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From the Fitzsimmons Kitchen – Healthy Eating

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At Fitzsimmons Place Nursery, a privately owned nursery school in the heart of Guildford, we pride ourselves on our kitchen. All the children’s meals are created from scratch using locally sourced fresh products, relevant to the season and each and every menu takes in consideration the needs for growing children to have a healthy and balance diet. Every nursery school across the country has a responsibility to make sure the…

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15 October: Staff and Returning to Work

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October has been a busy month for Fitzsimmons Place Nursery, we have had a number of new children starting across various ages and it is always lovely to see new children settling but in addition we have had 3 ‘old’ faces returning to work after a period of absence. Sarah- Jane Foxall has come back to us in the capacity of Nursery Manager after 9 months away on maternity leave.…

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Who will be eligible for future government funding?

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The department of education says that the majority of working families with three and four year olds already use more than 15 hours of childcare – government figures indicate that just over 20% currently take 25 hours or more and as a result have decided in a very loose way to offer a greater number of free hours to parents who qualify. Parents who will be eligible have to satisfy…

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What Are The Benefits Of Nursery Care?

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Your Child Generally very young children will want to spend their days playing with friends and having fun. During this period they will learn about acceptable social behaviour such as sharing, being in the company of others and an understanding of how our normal days are structured. At Fitzsimmons Place Nursery, a private day care provider, we operate a fairly structured day but allow for flexibility as the day unfolds.…

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Back To School

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After a long (hot??) summer, at this time of August our thoughts start to turn to the new school year. The Olympics is now over (and what a great result for Team GB – performances the whole nation can be proud of) and television stations are now bombarding us with back to school adverts, we need to get organised and start the process of transitioning our children back into a…

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About Fitzsimmons Place Nursery – Guildford, Surrey

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Fitzsimmons Place Nursery provides quality day care for children aged from a few weeks old to those just about to start school. The nursery operates for 5 days a week and 51 weeks of the year (closed Christmas week) and can offer places either on a full time basis for just a single day. FPN is a private nursery operating for over 20 years in the Guildford area and is…

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Colours – The Possible Effects On A Child’s Brain

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Colour is everywhere, it surrounds us all and has a tremendous influence on children’s development and as a result most quality private nurseries focus on making the classroom bright and cheerful as strong colours lift confidence and creativity. Physiologically, colours have subtle effects on how we feel and babies and toddlers are no exception to this. There are four psychological primary colours, red, blue, yellow and green - And by…

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Child Care Schools – How They Work And Their Strategy For Every Child

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Meeting the individual needs of all children lies at the heart of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Every child deserves the best possible start in life, and the support to fulfil their potential. A child’s experiences in the early years of life, has a major impact on their future life chances. All early year’s providers must have, and implement an effective policy for ensuring equality of opportunity and a…

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Impact Of Fun Classroom Learning On A Child’s Brain

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Teachers at all levels understand that humour is inherently social and the contagious nature of humour naturally builds a sense of social community by lowering defences and bringing individuals together. By making the classroom a ‘fun’ place, children are receptive to learning quicker, enjoying their learning time more and also find it easier to communicate with their classroom buddies in a much better way. Essentially humour and fun activate our…

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Pre-School Nutrition And Education Go Hand In Hand

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In a recent study, 70% of obese children grow up to have adult obese issues and the process of educating people to make healthy eating choices starts at a very early age and at Fitzsimmons Place Nursery we take very special care in producing menu’s that are healthy, nutritious as well as being delicious. Today it is estimated 1 in 5 children of a pre-school age are already obese. As…

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