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Forever Young Follow Up (2)!

This week marked the last of the two separate sessions of the young and the elderly, before the two groups unite with passion! What a beautiful and heart-warming little story we have to share here: …The pre school children were told that one of the elderly ladies in...

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Forever Young Follow Up!

What an inspiring and delightful start to the Everyman’s Forever Young project, combining the little cherubs from Circus Day Pre School with the wisdom and talents of residents at Oak Haven Care Home. Caroline, the talented singing coach, met with 12 delightfully...

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Channel 4, The Everyman and Circus!

Circus Day Nursery and Pre school are proud and excited to be selected by Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre to be part of the BIG BRAIN Initiative.   This is an exclusive collaboration with our setting, which will involve a selection of children in attendance.  This...

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Toe Tapping

We are delighted to be sampling the ever-joyful Tappy Toes with select age groups at Circus this month!   If the trial goes well and the children respond positively, we will be running future courses at Circus for a small fee.   Tappy Toes is founded by the...

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Mindfulness Training for Staff

Practising Mindfulness and "Mini Mindfulness" at Circus Day Nursery Aside from the fact that our founder Sue Wilson is passionately dedicated to staying at the forefront of learning and development in the early years, she and Circus are equally committed to offering...

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The Mud Kitchen

The GREAT Outdoors - The Mud Kitchen “We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing” - Benjamin Franklin We are fortunate to have a very large garden at Circus Day Nursery and it is our intention to take full advantage of it for the...

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OFSTED Report

We recently received a very good Ofsted inspection, which we are all proud to share. The Ofsted Inspector was extremely impressed with our setting, the outstanding friendly staff team work exceptionally hard to go that extra mile, when it comes to caring for your...

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FUR-ever Friends

At Circus Day Nursery and Pre School, we cherish the benefits of keeping pets, to enhance development and learning. For many reasons we feel it is such a healthy connection for young children and here’s some reasoning behind our FUR-ever friends! A quick glimpse...

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“Messing Around” at Circus!

Play comes so naturally to young children and we witness this from almost the time they come into the world. They play with their hands, through sounds and as they develop, use almost anything to create interaction. Play brings joy but it also serves to develop skills...

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Babies and their Development

Babies are receptive to open minded learning and are more connected in the brain than adults, mainly due to more neural pathway’s being available in the young brain than in the adult brain. As we get older our brains strengthen in the areas most often used and weaken...

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The Benefits of Playing the Ukulele – Part 3

Here is part 3 of Sarah’s thoughts on the benefits of playing a Ukulele. An improved ability to work as a team and an increasing confidence and ability to share with and trust, others. As outlandish as my claims seem to be, the playing of an instrument in a group...

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Let’s Make Music… Benefits of Playing the Ukulele

We all know there are benefits to playing a musical instrument. In the first post of 4 here is Sarah, who teaches Ukulele here at Circus, explaining  the first benefit  an increase in “core” and manual strength and dexterity. Whilst I assume that some  of the  more...

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Let’s Make Some Music at Circus!

Albert Einstein’s teacher told his parents that he was ‘stupid’ and incapable of learning, because of his inability to take test and pass grades. Sadly he was labelled and pre judged as a child, but in time began to study a musical instrument. Years later Albert...

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Happy 17th Birthday to Circus Day Nursery

On the 5th of November, Circus will begin it’s 17th year and what better way to enjoy a birthday but with a cake, celebrations with our adorable children and staff team. Our setting located in Pittville Circus Road and aptly named Circus Day Nursery opened in November...

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A Touching Testimonial From The Parents of Eli and Otis

We get many testimonials from parents both past and present here at Circus Day Nursery and you can read a selection of them here on our website. Sometimes though we get a testimonial from a parent that touches us so much we want to share it in a way thats more...

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Anger in Play

The following is a guest post (the second in a series of three) from Carla Saunders the founder of Parenting From The Inside Out. Carla is an experienced and qualified child behaviour expert (ex NHS). She can help parents to first understand and then to find solutions...

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Gardeners Question Time – with a Difference!

It could be said that a wise parent is like a gardener who works with what he has in his garden and also decides what he wants to add. He realises he cannot control the characteristics of the flowers, when they bloom, their scent and colour; but he can add those...

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Magical Thinking

The following is a guest post (one of a series of three) from Carla Saunders the founder of Parenting From The Inside Out. Carla is an experienced and qualified child behaviour expert (ex NHS). She can help parents to first understand and then to find solutions for...

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