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Bonfire Night at Bletchingdon - Bletchingdon rounded off the Guy Fawkes celebrations at Willow Cottage with a bonfire in the paddock and some fizzing, crackling and popping fireworks. We rather enjoyed the dusk, it was so much fun. Click for more details
Bonfire Night at Farmoor - Our Farmoor setting kicked of the Guy Fawkes celebrations with a fizz, a crackle and a pop this evening as parents, children and staff came together to watch the fireworks and the bonfire in the field. Click for more details
Grasshoppers’ Got Talent - The last couple of weeks have seen a number of parents and carers come into nursery to share their talents with us and it has been wonderful. Click for more details
Autumn Fun - We have been spending time appreciating the beauty of autumn here at Willow Cottage. Haven't the leaves been really amazing this year? Click for more details
Good Luck Taygen - On Wednesday we wished Taygen, deputy manager at our Eynsham setting, all-the-best as she started her maternity leave before baby Swinstead arrives. Taygen was given a beautiful basket of gifts from her colleagues with hand knitted blanket and a crochet octopus, all with a grey and white theme. Thank you for all you've done as… Click for more details
Congratulations Owls Leat – Eynsham - Congratulations Owls Leat - Eynsham, on your recent Ofsted inspection Following Eynsham's recent Ofsted inspection we wanted to share with you some of the wonderful things included in the report as well as some fabulous things our families were able to express to the inspector on the day. "Children delight in being in this welcoming,… Click for more details
Promotions, Length of Service and Achievements -Autumn 2022 - A warm welcome to our new team members. Sue Wells, Victoria Jefferies, Linh Hoang, Amy Lawrence, Millie Druce, Gillian Boiling, Teodora Toia, Gemma Richards and Sharon Bastable. As well as Jess Mills who has joined us as our Eynsham Setting Manager. Recent Achievements Huge congratulations to Lisa Contstable, our Family Liason Officer, on the safe… Click for more details
Talking to children about death, loss and grief - Following the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 8th September, Willow Cottage would like to send our deepest condolences to The Royal Family on their loss. We also recognise that her death may prompt a variety of questions from your child/children. The below links may offer some guidance and support… Click for more details
And Autumn Begins - The summer is coming to a close, the school leavers are off on their new adventure and we're headed towards cosy jumpers and welly boot season. Whilst we are sad to move away from summer I have also learnt to appreciate the experiences that autumn brings us.  Click for more details
Donatella the tortoise - Recently Eynsham had quite an unusual experience when Graca brought in Donatella the tortoise for the children to see. She was babysitting him for a little while. Click for more details
Bletchingdon School Leavers Party - Saturday the 16th July was the day of our third and final School Leavers Party, this time it was the turn of the children at our Bletchingdon setting. Once again the weather was amazing and a fabulous morning was had by all. Click for more details
Farmoor School Leavers Party - On Saturday 9th of July it was time for our Farmoor setting to celebrate their 2022 school leavers. We had a great time, in fabulous weather and it was wonderful to be able to spend time with so many of our families. Click for more details
Eynsham School Leavers Party - On Saturday 2nd July the Eynsham team celebrated the transition of our school leavers to primary school in September. The weather obligingly held off and we were able to have a lovely time chatting to families and partaking in a delicious brunch Click for more details
Birthdays and Canada Day - We have had a lovely Canada Day celebration today, dressing up in red and white, playing with red and white sensory activities. We have made and eaten maple leaf chocolate chip cookies and had pink lemonade to drink at tea time. Happy Canada Day! Click for more details
An Alpaca Adventure - Today we were invited by Nuala and her family to walk across the paddock at the back of nursery to see some new additions on their farm. Four lovely alpacas named Marshmallow, Dolly, Marley and Messy. The children have been so excited and were talking about the alpaca visit all week. Click for more details
Apprentice nominations - We are thrilled to be able to announce more good news in relation to our fabulous apprentices, this time at our Bletchingdon setting. Congratulations Beth and Daniel for your award nominations! Click for more details
Bletchingdon Jubilee Celebrations - At Bletchingdon we have also had a wonderful week of celebrating the Queen. We have helped to made scones for the tea party and some dips for the breadsticks (chive dip and garlic dip) Click for more details
Eynsham Jubilee Celebrations - Our celebrations at Eynsham had been much anticipated. Lots of the invitations to play around the Jubilee were based on children's interests and evolved into even more child led experiences as the week went on. Click for more details
Farmoor Jubilee Celebrations - We have been looking forward to our Jubilee celebrations and have had all kinds of different sensory and creative activities available to be explored this week. Red, white and blue shaving foam, Jubilee rice, crown making, jewel and crown matching, finger painting and studying, drawing and building bridges like London Bridge. Click for more details