Events & Visits
There’s absolutely loads happening every day at Young Discoverers, and the team work hard to ensure that we have lots of different and interesting things to do. Here are just a few examples:
Trips to Hollicarrs Woods. We’re so lucky to be located in such a fabulous rural area with some amazing neighbours who let us come and visit. Just a short distance from the Nursery is Hollicarrs, and we regularly take the children from Pre School, and occasionally our Two’s as well in our Minibus to visit for some fantastic Woodland Adventures. From teddy bears picnics to hunts for the Gruffalo, there’s such a range of things we do there, and we have muddy puddle suits so that we can go whatever the weather.
Special Visitors. In order to know more about the world around us, we invite many special visitors to come and see us and show us what they do in both Nursery and Before and After School Club. People who help us, is always a great theme to invite people, and we have had the Fire Brigade, Ambulance Service, Vets, Dentists, and many more. The children enjoy experiencing things hands on, and retain so much more information when learning in this way, so if a child has a particular interest we will pick up on this and extend the learning as best we can. Our guest who brought his metal detector for a Treasure Hunt at Escrick Before & After School Club was a fabulous event, and has been much requested since.
Family Invitations. We try and organise events for everyone in a child’s family to get involved. Mother’s Day saw us have a tea party in our Pre School, and the chance for many of our mum’s to join us for a really sociable afternoon. We also see a lot of grandparents in Nursery, and it really shouldn’t have surprised us that our Grandparents Day event resulted in a full house! There’s more to come with Father’s Day, and any other reason at all for families to get involved.
Christmas at Young Discoverers. We know you all love Christmas and so do we! Every year, the fairies visit the Nursery at the beginning of December, and come and decorate our lovely setting in the middle of the night, sprinkling fairy dust as they go, and create a magical transformation for the children to see the following day. We also hold a party for families to join us. For Pre School we do this off site at Hollicarrs in order that everyone that wants to can join us, rather than limit numbers, and at Nursery the families of all our younger children have ample space to join us. There’s a visit from Father Christmas at Hollicarrs, and lots of fun games and a party tea.