At the end of this term we said goodbye to Cheryl and the children presented her with a lovely handmade gift which she will cherish. We want to say a HUGE thank you to Cheryl and her husband Clive for everything they have done for The Grove over the last 30 years! We all wish you a happy retirement and hope you will call in to say hello every once in a while.
Farmer Palmers Trip!
The children had a wonderful trip to Farmer Palmers before half term. They had the chance to handle guinea pigs, feed the lambs, go on a bumpy tractor ride and explore lots of play areas. The Wednesday group had the extra surprise of a double decker bus!
The Grove would like to say a big thank-you to everyone at The Dorchester Round Table and especially Paul who is pictured here awarding a cheque to Cheryl and Jamie for £750. This money allowed the Preschool to maintain the flooring, ensuring it is a safe environment for everyone. We are very grateful!
We would like to thank everyone involved for donating funds and time to renovate the garden. The new woodchip and turf has made a huge difference to the outside space and the children are making the most of it in this glorious weather.
The Grove has a new ‘Quiet Area’ in the garden. Children can be found in this area relaxing on the bench, reading a book or listening to the shells jingling in the breeze – what a delightful space!
Spring has Sprung!
Over Easter The Grove garden has had a make over and it is looking lovely! More photos to follow but thank you to everyone involved in making the outside so lovely for the children (and grown ups!) so they can all enjoy the Spring sunshine.
We hope you ‘Find the wonderful in today’ as the children do in their outside space.
Snow Day – 2nd February 2019
We spent most of the session in the garden – and to warm up had toasted bagels and hot chocolate at snack time … then went outside again!
We have tidied up the cloakroom so children can find their coats and bags with ease…and so can the Playleaders!
A fond farewell to Linda
Linda has been at The grove for 25 years
We all came together to say thank you and to wish her well in her retirement.
More fun in the snow
The children had space to run around, make footprints, snow angels and snow balls!
To look after the birds in the cold weather, the children made bird feeders and we watched the robin come down for his breakfast.
2nd March 2018
The children were able to go out and explore the snow – making footprints and playing follow the leader around the garden.
The finished tree
A small group went to Church to have a look at the festival and the children had tea and cake with the Vicar.
We had some new play spaces created in the garden by DCC Sufficiency and Funding Team who chose The Grove for their volunteer day. Their hard work meant the garden has been extended with two astro turf areas which have added to the children’s outdoor opportunities. Thank you to the team.