Introducing our Mud Kitchen @ Rocking Horse Nursery

Some of you may already be aware that we have set up a Mud Kitchen in the nursery garden. Here is some information to tell you exactly what it involves, the reasons for doing this, the benefits for the children and what you should expect!   What is a Mud Kitchen? There is little more important […]

Fruit and Vegetable growing @ Rocking Horse Nursery

The Nursery garden is showing all the signs of the recent weather, the sun and rain has been feeding our plants. We are lucky enough to be green fingered and can’t wait to taste the produce of our labours, we have spring onions, raspberries, tomatoes and broad beans growing. The nursery garden has also been […]

The Investigators our mini-beasts adventures @Rocking horse nursery

Yesterday the investigators went on an mini-beast adventure to the Royal Botanic gardens. The children got the opportunity to explore the environment and were on look out for different types of mini-beast using our mini-beast spotting chart. While taking part in the activity the children got the opportunity to work in groups of 3 using […]

Every day resources @ Rocking Horse Nursery

Our Explorers thrive with the everyday resources thay have in the nursery. Here are some photos of them with the bicycle helmet clips in the garden (we now have luggage straps attached to the gates in the rooms so they have access to more clips), bottles filled with water and glitter and keys/keyrings in the […]

On an adventure @ Rocking Horse Nursery

On Wednesday the Searchers and Investigators went for a walk to Figgate park and on the way to feed the ducks the children decided that they wanted to go through the woods with their magnifying glasses to search for mini beats. The children found snails, slugs ladybirds and spiders galore. The outing back packs are always ready for any […]

Butterfly release @ Rocking Horse Nursery

Today seen the Searchers release their 4 butterflies after observing them transform from caterpillars to chrysalis to butterflies in their room. Of course there was only one place that the children wanted to release the butterflies to and that was Figgate Park. The children watched their butterflies fly off in the beautiful park.

Graduation @ Rocking Horse

Friday seen our school leavers graduate. They enjoyed a little party before the parents joined us for our graduation song ( as picked by the children ‘can’t stop the feeling’ from trolls) then it was graduation gift time for our superstars. These investigators will be missed by us all, most of them started their journey with […]

IInteractive tour at Hollyrood palace @ Rocking Horse

On Tuesday 30th May the investigators where invited to their very own garden party and interactive tour of Hollyrood palace. The children explored the palace gardens with the help of a tour guide named Bridget, they found the queens special bench. She sits on this while walking her dogs. The children had the opportunity to […]

Fun in the sun @ Rocking Horse Nursery

Last week seen the whole nursery out in force to enjoy the sun. We had the garden doors open at 7.30am in the Explorers (the sand and water play was out, crates were being used for climbing/balancing) and the Searchers had their last block of enjoy-a-ball (more sessions will be arranged).