Stay and Play
Stay & Play is back!
We meet in the Nursery room on Thursdays from 8:45 to 10am.
We sing, read stories, play with toys and have snack time together. Parents, Grandparents, Carers are all welcome to come and enjoy this session for babies and pre-schoolers. It is a wonderful way to help get your child ready for Nursery and School.
Stay & Play Sessions - 2023-2024
Thursday 30th November
We had mums and tots and babies today. We had a sister who came with a toddler and a baby. The sister's both attended St George's School. It was great to see them. We had instruments at singing time and our story was 'That's not my bunny'. We had bananas for snack. It was a lovely busy morning.
Thursday 23rd November
The children enjoyed playing with musical instruments, building with bricks and colouring today. We sang some action nursery rhymes and our story was 'A busy day for birds'. We had bananas, apples and tangerines for snack and all the children drank milk.
Thursday 16th November
We had a large group at Stay & Play today which was lovely. Mums sat on the carpet with toddlers and babies to have a chat as the children played musical instruments and played with cars. We sang some songs and our story was 'Leaf Trouble'. We talked about the leaves falling off the trees and Autumn time. For our snack we had apple, banana and pears.
Thursday 9th November
We had some more children today which was lovely. They enjoyed musical instruments, cars and sand play. We had a story and we sang some action rhymes which all the mums and the children joined in. We had satsumas, apple and banana for our snack which all the children tried.
Thursday 2nd November
We had a quiet morning but the children who were there had a lovely time playing in the sand. We made sandcastles and sand moulds of sea horses and shells. We lined shells and pebbles up and talked about how big or how small they were and how rough or smooth each one was. We had banana and apple for snack.
Thursday 19th October
We had some new children today. Cars, trains and house play were the favourite activities today. We sang action songs and then we read a 'jungle sounds' book with animals as props to the story. We had pears and tangerines for snack. Even the baby had some orange juice, it was their first taste! A lovely morning.
Thursday 12th October
We had a new little girl join us with her mum today. Colour matching, jigsaws and making cups of tea were the favourite activities today. We had nursery rhyme book so sang songs with pictures from the book. We had bananas and pear for snack which they all enjoyed!
Thursday 5th October
The children played with various toys today. Two children built a train track together and then went to play in the sand and interacted well. We sang ' The wheels on the bus' and read a story.
Thursday 28th September
We had a new little boy start with us today. He enjoyed the cars and the water play. Threading, jigsaws and cars were used alot. We sang songs, had apples and bananas for snack and the grown-ups had tea and coffee.
Thursday 20th September
The children enjoyed playing in sand and water today. One little boy put a few inset boards together. We sang nursery rhymes and had a story 'The Tickle Book'. There were squeals of laughter as the children were tickled!
Thursday 14th September
We had some new children start today which was lovely. Our story was 'Goat goes to Playgroup' and we sang a few action songs. The children enjoyed playing with the sand and water and the cars.
Thursday 7th September
Welcome back everyone. We had a lovely morning with a 4 month old baby joining us with a number of toddlers. We had singing and storytime and bananas and satsumas for snack.
Stay & Play Sessions - 2022-2023
Thursday 20th July Thursday 7th September
We had indoors and outdoor play today. We had a few children who will be starting in September. At snack time we had sandwiches, crisps and fruit followed by cake and ice lollies. This was our last Stay & Play for the year. We will be back in September.
Thursday 13th July
The children played outside until it started to rain, then the bricks and cars were the popular toys today. We sang songs, read a story and had tangerines, apples and bananas for snack.
Thursday 6th July
The children enjoyed the outdoor area and the cars on the floor. Water play was quite a favourite too. Ducks, frogs and fish were splashed into the water!! We had fruit for snack, sang 'Old McDonald' and read' Happy Birthday Maisie'.
Thursday 29th June
The children enjoyed playing with the house play and the animals. The outside was open sp some children and parents usd the play house for climbing and playing hide & seek. We sang nursery rhymes along with musical instruments. We also sang happy birthday to one of our children who will be 3 tomorrow.
Thursday 22nd June
We had a good group of children and parents today. Some new children came who are starting nursery in September. Both the outside and the inside was used today as the weather was so good. The children enjoyed playing with water, house play and looking at books. We sang nursery rhymes and our story was 'Barry the fish with fingers'. We had bananas and tangerines for snack.
Thursday 15th June
We had a number of children today who are starting Nursery in September. We sang lots of nursery rhymes with actions, the children did lots of lovely singing. Our story was 'Hooray for fish!' and we had bananas and oranges for snack.
Thursday 25th May
We had an ex-pupil bring her little girl today and her sister in law came with her little girl too. We had a mum with a baby so we had a great group of mums, dads and children today. We sang 'Heads & Shoulders', 'Twinkle Twinkle' and a clapping song. Our story was 'Errol's Garden'. We had pear, apple and oranges for snack.
Thursday 18th May
The children played outside today in the sunshine. They enjoyed climbing and running. One little boy could point to all the shapes and name them. We sang 'Heads & Shoulders', 'Twinkle Twinkle' and a clapping and stamping song. We had banana and oranges for snack.
Thursday 11th May
The train track was the favourite toy today along with the house play. Our story was 'Goat goes to playgroup'. We did some singing with the musical instruments. The tambourine was shaken to 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' and the bells accompanied 'The Wheels on the Bus'. We had apples and satsumas for snack.
Thursday 4th May
One of the dads was reading to his son as his son was doing an inset board. The little boy was more chatty today. He starts nursery in September. We sang 'Baa baa black sheep' which is his favourite song. We looked at a Peppa Pig book and we discussed the animals in the story.
Thursday 27th April
We had 2 new children today at Stay & Play which was lovely. The children enjoyed playing together in the music area and with the bricks. We sang a few nursery rhymes and had a story to finish off the session.
Thursday 20th April
The children played mostly in the sand today. We read the 'Jungle Story' and had satsumas and pears for snack.
Thursday 30th March
The children had a blast playing with the musical instruments today. We had oranges and banana for snack and the children joined in with the actions when we sang our songs.
Thursday 23rd March
Sand and painting were very popular today. We had a power cut this morning but the children carried on playing in the dark! We sang some nursery rhymes and action songs and had banana, pear and apple for snack.
Thursday 16th March
The children enjoyed playing with sticklebricks, making cups of tea and drawing today. We sang 3 nursery rhymes which all the children joined in with. We had milk and pears for snacks.
Thursday 9th March
One little boy enjoyed playing Hide & Seek with his mum. Sand play and jigsaws were very popular today. We had an all boy session this morning! We read ' That's not my tractor' for our storytime and used musical instruments as we sang today too.
Thursday 2nd March
The children enjoyed the sand and looking at books. One little girl sang 'Pete the Cat song' pretending to be the teacher. The mums enjoyed the play dough! They asked for the recipe.
Thursday 16th February
We sang lots of nursery rhymes today including 'Five little ducks' and our story was 'Happy birthday Maisie'. Water play, cars and garages and the house play were enjoyed today. We had satsumas and apples for snack with milk or water.
Thursday 9th February
We sang nursery rhymes and counting rhymes. The house play area was very popular today. The children were making cups of tea and ironing.
We had satsumas, pear and apple for snack.
Thursday 2nd February
We had a new little girl start today with her mum. She really enjoyed the pears we had for snack. There was a varied age range from 18 months to 3 years old in the group. We sang 'Heads and Shoulders' and 'Baa baa black sheep'. Our story was 'My dad is fantastic'. All the children took a piece of fruit home.
Thursday 26th January
One of our childminders who brings three children got very engrossed in the sand today. The children played really well, filling buckets, using the shells and chattering about sand shapes. We had 'A busy day for birds' story and sang nursery rhymes.
Thursday 19th January
We had a really good group of children and parents/carers today. The children played various activities. We sang 'Heads and Shoulders', and 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star'. The story of the day was 'Peppa's new neighbours'. We had oranges, pears and apples for our snack.
Thursday 12th January 2023 - Welcome back!
We had our first session of Stay & Play in 2023! It was lovely to be back and catch up with all of our families.
The children were all similar ages today, 18 months - 2.5 years old. They played with various toys including sand, cars and dough. We had 'Peppa pig goes swimming' story and we sang some songs and did the actions. It was lovely to be back.
Thursday 15th December
We had a party for the children today. We had sandwiches, crisps and a gingerbread man biscuit. They all took home a candy stick and some fruit. We had a story 'The First Christmas; and we played 'pass the parcel' to christmas music. That was our last Stay & Play now til 2023, see you all in January!
Thursday 8th December
We only had two children today, perhaps due to the cold and frosty weather. It's party day next week!
Thursday 1st December
The children enjoyed playing with the camera and the toy phone. We sang 3 nursery rhymes and had a story with apples for snack.
Thursday 24th November
Our Stay & Play children enjoyed playing with the farm and the farm animals today, we even made animal noises! We had a story and a a little girl came out to turn the pages. We sang songs and had apple, banana and pear for snack. They are all good fruit eaters!
Thursday 16th November
Playdough and the train track were favourite activities today. We had musical instruments at singing time and 'Kiss Goodnight Sam' for storytime. We had orange, peas and apples for snack.
Thursday 10th November
The children enjoyed playing with the animals and building towers today. We had bananas, oranges and pears again for snacks and we said our prayer before we ate them. Our story was "Down in the woods at sleeptime".
Thursday 3rd November
We had lots of children with parents this week which was great! We sand nursery rhymes and the 'fluffy kitten' story. We had apples, pears or oranges for snacks and all of the children ate lots of it.
Thursday 20th October
Our story today was "Wow said the owl". It was a book a bout colours. We sang The wheels on the bus song, twinkle twinkle and other nursery rhymes. Drawing and playing in the sand were the favourites this morning.
Thursday 13th October
We had a good group today, mainly toddlers. The sand was very popular. So good to see dads and carers coming with their children as well as their mums too. We sang nursery rhymes. Our story was 'Spots busy day!' We said a prayer before we had snack. The children enjoed banana, satsumas and pears today.
Thursday 6th October
We had a good group of mums, dads, carers and children today! We had 'Pete the cat' for story. We sang about Pete's coloured shoes and everyone joined in. One parent said that her little boy says prayers at mealtimes now like we do at Stay & Play.
Thursday 29th September
We had a good group of mixed ages today, babies, toddlers and older children. Playdough was very popular today. We had singing and storytime. We made all the animals sounds from the book and counted all the animals on the pages. We had apples and bananas for snacks.
Thursday 22nd September
We had a full room of mums, dads and carers this morning, the children played inside and out.We had some new children and parents. The children mixed well and enjoyed playing with cars and the house. We sang "ten little fingers and ten little toes".
Thursday 15th September
We had a good group of mums, dads and carers this week. The children enjoyed the play dough and get wet in the water tray. We had singing "wind the bobbin up" and "5 little speckled frogs". Everyone joined in. Our story was 'Goat goes to Playgroup'. We had an array of colour for our snack, red tomatoes, green pears and orange carrots.
Thursday 8th September
We had 10 parents with children today. A Brilliant start to our new term. We had some apples for snacks which were picked in our school orchard on Wednesday. The children and parents said they were sweet and tasty.
Stay & Play Sessions - 2021-2022
Thursday 21st July
We had a lovely last end of term morning. We even had an ex-pupil come tp help with his mum today. We had our drinks and fruit, but then ended with ice lollies which everyone enjoyed. The children also had a card to thank them for coming to Stay & Play which the Wednesday ladies group had made.
Thursday 14th July
Most of the children played outside today. They enjoyed pushing the wheelbarrow with the bark in it. We are encouraging the children to eat fruit and drink milk or water at snacktime.
Thursday 7th July
Another group of mixed ages today. Some children who are going to our nursery came today. We had indoors and outdoors open. We played with playdough making caterpillas and had an amazing array of books for children. We read the "The Crunching Munching Caterpillas" for storytime.
Thursday 30th June
We played inside and outside this morning. We also had a birthday boy who was 2 years old so we sang "Happy Birthday" to Zach.
Thursday 23rd June
We had the outside open as well as inside. A lotof children enjoyed playing in the outdoor area today. It was a lovely warm morning.
Thursday 16th June
We had lots of new children today, as children who are starting Nursery in September were invited with their parents. We had the inside and outside open as it was a lovely morning!
Thursday 26th May
We had a group of mums and tots today who are getting on really well. Children are playing with each other and enjoying lots of activities. Mums are having a chat and the children are not as clingy as they were.
Thursday 12th May
We had a new child start today and he settled in really well. It's lovely to see the mums and dads interacting with the children and also having a chat with each other sitting on the carpet.
Thursday 5th May
We had lots of mums and dads and tots today at Stay & Play. It was great to see so many children playing alongside each other and sharing toys.
Thursday 28th April
We played with water, sand and paints today. One little boy enjoyed the zoo and another boy was building with the blocks. Mums said it was really good to be back.
Thursday 24th March
We had 3 new babies at Stay & Play today. The children enjoyed the sand and looking at books. The babies were on the carpet with soft toys.
Thursday 17th March
We had more children and parents today. Play dough with coffee beans was the favourite activity. Singing and stories followed and lots of fruit was eaten today.
Thursday 10th March
We had another baby join our group group today. Some children are feeling very safe and secure and leaving their mums side now to go and play. We had a story about the dentist and a big set of teeth and toothbrush so we could practise brushing teeth.
Thursday 3rd March
We had a dinosaur story and we did some songs with actions. Parents and children joined in too. We had pieces of apple, pear and tangerines for our snack.
Thursday 17th February
The children were just happy playing with all the toys this morning. They ate gingerbread men and fruit for snack time.
Thursday 10th February
We played musical instruments and enjoyed looking at books today.
Thursday 3rd February
The children enjoyed playing with the animals and making music with the instruments. We sang 5 little speckled frogs and 'walking through the jungle' story.
Thursday 27th January
We had a new little boy who started coming today which was lovely. We sang 'Incy Wincy Spider' and had a story 'Walters Wonderful Web'. We looked at shapes which Walter spun for his webs.
Thursday 20th January
The children settled back into meeting their friends again. Building towers and playing in the sand were the favourite activities of the day.
Thursday 16th December - Christmas Party Day!
Our Stay & Play families had their Christmas party yesterday. There were games of pass the parcel and lots of party food and everybody had a fun festive time!
Thursday 2nd December
We had musical instruments to sing along to today, with the Spot Storybook being read to the children.
The children enjoyed lots of delicious fruit as snacks.
Thursday 11th November
Mums and dads had a good chat as their children were engrossed in their play. Jigsaws, animals, cars and musical instruments were the favourites today. We sang and told stories to finish the session.
Thursday 21st October
We had a lovely session with mums and dads interacting while their children play.
One little boy who was very shy to start with has now settled in very well.
Another lovely Stay & Play session. Including mums dads, babies & toddlers.
The children were playing so well together. The mums and dads even joined in with the singing today.
We had a lot of new families come and join us for our first session back. It was wonderful to see everybody.