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We break up for the holidays today. We hope you enjoy the 2 weeks off. We will re-open on Monday 12th June.

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 - 2022-2023

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.  

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Thursday 20th April 

The children played mostly in the sand today.  We read the 'Jungle Story' and had satsumas and pears for snack. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.   

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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. 

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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. 

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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.  

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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".  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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".

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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! 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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7th October

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.

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16th September

We had a lot of new families come and join us for our first session back. It was wonderful to see everybody.

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St George's C of E Primary School

Diocese of ChesterChurch Street, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 1JL

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0161 368 2848