3 Jun 2019
Science & Art in One!We love a bit of science at Duchal. STEM learning comes in all shapes and sizes and more often than not the children don't realise they are having a science lesson!!
The children have had great fun making their own playdough (it is always more satisfying to play with something that you have made youself!!!). Close attention was give to ensure they had the right quantities of ingredients and then that they were carefully mixed to create the perfect end product with the right texture!
The Science lesson was swiftly followed by an Art lesson, seeing lots of creativity and innovation with playdough art!!
22 May 2019
Summer Holiday Activity Camp 26th - 28th JuneJoin us for our Summer Holiday Activity Camp from 26th - 28th June at Duchal Nursery.
3 action packed days to start the holidays.
Knights and Princesses Day:
Royal tea party
Carriage to the ball/outfit competition
Journey with us under the sea for the day:
Sand castle art
Ice cream desserts
Bushcraft Explorers Day:
Mud kitchen cook off
22 May 2019
Summer Term Afternoon ClubsLife is action packed at Duchal during the summer term, make the most of the extra hours before the holiday season and join in the activities during afternoon club.
20 May 2019
Sports Day 2019What an amazing morning which encapsulated everything that makes Duchal such a special Nursery.
Parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins,siblings and former pupils all enjoyed a sun soaked park watching the children enjoy every second of their sports day.
Whether they have been at Duchal for 2 years or just a few weeks every child gave their all in a tremendous display.
Thank you to all the teachers for the training and preparation, our wonderful committee for organisation and McHargs bakery for the delicious strawberry tarts!!
10 May 2019
Duchal Sports Day Wednesday 15th May 10.30amTraining and practice have been increased during the run up to the annual Duchal Sports Day. The children have honed their egg balancing, 3 legged technique, sack negotiations and bean bag skills in preparation for the big day!
We would love current Duchal parents, grandparents, siblings, future and former Duchal family members to join us from 10.30am at Birkmyre Park to support the children. Drinks and refreshments will be served after proceedings.
9 May 2019
Benefits of Outdoor Learning in Early YearsIn this day and age we all know the importance of keeping active, children who learn to play outdoors are much more likely to continue to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, running and cycling as they get older. Given the number of gadgets and new technology available to us all, outdoor play is an extremely important factor in combatting an increasingly sedentary lifestyle.
Being outside allows children to express themselves freely and unlike an indoor classroom, there aren’t any space constraints, the sense of freedom playing outdoors brings is fantastic for a child’s development, both physically and mentally.
This week the Duchal children have been outside playing football, walking round the park, and practicing for sports day as well as maximising our wonderful garden with all it has too offer, so despite the unseasonably chilly weather this the children really have benefitted from all the "outside classroom" has to offer.
1 May 2019
Importance of Learning a Foreign LanguageResearch shows the benefits of learning a foreign language at a young age.
Duchal Nursery has it's own dedicated native French speaking teacher who introduces our children to French as soon as they start their pre-school education with us. With weekly French lessons our children are being surrounded by foreign language and cultures on a regular basis.
To find out more about what we can offer please get in touch.
29 Apr 2019
Learning through playAt Duchal Nursery we promote the importance of learning through play.
Through play children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills. For most children their play is natural and spontaneous and it is a joy to be part of!
To find out more about Duchal Nursery and what we can offer your child get in touch or go to www.duchal.com
26 Apr 2019
Nursery Activity UpdateWelcome back after the Easter holidays, the children have returned with lots of lovely stories of their adventures.
Although we have only been back four days they have been very busy days. Paddy from Morton has returned this term to teach us football skills. We had fun pretending to be planes and trains and to drive cars. The children all enjoy the time with Paddy, he will join us on a Tuesday morning each week this term.
We have been practising for sports day, had a lovely walk around the park and played in our garden. Touchy feely boxes have been made with great excitment.
Preparation has been underway making our items for the Kilmacolm show in May. The children are working very hard on this.
Lots of drawings and paintings have been created and wonderful models have been constructed.
As the weather has been so nice and we hope it will continue more of our learning will be outside.
24 Apr 2019
Avoiding the showers!!Avoiding the April showers we’ve been inside and outside having fun #makingfriends #makingmemories
14 Mar 2019
Caring TimesCaring for one another is very important at Duchal every day however this week we have had some extraordinary caring children taking care of some “poorly and injured” patients!
The Duchal Surgery was very busy when Dr O and Nurse J visited. There was bandaging, temperature taking, consulting and investigating.
All the trainee doctors and nurses had perfect bedside manners and dealt with all their patients with care and attention and cured all the ailments!
Thank you to our local Doctor and Nurse for giving up their time to give the children such a great experience.
4 Feb 2019
Chilly ScienceIt may have been cold outside last week but that didn’t stop our hardy children going out to explore the snow and ice.
Great fun was had experimenting with shadows and light creating some very tall Duchal teddies in our shadows.
Perfect way to introduce a bit of science to our day!