Dino Trip 2019


Monday 24th saw 289 Buttons and 77 staff members attend their annual trip to Dinoland.... a huge shout out to Bills coaches who came along to transport us all to the park from across the 8 settings, whilst the weather was overcast the rain stayed away and this made for a perfectly warm day.

The children were impeccably behaved and a massive credit to all parents and carers, to see such joy in their faces as they were met by giant walking dinosaurs was priceless.

George, our external activity co ordinator came along for the day and supported groups of children as they wondered at the activities available, he is a huge asset to Buttons and I think all our children would agree. 

The slime making was a huge hit and we look forward to recreating this as an activity In September, well done to staff for remembering to collect the little pots at home time.

Despite some technical difficulties (an annual occurrence) all children loved the tractor ride, they didn’t even mind waiting a few mins for their turn, probably one of the most popular rides, we had a change to the schedule this year and we opened the reptile house, let’s just say the very spirited tarantula did not appeal to Trish, although the children did not seem phased at all.

It was so wonderful to see the look on the faces of the children as they spotted rabbits, pigs, goats, lambs, alpacas, cows, ponies and even the 4 kittens as they ran through the newly added farm area, we are already making plans for next year to incorporate more of this fabulous area.

Lunch was a military operation executed brilliantly by all staff teams and the children had a great time, fruit of the day had to be watermelon and my favourite quote “it tastes fizzy” kept me giggling long after all Buttons were fast asleep..

A huge thankyou to the staff team, to Dinoland for being such great hosts (again), to William at Bills Coaches, it’s a pleasure to work alongside other local companies who are so professional (if a little comical) and mostly thankyou to all our amazing mummies, daddies and carers for allowing us to spend precious time making wonderful memories with our Buttons, you trust us with your precious cargo and this makes us super proud.

Here’s to 2020 and another brilliant year... 

Tracie xxx

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Willen's EID Celebartions

This week at Willen we have been celebrating EID - The children have taken part in a variety of activities including card making, mindfulness colouring and making Ramadan lanterns. 
During group time we have been reading stories about the Muslim religion and the end of Ramadan and EID celebrations.
Farida very kindly made present pouches for all our children which included a small gift and a box of raisins. The children and staff had Henna applied to their hands with traditional patterns. 

On Friday 7th June we invited our families in for an EID celebration, Farida made an array of traditional EID party food for the children and parents to sample during the celebration the children enjoyed listening to Punjabi party music.
The event was a great success and we have all thoroughly enjoyed being submerged into the Muslim culture. 

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World Book Day 2019

All children across all the Buttons settings along with the staff dressed up and joined in the fun for World Book Day.

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Royal wedding Celebrations

Buttons children from all settings thoroughly enjoyed their Royal Wedding Celebrations, activities such as crown making, cake decorating, dressing up as Princes and Princesses were just a few of the activities the children participated in, please see below some pictures of the celebrations.

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World Book Day



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Snow fun and Christmas Parties 2017.

And so it is Christmas, and look what we have done! 

Buttons 2017 has been a fantastic year, we have welcomed lots of lovely new families, and many new Buttons and would like to take this opportuniy of thanking you all and wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2018.

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Today we celebrated the "Class of 2017" as we send over 100 Buttons off on their new adventures. It has been our absolute pleasure to be part of the lives of such special children. Whilst be are extremely sad to be saying goodbye we are confident that each and everyone of them is ready for the next stage in their learning. We would like to extend a huge thank you to every parent and carer that has entrusted their little Buttons to us.

2017 has been our 5th year of delivering Early Years Care and we send the largest amount of children off to school. We look forward to meeting all the new Buttons in September and wish you all a fantastic summer holidays.

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On Monday 26th June 2017, 196 Buttons along with all staff took over Dino Park at Gullivers Land for the whole day. The children enjoyed a range of activities including cooking, fossil digging, animal petting, train ride, slime making and a boat ride. The sun shone all day and all children and adults enjoyed their special day outside of the Preschool.

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Wolverton Buttons enjoy a day out at The Urb Farm.

On Monday 8th May 2017 the children at our Wolverton setting had the opportunity to experience forest school with the Learning Tree, which is based at the Urb Farm in Wolverton.

The children enjoyed a wide variety of activities including toasting marshmallows, painting using natural objects, making clay hedgehogs, pine cone bird feeders and even having a go at using tools, such as drills and bow saws!

The session was finished with story and some songs around the fire.

The children were a credit to Buttons behaving exceptionally well and using their brilliant listening ears.

The team at Wolverton would like to thank, Sarah & Mel (our parent helpers) for their support and Lisa & Nicky at the Urb Farm for leading such an enjoyable session.

Pics to follow shortly.

World Book Day

Buttons at Abbeys all dressed up for world book day.

Chinese New Year

Here are some of our Water Eaton Buttons enjoying our Chinese new year celebrations. YUM YUM! 

Christmas Magnet Competition

Over the last few weeks the settings have been designing their own magnets for our Christmas competition, after much deliberation we have picked one winner from each setting;

Abbeys - Theo

Brooklands - Jessica

Chepstow - Laylon

Newton Leys - Lillie-Mae

Stoke Hammond - Henry

Water Eaton -  Connor

Wolverton - Ruby

Well done to all of our Buttons, you've done a great job!

 

Christmas 2016

 

Bonfire!