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Parent & Toddler

We are eager to develop positive relationships with families and our future pupils. Our 'Parent and toddler' group is one way of establishing a strong relationship that we aim to build upon as your child moves through the academy.

Each Wednesday morning between 9 and 10.30am during term time, we run a 'Parent and toddler' group. The group is based in the dining hall facility and is open to parents and carers of all ages with their 'pre-school' aged children.

Two of the academy's experienced and appropriately trained staff organise the sessions. Activities include painting, drawing, dressing-up, small world resources, storytime, singing.

The sessions allow parents and carers the opportunity to chat and discuss issues of the day, share and give advice whilst providing support and encouragement for the children to develop skills for learning.

Wednesday 26th April 2017!

posted 28 Apr 2017, 03:48 by Vicki Bowes

It was lovely to see some new faces joining us at the group this morning for our first week back after the Easter break. As usual a busy morning of activites with lots planned over the coming weeks of this Summer term.

Wednesday 5th April 2017

posted 24 Apr 2017, 05:29 by Vicki Bowes

Today we had a busy morning making lots of Easter crafts in our last session before the Easter break. Junior shared his adventures with our ‘Bedtime Bear last Wednesday and Joey brought him back today after they had spent a week together. Leo is going to take care of him with a trip to ‘Thomas Land’ until we return on Wednesday 26th April.

Wednesday 22nd March 2017!

posted 23 Mar 2017, 07:43 by Vicki Bowes

Today our children had fun creating ‘Mother’s Day’ arts and crafts working together to develop their fine motor control, creative, interactive, social-emotional and language skills.

Wednesday 15th March 2017!

posted 17 Mar 2017, 06:43 by Vicki Bowes   [ updated 17 Mar 2017, 06:44 ]

Today at Parent and Toddler group Kisshaun and Violet made some lovely pictures finger painting with their Mummy’s, while Junior and Violet had fun playing together in the soft play area.

Kisshaun enjoyed finding out and copying what noise does the animal make? Whilst listening to Mummy read to him.

Josie brought back our new member to Parent and Toddler group ‘Bedtime Bear’. Bedtime Bear had had a fantastic week at Josie’s house and we loved looking at the pictures in the book Mummy had made to show us you sharing the bedtime story and his many adventures you took him on. This week it is Junior’s turn.

After a busy morning snack time before singing some of our favourite nursery rhymes.

Wednesday 1st March 2017!

posted 8 Mar 2017, 06:19 by Vicki Bowes

It was lovely to see a new face at Parent and Toddler group today after our half term break. All of the children had a lovely morning.

Water Fun! 

Junior in our soft play area.

Time for some construction with Dad using the wooden building blocks.

Leo completing another jigsaw!

Time for a snack after a busy morning.

Valentine's Day Fun

posted 13 Feb 2017, 06:48 by Vicki Bowes

All of the children enjoyed making ‘Valentine’s Day’ pictures this morning using their hands and feet to make the word ‘Love’.


One of our youngest children making his very first painting picture whilst at Parent & Toddler group this morning.

A wonderful picture to take home.

Valentine’s Day Cards 

Everyone enjoyed using the pink and red icing sugar and other edible decorations on their homemade shortbread ‘heart’ biscuits.


Yummy! Fantastic biscuits for the children to take home and share with the special people in their lives.

After a very busy morning it’s time for a rest and a snack before some nursery rhymes to finish.



Chinese New Year 2017 in Parent & Toddler!

posted 2 Feb 2017, 04:15 by Vicki Bowes

Junior enjoying the many toys in the soft area for our younger children.

Violet and Mum working together to make a cardboard stand up rooster as part of our Chinese New Year celebration ‘The Year of The Rooster’.

Time for a rest from all the fun!

Play Dough in red and yellow to continue today’s theme of Chinese New Year.

Lucky red envelopes for Chinese New Year. Parents working with their child to cut around the shape ready to fill the envelope with ‘chocolate’ coins.

Violet enjoyed helping Mum with the sticking onto the Rooster for our new display in the dining hall. 

Let’s have some fun tasting some Chinese food.

Yum! All of the parents and children had a lovely time trying a variety of Chinese food to end our celebrations today.

Parent & Toddler 22.06.2016

posted 5 Jul 2016, 05:21 by Vicki Bowes

Our Nursery pupils spending their Wednesday morning joining in with developmental activities with the children at Parent and Toddler Group, finished off with a snack and then a fun action and nursery rhyme sing a long.

Parent and Toddler 08.06.16

posted 12 Jun 2016, 04:22 by Vicki Bowes

Children from our Early Years Foundation stage working together with parents and children at today's Parent and Toddler Group.

Parent and Toddler!

posted 13 May 2016, 15:29 by Vicki Bowes

A busy morning at Parent and Toddler Group joined by five pupils from Reception. Today we continued the work focused on in EYFS this week about The Life Cycle of a Frog. 

The children had a lovely morning working together to be the best that they can be.

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