Jubilee Jets and Jubilee Cadets February half term School Holiday Club
After an action-packed Christmas holiday, Jets and Cadets are now preparing for Spring half-term.
If you or friends are looking for primary school aged childcare over this period, Jubilee Jets will be open from 13th - 17th February from 8am - 6pm. Jubilee Cadets Woodland Holiday Club is open for both independent and state school holidays for an outdoor adventure from 13th-24th February (not including weekends) from 8am - 6pm.
Bookings are now open for Jubilee Jets and Jubilee Cadets for the school Christmas holidays!
If you or friends are looking for school holiday care for primary school aged children (ages 5 - 11), then look no further! Perhaps you need cover until your Christmas holidays begin or just a little time to complete that last minute Christmas shopping. You can be assured that children will enjoy plenty of festive fun at Jubilee Jets and Jubilee Cadets.
Jubilee Jets School Holiday Club is based at Jubilee Gems where lots of fun, themed activities will be happening. Jubilee Jets We will be open from 19-23rd December from 8am-6pm To book go to www.jubileejets.co.uk
Jubilee Cadets Woodland Holiday Club is open for both the independent and state school Christmas holidays and based in Jubilee’s own private woods. It’s unique in offering days not normally available from other holiday clubs. We will be open from 19-23rd December 2016 from 8am-6pm and then again from 3rd-11th January inclusive. To book go to www.jubileecadets.co.uk
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Bravo Helicopter! Jubilee’s nursery children are treated to a Chinook experience
On Wednesday 19 October, a group of excited children from Jubilee Day Nursery and Jubilee Gems Day Nursery were treated to a Chinook helicopter from RAF Odiham hovering over farmland nearby.
The Chinook was in the area to assess the feasibility of the use of the field nominated very kindly by the owner of Jubilee for future training landings to support the operational output of the UK Chinook Force as a Local Area Field.
Thomas, aged 2 and a half said “I could hover like that!” and Rory aged 3 said, “This is amazing!”
Lesley Thompson, Senior Nursery Manager said, “This has been a wonderful opportunity for our older children to see a Chinook up close from a safe distance. Many of the children who live in the area are used to hearing the familiar sound overhead and seeing Chinooks flying over. As you can imagine, the children were incredibly excited and we are looking forward to using the event as a fantastic learning experience within the nurseries – from imaginative play and creating helicopter sounds through to knowledge and understanding of the world. We have a number of children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and this provides an important opportunity to talk in very simple terms about how the Forces help and protect us and the important work they carry out.”
The move to ‘big school’ – little learners celebrate their success
Children due to leave Jubilee Day Nursery to start primary school in September took part in their very own graduation ceremony on Saturday with sister nursery, Jubilee Gems. Each child was dressed in a cap and gown which were hand-sewn by dedicated staff.
An emotional day - filled with laughter, fun and a few tears from the parents, nearly 100 children collected certificates and a ‘goodie bag’ which included a T-shirt with class self-portraits and a graduation photograph. The children said goodbye to friends in a very special outdoor ceremony in front of nearly 400 proud parents, grandparents and siblings. The family fun day had a host of activities on offer including a barbecue, face painting, traditional garden games, giant sand pit and bouncy castle.
Jubilee parent, Martin Grisley thanked the staff and said, “it was a wonderful day that will stay with us forever. We really couldn’t have found a better nursery for our children.”
Another parent, Clare Jones, said “it really was another amazing memory to add to the Jubilee bank. A big thank you to the staff for making it so special.”
Lesley Thompson, Jubilee Day Nursery’s manager said “Most of the children who graduated have been in our care since they were just a few months old and over the years, they have had so many wonderful adventures with us. We will miss them all terribly but know that they are well-prepared for school and will continue to flourish.”
The Queen's 90th Birthday
Happy Birthday, Ma’am! With love from the children at Jubilee
Grandparents and nursery children celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday
Last Thursday children from Jubilee Day Nursery and Jubilee Gems Nursery in Padworth held very special events on Thursday 21st April in celebration of The Queen’s 90th birthday. Over eighty grandparents along their grandchildren sat down to a picnic lunch or an afternoon tea resplendent in red, white and blue and regal clothing. Afterwards they enjoyed traditional garden games in the paddock, went on a treasure hunt and shared special time together decorating biscuits and making crowns.
Nanny Nora Edwards, 97, said, “I think the day has been lovely and everyone has gone to so much effort. It’s a really nice gesture to do something for The Queen’s birthday with the children. I remember The Queen being born when I was a little girl.”
Lesley Thompson, Senior Nursery Manager, said:”the children have been very excited in the build-up to this special day and to be able to share it with grandparents meant a great deal to them. We have been talking about the monarchy and how lucky we are to have our Queen who works so hard for the country.” The children now plan to write a letter to The Queen and send her some photographs of the day and pictures which they created for their very own royal art gallery.
Drew, aged 4, said: “We are having a party because she’s The Queen and she’s married to Phillip and she’s going to be ninety. We drew a picture of her and made a crown and we are going to send it to her.”
Cracking Easter Bonnets at Jubilee!
On Thursday, the children at Jubilee Day Nursery and Jubilee Gems held an Easter Bonnet Parade displaying some wonderful headwear they had made in celebration of this time of year.
Children, staff and parents also raised money as part of ‘Wear a Hat Day’ in aid of Brain Tumour Research.
Nothing reinforces the creative spirit and nourishes a child's soul more than providing time to engage in spontaneous, self-directed play. Play is the serious business of young children and to do so freely is vital to healthy development.