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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

Children 1st @ St Peter and St Paul



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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Bernardo's Big Toddle at Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul

To Infinity and Beyond!

Not really! But you may be forgiven for thinking that as children and staff donned their space age costumes for a cosmic Bernado’s Big Toddle.  Space rangers, aliens, planets and rockets set forth to far off galaxies.

For early years children this was the huge school playing field, whilst younger ones enjoyed toddling around the nursery play areas.


All our space age explorers were rewarded for their efforts with beautiful inter-galactic medals which they wore with pride!

Such fun! However the serious side to this is that everyone was supporting the Barnardo’s Big Toddle. This short sponsored walk for nursery age children helps to raise much needed funds for Barnardo’s vital work with Britain’s most vulnerable toddlers and helps to give them the childhood they deserve.

We’ll be in touch to let you know how much we have raised. In the meantime, a huge thank-you to everyone who helped to make the event a huge success.

Check out our space age toddle by clicking through the pictures below.


Bernardo's Big Toddle at St Peter and St Paul Slideshow

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St George's Day Celebrations at Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul

Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul celebrate St George's Day with a Special Quest!

Everyone got into the St George's Day spirit at Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul when they were called into action  to rescue Mr Harvey who had been 'bear-knapped' by the the evil Alien 'Dr Doom.'

"We're going to be superheroes aren't we?" remarked Caitlin V.

Our brave Knights, Princess and Princesses (helped also by the heroic Spiderman!) set out on their special quest to find Mr Harvey by following alien footprints and pieces of alien hair which he had left in the branches. Mr Harvey was found unharmed in the woods thanks to the heroic efforts of our children!

Once the children had recovered from their quest, they got busy with craft activities, learning how to make flags and how to write 'St George's Day.'

The children and staff then also made a castle using sound huts, picnic table and parachute. In true St George spirit, the Knights, princess and princesses (and Spiderman!) were then called back into action to protect the castle from the Dragon!

It was an action packed day which everyone thoroughly enjoyed - apart from the Dragon and Dr Doom!

Share the fun and the brilliant costumes on the slide show below.

Thanks to everyone for all their support!

St Peter & St Paul's Special St George's Day Quest Slideshow


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