On Saturday 25th June, we will be hosting our family festival at our Barnes Lane setting. Everyone is invited to join us for a day of fun and activities for all the family!
    We will have our Craft Village, Wellness area and main stage with some amazing performers!
    Wristbands go on sale next week! £2 per child, adults are free!!
    We hope you can join us!
    #woodlandsfestival #dayout #woodlandsnursery #earlyyears

    Day 1 of donations and we are so overwhelmed with what we have so far! We will be making one drop off tomorrow morning at Jacobs Well due to having so many donations!

    If you would still like to donate, we will still be taking donations this week and early next week.

    If you would still like to donate, we are short on medicines like calpol, paracetamol, plasters, first aid kits.

    As well as adult clothes, underwear, hats, scarves and gloves.

    These are just ideas, any donation is welcome 💙💛


    U K R A I N E • A I D 🇺🇦
    We are sure you have all seen the incredibly sad events taking place in Ukraine at the moment. The devastation the Ukrainian people are facing, is unbearable. We are compelled to use our large community to good use and help to support those in need.

    Jacobs Well, in Gosport, an amazing charity we have supported before, are looking for donations that they will deliver themselves to refugees that have fled their homes. They will be leaving within the next couple of weeks and so we would like our Woodlands family to help collect supplies for these families.

    The items they are asking for are;

    - Toiletries- shampoo, conditioner, sanitary items, soap etc
    - Baby milk and baby food
    - Nappies and wipes
    - Warm children’s clothing (good condition please)
    - Blankets
    - New men and womens underwear
    - Socks
    - Hats, scarves and gloves
    - Pasta
    - Rice
    - In date tinned foods

    Due to the urgency of the situation we will be looking to take our donations to Jacob’s Well, early next week.
    They will be leaving to take items, as soon as they have a van full. If after the first drop, they aren’t quite ready to go, we will keep collecting on their behalf.

    Please bring your donations to either offices or hand to your key person.

    Thank you so much for your support.
    Woodlands xx
    #woodlands #woodlandsecoproject #jacobswell #ukraine #aid

    Dear Parents,
    We are so upset to share with you that on our 18th birthday, a day that was full of celebration, our nursery office at Barnes Lane was broken into.
    Our nursery remains safe for our children to attend. The intruders did not gain access to our play spaces.
    Understandably, we are so upset but most importantly we are all ok and can continue to remain open to care for our wonderful children, who are sure will pick us straight back up.
    We would be so grateful to our community to keep an ear out for us, if you hear or saw anything, please reach out to us.
    Thank you xxx

    5 ⭐️ AGAIN!
    Today we have achieved a 5 star in our food hygiene standards!
    Huge well done to the kitchen!! We are so proud of you!!
    #foodhygiene #earlyroots #kitchen #earlyyears

    Shout out to all our parents old and new 😊

    We are very excited to be celebrating woodlands 18th Birthday on 2/2/22 🎂

    We will be celebrating within the setting the whole of the week commencing 31st January, with lots of fun activities for your children to participate in. We will also be making a memory board, which will be outside for you all to see. If any of you have any pictures or memories that you would like to share on our board please do pop by to pin them up as we would love to see them 💛🖤

    We look forward to celebrating with you all next week!!

    The Woodlands Team


    C H R I S T M A S • G I F T S
    This morning we took over all of your generous gifts to Ancasta Grove and met Chris to hand them over.
    He was overwhelmed by your generosity! He said he can’t wait to hand them out and share them with the residents.
    We also had some delicious cupcakes baked by Lesley, a wonderful friend of Woodlands. 🧁🎄
    A huge thank you to everyone who gave gifts and to Lesley for the delicious cupcakes!!
    #ancastagrove #woodlandsecoproject #christmas #christmasgiving

    A U T H O R • V I S I T 🦈
    On Thursday and Friday we have a very exciting visitor to both nurseries! Phil Claydon, who has written the amazing @giantfin will be stopping by to read to our children and help us learn to illustrate. Both nurseries will be spending the day learning all about the characters and celebrating uniqueness- the very important message from the book!
    We will be having under the sea themes too, so we can really immerse ourselves in the book.
    Parents of Woodlands- remember if you would like to purchase the book beforehand, to be signed by Phil, it’s available on Amazon! Please pencil your child’s name in the book and give to your child’s key person.
    We are so excited to have this opportunity and inspire the love of reading to our children!
    #philclaydon #localauthor #giantfin #woodlandsecoproject #earlyyears #loveofreading #readingisfun

    S P O O K Y • S C R A P • B O O K🎃
    Our lovely friends at Ancasta Grove sent back our scrap book, filled with so many lovely photos! They’ve been super busy carving pumpkins and enjoying a special pink day!
    The children LOVED looking through the photos and talking about what they could see!
    Thank you so much to everyone who sent over photos of their halloween to share back- WOW you guys are talented with the pumpkins!! 🎃 so impressive!
    We will be sending the book back over tomorrow, as well as sharing details about a very special Christmas project we will be running for the wonderful care home!
    #earlyyears #intergenerationalwork #eyfs #halloween #woodlandsearlearning #yeswesaidchristmas #christmascountdown #christmascelebrations

    Don’t forget Woodlands Also will be hosting our bonfire event at our Segensworth site tomorrow evening from 4.30-6pm!

    176 Segensworth Road
    PO15 5EJ

    Everyone is welcome from both of our nurseries, so grab your torch and come and join us for some sizzling sausages, hot chocolate and a spooky Halloween hunt around the garden 🎃

    We hope to see you there!!