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Celebration Time for Irene, Careen and Kareena

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Three of the staff at Little Einsteins Nursery in Kirkcaldy had reason to celebrate last week. Careen Bradford (Room Leader), Irene Carstairs (Nursery Manager) and Karena Honeyman (Early Years Practitioner) have all been at the nursery for 10 years this month. On Friday 11th August the ladies celebrated this special anniversary with the children. They held an indoor barbeque (yes, it was raining that day!) and Irene made a cake for everyone to share.

The ladies each received gifts of flowers, sweets, candles and a bottle of wine from the rest of the staff. They are pictured with their certificates of achievement.

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Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy Nursery Graduates

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Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy Nursery held their annual graduation ceremony last week for the pre school children who will be leaving soon to start primary school in August. As usual, as well as the Graduation ceremony, the children performed a concert for their parents and families and this year’s theme was “Down on the Farm”. The children sang songs about animals and dressed up as different farm animals.

A few residents from Methven House and Camilla House nursing homes were invited to attend and thoroughly enjoyed being part of the celebration. 

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Summertime Fun at Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy

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The Inventors and the After School children visited a local fruit farm to pick strawberries.

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Later they helped make jam and served it with scones which they made themselves.

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The Inventors have also visited the soft play at our Perth Nursery on a couple of occasions. Whilst the children have been out and about our maintenance team have been taking the opportunity to give the rooms a fresh coat of paint.

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Eco Award Resized

Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy’s Eco Schools Green Flag Award

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It’s official!! Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy have achieved their Green Flag Award after two years hard work. The confirmation came just before Kirsty Haston, the nursery’s Eco-Coordinator, went on maternity absence so the timing couldn’t have been better.

Local MSP David Torrance popped in to the nursery to offer his congratulations. He was shown the work that the nursery has done in order to achieve the award which includes working at the allotment and planting trees in one of Kirkcaldy’s parks, litter picking and being part of the “Clean for the Queen” as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.

During Kirsty’s maternity absence Kelly will oversee the Project with the children.

 

News Roundup from Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy

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The babies have been looking at mini beasts. They painted caterpillars with their toe prints and painted leaf shapes.

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The boys and girls in the Inventors room have been growing sunflowers in yogurt pots. They watered them regularly, watched them grow and when they were big enough they took them home to transplant in their own gardens and will measure them to see how tall they grow.

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Growing plants in old food cans helps the children learn about recycling

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The Investigators have been enjoying the good weather and using the water wall in the garden.

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The After School Club enjoying a bit of limbo dancing

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More Activities at Kirkcaldy

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The latest edition of our Newsletter is available to download below.

March 2016 Newsletter

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The Discoverers have been doing lots of activities relating to the 3 little pigs as part of world book day. They made a construction site for the 3 little pigs, a story wall, art work, sensory activities such as gloop and play dough for a pigs sty.

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The Discoverers also made the very hungry caterpillar display for world book day.

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The Investigators have been learning about pets and jungle animals. The children went to see snakes at the reptile shop and also made jungle animals of their choice and did sponge painting using jungle shaped sponges.

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Investigators have also been learning to take turns by playing lots of group games – sand girl, circle time discussing different topics and flashcards. Alfie said he was with all his friends.

 

 

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Big Clean for the Queen

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The Inventors at Little Einsteins Nursery in Kirkcaldy took part in a nationwide clean-up in preparation for the Queen’s 90th birthday in June. The children were really excited to take their litter picking outside the nursery and enjoyed finding litter to pick up. Some of the children however were disappointed that the Queen herself didn’t turn up to see their good work!

The Project was organised by Fife Council who provided the litter pickers and bags.

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Planting Trees

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During December some of the Inventors went to Ravenscraig Park in Kirkcaldy to plant 140 trees that we received from the Woodland Trust. Mike, our gardener, showed the children how to plant the trees.

The trees were a free community pack available from the Woodland Trust. We contacted Fife Council for permission to plant the various species of trees and they set aside an area in the park for us to plant them. This project is part of the biodiversity section in our eco schools programme.

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The spot in the park that Fife Council allowed us to plant the trees in. Mike shows the children how to plant.

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Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy Nativity Play

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The Inventors room at Little Einsteins Kirkcaldy performed the Nativity play at our Head Office on 11th December. The Nativity is always well attended by parents and wider family members and this year was no exception. The children (and the staff who helped them remember their lines) did very well!

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