• Love of Learning Morning Tea Love of Learning Morning Tea

    Love of Learning Morning Tea

Love of Learning Morning Tea

Chilverleigh’s annual Love of Learning Morning Tea was held on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 June for the Kindy and Preschool Rooms. During the morning our lovely Parents, Grandparents and even Great Grandparents shared some unique experiences with the children including observing the Japanese classes in action. The children’s enthusiasm for their Japanese lessons was clearly on display.

Our guests also enjoyed a delicious morning tea before spending time with the children in their rooms. Guests in the Kindy Room enjoyed a unique rendition of “Open, Shut Them” led by Toni. There was just as much excitement in the Preschool Room as our guests participated in creative activities with the children both in the classroom and outside in our outdoor play area.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the mornings. We hope you had an enjoyable time.



  • Jeans for Genes Day At Chilverleigh Jeans for Genes Day At Chilverleigh

    Jeans for Genes Day At Chilverleigh

Jeans for Genes Day At Chilverleigh

On Friday 7 August 2015, Chilverleigh celebrated Jeans for Genes Day with fun art and craft activities. Jeans for Genes Day is the major fundraiser for the Children’s Medical Research Institute which studies congenital conditions such as epilepsy, cancer and birth defects. All the children came to Chilverleigh wearing their jeans. Our educators explained the meaning of Jeans for Genes Day to the children.

There were lots of fun art and craft activities which all involved recycled jeans. Creche Room 1 decorated different sized mini jeans with stickers, glitter and coloured paint. Each child created their own beautiful pair of jeans which are on display in the hallway.

The Kindy children collaborated on some wonderful Jeans for Genes Day artworks.

In Preschool the children tie-dyed bandanas and created collages using bits of recycled jeans material. Their beautiful creations are on display in the preschool room.

Thank you to all the families who donated so generously to this worthy cause.

  • Bob Turner Wildlife Visit Bob Turner Wildlife Visit

    Bob Turner Wildlife Visit

Bob Turner Wildlife Visit

There was a lot of excitement at Chilverleigh on Tuesday 4th August when Bob Turner visited with his wildlife show. The children enjoyed an entertaining and informative show with Bob showing them large and small non-venomous snakes, lizards, frogs, mice and tortoises.

Some of the children bravely volunteered to have a ‘hands on’ experience!

Thanks Bob for a very exciting show.


Thursday 5th August 2014

Thursday 5th August 2014


Ayana suggested making the volcano again today as she still feeling excited about making the volcano yesterday. Ayana, Olivia, Madison and Martin went out to the garden and dug a few holes in the soil to form the volcano basement. Then they went inside and each of them filled a plastic bottle with vinegar and followed by water. After that, they added food colouring and dishwashing liquid to the bottle. Then each of them put a small yogurt container on top of each basement and with soil around. They started to put the ‘volcanic ash’ into the containers. A few more children stoped play and had a look. The ‘volcanic ash’ made bubbles and as the children were add more, the bubbles running down from the top to the bottom of the basement just like the erupt from a volcano. As Martin requested, Madison mixed her colour into Martin’s volcano and they were really excited to see the result. The watered vinegar worked as well as the pure vinegar as it made enough bubbles.

This experiment developed children’s exploration skills, problem solving skills, the gravity and the mixing of different properties.

Oil and water experiment:

Four Children mixed water and oil with a water

bottle each to see if water and oil could mix together.

The used red food colouring as well to see better.


Tuesday 5th August 2014

                           Developing our gross motor skills:

Today the children participated in some fun planned activities with their educators, working on their gross motor and hand-eye coordination skills. The children were given a ball to play with and showed a developing understanding of sharing skills. Jade and Scarlett threw a pink ball between each other, laughing as they played.

Over the next week the children will be participating in Commonwealth Games themed activities, learning about sharing, gross motor development and fine motor skills. It has been great to see the children expressing themselves through planned and unplanned experiences, and giving themselves the opportunity to develop their skills in a fun and exciting group environment.

                   Music time with Monica:

Before lunch today Monica sung some nursery rhymes with the children. The children listened intently to Monica sing ‘Baa-baa black sheep’ and ‘the wheels on the bus’.

The children had a great time jumping up and down and dancing to Monica singing, laughing hysterically and Monica and I pulled funny faces at the end of each song.

What a lovely Tuesday, Creche!

These activities extend upon the EYLF:

Learning Outcome 3.2: children develop their fine motor and gross motor skills

Learning Outcome 4.1: Children are confident and involved learners.

Monday 4th August 2014

Monday 4th August 2014


Today we celebrated Linda’s 1st birthday! The children were all given a special surprise after lunch, CUPCAKES! The children all sat eagerly and waited for us to finish singing happy birthday to Linda, before they all munched on their cupcakes. The children all bounced along to the happy birthday song in their chairs, and enjoyed celebrating one of our special Creche 2 children’s birthdays.

                       Commonwealth Games Craft:

For craft today the children created gold medals to go along with this weeks’ theme throughout the centre: Commonwealth Games. We gave the children the opportunity to explore both their fine motor and sensory skills throughout this activity, The children decorated their medals with glue before being helped to sprinkle gold glitter on their artwork.

We were all so proud of our efforts, and cannot wait to display our artworks on the wall for our parents to see!

These activities reflect upon the EYLF Learning Outcomes: 1.3 (pg23) and 3.2 (pg32)

Monday 4th August 2014

Monday 4th August 2014

Commonwealth Games

Today the children participated in their very own edition of the Commonwealth Games. Today, the children  focused on ball skills. We learnt about Netball which developed our throwing and catching skills as we could participate in these skills with our partners. Some of the children expressed an interest in playing soccer as they wanted to kick the ball to each other or see who could kick the ball the longest distance. While soccer isn’t a sport played in the Commonwealth Games, we continued to develop these ball skills anyway, as this was taken from a children’s interest. We had all used so much energy that we needed a big drink afterwards!

Learning Outcome: 3.2 Children become increasingly responsible for their own health and physical wellbeing.

All About Me

Over the past few weeks, the children have become more aware of their independence and their place in the world. To further extend upon this experience, we have decided to talk ‘All About Me’.
Today, several of the children lay down and butchers paper as we traced their outline onto the paper, allowing them to paint it with a range of colours. This experience allowed them to express themselves creatively whilst recognising facial features of themselves. We will continue to look at other interests such as favourite colours, and some of the friendships we have made in the room. We are very
excited to be exploring this topic.

Learning Outcome 1: Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities.

 Group Time

During Group Time, the children participated in a variety of music and movement activities as well as listening to stories that interest them. We read ‘A Monster Wrote Me a Letter’ about a boy who
receives a letter from a monster, […]

  • Tuesday 14th January 2014 Tuesday 14th January 2014

    Tuesday 14th January 2014

Tuesday 14th January 2014

Tuesday 14th January 2014

We  would like to welcome you back to Chilverleigh. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas break.

We have had a very busy day today and have spent our morning playing with all the new toys and resources freely available. Simone  along with Libby, Eirwen and Justin enjoyed the kitchen set up. They engaged in this dramatic play for a period of time. They would pretend to eat the food.

As the day progressed we took the children outside and they were content in being out in the fresh air and sunlight. The sand pit was a favourite as always. Elizabeth showed her enthusiasm as she independently approached the painting that was set up. She took her time spreading the paint over almost the entire surface.

Each year we display family photos on our wall, it would be great if you could also bring a current photo so that we can add it to our family tree.

I look forward to spending more time and getting to know your families and helping the new children settle into the creche setting.




  • Monday 13th January 2014 Monday 13th January 2014

    Monday 13th January 2014

Monday 13th January 2014

Welcome to the Kindy Room 2014!

Welcome to the Kindy Room! We are all so excited to start the New Year with some familiar faces and some new faces, too. To get the children familiar with each other, we all sat together and sung songs, read stories and talked to one another about our new room. Emily showed the children where they bags went, and made sure they all remembered where to put their things.

Today we welcomed a number of children from crèche: Lucas, Ethan G, Savannah, Noah, Sophie, Rhys, Ariz, Kenzie and Phoebe. As well as this we welcomed back a familiar face from our Kindy room last year, Kane, and some new, fresh faces, Erin and Emily.

Today we introduced the children to the room, getting them comfortable in the environment and giving the children the opportunity to explore their new surroundings. The children happily played outside together, laughing and giggling with their peers.

The Kindy children all really enjoyed free play outside today, but especially the time that they spent playing on the fine motor tables – drawing, colouring and playing with the connector blocks.

What a great first day of the year! Today has been a lovely day, and all of the children have had an excellent time. We look forward to the rest of the week, introducing the children to the room, and to all the different learning activities we immerse them in each day.

  • Welcome to our New Website Welcome to our New Website

    Welcome to our New Website

Welcome to our New Website

Welcome to our New Website

We have been busy creating a new website and Facebook Page for Chilverleigh Parents and Guardians.

Our Daybooks will be published regularly online, access to this area has been restricted, with only Parents from each room registered to view the content.

You can also subscribe to our Calendar – just hit the subscribe button and select the calendar you would like to sync with.  You won’t miss a reminder or important date again.

If you haven’t already found our Facebook Page, here is the link so you can “Like” us https://www.facebook.com/chilverleigh

If you would like to discuss any part of our online strategy or content, please feel free to contact us.

We hope you enjoy our new look!