At Mapledene & Queensbridge Children’s Centre we strive to provide a safe, happy and welcoming centre of excellence. With opportunities for all, where good communication, shared purpose and responsibility and effective use of resources, contribute to the happy development of confident, motivated and respectful life-long…
At Mapledene & Queensbridge Children’s Centre we strive to provide a safe, happy and welcoming centre of excellence. With opportunities for all, where good communication, shared purpose and responsibility and effective use of resources, contribute to the happy development of confident, motivated and respectful life-long learners We hope to provide a positive first start of learning experiences in a loving, caring and nurturing environment
Each month you will be able to view Mapledene’s Newsletter. Please take the time to read them to keep up to date on your children’s achievements. We are very happy if you would like to share them with other parents/carers
Curriculum Overall Theme: “Personal, Social & Emotional Development”:
Please see link below for the topics for each term from September 2019 to August 2020
Calling all Mapledene users … Look out for dates coming up …
*Functional skills in English
*Functional skills in Maths
*Information, Advice & Guidance Drop-in (every 2nd Thursday of the month)
*Book Start Corner
*Mums-To-Be session (collect your free pack)
*Stay and Play every day (see programme below)
*Accident & Prevention (free assessment for free resources)
Extended services (mango Room) is currently closed at the moment due to Government guidance for Covid19
We do have a virtual programme that we will be offering over the summer, also please follow us on Instagram @mapledenecc
Cluster Volunteer Programme
We have an exciting programme continuing- our Cluster Volunteer Programme. Are you interested? See Miza at Mapledene or Tracy, Sarah, at Queensbridge for more details. Volunteers need two references and a clean DBS (police check). You will need to commit to a minimal amount of 3 months but you can do whatever days/ hours you wish as long as it works within each establishment. Please come along to our volunteers drop-in each 1st and 4th Wednesday of each month for more information
Black Lives Matter
At Mapledene we believe all children and their families should be treated equally. We work with the community to call out injustice and deliver a service which empowers and supports young learners.
At Mapledene we always aim to provide healthy and nutritional food to our children, being especially aware of the amount of sugar and salt added or contained within the food we serve. Mapledene has been awarded an ‘Eat Better, Start Better’ certificate by the Children’s Food Trust for our achievements in promoting healthier food in nurseries. Our commitment is going to be of a real benefit to Hackney’s children and families. Please see our menu’s below and also why not take one of our Cook’s Sylvia’s recipes at home and let us know how you liked the dish offered to the children.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
Parent’s forums are designed for parents to meet, it gives parents a voice and enables them to contribute to Mapledene’s decision making. It also helps develop a partnership between parents and the setting. We welcome all our parents to join the forum and share their ideas.
Home Learning Resources during COVID19
Fun Activities to Try at Home
Centre closure activities you can do with your children at home. Select a few activities with your children to complete for the day, you can match them to your child’s room routine.
Answers Balloon-Themed Pencil Control Activity Sheets Bunny Hop Pencil Control Worksheets Cardboard Tube Rocket Craft Instructions Checklist General Sound Discrimination – Body Percussion EYFS Home Learning Challenge Five Senses Scavenger Hunt Activity Sheet Farm Themed Cutting
Skills Activity Sheets EYFS School Closure Challenge Cards EYFS Counting and Ordering Numbers to 20 Home Learning Challenges CVC Word Activity Booklet Comparing Numbers to 10 Transport-Themed Activity General Sound Discrimination Environmental Sounds Home Challenge I Spy Ideas for Learning Incy Wincy Spider Prop Craft Instructions Jack and the Beanstalk Small World Characters Magic Wand Fruit Kebabs Recipe Make an Emoji Face Cutting Skills Activity Park Hunt Checklist Paper Plate Pet Craft Activity Paper Bowl Ladybird Craft Instructions Nursery Foundation
Stage 1 Visual Timetable Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt Minibeasts Colour By Number Activity Sheets Minibeast Photo Word Cards Phase 2 Phonics Rhyming String Cards Phonics Phase 2 Home Learning Challenges Phonics Phase 3 Home Learning Challenges Pizza Shape Colouring Activity Preschool Phonics Phase 1.1 Environmental Sounds Guide for Parents Reach for the Moon Behaviour Chart Parent and Carer Information Sheet
SATPIN Read and Race Game Activity Space Star Biscuits Recipe Six Steps To Washing Your Hands Posters Shape Chick 2D Shape Activity Sheets Tablespoon Biscuit Recipe The Gingerbread Man Pattern Tracing Toys Home Learning Challenge Activity Sheet Cards Ladybird Chilli Challenges Minibeast Hotel Posters Baskets Instructions and Counters Game Board Park Hunt Checklist Magic Wand Fruit Kebabs Recipe Reach for the Moon
Behaviour Chart Parent and Carer Information Sheet Preschool Phonics Phase 1.1 Environmental Sounds Guide for Parents Eggs Activity Guide Soft and Silky Playdough Recipe I Spy And Count Cards – Pictures Boards Boards – Words Boards – Pictures I Spy And Count Checklist Answers Cards – Words Cards Colour Counters Word List Sensory Bottle Summer Bottle Wrap A4 Answers I Can Write My Name Activity Sheet Balloon-Themed Pencil Control Activity Sheets I Spy
Helpful information to support your child’s understanding of the Coronavirus
Domestic Abuse Advise
More information to help your child have a better understanding of the Coronavirus
This is a great way to document your ‘Lock down’ experience
More Fun activities do with your children 30/03/20
Links to audio books and online books
If you have already read all the books in your house and are looking for more stories – there are lots online!
‘Now Press Play’, which we use at nursery to listen to stories through headphones, have kindly made some of their stories available for parents: http://nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/ Password: nowpressplay
This site has online books in 60 languages: http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
This site has lots of free audiobooks https://www.storynory.com/
Spotify has lots of playlists of children’s books. (you will have to put up with some adverts) eg https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0oB4OsTkVnUerbU2moieDb
This site is not audiobooks, but videos of actors reading stories, which are quite nice: https://www.storylineonline.net/
Watch live animals at aquariums and zoos
Lots of aquariums and zoos around the world have opened up their live webcams for you to see – here are just a couple of examples!
Dublin Zoo: https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/ – my favourite is the penguins
Supporting mental well-being
For adults: Every Mind Matters has now released expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It also includes guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak. Please visit: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
For children: https://mindup.org.uk/mindup-activities/
Michelle our Music Teacher has shared a link that you and watch and do with your children at home