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What We Got Up To In September

Rosedene started the September term with a bang!

In September, Rosedene was abuzz with activity as we kicked off our Autumn Term and welcomed new families and children. We're excited to share our highlights with you across Stockton-on-tees, Middlesbrough, East Cleveland and North Yorkshire!

We began the month with a lively celebration of Roald Dahl Day, marking the beloved author's birthday. Across our nurseries, the teams organised engaging activities inspired by Roald Dahl's stories. This included imaginative potions play, taking cues from "George's Marvellous Medicine," messy chocolate river adventures inspired by "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory," and outdoor play with a nod to "The Twits." Reading sessions immersed children in the magical worlds created by the author.

Rosedene also got behind World Clean Up Day, taking the opportunity to support our local communities and educating our children about the importance of caring for our planet. We spent the day collecting litter in our local woodland and at Saltburn Beach, while discussing ways to reduce waste and be more environmentally friendly in our daily lives.

Our Beach and Forest School programs began for the new term, offering weekly themed adventures for our children to embrace. A standout event was Book Week at Forest School, where children enjoyed Julia Donaldson's "Stick Man" before venturing into the woodland to find materials for crafting their own Stick Man creations. Meanwhile, at Beach School, children participated in Beach Yoga, breathing in the fresh air, and appreciating the beautiful surroundings while learning to focus on their breath and body.

In a show of support for Macmillan Cancer Support Charity, we hosted coffee mornings across our nurseries. We provided convenient takeaway stations for parents on their way to work. The children eagerly joined in by baking and decorating cakes and treats to sell, with all proceeds going to the charity. We also invited families into the nurseries for tea parties. Together, our children and team raised an impressive sum of over £460 for the charity.

To wrap up the month, we took part in a Scarecrow Festival near our Egglescliffe nursery in Stockton. Our team and children displayed their creativity by designing and crafting their own scarecrows for a local competition. We opted for a Forest School theme, incorporating an interactive game for passers-by to enjoy. This event provided a wonderful way to celebrate the changing of the seasons and embrace the autumn spirit.

As you can see, the Autumn Term at Rosedene has gotten off to an excellent start. We are delighted to welcome new families into our nurseries and are eagerly anticipating what the rest of the term has in store!

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