Posts Tagged ‘pre-school’

New classroom

High Bank Day Nursery has further increased the learning opportunities for children after investing £80,000 in a new classroom.

Known as the ‘Curiosity Cabin’, the timber framed building was opened recently at our farm-based nursery in Stapleton, near Darlington.

It sits next to, and complements, a large poly-tunnel which was converted into an ‘outdoor’ classroom in 2020 to provide pre-school children with their own separate ‘bubble’ after the nursery re-opened following a closure enforced by Government Covid-19 restrictions.

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Special send-off

Young learners at High Bank received a special send-off as they prepare to start a new life at ‘big school’.

Seventeen children recently took part in a special graduation ceremony.

Whilst Covid-19 restrictions unfortunately meant parents were not able to be present this year, the whole ceremony was recorded and put on the nursery’s Facebook page immediately after, so mums, dads, siblings, and grandparents could share in the special moment.

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Teaching French

Despite teaching French to secondary school for almost 40 years, Alison Vardy says she much prefers teaching pre-school children at High Bank.

Alison, or Madame Vardy as she is known to the children, retired from teaching in 2014, but has continued to impart her love of French (and German) by teaching in early years settings.

And we are delighted to have someone of her experience helping our children.

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