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Pontcanna and Canton
74 LLANDAFF ROAD, CANTON, CARDIFF, CF11 9NL
£2 for first child, £1 subsequent children
10-Sep-16 to 10-Sep-21
Thu, 9.30am- 11.20am, Also school holidays
0 months to 6 years
We are a friendly and relaxed group with families from the local area including European and Chinese families. We have stimulating activities for the children with painting, water, sand, messy play, art and craft, role play area, small world and construction. We have themes throughout the year. We all love singing time and have a healthy snack of fruit to finish. Parents have tea and coffee and often home made cakes.
Runs on: Thursdays
We meet every Thursday 9.30am - 11.20am in the hall through the double gates.
We operate all through the year including school holidays. Children and babies are welcome up to age 11. It's £2 for first child, £1 for subsequent children.
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
My 3 year old son has been going to Shining Stars nursery since it has started and absolutely loves it there. The staff and Mrs Sim, the lady who runs it, are very friendly, great with children, and have excellent creativity skills that keep all the children very engaged in the numerous activities that they have planned each week. It's great to see my son and the other children there have so much fun. I really love the fact that the hall is very spacious and they use the space there very well, as there's lots of different areas where the children can explore and learn! One of which is the role play area where there's a play house and each week the theme is different! Ranging from a doctor's surgery, grocer's shop, chinese restaurant, a family home with baby dolls to look after... What I find excellent is that some of the role play props are real life items, such as real vegetables, kitchenware, first aid kit items! It's great that the activities are based around different themes, such as seasons of the year, the many different festivals that we celebrate, like harvest, Christmas, St Davids day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Easter and even Chinese New Year! For their Chinese theme, they had noodles for snacks and the children could experience using chopsticks, do Chinese ribbon dancing, and even had a Chinese musical string instrument on display that they could feel! They also had a summer beach and camping theme with a real life tent and camping essentials! They created a lovely beach theme outside in their gated outdoor play area that had lots of sand and water play, which my son loved! They also use this outdoor space for bikes and trikes, hopscotch and hula hoop play, chalk drawing... All wonderful creative ideas each week! Messy play is also a big thumbs up for my son! He loves painting, and the different crafts and pictures they paint and make each week are great! The natural resources they use are just very creative! I have many crafts displayed at home which my son proudly shows any guests we have visiting us! They have many hands on activities too like baking, where the children all helped to bake a birthday cake on my son's birthday! The children also help with cutting up fruit for snack, cutting up vegetables for making soup for snack time... My son has learnt so much since he's been going to the nursery there, with the many songs they sing, and the welsh and mandarin vocabulary that they also teach the children too! At the moment the nursery runs on Tuesday's and Friday's, and they have a mother and toddler group every Thursday mornings that I also go to with my son, and even my 5 year old daughter too when she's on half term or term breaks from school! The activities they plan for the older children are just as creative and engaging! Overall, this nursery is very warm and friendly, and the staff have a wonderful passion for children, I highly recommend both the nursery and the mother and toddler group to all!
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