Children are always ready to shake the tree of knowledge - Loris Malaguzzi

Celebrate Diwali at home

Tuesday, November 10th 2020
Please see some information regarding Diwali. 

Adult Cookery Classes

Friday, November 6th 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

Perhaps during lockdown you would like to take up a new hobbie and extend your cooking skills.  Southall Community Alliance are hosting some healthy cooking workshops via Zoom that might help you get started.

Please see the flyer below for more information.

Healthy Cooking Workshops

Have a lovely weekend

Ellie

Government Lockdown Announcement 31/10/2020

Sunday, November 1st 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am sure by now that you would have heard the Prime Ministers announcement regarding a four week lockdown in England.  During this lockdown, schools, nurseries and childcare are required to remain open.  Greenfields already has a comprehensive risk assessment, with a number of measures in place to ensure that the risk of transmission of Covid 19 is reduced as much as possible. 

We will be reviewing the official guidance as it is published this week and will keep you informed of any changes that we plan to make. 

Greenfields will be open this week as normal so please do bring your children in.  If you are concerned please come and speak to me when you are dropping off or picking up your child.

Warm regards,

Ellie Larkin

Headteacher

Trick or treat during coronavirus

Friday, October 23rd 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

please see the following message from Ealing Public Health.

At a time when the coronavirus rates continue to rise in London, the trick or treat Halloween tradition with many children ringing on the same doorbells and rummaging in the same bowl of sweets is an unnecessary risk to take.

It is possible to transfer the virus on sweet wrappers etc as these are very difficult to clean and the virus can remain on surfaces such as door knockers and bells for up to three days – potentially longer.

Instead of going from door to door consider one of the fun and safe alternatives such as family pumpkins hunts.

Please consider vulnerable residents who may be particularly anxious at this time and alarmed by repeated knocks on their door.

However you celebrate Halloween remember you must never be with more than 6 people outside, and only be inside with the people you live with or those in your support bubble.

We wish you all a happy and safe half term.

Public Health Ealing

Covid 19 Risk Assessment and Policy for Re-opening

Saturday, August 29th 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below the latest risk assessments for centre re-opening in September.  We look forward to welcoming you back and if you need any further information please email: admin@greenfieldschildren.com or telephone: 020 8813 8079.

Greenfields Nursery School and Children's Centre COVID 19 Risk Assessment for September Re-opening

Health and Safety Guidance for Re-opening

Bucket Time and Attention Builders

Tuesday, June 9th 2020

Just in case you have missed our Bucket Time and Attention Builder activities we have copied them all below so that you can access them all in one place.

Bucket One

Bucket Two

Bucket Three

Bucket Four

Attention Builder One

Attention Builder Two

Attention Builder Three

Attention Builder Four

We hope you have found these useful.

Attention Builders

Monday, June 8th 2020

Good morning all, we hope you had a good weekend.  Here is the final video in our Attention Builder series.

Attention Builder Four

Attention Builders

Friday, June 5th 2020

Here is our next Attention Builder.  We will be back on Monday to share our last Attention Builder video with you.

Attention Builder Three

Attention Builders

Thursday, June 4th 2020

Here is the second Attention Builder for this week.  Have fun!

Attention Builder Two

Attention Builders

Wednesday, June 3rd 2020

Good morning,

You might remember that a few weeks ago Paula shared some Bucket Time activities with you, Bucket Time is particularly for children who have social and communication difficulties as it helps to improve their joint attention skills. 

This week Paula is going to be sharing some Attention Building activities.  In the Early Intervention Group, we begin our group time sessions with a Bucket and then follow on with the Attention Builder.  The Attention Builder will extend your child's concentration time and joint attention skills.

Paula will demonstrate the activities so that you can watch with your child and some of them you may like to do again yourself with your child at home.

Attention Builder One

Bucket Time

Thursday, May 7th 2020

Today is our last bucket time with Paula, we hope you ahev found these videos useful.

Bucket Time Four

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend, see you next week.

Bucket Time

Wednesday, May 6th 2020

We hope you enjoy today's bucket time activity.

Bucket Time Three

Bucket Time

Tuesday, May 5th 2020

Today Paula is back with another bucket time activity.

Bucket Time Two

Bucket Time

Monday, May 4th 2020

Good morning everyone,

If you have children that have social communication difficulties you may have heard your keyworker talking about 'bucket time'.  Bucket time is an activity that we do everyday with some of the children at nursery and this week Paula will be sharing some videos with you to help you do bucket time at home with your children.

These videos are for you to watch each day with your child.  Your child will enjoy the familiar activity with Paula and you can learn how to do it so that next week you can do it by yourself with your child.

We hope you find them useful, here is bucket number one.

Bucket Time One

We will be back tomorrow with bucket number two.

Foodbank

Friday, May 1st 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

If you have not been affected financially by the Covid 19 crisis and are looking for ways to help others, Greenfields are working closely with the Ealing foodbank to support vulnerable families.  We have referred a number of families to the foodbank to help them to feed their families during this time and are acting as a donation point in Southall.  As you can imagine the demand for this service is very high at the moment and any donations that you may be able to make would be very gratefully received.  Greenfields is open for donations on a Mon, Tues and Thurs 11am-2pm.  We will then arrange for these to be delivered to the main foodbank centre in Hanwell. Please follow the link below to find a list of foods that are currently needed and your closest donation point.

I am so grateful to be working in such a kind and caring community at this time, I hope you are all keeping well and safe and I look forward to seeing you all as soon as it is safe to do so.

Warm regards

Ellie

Foodbank Donation List

Healthy Centre Week

Monday, October 29th 2018
This week is Health Centre Week.  Come and join us to find out how you can help your child to develop a healthy and happy lifestyle.

Nurseries Achieve National Success

Sunday, October 28th 2018

Read all about the Nursery World Awards received by Ealing nurseries in the Around Ealing Article below.

Greenfields was awarded Nursery of the Year as well as the award for Early Years in Schools.

http://ealingnewsextra.co.uk/latest-news/nursery-awards/

Nursery of The Year

Wednesday, October 17th 2018

Greenfields named 'Nursery of the Year'

It is a great honour and privilege to receive this award that recognises our creative and nurturing approach to children's learning and development.  Judge Wendy Scott has written the following about Greenfields;

 ‘Greenfields’ curriculum is directed towards nurturing, supporting and listening to young children through a vibrant, creative approach to learning.  The nursery school is well known for its work with resident artists, where children are challenged to think outside their own scale and experience by creating large works with new materials and considering questions of maths and physics as well as exploring a set of art practices’.

Follow the links below for more information:

Nursery of the Year

Early Years in Schools Award

Wonderwall

Tuesday, October 16th 2018

The children have created yet another inspiring sculpture for the community to enjoy!!

Please follow the link below to read more...

Nursery World Wonderwall Article

Butterfly Walk at Glade Lane Canal Side Park

Sunday, June 3rd 2018
Catalyst are hosting a butterfy walk on Tuesday 5th June 11am-2pm at Glade Lane Canal Side Park.  If you are free come along and see how many species of butterfly you can identify.  All equipment and refreshments will be provided.

Party!!

Friday, December 15th 2017
The children will be having a Christmas Party and a visit from Father Christmas on Tuesday 19th December.  Timings are different for the different age groups so if you are not sure when to come please speak to your child's keyworker to make sure that your child does not miss out.

Water Donkey

Thursday, November 9th 2017

Please enjoy our latest Nursery World Article which celebrates the story of buidling 'Water Donkey' and our adventure along the canal to Bixley Triangle.  

Nursery World was established in 1925 to inform the Early Years Sector and now has a current subscription readership of 14,000. It is a wonderful recognition of our good practise in collaboration with the University of the Arts London to have our work regularly published in Nursery World.

Nursery World - Water Donkey

Tree Planting

Monday, November 6th 2017

Our children have been working hard in the community again, planting trees in Montague Waye along with pupils from Clifton Primary School and Featherstone High School.  Activities like these will help children to develop a connection with nature and their community and develop their sense of responsibility for caring for our environment.  Please take the time to enjoy some photographs of the activity in our gallery and follow the link below to read the whole story.

Tree Planting

http://ealingnewsextra.co.uk/features/school-trees/

Bookstart Corner Award

Wednesday, November 1st 2017

The Centre has won an award in celebration of the work that is being done to deliver the Bookstart Programme.

'The Centre has carefully thought through how best to use the resources and sessions availiable with Bookstart Corner, making sure that it is delivered in a way that is comfortable for local families, which come from many different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds'.

Follow the link below to read more...

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/supporting-you/practitioners/our-programmes/bookstart/bookstart-25th-anniversary-awards-the-winners/award-winners-corner-and-additional-needs/

Curriculum Newsletter

Monday, May 8th 2017

Follow the link below for this weeks curriculum newsletter.

Curriculum Newsletter 01.05.17

Curriculum Newsletter

Friday, April 28th 2017

Have a look at what the children have been learning this week.

Curriculum Newsletter - 24/04/17

Greenfields Children's Centre

A Voyage Along the Canal

Friday, March 31st 2017

Dear Parents,

in case you missed the flyer regarding our Easter holiday project it is attached below.  We are looking forward to seeing the children's designs when we return to nursery on the 18th April.

'A Voyage Along the Canal'

Curriculum News

Friday, March 17th 2017

Every Friday our curriculum newsletter is availiable to keep you up to date with what your child has been doing and what is planned for the following week.  Please follow the links below for this weeks news and some photographs of this weeks learning.

Curriculum Newsletter 13/03/17 

Greenfields Children's Centre

Orchards Project

Friday, March 3rd 2017

On the 1st of March, children and parents from Greenfields teamed up with students from Featherstone HIgh School and Clifton Primary to plant fruit trees and hedges in the park. The Southall Orchard Project has been organised by Southall Transition, a community led initiative aimed at planting orchards and fruiting hedges throughout Southall.  There will be a further planting day tomorrow (Saturday 4th March) and all of the community are welcome to join in.  Follow the link below to see some photographs of the day and more information.

Southall Orchard Project

Curriculum News

Friday, March 3rd 2017

Every Friday our curriculum newsletter is availiable to keep you up to date with what your child has been doing and what is planned for the following week.  Please follow the link below for this weeks news.

Curriculum News 27th Feb - Over Three's