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SAVE THE DATE! Open day with be from 10.30 to 12.30.
The whole Nursery will be open for present, past and future families to come and play together!
Some of the staff will be there to join in the fun. Please bring along friends with children who may be thinking about joining the Nursery or Day Care.
There will be the opportunity for parents and children to play together throughout the setting and a variety of activities will be set up. You will be able to paint, build, explore and play inside or out in the garden.
Please share this date with anyone you know who may be interested in joining Muriel Green.

Important Dates:
Friday 30th March 2018 – Good Friday: Day-care and Sunshine Room closed
Monday 2nd April 2018 – Easter Monday: Day-care and Sunshine Room closed
Tuesday 3rd April – Friday 13th April: Sunshine room closed; Day Care open
Monday 16th April – INSET Day

School Admissions

Online applications for Reception places in September 2018 are now open. These applications need to be made online at  by 15th January 2018 where an online admissions booklet with further information is available. This admissions system is run by the Local Authority not the schools so it is essential to apply.

If you are waiting to apply for nursery in September 2018 you can apply direct to the school from Friday 19th January until Friday 16th February 2018. However, you can register an expression of interest now.


Tax Free Childcare

Please take a look at the new Childcare choices website:
This will help with accessing tax free childcare that is available for children up to the age of 11 and with applying for a voucher code for 30 funded hours if your child is in nursery school.

Children in Need

I am pleased to announce for Children in Need we raised £60.10!

Severe Weather Plan

As the weather gets colder it is time to consider what would happen if we needed to close. Please see this pdf for more information Severe Weather Plan

Open Day

Nearly 180 people visited us on Open Day on Saturday 4th March and it was a fantastic session!
Parents were amazed to see how much there is for children to do during the day, many hadn’t seen all the activities available during the day before. It was good for the parents to see how confident and independent the children are now.

Bug Hotel

Zena Miles has been back to see us and built a superb Bug Hotel with the children outside in the Woodland Walk.

Making Bread Rolls

The Sunshine Room children have made bread rolls this term, there were lots of opportunities in all areas of learning and the children thoroughly enjoyed it as well!
Visual Recipe for Bread Rolls

Local MP Anne Maine visited us

4th November 2016, Anne Maine pictured with some of the children, the Chair of Governors Rebecca Blackstaffe, Bethan Jones, Vice Chair and Karen Ashton, Headteacher.
Read more in our Stop press 041116

Helping others

World Book Day – 2/3/17 – We donated £1.00 to Book Aid to dress up and for every £2.00 raised a book is sent to Africa.

Our Harvest Festival goods (2016) were given to Open Door.

Children in Need – We raised £75! Thank you very much. Children in Need


Alban Buns

The Hot Cross Bun may have first been made in St Albans. Brother Thomas Rocliffe, a 14th Century monk at St Albans Abbey, developed an original recipe and distributed the bun to the local poor on Good Friday, starting in 1361. We thought we would have a go at making the Alban Bun!  Alban Bun recipe Read more about the  Alban Bun

And here is our Pizza Recipe