is important to learn but it is more important to learn whilst playing. So, we have been having fun whilst learning to write our names using our fingers dipped in paint, glue and corn flour. Messy but very entertaining too!
The children have been learning Makaton signs. They have become more confident in using ‘thank you, please and more’signs. We have been using Makaton signs whilst singing nursery rhymes.
We have already celebrated different colour days; red, pink and green have been some of them. We will continue to have days assigned to colours in the future. We will keep you posted.
We would like to ask parents if there are any days they would like the nursery to celebrate.
Letters and Sounds
Letters and Sounds sessions are currently taking place. The children have enjoyed themselves throughout the sessions. We will be concentrating on oral blending and segmenting in June and July. An example of oral blending & segmenting is ‘Can you see that C-A-T? CAT! Can you touch your T-O-E-S? TOES! Oral blending can be modelled through books and rhymes.
Thank you to all the mums for their beautiful photographs with their child / children. They looked super amazing on our Mother’s Day board. We will also be doing a photo board for Father’s Day. You are welcome to email or bring photos to the nursery. Please speak to a staff member on how to email pictures.
Role play area
Children have been role playing, writing shopping lists, going shopping and buying foods. All this took place in our specially arranged role play area in the nursery. We also visited Tesco store, we encourage children to take their shopping lists and buy products.
As children are interested in visiting the nursery office to see what happens in there, an office was set up in the role play area for children. They made marks on notepads, answering telephones and had meetings.
A vet surgery has been created to enhance children’s interests in animals. We have had circle times on our pets and the children were in awe when Charlotte bought her dog Roscoe to nursery.
Story of the week
The very hungry caterpillar – Not only have the children been interested in pets but they also enjoyed playing with toy insects and bugs. This tied in well with the very hungry caterpillar book. Children were cutting out fruits that Hungry Caterpillar liked to eat. We also explored real worms, lady birds, ants and spiders outdoors.
Tiger who came to tea – Children had so much fun with this story. They had Tiger face paintings. The children made fruity teas which they had for their teddy bears tea party, and yes, the Tiger was invited to tea.
I’m not cute – A story about an owl who wants to be known as brave and strong but is often labelled only as cute. The children were excited by the puzzles made by Kamila as well as an amazing puppet show.
Story Boxes – We will be making our story boxes which will include multi-sensory objects. I would appreciate if parents could give some ideas on the books they would like to include in the story boxes and the objects we could put in.
We are pleased to inform you that the nursery received a 5-star food hygiene rating at the latest inspection.
Sad (but positive) news
We have said goodbyes to Taja and Anne who were and will always be fantastic practitioners. Taja has left to become deputy manager at Cybertots Acton. Anne has retired and will be spending more time with her family. We wish them the best for the future.
Sejhan has gone on her maternity leave. We will keep you posted on news of the arrival of her baby.
We would like to wish our parents a very happy Ramadan.
A few gentle reminders
Graduation party will be taking place on Saturday 8th July 2017 at the nursery. We will confirm the details as soon as possible.
As the weather has already started to get rather warm can we please request sun creams and sun hats.
Parents meeting will be taking place soon. Please wait to be updated.
The nursery will be closed on 15th June 2017. It will reopen on 16th June 2017.
Please visit our Facebook page, Cybertots at Limetrees to keep updated on children’s activities, experiences and events at the nursery.