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Our Amazing February to April Newsletter

We have lots of fun events planned for 2020 including celebrating Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day to name a few! So keep your eyes peeled and our latest newsletter pinned to the fridge!

Click here to download the newsletter!

12 Days of Christmas at Willowdene Private Day Nursery

Who’s ready to get into the Christmas Spirit? We’ve got some wonderful festive events planned at nursery this December and we are capturing the Christmas magic! Take a look and see what you’ll discover!

Discover our Christmas plans!

12 Days of Christmas at Willowdene

Read our spectacular October- December Newsletter!

Autumn is here and we have lots of fun events planned in the upcoming months, including dare we say it… Christmas! Let us get our hats and scarves at the ready! Here’s our latest nursery newsletter!

Read our full October- December Newsletter here!

100+ Recommended Reads for you and your little one.

Reading a book with your little one is fun – it’s a time for closeness, laughing and talking together. It can also help give your child a flying start in life and lead them to become lifelong readers.

We recently asked our parents for some of the books they love to share… check out their thoughts by downloading our recommended reads below!

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Take a look at our February-April Newsletter!

It’s another super Spring at Willowdene! With a new year comes lots more fun and we can’t wait. Take a peek at all that’s coming up!

Check out our full February-April Newsletter here!

Recipe: Tasty Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Cinnamon

Halloween is coming and we all know what that means: it’s pumpkin time! Making a spooky pumpkin is a great way to get creative and have some messy fun with your child. But what about all those insides that go in the bin once the pumpkin has been hollowed out?

Don’t throw your pumpkin seeds away – make a delicious snack instead!

Use your pumpkin seeds to make a tasty Halloween snack

There’s no need for any parts of the pumpkin to go to waste. Not only can you use the flesh to cook a delicious Pumpkin Soup, you can also make a scrummy snack using the seeds! We’ve put together this simple ‘Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Cinnamon’ recipe so you and your family can sit back and enjoy a healthy snack after all that carving.

The instructions involve wiping, rinsing, stirring and spreading – which means children of all ages can help you at different stages. So instead of throwing your seeds away this Halloween, why not have a bit more fun in the kitchen instead?

Click image below to download our quick and easy pumpkin seed recipe!

If you make our tasty cinnamon pumpkin seeds at home, we’d love to hear about it. Send us your photos and let us know how else you make use of your pumpkin leftovers on Facebook!

Check out our November-January Newsletter!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re getting into the festive spirit as we look forward to a whole load of Christmas fun at Willowdene.

Read our Full Newsletter Here!

10 Brilliant ‘No Planning Required’ Activities for Children

It’s not easy coming up with new (and affordable) outdoor activities for children every day.  

With this in mind, we’ve put together some ‘No Planning Required’ learning activities you can do outdoors and at home!

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Make Our 3 Ingredient Banana Cookies!

Watch our short video to learn how you can make one of our favourite healthy snacks in minutes. These delicious 3 Ingredient Banana Cookies are low-fat, vegan and super easy to make. 

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Read our Willowdene July-November Newsletter!

We’ve had lot’s of fun in the sun at Willowdene and we still have loads more coming up!

Read our full Willowdene July-November newsletter here!

Pop in for a visit anytime!

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