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“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

October 18, 2018
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This week is National Libraries Week! In the nursery and pre-school, we are big advocates for reading and sharing these experiences together. We have a large focus on early literacy skills as part of our everyday provision, providing a variety

Risky Business

September 19, 2018
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All humans are ‘hardwired’ to take risks from birth, whether it is taking a first breath, a first roll or a first step. Children have an enthusiasm for making their own choices, investigating and exploring, questioning and experimenting and this

A fond farewell to our children going to school

July 17, 2018
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With the summer break now looming – we are sadly saying a very fond ‘Goodbye’ to many of the children who are now off to Big School in September from Hemsley House Day Nursery and Pre-School in Maidstone. This week

A Royal Occasion

May 22, 2018
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We love to celebrate love! Whether this is on Valentine’s day or celebrating our love for mummies and daddies on Mother’s and Father’s day. Most specially this month, we are excited to commemorate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and

The Sun is Shining! The Weather is Sweet Again!

April 17, 2018
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The sun is finally shining, flowers are beginning to blossom and we are so excited to embrace all of the seasonal changes that the springtime brings! The spring season brings with it many opportunities to explore new life in nature,

February Twilight by Sara Teasdale

February 27, 2018
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I stood beside a hill Smooth with new-laid snow, A single star looked out From the cold evening glow. There was no other creature That saw what I could see — I stood and watched the evening star As long

Treasure Baskets

January 15, 2018
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Happy New Year from us all at Hemsley House Day Nursery in Maidstone! We hope 2018 has already started off well, as it has done for us, after the hustle and bustle of the festive season. We have loved hearing

Shake it!

October 16, 2017
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Music and movement are natural to us all and children love to explore music through physical action. Even our smallest babies start to wiggle and jiggle when they can hear music! Recently, we have been exploring how we use music