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Duncan the Paramedic Visits Children 1st @ St Peter and St Paul

As part of our project about people who help us, we were pleased to welcome paramedic Duncan and his ambulance to St Peter and St Pauls this week.

Everyone listened attentively as Duncan showed us inside the ambulance. He told us about the equipment and how it is used to help people.

We learned that all the equipment has its own place in the ambulance and it all has to be kept very neat and tidy so Duncan and the other paramedics know where it is when they have to help people very quickly in an emergency.

Duncan has a very important job and told us about what he has to do each day.

Sitting in the driving seat of the ambulance was really exciting. The children loved having the opportunity to sit behind the wheel and pretend to drive.

Many thanks to Duncan and The East Midlands Ambulance Service for giving our children this first-hand experience of a day in the life of a paramedic.

You can see more of the visit by clicking through the slideshow below.

Paramedic Duncan visits Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul

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New Developments at Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul

The Children 1st maintenance team is currently hard at work around Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul and we would like to share with you a few pictures of our latest mini project.

The children were very excited to receive a bug house from their friend James who had it made as a leaving present when he left to go to school. This gave us the great idea of having a bug garden built which will feature alongside our Mud Kitchen.

Both environments will be situated in what was the science garden behind the parent’s room.

All being well it will be ready for the children to explore in two weeks. We will keep you updated with more pictures and details of when it will be open.

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Autumn Term Nursery Council Meeting at Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul

Autumn term nursery council meeting @ Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul

The nursery councillors at St Peter and St Paul nursery met today for their first meeting this term.

The children discussed with Miss Amy and Miss Laura what fun things they like doing at nursery and what they would like to do more of.  Shenan likes to play with the play dough and Charlie suggested that we could add some strawberry essence to it.  Freddie enjoys playing on the computer and would like to do some dinosaur pictures.  Charlie also suggested that he would like to dress up as knights again and Madeleine added that she would like to be a princess for the day!

Miss Amy asked if there was anything the children didn’t like doing at nursery, the only thing that Charlie could think of was he didn’t like eating onions!  Imogen said she liked eating the carrots and the children discussed growing their own to make into soup!

Miss Amy asked the children if they thought having ‘warm fuzzy jar’ was a good idea for children to put pom poms in when they have been kind to a friend and when the jar is full to have a treat!! The children all agreed this was a great idea and came up with some good treats that they could have.  Charlie suggested bringing his teddies in for the day and teddies brothers too, Madeleine had an idea for pass the parcel, Shenan suggested ice pops and Freddie said ice creams!

It was lovely to give the children the opportunity to voice their views on what’s good at nursery and what’s not so good!  We are looking forward to the next council meeting next half term!  The children have been given the task of finding out what their friends like to do at nursery too!


Huge Support for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice at Children 1st @St Peter & St Paul Garden Party

We are delighted to announce that our recent Garden Party, held with our friends and neighbours, Children 1st @ Chesterfield Royal Hospital, raised over £1400 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Based in Sheffield the charity aims to provide care and support for children with shortened life expectancy both in their own homes and at their hospice in North Anston. Bluebell Wood relies on public donations for 95% of its funding. Here at St Peter and St Paul we are really pleased to show our support for their excellent work.

In addition to raising money, the Garden Party provided fun for everyone, as people turned out in droves to enjoy a lovely afternoon and to part with their money for such a worthy cause.

With plenty of stalls and activities there was much to keep our visitors entertained as the sun shone down on us all. Children were delighted to see both Peppa Pig and Elsa the Snow Queen from Disney’s Frozen attend the party, and loved being transformed for the afternoon by some expert face painting.

With the tombola and the raffle there was plenty of opportunity to pick up a prize. As always, the cake stall was a firm favourite. With such delicious goods for sale, no wonder they sold out in record time!  The bouncy castle was put to good use to burn off excess energy and rides on the miniature railway kept young visitors well entertained.

Thank-you to everyone who supported our Garden Party and gave so generously to support Bluebell Wood. If you would like to know more about the charity, please visit

Share our garden party by clicking through the slideshow below.

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St Peter & St Paul Summer Holiday Club 2014


Summer Holiday Club at

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Our outstanding nursery at St Peter and St Paul school will be providing their fantastic school holiday club for 7 weeks to cover the holidays of all local schools including St Peter and St Paul.

This Summer's club has an exciting timetable of activities planned which can be viewed via the link below.

Click on the icons below to view and download information. If you have any questions or would like further information please call us on 01246 276 721, or send us an email.

If you would like to book a place, please print and complete the booking form and return to Children 1st @ SPSP, Brambling House, Hady Hill, Calow, Chesterfield, S41 0EF.

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