Gorgie City Farm with the Searchers and Investigators @ Rocking Horse

On Friday the Searchers and Investigators went on a trip to Gorgie farm. When we arrived we met a lady who works at the farm and she gave us a tour around the farm. The children got the opportunity to feed the chickens, pigs, cows and the sheep, afterwards there was a visit the pet lodge where the children were given the opportunity to pet […]

Food bank donation @ Rocking Horse

Following the Investigators harvest topic last month the nursery took part in our own harvest collection. This ensured that the Investigator’s had a very important job, taking the collection to the food bank at Wilson memorial church (as we have done in previous years). During the visit the children got the opportunity to meet the […]

Biscuit Bear

On Wednesday afternoon the Investigators took a trip to Build a Bear, as it was the case of the missing pjamas for their bear Biscuit. The Investigators chose 2 pairs of pjamas, a pilow and a duvet for Biscuit . Now Biscuit is ready for his/her next sleep over at an Investogators house. Of course […]

Muddy @ Rocking Horse Nursery

So the washing at Rocking Horse has gotten muddier and we love it, and we would not have it any other way!! What’s not to love seeing the children exploring their mud kitchen in the garden.

The Investigators bear hunt adventure

As part of our responsive planning and the children’s choice the investigators choose to go on a bear hunt in Craigmiller castle woodland. The investigators used the binoculars to hunt for the bears. They had fun squelching through thick muddy puddles (in there wellies of course) and  swishing through long swaying grass. On the hunt the investigators came across a large […]

Loose parts play @ Rocking Horse

Yesterday the garden at Rocking Horse had a mini revamp, we have been slowly gathering items to create a loose parts play resources area. More will be added as it is sourced, but already the children have been exploring the resources and putting them to use as ramps for cars, mini slides for balls to go down, […]

Fundrasing total @ Rocking Horse Nursery

We would like to say a huge thank you to all children, parents/carers and also members of the public who were very generous in giving donations during our fundraising for ‘Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity’. Through our bake sale and fancy dress walks around the community (with the donation bucket) we raised a grand total of £750. We can not […]

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 […]