Loving our World Oceans

We are so looking forward to all the activities we have planned for June. On World Ocean Day, we will be looking at all the different marine life and sea life within the ocean through books and water play. We will be looking at and tasting a variety of nutritious foods and getting creative on […]

Teaching about the importance of reading

Our Kingfishers room had a very interesting visit to the library as part of stimulating the love of books. We showed them how to care for the books too and respect them. The classic favourites were all there, including nursery rhymes, the Hungry Caterpillar, and many others. It was fascinating to watch the children explore […]

St George’s Day Celebrations!

Happy St George’s Day! Our pre schoolers really enjoyed the story of St George and the dragon, followed by making their own shields. St George’s Day is celebrated annually on the 23 April and is England’s National Day. He is popularly identified with values such as honour, bravery and gallantry! His emblem, a red cross […]

The children exploring nature

Our children went out for a nature walk to the duck pond armed with bird food for all our feathered friends this week. The children encountered all kinds of birds etc on their journey including ducks, swans, robins and buzzards overhead! The Cygnets team like to encourage children’s curiosity when outside, asking them questions about […]

Happy Red Nose Day!

Happy Red Nose Day! Last week we had a lot of fun dressing up for World Book Day. For St Davids Day we created bunches of daffodils using tissue paper and pipe cleaner and enjoyed Welsh cakes for tea. Most importantly we celebrated Mother’s day where we celebrated all the important mother figures in our […]

The importance of slowing down to help children learn

There is a vast world waiting to be discovered, and young children are eager to soak up knowledge. Children can exhibit more independence than we often assume. The primary distinction between how adults and children perform tasks independently is speed and efficiency. Adults are generally faster and more efficient, but this doesn’t mean children are […]

Happy 20 years Cygnets!

This week we have been celebrating 20 wonderful years of Cygnets Day Nursery in Bordon!  Many children have passed through our doors with lots of fun and laughter, and some of their children are also now attending the nursery. Some staff have also been with us since the opening which is also reflective of our […]

Happy 20th Birthday Cygnets!

On 7 February we are celebrating Cygnets 20th anniversary! We will be dressing up as our favourite book character to celebrate 20 years of Cygnets (where has the time gone?!) It will be a day of fun and laughter, activities and games throughout the day. This month the children will be learning about hedgehogs with […]

Forest School Fun!

Our preschool children went for a walk with the forest school recently and learned about how the cold weather hinders a birds ability to find food. When we arrived we spread lard on cardboard tubes then rolled them in seeds to make bird feeders. The children then chose a perfect spot and with help hung […]

Cygnets at 20 years!

Happy new year to you all!  Welcome to our new families. The children who have already begun settling in January are doing so well. The children will be enjoying the classic stories of Winnie the pooh alongside craft activities and getting sticky making honey sandwiches for tea. We will be exploring Burns night by listening […]