Are you having a clear out? We would gladly take some bits off your hands.
We are continually trying to enhance the provision and experiences that we offer our children and are in need of a few every day bits and bobs that you may be keen to pass on.
If you can help with providing any of the following items please can you contact one of the EYFS teachers on email@example.com Nursery Teacher, firstname.lastname@example.org Butterfly Class Teacher, email@example.com Grasshopper Class Teacher.
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Thank you for supporting our vision and our children!
The EYFS Team :)
Real tins – beans, hoops, custard – preferably without ring pulls. We will use these to enhance our role play areas.
Large boxes – we will ALWAYS take boxes, especially large ones. We all know how much children love a box! We will also always take cardboard tubes and the longer the better.
Crates, like ones to carry milk or bottles - Perfect for building with when teamed up with other items.
Brooms – child height ones would be great, but we will take any! These will be amazing for developing the children’s gross motor skills.
Out of date flour, cornflour, food colouring, jelly cubes/crystals – we use so much of this stuff in our sensory play.
Slime/gellibaff – a bit too messy to use in your house? In Nursery and Reception we love messy play!
Water beads – provide awe and wonder, as well as a sensory experience and opportunities to learn about shapes, colours and changes to materials.
Marble run – We use the marble run on its own, in water and in sand etc. great for developing children’s fine motor skills, problem solving and resilience.
Sand – we have a MASSIVE sandpit and with it being the closest thing to being at the beach that we have experienced in quite some time, it is a huge hit!
Farm toys – farmers, tractors, animals. Things have been tough at the farm lately, animals are missing legs, tractors losing wheels. It is under investigation.
Bean bags/large comfy cushions – we really want to make our reading corner a cosy place to snuggle with a book.
Cable drums/reels – the wooden ones. Small to medium would be good.
Baby dolls – boy and girl ones. Our babies are very well loved and certainly show signs of this.
Wooden picture frames – great for children to create artwork with.
Tubes/extendable pipes of any width, but not too long – no longer than what two small children would be able to carry together.
Bore pipes – ideally ones that children could crawl through/on top of.
Bike tyres – we have car tyres, which the children build with and we would like some others of smaller sizes.
Steering wheels + car number plates – great to imaginative play.
Shower curtains – great for making dens with or painting on etc.
Sponges – brilliant for water play and developing hand muscles.
Pegs – small ones for washing lines and large tent/beach towel pegs. Super for developing hand muscles and being used
Fabric – large sheets of fabric are great for making dens with, when teamed up with other items.
Wellingtons – we need a range of sizes for our children to wear in the mud kitchens and digging areas.