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MONKEY MINI CHEF travels to Dubai and the Far East…

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.

Amanda will be rustling up some amazing far eastern dishes for the children to taste, and with the practitioners she will be teaching our little mini-chefs all about the wonderful culture in this very exciting part of the world.

Childcare Vouchers…

We have been experiencing difficulties with some childcare voucher providers regarding delays in transactions. If you are concerned about vouchers not being deducted off your fees in time for invoicing (19th of each month), then please move your standing order to the beginning of each month, that allows enough time for the transaction to fully complete. Please understand that we cannot deduct any vouchers until they have been fully transferred to the nursery. Any questions please let us know.

Pre-School Show and Tell – Every Wednesday!

This week could the children please bring in a fruit or vegetable. We will discuss these as a group and then get to taste each one. AND be a food critic for the day…Lets get our tastebuds tingling…


Due to the holidays and low numbers we have made the decision to postpone out family fun day until the 5th August, and will tie this in with our exciting Graduation Day! We will be celebrating our pre-schoolers going to big school, and we will have lots of activities and entertainment for all of the other children too..with a few all-deserved treats for all mums.
Please pop this date in your diary and we will continue to update you with more information closer to the time.

Please be mindful…

  • The weather is starting to get warmer and the sun is starting to shine, please can we have a named sun hat for your little one. We will use Nivea factor 50 suncream, however, if you wish to use a different brand please bring it in with your child’s name on it
  • Please make sure that we don’t leave prams outside the front door as it could obstruct any cars coming in/out the driveway


Well done to CHLOE in PRE-SCHOOL who has created a wonderful artistic creation using the technique…”pointilism” You are our top MESSY MONKEY this week.

Well done Chloe it is fantastic and a super creative piece of artwork!

BABIES…Will be making their very own footprints in the sand just like you would on a beach. We will be creating a sensory oasis with desert sand, water and some palm trees. As we are travelling to Dubai this month we are going to be designing a desert storm picture with lots of texture and colour.

TEENIES… Carrying on with our book ”Walking through the Jungle”, we are also going to be creating a masterpiece of desert animal print transfers, sand art and making our own moon sand, so look out for those little sandy fingers and toes…

TODDLERS… We are going to be working on the letter ”A”, shape ”circle” and colour ”yellow”. As the sunshine is appearing we are going to be learning about the weather and what we need to do when it is hot and why… Sun hats, cream, shade and lots of water to drink! We are going to be looking at our Bee Bot, matching images and talking about happiness as an emotion.

PRE-SCHOOL… This week we will be looking at visual perception, direction, orientation and placing where things are in a picture… As a class we are going to be looking at the culture, religion and dress in Dubai and understanding that we are all unique in our very own way!

1FIRST AID… Where we share tips and advice from St Johns Ambulance with parents

This week we are focusing on : If your baby dislocates their arm…

Babies’ joints can be delicate and they can become dislocated. This can happen if a strong force pulls a limb into an abnormal position, such as pulling them up by their hands or pulling their arm through a sleeve when getting them dressed.

Signs that may make you suspect a dislocated joint are pain, inability to move the joint, swelling, bruising or deformity of the area. Dislocations can be very serious.

Next weeks menu will be : Week 4