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County Lines Awareness Week

This week is County Lines Awareness Week 7-11th March 2022 If you are unaware of what County Lines is here is a short explanation… “County lines are drug distribution networks, spread across the country, using young and vulnerable people to move and store drugs. Often those involved are coerced and groomed into helping through threats, […]

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Looking after your mental health over the Christmas period

The media portrays the festive season as a time of happiness, gifts, and great company. While this is some people’s experience, for others it can be a challenging and lonely time. The festive period can affect our mental health in many different ways. Whether or not Christmas is part of your life, your mental health […]

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Kate’s yummy recipes

We’ve uploaded some of the amazing recipes to our news section that Kate our (Award Nominated!) Senior Nursery Cook has devised and will be using over the next six months on the Autumn/Winter menu. We’re serving a sample of these recipes at our Open Day for existing parents and we’re sure they will be really […]

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Lemon Mousse

Lemon Mousse With so many children having an intolerance to eggs these days Kate has made up a very quick and simple recipe for an eggless mousse. (Don’t worry the children have loads of eggs in other meals) 1kg full fat greek yoghurt 600ml double cream 4 lemons 200ml Agave nectar or maple syrup Thoroughly […]

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Aubergine Flapjack Bake

Aubergine flapjack bake This is one of Kate’s favourite recipes. Big Bears made it as a cooking activity for tea and she adopted their recipe – Taste-testing it of course to ensure it was ok for the children, she was hooked! It is sooo delicious especially served just warm. 200g rolled oats 1 medium aubergine […]

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Olive & Feta Hummus

Olive and Feta Hummus This lower-fat version of hummus is ideal for growing children. It’s packed with protein, fibre and good fats. Unlike traditional hummus, I omit the tahini (sesame paste) to avoid the high risk of allergic reaction and leave out the lemon as the children seem to find it too bitter otherwise. 2 […]

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Jamaican Patties

Jamaican Patties Bring a bit of sunshine to Derby with a taste of the Caribbean. This vegetarian snack is fantastic hot or cold. For approximately 6 medium-sized patties or a 9inch traybake Pastry 500g plain flour 125g Trex vegetable fat 125g Vegetable margarine 2 teaspoons turmeric Cold water Filling 300g potatoes 300g sweet potatoes (or […]

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Coconut & Cocoa Energy Bites

Coconut and cocoa energy bites (no-bake) These no-bake energy bites are delicious, nutritious, and dairy-free. 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup cocoa 1/4 cup agave nectar or maple syrup 1 cup desiccated coconut 1/4 cup oats Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blend together until the oats have broken down and it’s […]

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NMT Awards Nominated Finalists

We are so proud to announce that we are FINALISTS in TWO categories at the Nursery Management Today Awards 2021 Our amazing Nursery Cook Kate Cresswell has received well-deserved recognition in the Nursery Chef Award category, and our fantastic outdoor learning space & Forest School has gained recognition in the Nursery Outdoor Learning Environment Award. We’re looking […]

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Bobby our Therapy Dog

Bobby our therapy dog visited The Old School Adventure Club, Willington, Derby today! Our dedicated Before & After School and Holiday club!

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