News archive for May 2019
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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