Cheeky Chums Day Care Nursery
Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri 8:00am to 6:00pm
All other arrangements on request
Edgware (Pre-school): 020 8952 6131
Edgware (Under 3): 020 8951 5060
Pinner: 020 8868 2621
Uxbridge: 01895 272 970

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Diwali Celebration 2016

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At Cheeky Chums Pinner, this year we celebrated Diwali for a week. We started our celebrations by making clay Diya lamps, cutting and sticking with Rangoli patterns and setting up a display/interest table.

Parents were invited to our Diwali party, were we ate traditional Indian food like Mathiya, Samosas and Jalebi. It was so nice to see our parents taking part with the activities, Rice and Chalk Rangoli patterns, Diya Collage Cards .

One of our parents even made a Rangoli pattern with chalk on our floor. We danced to Indian music and the parents enjoyed their time together.
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Edgware Graduation 2016

Our Graduation Ceremony was held on Wednesday 6th July 2016.

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The children showed enthusiasm about moving onto “Big School” so we encouraged a stage presentation for parents, families and friends. The children rehearsed at various times of the day and were keen to put on a performance.
The ceremony began with an opening by me, welcoming the family and friends to our graduation followed by the French song by the children. The audience was left to watch a short slideshow, of some of the children enjoying and playing in the Preschool. Parents were amazed to see the children playing!

Next the children introduced themselves by saying their names, how old they were and what school they were moving onto.

At the end of the Ceremony the children were presented with a certificate by the nursery manager, followed by gifts.
We finished off by having a light meal together.

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Pinner Graduation 2016

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Preschool children celebrated their last term in Cheeky Chums by inviting their parents to a Graduation Ceremony with three mini plays of their favourite stories. We had a revised version of the “Four Billy Goats Gruff”, Goldilocks’ and the three bears and “Little Red Riding Hood”.

After the plays the parents watched a ten minute slide show of their children’s journey during their time at Cheeky Chums whilst their children changed into their Graduation Gowns.

The sounds of “ooh” and “aaaw” echoed through the nursery as the children walked in and told the audience individually their names, how old they were and the name of the Big School they were going to.

We ended our ceremony with the children doing a French production about parts of their body to show the parents what they do in their French class.

After the graduation we had a lovely tea prepared by our chef. Parents had the opportunity to catch up with other parents and exchange contact details for their children to stay in touch.
On behalf of me the Manager and Staff of Preschool we wish them well and look forward to seeing the children in their new school uniform.

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Uxbridge Graduation 2016

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Our Graduation ceremony was held on Friday 15th July 2016 celebrating the children’s completion of pre-school and their individual development. Over the weeks the children and staff rehearsed very hard to put the show together.
The children were very excited to perform in front of their parents and began the show with an opening speech followed by a French performance. This included the children being dressed up in white t-shirts with a printed French flag singing along to a French song they learnt during their French lessons.

Parents then had the opportunity to share their experiences about the nursery followed by a slideshow of photos of children participating in various activities in the nursery.

The children then proudly received their graduation certificates and presents and also introduced themselves whilst dressed up in their Cheeky Chums graduation gowns and hats.

The ceremony ended with a thank you speech from the pre-school team and we finished off the celebration by taking photos as a whole class of 2016.

The children, parents and staff enjoyed the after party with light snacks and drinks.
We would like to wish all the pre-school Cubs all the best for September 2016 as they grow to be more independent individuals.

Nadia Dawlatzai
(Nursery Manager)

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Visit by Headmaster of Orley Farm School at Pinner

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Under our parent partnership initiative, of preparing our children and parents for school life, we were delighted to have Mr Tim Calvey (Head Master at Orley Farm School, Harrow) and Miss Samantha Mowle (Head of Pre Prep, Orley Farm School, Harrow), as our guest speakers, at our Parents  Coffee evening. Mr Calvey discussed the ethos of Orley Farm School, which gave prospective parents an insight into life at one of the leading co-educational independent schools in North-West London. Both Miss Mowle and Mr Calvey shared experiences of some of the current pupils and explained in detail the assessment process including preparation and a typical assessment day for the child.

As the Nursery Manager, I was delighted to share this opportunity with our parents learning about the key preparations. We often have our parents enquiring about what links we may have with the Independent Schools and how best we can help them preparing for the assessments, so this gave me great pleasure to be working in partnerships with the parents and Heads of Orley Farm.

We thoroughly encourage all our children to learn, explore and blossom with confidence as they embark on learning with the Early Years Foundation stage so I was delighted to learn Children have the opportunity to continue to be creative and imaginative alongside being academic.

Cynthia Duncan
Nursery Manager
24th May 2016

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Uxbridge – Children Chart Art Exhibition and Auction

The children at Cheeky Chums Uxbridge held an exhibition of their artwork on Wednesday 4th of May and Children worked for weeks creating various ark work (Photo frames, handprints, canvas, and bookmarks).All this lovely art work of our children was displayed in an exhibition room. Parents were invited to come along and make a small donation towards their children’s art. Almost all the parents showed their enthusiasm by being present there. The fundraiser was a big success and raised over £200 which nursery donated to the Well Found Charity.
In preparation for the event the children looked at leaflets and posters which displayed some of the work that the charity had taken part in and together we had discussions about the importance of drinking clean water. Raising money for the well found charity gave our children the chance to take part in an exciting event and gave them an opportunity to find out about the life of children in other parts of the world. Our practitioners encouraged the children to develop positive relationships with community members. This developed the children’s in planning activities to support the local community.
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Mother’s Day Appreciation Celebration

On Friday 4th March 2016 we had a Mother’s Day Appreciation Celebration. We wanted to show our appreciation to our mummies, so we invited mummies to come into nursery for games, activities and a special tea. Parents joined in with messy activities, stories and free play activities. The children surprised their mummies with a special song they had been practising all week and children presented their mummies with handmade cards and salt dough hand prints

A note from the manager: I would like to say ‘Thank you’ to all the mummies who attended. It was lovely to see all the mummies socialising together and taking part in the activities. Thank you for all the lovely comments and feedback we received with regards to mummies enjoying their celebration.

Cynthia Duncan

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Diwali Celebrations 2015 Pinner

Diwali Pinner – Diwali is known as the ‘Festival of Light’
At Cheeky Chums Pinner we celebrated Diwali by making a display table with Rangoli patterns, tea lights and decorated the nursery with colourful lights.
Staff and children were encouraged to dress up in their finest clothes and both children and staff came to nursery in traditional clothes. Staff read stories to the children about Rama and Sita.
Parents and grandparents were invited to join us in the afternoon for a Special Diwali Party. Parents brought in assorted sweets and savouries for us to share. Our chef made a special tea with Samosas, spring rolls, sandwiches, cakes, biscuits and Diwali Kheer (Rice Pudding).
Parents engaged in our activities. We listened to traditional Indian music and had a choice of making Rangoli patterns with rice or coloured powder, decorating Diya Lamps, having their hands decorated with Henna or dancing with Dandiya sticks

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Father’s Day at Uxbridge

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We had lots of fun making special cards and decorations for our special Daddy’s, Grandad’s and people who are special to us.

Cubs talked about why their dads are special to them and chose sensory activities to share on the special tea. Fawns made cookies for tea; which were delicious. Kittens & Ducklings made ties and shared garden play with their dads.

Dad’s and Grandad’s explored the toys and activities within nursery; we did shaving foam sensory play, hand-printing, construction toys, printing rollers, making chocolate rice; krispie cakes
For Father’s Day tea Chris; our chef made lots of delicious treats. We all had an “I love you, Daddy” story reaffirming why we are celebrating this day. The children chose their favourite songs to share and then we had tea together.

Thank you to all that came and shared this tea with; it really is of paramount importance to us at Cheeky Chums that we can celebrate partnerships with parents and different festivals & celebration with all our families.

Look at the feedback we received for this event.

Parent name: Ian Sandilands
Watched & played with Charlie with most of everything. Charlie has enjoyed the afternoon with fun activities, story & food. Has been a great afternoon being able to see Charlie having loads of fun so happy & playing with other kinds.

Parent name: Adrian Ifill
Enjoyable afternoon. After a quite start, Ella opened up and started to get involve with the usual play & activities. It was good to spend time with Ella in her “Normal” weekday environment. Look forward to the next session. Food “especially the cookies” was good.

Parent name: John Baldry
Really enjoyed coming to see the nursery with all the children playing. Such a nice thing to do so I can spend time with Lily, who was so excited about showing me her nursery.

Parent name: Adam Menasria
Very welcoming staff. It’s a very nice idea with food, drink and snacks available for kids & adults. Very happy with the day. Thank you.

Parent name: Damien Gilmartin
Really enjoyable afternoon. Great to see Christopher playing with others and being so relaxed with all the staff.

Parent name: Costel Chelaru
In a single word “ENJOY”. I loved seeing David around the other kids singing, playing and the most of it is that he likes to be at “Cheeky Chums”. Thanks

 

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Edgware Graduation 2015

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On Saturday 18th July 2015, we held the graduation ceremony for all our Cheeky Chums leavers, parting off, to enter their school lives. It was a day filled with cheers, laughter and tears. Some of the children have been in our care from the very first months of their lives. There were both happy and sad moments during the morning watching them take the next step of their development, knowing full well that they will be leaving us shortly. Over the months both staff and children worked very hard putting their performances together and we would all agree that seeing all their hard work and dedication being put into action was truly remarkable.

The Mayor of Harrow was the chief guest for the graduation ceremony, handing certificates and gifts to the children at the end.
During the ceremony the children performed a Bollywood piece “The Lungi Dance”; they also performed a Spanish song by Los Del Rio “The Macarena”, celebrating all cultures and ethnic background.
Showing us just how happy they are, they also performed The Happy Song, having everyone in the audience on their feet dancing and clapping along with them, their energy radiating through the hall.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the three parents who also got involved in the ceremony, sharing their experiences at Cheeky Chums.
Going from preschool to starting school in September is a big step, but we are very confident that we have equipped our children with the necessary skills they need. We hope they all go on doing well for themselves and wish them all the best for their future. Finally, a huge thanks to all of the Cheeky Cubs parents for all their support throughout their child’s time at Cheeky Chums as we believe that a positive and effective parent-nursery partnership is key to a child’s learning, development and building self-confidence.
Also, a big well done to all of the Cheeky Chums practitioners for their joint effort in organising such a successful day.

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