Playful Pups News

Case of Chickenpox in the Bears and Pups

April 10th, 2018

Chickenpox What is it? Chickenpox is caused by the Varicella zoster virus. How do I know if someone has chickenpox? Chickenpox usually begins with a slight fever and feeling unwell just before the rash appears. The rash is very characteristic, starting as red spots, which become raised and filled with fluid (“vesicles”), then scabbing over […]

Having a spring clear out?

March 21st, 2018

If you have any hats and bags that you know you no longer use, we would love them for the nursery. Babies and toddlers love taking things in and out of bags, and putting on… they love hats and bags. We are looking to replenish our stocks, so all hats and bags are very welcome […]

Two cases of Chickenpox in the Playful Pups

February 8th, 2018

What is it?                                                                                                                                                                                Chickenpox is caused by the Varicella zoster virus. How do I know if someone has chickenpox? Chickenpox usually begins with a slight fever and feeling unwell just before the rash appears. The rash is very characteristic, starting as red spots, which become raised and filled with fluid (“vesicles”), then scabbing over after […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year … Christmas Events UPDATE!

November 16th, 2017

It’s coming up to Christmas time again and we have a number of exciting events planned throughout the months of December: NEW… St Margaret Clitherow Christmas Nativity – Monday 11th December at 2pm All of our Pouncing Panthers (Cats) and some of the older Kittens will be taking a trip over with their Room Team […]

Bead Threading in the Two Year Old Check

October 25th, 2017

Following on from our parent information evening on Learning at Nursery, Learning at Home I said I would respond to some questions on the content of this health check and how we support this at nursery.  We had a great discussion on how we work with you on this developmental check at nursery, especially on […]

A case of hand, foot and mouth in the Cubs

November 4th, 2014

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease What is it?                                                                                                                                Hand, foot and mouth disease is caused by a virus. It usually affects children under ten years but can occur in adults. It is not related to “foot and mouth disease” which is a disease occurring in animals.  How do I know if someone has it? The […]

Free flow between the Bears and Pups

October 31st, 2014

You will have noticed that we have installed 2 baby gates in the corridor between the Bears and Pups room to allow the children to free flow between the 2 areas to extend their development, increase their ability to explore and provide the Bears with direct access to the garden. As the free flow between the 2 rooms seems […]

Case of Impetigo in the Bears and Pups

July 10th, 2014

Impetigo What is it?                                                                                                                                                    Impetigo is a skin infection.  How do I know if someone has it? Impetigo commonly affects the face, particularly around the nose and mouth, or the nappy area in babies. It starts with redness, which develops into weeping spots and then yellowish crusts. Young children are more likely to get impetigo […]

Case of Hand, foot and mouth in the Pups

May 14th, 2014

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease  What is it?                                                                                                                                Hand, foot and mouth disease is caused by a virus. It usually affects children under ten years but can occur in adults. It is not related to “foot and mouth disease” which is a disease occurring in animals.  How do I know if someone has it? The […]

Case of chickenpox in the Bears and Pups

February 28th, 2014

Chickenpox What is it?                                                                                                                                                                            Chickenpox is caused by the Varicella zoster virus. How do I know if someone has chickenpox? Chickenpox usually begins with a slight fever and feeling unwell just before the rash appears. The rash is very characteristic, starting as red spots, which become raised and filled with fluid (“vesicles”), then scabbing over […]

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