Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Music at Woodland Corner

On the 23rd November 2015 one of our lovely parents came to play for the children.

"I'd like to thank all the children and staff at Woodland Corner for letting me come in and demonstrate some musical instruments to them. The children were wonderfully attentive, asked questions about the instruments and enjoyed singing along with various nursery rhymes, carols and songs while I played them the oboe, flute and violin.  My little helper, my son William played along with the melodies, which was wonderful for his confidence!  He encouraged his friends to join in too and we all had a fabulous time! I'd be happy to come in again at a later date, with other instruments and invite the children to play along with their own instruments to help them unleash their own creativity with sound "  Elle

Monday, 23 November 2015


Details of our revised fees for January 2016 can be found here

Friday, 20 November 2015

The last week at Woodland Corner ....

Our Poppy Sale at Woodland Corner raised £12.85 for our local district of the Royal British Legion. 

We raised £27.39 for Children In Need.  The children wore 'spots' to Pre-School, baked Pudsey biscuits and had their faces painted.  The children loved painting Mel's face!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015


We celebrated Diwali during the week of 11th November 2015

Diwali is the Hindu festival of light. We learned about the story of Rama and Sita and how they escaped the 10 headed monster, following Diwa lights home.  Mel showed the children how to tie a Sari.  The children made Diwa lanterns from clay, baked Doodh penda Diwali sweets, listened to Hindu meditative music and used their imaginations to visualise animals coming down to the river Ganges to drink and move like them.  We learned a Bhangra dance watching a Zingzillas Diwali DVD and made beautiful Rangoli Sand pictures.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Fire Station Visit

On Wednesday the 11th November 2015 we visited the Fire Station in Nayland.  Fire fighters Tony and Ben made us feel so welcome and we even got to use the hose!

Harvest Festival

On the 30th September 2015 the Pre-School children were blessed with glorious weather for their Harvest Celebration. We were joined by lots of our parents, grandparents and carers who provided a veritable feast of produce from gardens, allotments and kitchens. Special thanks to Tyler's dad who donated a huge array from his working allotment including an enormous pumpkin!

At the end of our celebration of singing, story telling and learning about Harvest around the world most of our lovely produce was 'sold' and the £43.15 raised has been donated to the Unicef Emergency Syrian Children Appeal.

In the afternoon the children took the produce we had left to give to the lovely senior citizens of  Nayland House behind Woodland Corner. We sang songs to the Grandpas and Grandmas there and then they sang to us! It was a lovely visit and we promised to go back again at Christmas. 


Be sure to have a look at the gorgeous Christmas Sacks from The Lapland Sack Company that we have displayed in our lobby.  Order forms (for those who haven't already got them) are available from our office.  An added bonus is that Woodland Corner receives £2 for every sack bought via us so it is a fabulous fundraising opportunity too!

Thursday, 12 November 2015


Announcing the start of a fabulous 
at Woodland Corner beginning next week on Mondays & Fridays
3.25pm - 4.30pm
For children 4 - 11 years old.

Cost £20 for 4 sessions 
(Mondays or Fridays or a combination of both)
to include hot chocolate, cookies and a feast of festive crafts.

Book your child's place by contacting Woodland Corner
01206 263054

Friday, 6 November 2015


Next Friday 13th November all of our little people are invited to wear spots to Pre-School. During our sessions we will be baking Pudsey Bear biscuits and having our faces painted. 
There will also be an opportunity for us to paint Mel's face!

Please bring some loose change (or notes!) 
for our collection bucket.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015


Our November Newsletter is now available to download here.