March with Thrive – Monthly Digest

What has happened in our Nurseries In March?

March has been a very busy month for us here at Thrive!

So what have our nurseries been up to?

To kick off the month we started with..

World Book Day – 3rd of March

At Happitots Boddam, our wonderful children and staff brought the magic of books to life for world book day and finished off the day with a trip out to Boddam Library. A real fairytale day at nursery!

Spring has nearly Sprung!- 8th of March

Spring is finally arriving soon on the 20th!  At Musselburgh Nature Kindergarten,  our preschool children went out on a Spring hunt walk where they walked around Musselburgh looking for daffodils, blossom on trees, flower shoots and bees and then took some of their findings back to the nursery to draw and explore with.

Mother’s Day – 19th of March

At Holyrood Salford, our nursery opened its doors to welcome a stay and play exclusively for Mums and their little ones! They enjoyed quality time together with petal sensory play. decorations, cakes and an afternoon tea together.

Red Nose Day –  20th March

At Corner House The Grange, our wonderful Laura got in her pyjamas and in the fundraising spirit – taking a few soggy sponges for Comic Relief.  Our little ones enjoyed doing their bit for the cause with the sponge. Definitely more than Laura did!

World Down Syndrome Day –  21st March

At Benison Nursery, our wonderful team got together to raise some funds for World Down Syndrome Day. We are supported alongside Daisy who attends our nursery by Down Syndrome Cheshire and our little ones and wonderful team made in the cookery school some gingerbread men which were sold and all the children were encouraged to wear odd socks – and rock them for some extra pennies toward the cause.They managed to raise a fantastic £102.76 for Down Syndrome Cheshire. Thank you for the tasty treats and all your fantastic work!

Other March dates we had in our diaries:

(from Left to Right)

  • Happy St.Patricks day for the 17th of March!
  • Our Children at Corner House Trafford had a DINO-mite day at nursery! Preschool room at Corner House Trafford have combined a love of dinosaurs with British Science Week 2023. They were learning about dinosaurs, which ones were carnivores or herbivores and watching a bicarb of soda & vinegar volcano erupt. What an experience!
  • Our team at Corner House Frodsham enjoyed an amazing family forest walk together. There were so many families, children and dogs too! They enjoyed building dens, climbing trees, collecting treasures and making memories to last a lifetime.
  • At our Corner Houses Audley and Lawton, the preschool children have been learning all about how bubbles are made, creating and learning about rainbows using Skittles and using shaving foam to learn about the water cycle.I think we have some future scientists in the making!
  • Our CEO Cary Rankin and Nursery Deputy Jess White at our Media City Nature Kindergarten were on ITV News to cover the Governments new announcement for the Childcare Reform ongoing into 2024/25.  Our article which covers everything we know is here
Funded Childcare News
March Calendar with varying activities Thrive has done this month within nurseries

We hope that you had a fantastic March too and we can’t wait to keep you updated with all that happens in April.

See you in a month!