Poppy Children's Centre
News and Updates
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Poppy Children's Centre had an OfSTED visit
The middle of Feb '13 Poppy welcomed two inspectors from OfSTED. For two days the staff and partners with families spoke to them about all the work we do and our future actions.
All change at the top
Poppy Children's Centre would like to wish our Centre Manager Sam Higgins a fond farewell (Jan '13) as she goes off to a new position within the NHS. As a team we will miss her and we are sure families will too. We are looking foward to welcoming our new District Children's Centre Manager - Ann Parker and the swift appointment of a new network manger for the Poppy and Briary Children's Centres.
Poppy Children's Centre has some visitors.
26/06/12 we had a swam of bees fly across the playground and settle in the Nursery's play area. All the staff and children were excited to see them.
Beach Hut Picnic
The families appreciated and enjoyed the day, it was very relaxing looking at the calm sea and hearing the sound of the water brushing the pebbles. One of the older children was playing in a little puddle and throwing pebbles in the sea.
We sat on the beach and read the comments book together and wrote a message on it.
The hut inside is really welcoming and well decorated. We all had the chance to sit on the armchair and look at the sea.
The feeling that the majority of people experienced was an inner peace, we felt really calm and relaxed. Our experience of the hut was very therapeutic.
The Children’s Centre would like to use the hut again in the future, it made our families realise that you can have a lovely day out and enjoy yourself without having to spend a lot.
Daniela Mandala, Community Involvement Worker
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