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We are so proud of you !

Sat 25th June 2016
Well done to Anne, Heather, Cathy and Helen who ran the Pretty Muddy Race to raise money for Cancer Research this morning.

Trying something new

Wed 22nd June 2016
We want the children at Nursery to become confident to tackle different experiences and meet new people

Learning from each other

Wed 8th June 2016
At this time of year we think about all of the learning we have shared and start to think of the future.

Happy Chinese New Year

Tue 9th February 2016
The children have been finding out about Chinese New Year this week by sharing the story, tasting food and using different props in their role play.

See you in 2016

Fri 18th December 2015
Have a fantastic holiday and we look forward to seeing you all in 2016. We reopen on Tuesday 5th January.

Christmas at Nursery

Tue 8th December 2015
When you are two, three or four years old you are just at the beginning of learning about the world around you and finding out about why people celebrate in different ways through the year.

Merry Christmas

Fri 4th December 2015
We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season. We have changed a few of our traditional events this year. Why have we changed our traditional Christmas Fair to a Christmas Family Night ?

'It's like the beach'

Wed 16th September 2015
We have been thinking about ways to develop our garden to support our children's learning.

Hello and goodbye !

Sun 7th June 2015
Welcome back to our last half term of the Nursery year. We will be saying goodbye to some of our children soon who will be moving on to their Reception Classes and welcoming our new children. It is a term of mixed emotions.

Learning Support Assistant wanted !

Mon 2nd March 2015
We would like to appoint an enthusiastic new member of our team in the role of Learning Support Assistant.

Family Food and Art Night

Thu 26th February 2015
Wow what an amazing Family Food and Art Night ! It was fantastic to share the night with so many of you. Thank you for your support.

Working together to improve...

Thu 22nd January 2015
Before Christmas we asked you what worked well about Nursery and what we could improve, here are the results and what we are going to do next...

Outstanding again !

Thu 18th December 2014
We are delighted by our OFSTED report which has been published today which confirms that we are still outstanding in all areas.

OFSTED are visiting

Tue 2nd December 2014
We've had the phone call from OFSTED today so they will be conducting our inspection of our provision for 3 and 4 year olds on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th December.

Why change?

Fri 24th October 2014
Parents might have noticed that we have been rearranging the areas in the 3 and 4 year olds' room and we thought families might be wondering why things are starting to look different.

Supporting children with S.E.N.

Mon 1st September 2014
New guidance about supporting children with special needs requires us to devise and share a school offer.

We're looking for a new member of staff

Mon 14th July 2014
We are looking to appoint a new Nursery Practitioner for January 2015 to help us expand our provision for 2 year olds.

Have you tried our new app yet ?

Sat 29th March 2014
We are trying out a new app for our Nursery. It is free for families to download and you can access all of our latest news, dates and contact us through it.

2 year olds OFSTED 2014 - Outstanding

Sat 29th March 2014
We are delighted by the outcome of our first inspection of our provision for two year olds. We were judged to be outstanding in all categories.

Happy Retirement Chris

Fri 21st February 2014
Today was Chris Kirkby's last day with us before she retired after 31 years working as our Admin Officer. We wish her a happy and relaxing retirement.

Heuristic Play-Resources needed

Wed 5th February 2014
Please help us collect resources for our Heuristic play sessions.

School Business Manager wanted !

Mon 3rd February 2014
We are looking for a School Business Manager to join our team.

Merry Christmas to everyone

Fri 20th December 2013
We finished today for the Christmas holiday and wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Sharing your child's progress

Sun 24th November 2013
We have just started to use a program to make it easier to share and celebrate your child's progress between Home and Nursery.

What do you do on INSET days ?

Fri 15th November 2013
One of our parents was asking me about our INSET days and asked "What do you do on INSET days ?" I realised we do not always share with you what we do so I thought I would fill you in on our news page !

Autumn fun in our wellies

Tue 12th November 2013
We were so lucky to have two gorgeous sunny days for our Welly Walks on Tuesday and Thursday of this week to Alexandra Park.

Our 2 year olds have arrived !

Tue 24th September 2013
It is fantastic to welcome 2 year olds for the first time to our new room and garden. Have a look at what we have been doing over the last couple of weeks.

Why is our learning environment like it is ?

Mon 9th September 2013
Every aspect of our learning environment for our 2,3 and 4 year olds has been carefully thought about.

Welcome to the new Nursery Year

Sun 8th September 2013
Welcome back to our older children and we are looking forward to our new children joining us. We are also delighted to welcome Cathy and Helen to our staff team.

Sorry to say goodbye

Fri 26th July 2013
The last day of term is always sad as we have to say goodbye to some of our children and their families.

1,2,3,4 Samba !

Wed 24th July 2013
We welcomed Bryan back for a day of Samba Bamba. Thank you so much to Bryan and everyone who joined us to share the fun.

We are now registered to take 2 year olds

Tue 23rd July 2013
Today we had our OFSTED registration visit and we will now be able to offer places to 2 year olds, the term after they have their second birthday.

Save Freshfield Nursery School

Mon 15th July 2013
There are plans to close Freshfield Nursery School in Stockport. Please sign the petition to oppose it.

A summer's day

Sun 14th July 2013
We have been enjoying the sun at Lark Hill Nursery School over the last few weeks. We've found lots of different ways to keep cool as well.

Try something new

Tue 25th June 2013
What a fantastic day we had on Tuesday. The sun shone on us for our family night.

Open wide !

Wed 19th June 2013
Thank you to Michelle from the Dental Playbox Team who came to visit today.

"We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo !"

Thu 16th May 2013
Four coaches left Lark Hill Nursery School last week for a lovely family day at Blackpool Zoo.

"You've got a poorly leg"

Wed 24th April 2013
Miss Jo O'Raw will be off Nursery for a few weeks as she needs an operation on her knee.

Two new Nursery Practitioners needed

Thu 4th April 2013
We are looking for two Nursery practitioners to join us in September 2013 to help us extend our provision to include 2 year olds.

Lovely to meet you !

Tue 19th March 2013
We had a wonderful "Family Food and Art Night" at Nursery tonight. Thank you for joining us to meet our visitors. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did !

Developing our indoor environment

Thu 28th February 2013
We have been taking part in a "Child-led planning" course and as part of it we have been developing our indoor learning environment. Thank you to Ruth Moore and Anna Ephgrave for inspiring us !

What a busy month !

Mon 4th February 2013
We've had a lovely month. We have welcomed our new children and been learning inside and out. We've especially enjoyed the snow !

Get well soon

Wed 30th January 2013
To Mrs Bailey, Mrs Earp and all of our children who are ill. "Get well soon"

Yippee it's snowing

Fri 18th January 2013
Our children were so excited to see the snow today. There wasn't enough to make a snowman but we always have our hill to slide down !

Happy New Year to you all !

Mon 7th January 2013
Welcome back. Happy New Year to you all. Here are a few photos from our first day of the new year.

Merry Christmas to everyone

Mon 10th December 2012
We're fully in the flow of christmas now with the Christmas Fair last week and our Nativities this week.

Finally... it is ready !

Wed 5th December 2012
After a longer wait than we had hoped for we finally moved into our new room on Monday. Hurrah !

Celebrate !

Wed 28th November 2012
Margaret Earp and Jo O'Raw were joined by our other staff to celebrate our outdoor play project developments tonight.

Up, up and over there !

Mon 26th November 2012
We were all fascinated by the huge crane which moved our container this morning.

Learning a new dance

Mon 19th November 2012
Miss Royle started to teach us a new dance.

These boots are made for walking !

Thu 15th November 2012
We had great fun on our welly walk to Alexandra Park today.

Mrs Evans presents her research

Sun 11th November 2012
We are so proud of Cath Evans for presenting her Masters research at the TATYC conference on Saturday.

Where did it come from ?

Thu 8th November 2012
Some of our children wondered where our new climbing log came from ?

Every time I climb a tree ...

Mon 5th November 2012
Today the children tackled our new climbing log.

It will be ready this week

Fri 2nd November 2012
Our building work will be finished this week and it is almost ready to go

Our climbing log arrives

Mon 29th October 2012
We were looking for a different challenge after we took out our orange and blue climbing frame. We think this will be it.

We like a bigger challenge

Sat 27th October 2012
After a week of our rope swing we decided to make it a little higher and introduce a greater level of challenge !

Quick thinking Mrs Bailey !

Tue 23rd October 2012
This afternoon Mrs Bailey spotted a fire engine opposite the Nursery and asked if our children could go and have a look !

It's harder than it looks !

Mon 15th October 2012
We are very excited to be trying out our new rope swing

It's nearly ready

Thu 11th October 2012
Our new room which we hope to use as a dining room, community cafe and training room is nearly ready !

We love food at Lark Hill Nursery School

Mon 8th October 2012
From the minute we arrive for Breakfast Club, to snack time, lunchtime and making our own birthday cakes we love food at our Nursery !

Child led learning course

Fri 5th October 2012
Thirty early years staff took part in a day of inspirational training led by Ruth Moore and Anna Ephgrave.

Mud, mud glorious mud !

Wed 3rd October 2012
Inspired by Jan White's Guide "Making a mud kitchen" we would like to develop our own mud area.

Whatever the weather !

Tue 25th September 2012
What a wet week !


Thu 13th September 2012
Making toast to support independence skills.

It's taking shape

Fri 7th September 2012
The building work has started...

We keep learning too !

Tue 4th September 2012

Welcome back

Tue 4th September 2012

Dining room building work has started

Mon 13th August 2012

Welcome to our new website

Fri 10th August 2012
We are delighted to launch our new website...

Our clever staff

Fri 27th July 2012
Cath Evans and Wendy Riley both recently attended their graduation ceremonies at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Muddy Slide

Fri 20th July 2012
Whatever the weather we have fun in our garden...

Building Work

Wed 11th April 2012
Building work will start soon to create a new dining room...

OFSTED Inspection

Wed 21st March 2012
We are delighted to be judged to be outstanding in all areas in our recent OFSTED inspection...

Outdoor Play Project

Wed 15th February 2012
You may have noticed a few changes to our garden. We are taking part in an outdoor play project

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