Tiddlywinks Nursery School Ramsbottom and Chadderton
‼️Dummy safety‼️

Dummies/pacifiers/soothers are an item many mum’s couldn’t go without for a day. However they do require us to pay special attention to them to ensure they are safe and clean.
Let’s see those beautiful babies with their dummies
Safety advise!
Do the pull test every time you are giving your child a dummy. This is pulling on the teat quite hard to ensure it doesn’t come apart or pull away at any place.

Always choose a dummy with a shield and ventilation holes.

Throw away any dummy that shows signs of wear and tear, including a rip, hole or even discolouration.

Regularly wash and sterilise dummy. It is advised that you do not wash in boiling water.

Check the manufacture leaflet to see how long you should use the dummy for. Some companies such as Mam recommend replacing every 2 months for hygiene reasons.

Never tie a dummy around a string or ribbon around babies neck or next to them in their cot as this poses a strangulation risk.

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Tiddlywinks Nursery School Chadderton and Ramsbottom
Please can we remind parents and carers to log onto your child’s tapestry account each month to see your child’s observations and spontaneous images throughout the month.

Parents are welcome to share observations, wow moments and pictures through the tapestry account.

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All pirates and sailors welcome to join us on FRIDAY 10th MAY for a boat building TEA PARTY.

If your child wished to dress up as a pirate or a sailor, they are more than welcome too.

If you wish to book an extra session for Friday’s boat party, please speak to a member or management.

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This month we are introducing next’s steps cards for parents and carers to see what our practitioners are working on with your child throughout the month, this is a great opportunity for parents to practice next steps at home.

You will find the next steps cards attached to your child’s bag this week. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask the ladies in the room or the management team.

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Tiddlywinks Nursery School Ramsbottom and Chadderton- With the sunshine on it’s way ☀️ please can we not forgot to bring our children’s sun creams in with a label of their name and date it has been opened as exploring the outdoor’s is  a big part of our development and  we love playing outside at nursery!

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Remember, remember, the 5th of November…

Bonfire night is a wonderfully exciting night for our children but it is very important to make sure we celebrate safely. Follow the safety tips below for a safe & sparkling night!

Firework Crafts Ideas!

Here are five great bonfire night crafts to make your 2018 celebrations a year to remember. Remember to leave a comment or send pictures to our TiddlyWinks Facebook Page if you try any Bonfire Night crafts! Have a wonderful, safe Bonfire Night.



Why not bake some yummy Sticky Ginger Bonfire Muffins?










You could get crafty with cotton buds…











…or make fabulous fireworks with this clever kitchen roll tube trick!









Simple but yummy – Chocolate Finger Sparklers!











Take a look at this recipe for Toffee Apples! Yum!










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The children at TiddlyWinks have had a spook-tastic Hallowe’en! We’ve made scary biscuits and even scarier pumpkins! We have enjoyed dressing up as witches, skeletons, ghosts and much more. There were Hallowe’en parties in each room, including lots of dancing, crafting and yummy food! We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our families for bringing a donation on dress-up day. The money raised will go to Crackerjacks Children’s Trust, to help support children with disabilities and their families. Well done, TiddlyWinks!


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This month our focus sounds have been ‘s’ and ‘a’. These are the first two sounds of Phase 2 and although our children focus mainly on Phase 1, we like to introduce some letters to give them a head-start!

We like to learn our letters and the sounds they make using of lots of engaging and stimulating activities. This includes the use of sand, glitter, playdoh, paint, pipe-cleaners and lots of games such as I-Spy or Mystery Box! Have a look at some of the fun we’ve been having in the pictures below and see if you can use these letters at home, remembering to use their correct sounds (‘sss’ not ‘suh’ and ‘a’ like in ‘ants’!)

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A huge thank you to all of our families who made it to our Macmillan Coffee Morning, raising funds to help make a difference to the lives of people who are living with cancer.

Our staff and children baked up some yummy treats including chocolate muffins, rice crispy cakes, buns, flapjack and a very special glittery cake made by one of our lovely key carers.

If you baked some cakes or stopped by and donated some money we’d like to say an extra special thank you! We have raised over £300! Your money will help to support people whose health, family and jobs have been affected by illness. What a great example to set for our children!



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September is ‘All About Me’ month at Tiddlywinks! We’ve introduced lots of new children this month and many of us moved into our new rooms. We always like to start the school year with lots of activities to help us get to know our new Key Carers and our new friends. We also get to learn lots about ourselves!

We’ve been thinking about what we look like – and how we are totally unique! – by drawing and painting fabulous self-portraits.

We have thought about what we would like to be when we are older and played dress-up to try out lots of different jobs!

We’ve learnt about our bodies and all the amazing things they can do! We’ve even been singing a new Skeleton song!

In October we’ll be learning all about Autumn and we can’t wait to see what we get up to!


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