Jenniflowers Pre-School Nursery - Fun and Nurturing Early Years 
       Education and Care in Southfields, London

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Out and about in our Community

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Living and working in a city of London we are fortunate to have so much green space around us. It's invigorating running outside with the wind through one's hair, listening to the birds tweeting and the trees whispering to one another, breathing in the local aromas of an Indian restaurant, watching and listening to the huge crane at the construction site lifting, carrying and swinging, hearing the District tube line rumble past... this is what a local child experiences day to day. At Jenniflowers we love taking our children on local excursions as much as we can. 

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The 'Special' Park

A lovely local park with a variety of fun climbing, swinging and balancing apparatus, and rolling hills. The children named it.

The 'Secret' Park

             The children named this park too. Sometimes we 'forget' 
how to get there and the children need to show us... 

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Wimbledon Common

           A place of discovery... with a wealth of wildlife in the form of 
flowers, trees, grasses, pond and animal life... 

Choo Choo Train

                       Our children love riding around our community 
in our Jenniflowers Choo Choo train!

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Rugby in the Park

The 'Normal' Park

Sometimes we hold our rugby class in the park,
far more realistic to the actual game!
We usually play rugby in our nursery annex hall. 

A park of discovery ... behind the shrubbery, up the trees
and below the leaves! What can we find?
(Yes, the children named this park too!)

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                     local fruit shop > > >

< < <  washing our fruit first

On a daily basis at pre-school we choose busy bees who take orders from their friends from our home made fruit book, and choose and buy the fruit from the local green grocer/shop. They learn invaluable skills in making these decisions, deciding what to buy (based on their friends' orders and their own choice), counting out money and handing it to the grocer, and seeing the delight of their friends when the bring the fruit back, prepping it and eating it together. 

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Visiting our local tube station > watching the tubes come in, counting the passengers, watching the traffic light system they use,
seeing the tube staff in uniforms helping all kinds of people. 

Tube trip into London to see the poppies at the Tower of London >
Children are never too young to learn about their historical and cultural heritage... relayed at a level they understand. London is a magnificent city with so much on offer, for grown ups and children... it's a joy to see their faces when they crane their little necks gazing up at a rather tall glass building, and then running their palm across the smoothness of an historical marble statue. 

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Posting postcards!

When one of our friends or teachers moves to another country we love to stay in touch and draw pictures and write postcards for them. The children take this very seriously, fixing a stamp onto it and posting it themselves. 

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Library > The love of reading is instilled early on in life... and especially in this day and age where children (and adults) do much of their reading on a tablet/phone screen of some sort. We encourage book reading at Jenniflowers and have a vast library of books of all shapes and sizes, textures and subject matter. We have an account at our local library where our children can choose books every week for us to read back at Jenniflowers. We enjoy spending (quiet) time here... reading and spending time together... it's good for children to have this peaceful, chilled time. They know to talk softly when they visit, they make us very proud with their good listening!

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We have been following what's been happening at the construction site across the road from pre-school for over a year now... it's so exciting and we have seen so many changes. So much learning goes on here - about transport vehicles (diggers and cranes and cement mixers), lifting and carrying schemas which we emulate in our activities in our own sand play... pretending to be a crane one day, and a digger the next! Exciting and exhilarating to watch a building grow in front of us!

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And then, 

amidst all the thrill
and excitement,
our little ones needs to rest... taking
it all in and absorbing
our environment. 

Quietly. 

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