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4
Sep
2017
Monthly News September 17

Monthly News September 17

By little munchkin patch on September 4, 2017 in News with No Comments

September planning: Our themes for this month are All About Me and Opposites. With the start of the new academic term and as our new munchkins are settling in we will be focusing on offering our munchkins play activities to find out about themselves and each other & the things they like. It is also […]

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7
Aug
2017
Monthly News August 17

Monthly News August 17

By little munchkin patch on August 7, 2017 in News with No Comments

Monthly News August planning: We are going on a bug hunt…..we are going to catch a big one….we are not afraid! In August it’s all about insects, bugs and other crawlers. We will be taking our trail sheets and magnifying glasses on our walks and see which insects we can spot. Indoor we will use books, […]

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3
Jul
2017
Monthly News July 17

Monthly News July 17

By little munchkin patch on July 3, 2017 in News with No Comments

Monthly News July planning: We will be focusing on a summer theme and learning about feelings & emotions. We know that some of you have already taking your munchkins on holiday or are about to soon so we would love to hear what your munchkins enjoyed most during your time away. If you are happy […]

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5
Jun
2017
Monthly News June 17

Monthly News June 17

By little munchkin patch on June 5, 2017 in News with No Comments

Monthly News June planning: Our themes in June are Space & Road Safety. As we are always out and about we feel it is necessary that the children learn the necessary life skills of keeping safe outdoors. We will be doing this in an age & stage appropriate way through various play activities inside and […]

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2
May
2017
Monthly News May 17

Monthly News May 17

By little munchkin patch on May 2, 2017 in News with No Comments

Monthly News May planning: Our themes this month are Farm Animals & Transport. With the weather being on the up side we are hoping to take the munchkins on outings to farms and animal parks nearby where we can support the munchkins’ excitement, interest in animals as well as their learning by giving them first […]

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3
Apr
2017
Monthly News April 17

Monthly News April 17

By little munchkin patch on April 3, 2017 in News with No Comments

Monthly News April planning: We will be focusing on a Spring and an Under Water theme. Some munchkins have already noticed the change in season and we will be sure to plan more munchkin trail walks outside now that the weather is on the up too. Just like last year we would like all munchkins […]

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5
Mar
2017
Our Ofsted reports

Our Ofsted reports

By little munchkin patch on March 5, 2017 in News with No Comments

  Our Ofsted reports On our resent visit from Ofsted we received an outstanding grade We do agree and think it’s right that Ofsted comes to every setting to make sure children are in safe hands; however, no matter how self-confident you are, the thought of someone looking over your shoulder and making sure you’re […]

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1
Mar
2017
Monthly News March 17

Monthly News March 17

By little munchkin patch on March 1, 2017 in News with No Comments

Monthly News March planning: March is going to be all about Shapes & Colours! Learning shapes and colours may well be a young child’s first educational endeavour. Although recognizing objects as red or blue, round or square might seem like child’s play, it’s actually integral to a young child’s cognitive development and sets the stage […]

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8
Feb
2017
Outstanding Congratulations

Outstanding Congratulations

By little munchkin patch on February 8, 2017 in News with No Comments

We were delighted to receive a letter of congratulations from Sir Michael Wilshaw (Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Ofsted) His letter reads One of my most enjoyable duties as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector is to celebrate the success of those judged to be outstanding when they were inspected. Please accept my warmest congratulations on achieving this […]

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6
Feb
2017
Monthly News February 17

Monthly News February 17

By little munchkin patch on February 6, 2017 in News with No Comments

Monthly News February planning: February is all about Numbers and 5 Senses. We will playfully introduce numbers, counting & early math skills to the munchkins by preparing fun activities such as: number hunts, singing counting songs, maths bags, counting games, run around numbers, tracing numbers, play dough number stamping and of course we will be […]

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3
Jan
2017
Monthly News January 17

Monthly News January 17

By little munchkin patch on January 3, 2017 in News with No Comments

Monthly News January 17 January planning: A Winter theme offers many opportunities to learn maths and science concepts. Snow days are probably going to be a novelty for us all but should they happen we are all going to be very excited! We will observe and investigate winter weather, snow, ice, temperature and explore hibernation […]

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3
Jan
2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

By little munchkin patch on January 3, 2017 in News with No Comments

Happy New Year 2017 May you all have a smashing 2017 filled with lots of truly delightful surprises for you and your loved ones! As ever keep us up to date with all your little munchkins activities throughout the year so we can include photos and observation in their leaning journal.  

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5
Dec
2016
Monthly News December 16

Monthly News December 16

By little munchkin patch on December 5, 2016 in News with No Comments

Monthly News December 16 December planning: Tis the season to be jolly….fa la la la la la la la la….. Christmas is our favourite time of the year. What’s not to love?! We are embracing this month’s theme as we explore family traditions together. It’s such an exciting time of the year and your munchkin […]

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2
Nov
2016
Monthly News November 16

Monthly News November 16

By little munchkin patch on November 2, 2016 in News with No Comments

Monthly News November planning: This month we will be focusing on Nursery Rhymes & Music Around the World. Next week is National Nursery Rhyme week and we shall be bringing our song & story sacks out and sing all day long to celebrate this special week;-). We would love you to share your munchkin’s favourite […]

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3
Oct
2016
Monthly News October 16

Monthly News October 16

By little munchkin patch on October 3, 2016 in News with No Comments

Monthly News October planning: This month we will be focusing on an Autumn theme. Autumn is one of our most favourite time of the year. It’s the time when season changes, the days are getting darker, the leaves change into vibrant colours. Autumn is great for long autumn wellie walks with lots of treasures to […]

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3
Oct
2016
Starting school?

Starting school?

By little munchkin patch on October 3, 2016 in News with No Comments

When will my child start school? Will your child be four years old before September 2017? Then you must apply for a primary school place by 15 January 2017! Please click here for a helpful link to all necessary information you need to know when your child starts school and how to apply.

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3
Oct
2016
Map to Munchkin Patch

Map to Munchkin Patch

By little munchkin patch on October 3, 2016 in News with No Comments

Town traffic From the 9th October to the 30th October Market Street in Bradford on Avon is closed to vehicles making it that much longer for all traffic to move about the town. We know that the traffic can cause delays so this is a polite reminder that parents may need to start out a […]

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5
Sep
2016
Monthly News September 16

Monthly News September 16

By little munchkin patch on September 5, 2016 in News with No Comments

Monthly News September planning: Our themes for this month are All About Me and Opposites. With the start of the new academic term and our three new munchkins settling in we will be focusing on offering our munchkins play activities to find out about themselves and each other & the things they like. It is […]

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1
Aug
2016
Monthly News August 16

Monthly News August 16

By little munchkin patch on August 1, 2016 in News with No Comments

Monthly News August planning: We are going on a bug hunt…..we are going to catch a big one….we are not afraid! In August it’s all about insects, bugs and other crawlers. We will be taking our trail sheets and magnifying glasses on our walks and see which insects we can spot. Indoor we will use […]

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1
Aug
2016
Thank you

Thank you

By little munchkin patch on August 1, 2016 in News with No Comments

Thank you August is always a big month for us! Three years ago Tom and I started little munchkin patch! Since then we thoroughly enjoy getting to know you munchkins, laughing with them, caring for them, playing with them, teaching them and being part of their lives seeing them progress with each month that passes […]

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4
Jul
2016
Monthly News July 16

Monthly News July 16

By little munchkin patch on July 4, 2016 in News with No Comments

July planning: We will be focusing on a summer theme and learning about feelings & emotions. We know that some of you have already taking your munchkins on holiday or are about too soon so we would love to hear what he/she enjoyed most during your time away. If you are happy to share pictures […]

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4
Jul
2016
Assistant

Assistant

By little munchkin patch on July 4, 2016 in News with No Comments

As Little Munchkin Patch childcare continues to grow, it is with huge happiness and delight that we are welcoming Edwina Dobinson as an assistant into Little Munchkin Patch from August 2016. Edwina is Tom’s mummy and she is very excited to be contributing to all the fun and learning for a few days each week. […]

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1
Jun
2016
Monthly News June 16

Monthly News June 16

By little munchkin patch on June 1, 2016 in News with No Comments

Monthly News June 16 June planning: Our themes in June are Space & Road Safety. As we are always out and about we feel it is necessary that the children learn the necessary life skills of keeping safe outdoors. We will be doing this in an age & stage appropriate way through various play activities inside […]

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5
May
2016
Monthly News

Monthly News

By little munchkin patch on May 5, 2016 in News with No Comments

Monthly News May planning: Our themes this month are Farm Animals & Transport. With the weather being on the up side we are hoping to take the munchkins on outings to farms and animal parks nearby where we can support the munchkins’ excitement, interest in animals as well as their learning by giving them first hand […]

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4
Apr
2016
Monthly News

Monthly News

By little munchkin patch on April 4, 2016 in News with No Comments

Monthly News April planning: We will be focusing on a Spring and an Under Water theme. Some munchkins have already noticed the change in season and we will be sure to plan more munchkin trail walks outside now that the weather is on the up too. Just like last year we would like all munchkins […]

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14
Mar
2016
Monthly News

Monthly News

By little munchkin patch on March 14, 2016 in News with No Comments

March 2016 planning: March is going to be all about Shapes & Colours! Learning shapes and colours may well be a young child’s first educational endeavour. Although recognizing objects as red or blue, round or square might seem like child’s play, it’s actually integral to a young child’s cognitive development and sets the stage for […]

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20
Mar
2014
Our Ofsted reports

Our Ofsted reports

By Tom Dobinson on March 20, 2014 in News with No Comments

Our Ofsted reports little munchkin patch is regulated and inspected by Ofsted and we ensure that we are fully in accordance with the Welfare Standards in all practices and procedures. Please read our Ofsted reports here alternatively read our reports on our Ofsted page Thomas Jacob Edwin Dobinson Click here to view Tom’s report Click […]

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20
Oct
2013
Saturday Club

Saturday Club

By Tom Dobinson on October 20, 2013 in News with No Comments

We are founded on making life easy for the parents and making sure your little one has the best start, offering a complete childcare service from early years care and education to holiday and breakfast clubs as well as after school care. We have also just started Saturday outings and events meaning not only is […]

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20
Sep
2013
Yes Chef

Yes Chef

By Tom Dobinson on September 20, 2013 in News with No Comments

We actively promote a healthy eating policy. All meals and snacks are nutritionally planned and prepared and cooked in our kitchen and we use fresh and locally grown food produce where possible. Each child’s individual dietary needs are readily taken into account and our menus are displayed on a daily basis on our notice board.

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20
Aug
2013
little munchkin patch childcare Bradford on Avon

little munchkin patch childcare Bradford on Avon

By Tom Dobinson on August 20, 2013 in News with No Comments

We are a happy patch and love what we do; we are super busy every day: up early and to bed late making sure you and your little munchkin has the best support. Knowing that your child is getting the best care and start in life means the world to us.

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30
Jul
2013
munchkin website

munchkin website

By Tom Dobinson on July 30, 2013 in News with No Comments

Here at little munchkin patch HQ we are super busy completing our website. Just a few tweaks here and there, a few more images to go in and we should be up and running soon. We hope you like what you see so far! In the meantime come and like our page on facebook: www.facebook.com/littlemunchkinpatch!

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15
Jul
2013
our visit to the scrap store

our visit to the scrap store

By Tom Dobinson on July 15, 2013 in News with No Comments

So last week we took a great trip to the Aladdin’s cave of unusual materials, the scrap store in Lacock! The scrap store is a thriving, highly successful children’s and community charity. Their main aim is to promote learning through creativity, by making various low cost resources available to the community. They also offer great […]

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30
Mar
2013
Ofsted registered childminders

Ofsted registered childminders

By Tom Dobinson on March 30, 2013 in News with No Comments

We are Ofsted approved registered childminders. Janine has written all the risk assessments ensuring that all the munchkins are safe whether that is indoors or outdoors. We have had so much fun going shopping for toys and equipment and are always on the lookout for more fun but wholesome education toys.

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