News & Events

Welcome to our news and events section. Here you will find the latest news and events from the Little Crickets team.


our Latest Events...


31st October 2019


Each of our rooms will be encouraging the children to make decorations and participate in new, inviting activities.

Look out for our staff and children dressed up in costumes

                                                    ... and so much more!


Upcoming Holidays!

December 08, 2019

Just a kind reminder that we will be closed on the upcoming Bank Holidays:

Wednesday 25 th December 2019
Thursday 26 th December 2019
Wednesday 01 January 2020

For funded children, the Christmas term
is approaching (Monday 9th December-Monday 6th January 2020). If your child receives the
15hr funding from Haringey Council, and you are using your full allowance each week then during this holiday period the provision will not cover attendance. If you wish your child to attend Little Crickets throughout this period, please do get in touch so we can make arrangements. If not, we will presume you will not be attending. We look forward to seeing everyone back in 2020! We would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Parents evening

December 08, 2019

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents that were able to make it to the parents evening on Thursday 28 th November. It was brilliant turnout so thank you all for your involvement. We have received such great feedback based on the new way we delivered the parent consultations. As a result of this, we will continue to organise parents evening in a more relaxed environment moving away from time slots and allowing a more flexible evening. If you missed parents evening, you are more than welcome to organise a meeting with the keyworker to discuss your child’s development and next steps whenever you are next available. We will notify all parents by Baby Day’s and through the monthly newsletter with the date for the next parents evening closer to the time.

Upcoming Events

December 11, 2019

Christmas Dinner:

On Wednesday 11 th December the children will have Christmas Dinner for Lunch with all the trimmings to celebrate the Festive season. This includes turkey, vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, parsnips, potatoes and gravy!

Christmas Party Workshop!

On Thursday 19 th December 2019, each room will be holding a Christmas Party Workshop filled with exciting party games and creative activities for the parents and children to take part in! The workshop will run from 16.00pm until 17.00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend the Christmas Workshop. If your child is not booked in for a session for that day but would like to attend then they must be accompanied to the Christmas Workshop with their parent/ career due to our ratios. To make it extra special, we would love it if children can wear a special outfit or Christmas jumper. We also kindly ask if parents could bring in one dish, snack or drink which the children can eat together during their Christmas workshop. If you are able to bring in a home-made dish, can it please be clearly labelled with all of the ingredients used for children who suffer with allergies.


October 30, 2019

A big thank you to all of the parents and carers who gave lovely feedback to our inspector during the Ofsted Inspection. We felt that the day went very well and we are delighted with the result that we got! The Ofsted report will be made public soon and once it is we can’t wait to share it with you and hope that you are as happy with the results as we are. Thank you again for all of your continued support.


October 31, 2019

The recent Halloween parent stay and place sessions across the nursery were a big success so thank you to all who attended! Everybody involved had a wonderful time and the children enjoyed taking part in a variety of activities such as pumpkin painting, exploring inside of a pumpkin, making spiders using play-dough and dancing to Halloween inspired music!

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2019 December - Ants Room

December 09, 2019

The Ants children had lots of fun with messy play this week! Activities included animals in hay, foam play, sand and paintings. The children had the opportunity to feel various textures and freely make lots of mess in their room! The Ants children particularly enjoyed playing with the Rice Krispies and mixing the rice using the spoons in the pots and pans. Children also really loved playing in the big garden this week where they got to play with the cars, big sand pit, balance on the crates and kick all the balls.

2019 December - Crickets Room

December 09, 2019

The Crickets children have also been learning all about transport. Activities included making transport using origami, creating boats out of paper plates, cardboard printed traffic lights which have been used to play a movement game by following instructions. For example, dancing when the green light is shown and stopping when they see the red light. Children have also been discussing road safety and made some wonderful road signs.

2019 December - Butterflies Room

December 09, 2019

Butterflies children have been learning all about transport and discussing how various vehicles move. The Butterflies have enjoyed the following activities this week: making rockets out of tissue rolls and junk modelling, making a bus out of cardboard boxes and painting it red. We have also been singing vehicle songs such as Wheels on the Bus, Zoom Zoom and Big Red Bus. Great vehicle songs for children can be found on Youtube which can be sung at home too! Thank you to the parent who wrote down their activity idea on our parent suggestion board. The children loved making marks with paint and vehicles. The children also enjoyed making a lemon cake with Vera.

2019 December - Dragonflies Room

December 09, 2019

The Dragonflies Room are getting very festive. The children have loved helping their practitioners to decorate room and putting up the Christmas tree. The children have been very creative by making stars and their Christmas tress using lollypop sticks. The Dragonflies have also created a post box which will be located in the day care entrance for the parents and children to send Christmas cards to their friends, practitioners or Santa! The Dragonflies have also loved visiting the forest this week and had fun climbing the bark from the trees.

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our older events & NEWS...


November 01, 2017

Join in on the spooky fun this Halloween

. Pumpkin Carving . Catching apples game . Making Halloween masks . Creative art to take home . Cooking Sessions . Help with homework . Sensory activities such as potion making + MUCH MORE...


October 10, 2017

• Yogurt painting • Creating clay Diwali lamps • Crafts to take home

 Fun activity important to the development of the motor skills, language, visual learning and inventiveness.


October 11, 2017

• Let’s explore the forest • Prizes to be won • Searching for clues • Discovering mysteries

 Great fun which promotes both physical and cognitive development in children!


October 12, 2017

• Fun obstacles and races • Egg and spoon and traditional racing games • Winner gets a medal!

Great way to improve motor skills, co-ordination and social skills through making new friends and having lots of fun!

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