New butterflies arrive!

Our caterpillars have now hatched, all 5 of them and the children are delighted to be able to follow their transformation into butterflies! We love getting out into our large bespoke garden space and observing nature as much as possible. The natural world and protecting it are central to the education we provide at Cygnets.

Getting into nature!

Hope you are all enjoying the lovely Spring sunshine!  May is a busy month full of more celebrations. Inspirations for the month will include National Space Day, National Childrens Day on 15th May which emphasises the importance of a healthy childhood and National Numeracy Day on 18th May which will look at the importance of […]

Happy Earth Day!

We had a lovely time on World Earth Day last week. Supporting the environment and teaching the children about how to protect our planet is a big focus for us at Cygnets. Among the range of topics we covered, we spoke with the children about recycling and reusing wherever possible. The children learned about different […]

Easter excitement!

April is a busy month full of craft and sensory activities marking celebrations like Good Friday and Easter Sunday on 17th April for which we will be baking hot cross buns, designing our own eggs and taking part in Easter egg hunts.  For St Georges Day on 23 April we will make our own dragons […]

Hello Spring!

It’s the first day of Spring! The season of new beginnings! We are more than ready for it too! The children will be doing a range of craft and outdoor activities to celebrate the new season. We will be getting outside to enjoy our garden, look at the flowers, birds and other wildlife. We hope […]

Celebrating World Book Day and the wonders of Nature!

We have had lots of fun this week celebrating World Book Day! The children and staff dressed as book characters and brought in their favourite books to discuss with their friends. Other events that we will be marking in March with craft and creative activities include St Patrick’s Day, the Holi Festival, Mothers’ Day and […]

Supporting young people in business!

Cygnets Nursery has partnered with Signal to give young entrepreneurs the chance to win £2000 for the best business idea with an eco theme! Cygnets is dedicated to providing children with the best start in life and delighted to be helping young people who may have an excellent idea but just needs support to get […]

Making hedgehog homes and habitats!

The children recently had a lot of fun making hedgehog homes from fir cones, twigs and leaves and learning about their habitat and food they like to eat! We also had a lot of fun making hedgehog bread rolls for tea and they tasted delicious! The children used scissors to make the spikes.

Reading Winnie the Pooh!

Last Tuesday Cygnets celebrated Winnie the Pooh Day! The children practiced numbers by helping the bees return to their hives to make honey for Pooh bear. We made some delicious honey, talked with the children about how bees make their honey and read some stories about Pooh’s adventures in the 100 acre wood with his […]

Fun in French!

We are delighted to be restarting our French lessons again at Cygnets . The lessons are very interactive, use stimulating visual tools and focus on the children having fun using a different language and that there is nothing to be frightened of! We are aiming for the children to be able to order breakfast in […]