Barbar Nursery

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Raising money for Cancer Research

Over the summer term the children at the Rosary BarBar preschool and after school club have been raising money for Cancer research.

The children planned events to raise money, including dressing up as princesses and pirates and having themed activities, making and holding a cake sale, running their own 1K race for life and the Staff also took part in the 5K mud run to help raise awareness. The children have also created a donation station where the nursery and school parents were able to donate items which will then be sold in cancer research charity shops.

Overall the children and staff have raised a massive total of £1179.25!!! Well done to all of the children at the Rosary BarBar!

Easy Playdough Recipe!

Here’s a quick and simple recipe for playdough you can make with your child!


  1. A large bowl
  2. One Cup
  3. A Teaspoon and a tablespoon
  4. Some plain flour
  5. Some salt
  6. Three packets of cream of tartar
  7. A dash of cooking oil
  8. A smidge of food colouring (whichever colour you like!)
  9. and some water

Let’s Get Started!

  1. Encourage and support your child to have a go at pouring salt into a cup, once the cup is full pour the salt into your mixing bowl.
  2. Next Fill your cup with flour supporting your child as they use their hand eye co-ordination to pour, once the cup is full add the flour to the bowl, repeat this step, (2 cups of flour will be placed in the bowl).
  3. Sprinkle three packets of cream of tartar into the bowl or add two tea spoons of the cream of tartar into the bowl encouraging your child to count each packet or spoonful.
  4. Next support your child as they have a go at pouring cooking oil onto a table spoon, don’t worry if they pour too much you can always add more flour to thicken the mixture, add two table spoons of cooking oil into the bowl.
  5. Mix the ingredients together, this promotes and develops your child’s gross motor (Large movement) skills.
  6. Add a few drops of your chosen colour of food colouring into a cup, encourage your child to try and pour slowly counting the drops.
  7. Fill a cup with boiling water for your child (don’t let your child handle boiling water!) and add to the bowl. Repeat this step until 2 cups of water have been added to the bowl. While doing this step explain or ask your child why you are adding the boiling water away from them, this promotes safety and awareness of hot water and risks.
  8. As you stir the mixture, the water will cook the ingredients creating play dough!
  9. Let the mixture cool until it’s safe to handle, then knead it on a floured surface. Once it’s cool, it’s ready to play with!

Celebrating World Book Day at Rosary!

On Thursday 3rd March the children and staff at The Rosary BarBar took part in celebrating world book day. The children and staff dressed up as characters from their favourite stories. During free play a member of staff sat in the book corner reading stories aloud, encouraging the children to spend time in the book corner.

The children throughout the morning took it in turns to pre read by using the illustrations of their favourite stories to each other and some children even read to the whole group! This activity promoted confidence, listening skills and literacy skills.

Celebrating 10 years in Stroud!

BarBar Nursery at the Rosary School celebrated 10 years of service this month! Since 2005, we have been providing childcare, nursery and out of school care for over 400 children. We marked the event with a special celebration party for customers old and new.

Nursery Manager Emma, with Anthony (2) and Scarlett (4)

Nursery Manager Emma, with Anthony (2) and Scarlett (4)

There was a bouncy castle for the youngest; for the older and more adventurous, we had an inflatable slide – which consistently drew long queues!

The event was very well attended, with over 100 children and adults stopping by – including some children who were with BarBar when they first opened their doors in 2005!

BarBar founders Carol and Sandra cutting the cake, with this year's class, Emma, deputy Jade, and nursery assisstants Molly and Holly

BarBar founders Carol and Sandra cutting the cake, with this year’s class, Emma, deputy Jade, and nursery assisstants Molly and Holly

The event culminated with the children letting off around dozens of pink and blue balloons – the nursery colours. Everyone enjoyed watching them fly over the town! Afterwards, a cake decorated with tiny edible butterflies (just like our logo!) was served along with bubbly or bucks fizz and juice for the children.


Dressing up for World Book Day!

A few of the children and adults got into the spirit of World Book Day this year by dressing up!

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