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At KKDC, we are continually looking for ways to enhance learning and development for your children and we have pleaure in announcing that KKDC will now be offering French classes for your children at the nursery.
We will deliver our French classes through song, dance, games, story-telling and drama, all of which are designed to help develop your child's skills and provide you and your child with a fun and rewarding activity to participate in together.
Some of you may be new to this concept and may be wondering if your child is too young for French. Therefore we have outlined some of the key benefits of these new classes:French
Learning a foreign language at a very young age can increase a child's critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of mind. Our approach to teaching French for children is built on this belief.
The benefits of learning any language from a young age are endless. Younger children have fewer inhibitions and an innate ability to absorb and reproduce new sounds, a skill which is at its peak before age 3.
Learning a language is also a bridge to another culture and a doorway to a larger world. A second language provides new ways to look at the world and sets the foundation for new opportunities.
We are trialling these new classes until the end of the year and we look forward to your feedback.
Michaela's Mini Music will be back on the 15th of October with a whole range of familiar songs that the children enjoy singing and dancing to. She will also be implementing some new songs relating to the seasons. She will bring a variety of instruments and dancing equipment such as scarfs and ribbons to include in her song and movement. (Pictures to follow)
Today, out of our pre-school window, we noticed a beautiful rainbow in the sky. The staff took the children to a safe area in the car park where they were able to view the rainbow in its entirety. The children were very excited and were able to tell the staff about all the different colours they could see and wondered how the rainbow got there. The staff explained that to make a rainbow, you need raindrops and sunshine. Afterwards the children were given paper and colouring pencils and the children then drew a picture of the rainbow using the colours they could remember. When we went outside again, the rainbow was gone. Some children were sad but the staff explained that it can't stay in the sky forever, which is why it was extra special that we were able to see it. The children then proudly showed their picture to their parents and told them about the rainbow they had seen that afternoon
Incorporating nature and every day events into our activities and planning around the children's interests is essential at KKDC.
Last week at KKDC, all the children and staff enjoyed a whole week of spooky activities for Halloween, such as pumpkin carving, decorating foam bats, pumpkins and witches, baking Halloween shaped cookies, cooking green worm spaghetti, exploring "scary" sensory boxes and a whole lot more.
The children are having great fun this month talking about the Rugby World Cup. We have been making yummy rugby shaped biscuits, coloured in lovely pictures of rosettes and rugby balls and have painted flags for our display. As you can see from the video, Pre-school have even mastered how to do the New Zealand Haka.
Listening to our staff and parents, our Aylesbury nursery has been fully refurbished to a high and contemporary standard. The feedback we have received from all parents, staff and most importantly children has been amazing! One of our parents thought they were in 'Buckingham Palace'!
Pictures will be going up soon so please monitor our website.
At KKDC, parents now have the option to spread their free entitlement over 51 weeks instead of the standard 38 weeks. Parents opting for the 'stretched offer' will be able to claim free entitlement throughout the school holidays which will help to standardise their invoices throughout the year.
We are working alongside our cook in producing an Autumn/Winter menu for the children which will be implemented from mid-October until March 2016. This will include warm dishes like tasty homemade Shepherd's Pie and delicious Chicken Korma. These will all be made from fresh ingredients by our qualified cook. Bon appetite!