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Class of 2020

Posted: Friday 28, August, 2020

  Class of 2020 Good luck to all our children who are starting school in September.  We will miss you lots!       

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Summer 2020

Posted: Thursday 20, August, 2020

  The babies have enjoyed exploring lots of different textures. They have made car tracks with paint and explored animal habitats!                                            The toddlers have been having lots of fun! They have enjoyed making the most of the sunny weather in the garden.  The children have enjoyed painting, playing with playdough and lots of messy play!        The 

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Sports Relief 2020

Posted: Tuesday 17, March, 2020

The children had lots of fun raising money for Sports Relief!  PJ Day Healthy food day Spotty Day! Sports day Dance-a-thon

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World Book Day 2020

Posted: Tuesday 10, March, 2020

The children loved dressing up as their favourite book character  for World Book Day! We all had lots of fun visiting the library and looking at lots of  different stories!

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Pancake Day 2020

Posted: Friday 28, February, 2020

The babies enjoyed trying their pancakes for pudding!  The tweenie and toddler children enjoyed trying their pancakes for pudding.  They also used playdough pancakes and practiced flipping them in the frying pan!  The preschool children enjoyed flipping pancakes in a frying pan! 

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Light and dark, library trip and families

Posted: Thursday 23, January, 2020

Preschool have been learning all about light and dark. They have been talking about nocturnal animals and learning all about shadows    The toddlers had a great time visiting the library! They loved looking at all the books!  The babies' topic this week is family. They had lots of fun making a family tree and exploring a 'family breakfast' sensory tray !  

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Numbers, space and garden time!

Posted: Thursday 16, January, 2020

The babies had lots of fun in the garden!    The Toddlers have been creating their own number lines from 1-5    Preschool have been learning all about space!  

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Happy New year 2020!

Posted: Friday 10, January, 2020

  The preschool children enjoyed their walk to the pet shop! The Tweenie and Toddler children are learning about healthy eating. They went on a walk to Waitrose to search for some different fruits and vegetables     The babies have loved exploring messy play     

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Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas 2019!!!

Posted: Monday 23, December, 2019

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Christmas Week at Elephant Moon

Posted: Tuesday 17, December, 2019

Visit from Father Christmas  Craft Day  Face painting  Christmas Lunch  Nativity and Party Day 

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The children at Elephant Moon are feeling festive!

Posted: Friday 06, December, 2019

The babies have had lots of fun exploring a Christmas sensory tray and making finger print snow men!  The tweenies, Toddlers and Preschool enjoyed a walk into town to see all of the Christmas decorations!     

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Preschool Theatre Trip

Posted: Friday 29, November, 2019

  The preschool children had a lovely time watching 'The Owl and the Pussycat' at the Everyman Theatre! 

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Elephant Moon staff christmas party

Posted: Friday 22, November, 2019

The staff at Elephant Moon enjoyed their Christmas meal this week! 

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Children in Need 2019

Posted: Friday 15, November, 2019

  Children in Need 2019     Face painting                                                                                                                                        

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Halloween 2019

Posted: Thursday 31, October, 2019

Halloween 2019

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Autumn 2019

Posted: Friday 20, September, 2019

Babies  The babies have enjoyed autumn activities and visiting the park!    Tweenies and Toddlers  The Tweenies and Toddlers have been enjoying lots of trips out in the local community.   Preschool  Preschool enjoyed their gruffalo theme       

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Preschool Graduation

Posted: Thursday 08, August, 2019

We would like to wish good luck to all of our preschool children leaving us to go to school!  We will miss you lots!            

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Beach Day!

Posted: Thursday 08, August, 2019

Beach Day! The children had so much fun on beach day!            

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Look what we have been up to!

Posted: Thursday 08, August, 2019

  Preschool The preschool children had lots of fun on their listening walk to the park!     Toddlers The toddlers enjoyed making medals as part of their sports topic    Tweenies The tweenie children loved making aeroplanes      Babies   The babies painted cars and splashed with cars in the water                

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Life cycle of a butterfly

Posted: Tuesday 07, May, 2019

The Preschool children loved exploring the different stages of the life cycle of a Butterfly!                        

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World Book Day 2019

Posted: Monday 11, March, 2019

The children loved dressing up for World Book Day!  

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Happy New Year!

Posted: Friday 04, January, 2019

Welcome back! The children have enjoyed their first few days back at nursery!    The babies have enjoyed painting this week!    The toddlers have been listening to the story of the bear hunt. They loved making swirly whirly snowstorm pictures!     The preschool children had so much fun making a train during free play! They used playing cards as their tickets and took turns to be the driver.   

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Merry Christmas!!!

Posted: Monday 24, December, 2018

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Happy 10 Year Anniversary!

Posted: Friday 21, December, 2018

  Congratulations to Mari, our nursery chef, on her ten year anniversary at the setting! The children love your delicious meals!  We look forward to many more successful years to come!

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Christmas Fun Week 2018

Posted: Friday 14, December, 2018

Party Day    Christmas Craft Day  Christmas Lunch  Visit from Father Christmas 

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Feeling Festive

Posted: Friday 07, December, 2018

Babies  This week the babies have been learning all about winter. They have been playing in 'snow' and dressing in winter clothes! Tweenies  The Tweenie children have been playing in 'snow', cutting snowflakes and printing with Christmas cutters! Toddlers  The toddler children have been playing in their winter den, dressing up and having snow ball fights! Pre school  The pre school children have been making their lists for Santa, and doing lots of wrapping in the elf workshop!  

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Winter!

Posted: Friday 30, November, 2018

This week throughout the nursery the children have been learning all about winter!   The babies have been making winter animal pictures. They made snowy owls and robins.      The Tweenie children  have been exploring winter sensory trays   The toddlers have enjoyed listening to the story of 'The Stick Man.' They have been using sticks in play dough and for painting. They also stuck together their own Stick Man picture!   The preschool children have been threading winter mittens, cutting snowflakes

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Children in Need 2018

Posted: Friday 16, November, 2018

Party day  Pudsey bear hunt Face painting Crazy Hair and pyjamas     

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Remembrance Day 11.11.2018

Posted: Tuesday 13, November, 2018

  Remembrance Day  The preschool children made a lovely wreath to take up to the War Memorial to remember all of the brave soldiers in the war.  It inspired the children to think about the different times in their life when they had been brave.  Some of their ideas were; - 'At the doctors' - 'In the dark'  - 'Watching the fireworks' - 'At the dentist'  

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Happy Halloween!!

Posted: Friday 02, November, 2018

Babies    Tweenies     Toddlers    Preschool   

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WC 22.10.2018

Posted: Friday 26, October, 2018

Babies  This week the babies have been creating lots of different types of patterns!  Tweenies and Toddlers The tweenies and toddlers have had lots of fun with the bikes and cars in the garden! They loved making ramps with the guttering to race their cars!   Preschool  The topic in preschool this week has been 'light and dark'. They enjoyed making dark dens and drawing what they like to do in the day and night time!         

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World Food Week!

Posted: Friday 19, October, 2018

Tweenies  The Tweenie children enjoyed painting shamrock's when learning about Ireland and mixing the colours  of the Italian flag. Toddlers The toddlers enjoyed learning about France and Italy. They also went on a trip to Waitrose to look at all the different types of cheeses! Preschool  The preschool children enjoyed making Indian Rangoli patterns, French croissants, Chinese writing and Italian pizzas!  

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Our activities this week

Posted: Friday 05, October, 2018

Toddlers The toddler children enjoyed their autumn walk collecting conkers and leaves. They stopped off for a quick play in the park on the way back to nursery!  Preschool Preschool have been learning all about different occupations!    

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This week's activities

Posted: Friday 21, September, 2018

Babies  The babies enjoyed learning all about autumn this week. They had lots of fun exploring with the leaves and pine cones. Tweenies  The Tweenie children went on a autumn walk to collect leaves and conkers! Toddlers The Toddler children loved having their face painted as their favourite minibeasts  Preschool  This week the preschool children enjoyed learning all about autumn and nocturnal animals!

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Roald Dahl Day

Posted: Thursday 13, September, 2018

Babies The babies enjoyed painting and sticking string to make Mr Twit's beard Tweenies and Toddlers  The Tweenie and Toddler children made chocolate cornflake cakes after listening to the story of 'Charlie and Chocolate Factory'  Preschool  After reading the story of the BFG, the preschool children made dream jars and dream catchers!

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Our fun actvities this week!

Posted: Friday 07, September, 2018

Babies This week the babies have been exploring their senses. They have been listening to different sounds and smelling herbs and spices!   Tweenies The Tweenie children had lots of fun playing in the soft play!  Toddlers This week the Toddler children have been learning about 'people who help us'. They enjoyed painting police cars and dressing up! Preschool This weeks topic is construction in preschool. They have had lots of fun being builders!     

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The Rainforest

Posted: Friday 24, August, 2018

This week the pre school children have really enjoyed their topic of The Rainforest. They have learnt lots of new facts about the animals that live there, listened to the different sounds that you might hear in the rainforest and had their face painted into a rainforest animal! 

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Zoo Lab!

Posted: Monday 20, August, 2018

  The preschool children had a special visit from Zoo Lab! They enjoyed meeting lots of different animals!   

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Growing sunflowers

Posted: Tuesday 07, August, 2018

The preschool children have been growing sunflowers. They have learnt all about the life cycle of a plant, and the different things our sunflowers would need to grow. Our flowers are now so big we have re potted them and put them in the nursery garden to continue growing! 

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Look what we have been doing this week

Posted: Wednesday 01, August, 2018

  Babies  The babies have enjoyed listening to the story of 'The Bear Hunt'.  They loved exploring the 'deep cold river!'    Tweenies  The Tweenies have been learning all about dinosaurs this week!     Toddlers The Toddler children have been learning all about minibeasts! They loved going on a bug hunt in the garden!        Preschool  The preschool children have enjoyed exploring textures! They had lots of fun making a collage!   

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Our fun activities this week!

Posted: Thursday 26, July, 2018

Babies This week the babies have been listening to the story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. They had lots of fun having a teddy bears picnic in the garden and exploring with oats!     Tweenies  The Tweenies have been enjoying their topic of 'Under the Sea'. They loved exploring coloured rice and sea animals!    Toddlers  The Toddlers have been learning all about colour mixing! They had lots of fun using pipettes to mix coloured water!       Preschool The Preschool

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Graduation

Posted: Tuesday 17, July, 2018

The school leavers had lots of fun celebrating at their graduation this weekend. They had a visit from Silly Sarah who performed lots of magic tricks and sang their graduation song to the parents!  Good luck at school, you will all be great!                 

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Theatre Trip

Posted: Tuesday 10, July, 2018

The Gruffalo's Child The Preschool children had lots of fun walking to the theatre to watch the show of 'The Gruffalo's child'! They enjoyed singing along and dancing to the all of the songs!

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Take a look at our fun activities!

Posted: Thursday 31, May, 2018

This week the preschool children and  the babies have been focusing on healthy living. The preschool children have been roleplaying in their vegetable patch, making smoothies, and learning all about what keeps our bodies healthy.        The babies have been learning about keeping their teeth healthy and doing some baby yoga to keep fit!        The toddler children have enjoyed their topic of under the sea this week, and had lots of fun roller painting the waves!     

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Congratulations Harry and Meghan!

Posted: Friday 18, May, 2018

This week the children have been very excited preparing for the royal wedding celebrations!    The babies used ball painting to make party bunting and enjoyed a picnic tea.      The Tweenies used finger painting to make union jack flags.    The toddlers made corsages and hats ready for their wedding guest outfits!        The preschool children have been learning all about the Royal Family. They wrote a letter to Harry and Meghan, enjoyed a party tea in the garden and had a

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The Wilson Museum visit

Posted: Friday 11, May, 2018

This week the Pre school children were invited to the opening of the new gallery 'The World of Wonders' for young children. They began with a story in the Library read by the author, Teresa Heapy. We then moved on to the gallery, where the children enjoyed exploring with different colours, lights and materials!  

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Look at all the fun activities we have been up to this week!

Posted: Friday 27, April, 2018

  Babies The babies made the most of the beautiful sunshine and had lots of fun playing in the garden!    Tweenies The Tweenie children have been learning about habitats. They have enjoyed exploring a small world jungle and artic scene. Their favourite habitat was under the sea, they loved making some shiny fish to take home!    Toddlers The toddler children have enjoyed colouring mixing. They loved exploring the different coloured foam and mixing paint with their hands!

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First Aid

Posted: Friday 13, April, 2018

Paediatric first aid  This week a few of the nursery practitioners updated their first aid training. The girls enjoyed practicing CPR and bandaging skills!      

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Outings

Posted: Friday 06, April, 2018

This week the children have been making the most out of the lovely sunny weather!   The preschool children went on a spring nature walk, hoping to spot some daffodils and blossom trees. They made a stop off at the park on their way back to nursery!         The tweenies and toddlers had lots of fun going for a walk to Waitrose to buy some daffodils! They are going to use them for painting next week!  

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Sports Relief

Posted: Thursday 29, March, 2018

Thank you to every one who donated to Sports Relief. Here's some photos of some of our fundraisers!        

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World Book Day

Posted: Thursday 01, March, 2018

World Book Day The children loved dressing up as their favourite book characters!              

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Chinese New Year

Posted: Friday 16, February, 2018

 To celebrate Chinese New Year, the children enjoyed food tasting, making lanterns, noodle messy play and having a go at some Chinese writing!        

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Pancake Day!

Posted: Thursday 15, February, 2018

The children at Elephant Moon had a fun filled Pancake Day!       

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Look at what we have been up to this week!

Posted: Wednesday 24, January, 2018

Babies The topic in babies this week is phonics and sounds. The children have been making different sounds using various materials such as SPLASH, CRUNCH and SPLAT .   Tweenies The Tweenie children have been learning nursery rhymes and making nursery characters.    Toddlers The Toddler children have been learning about countries around the world. They enjoyed trying croissants when learning about France!   Preschool After learning about lifecycles, the preschool children showed a interest in spiders! They

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Christmas Week

Posted: Monday 18, December, 2017

      Christmas Week at Elephant Moon Visit from Father Christmas   Christmas Lunch   Christmas Concert  

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Elephant Moon are feeling festive!

Posted: Friday 01, December, 2017

On the last night of November, Father Christmas and his elves came to Elephant Moon to hang our decorations and make the nursery feel festive ready for Christmas!      

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Fairy tales, shapes and a christmas walk!

Posted: Friday 24, November, 2017

Preschool This week's topic was Fairy Tales. The children enjoyed listening to their favourite stories and building houses for the three little pigs!     Toddlers and Tweenies The toddlers and tweenies had lots of fun on a walk to see Christmas lights and decorations!     Babies The babies have been looking at different shapes! They did some sticking to make a shape tractor!   

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Children in Need

Posted: Friday 17, November, 2017

  Thank you to everyone that has donated! We have raised £172.15!!!   Pyjama and crazy hair day         Cake sale         Craft Day         Fancy dress party day          

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Remembrance Day

Posted: Friday 10, November, 2017

Preschool  At circle time the preschool children shared their experiences of being brave just like the brave soldiers in the war! They then made a wreath using leaves and flowers which they took to the war memorial.            Tweenies and Toddlers  The tweenie and toddler children used their hands to make poppy pictures!           Babies  The babies made poppies by painting cup cake

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A spooky halloween at Elephant Moon!

Posted: Friday 03, November, 2017

Look at some of our Halloween costumes!                                 

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Take a look at what we have been up to this week...

Posted: Friday 27, October, 2017

Babies This week babies have been listening to the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. They have had lots of fun exploring gloopy porridge!      Tweenies and Toddlers The Tweenie and Toddler children have been getting messy by exploring lots of different textures!     Preschool The theme in Preschool this week was light and dark. The children enjoyed making dens and experimenting with lights! They also re created the story of the Gruffalo using shadow puppets!  

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Diwali

Posted: Friday 20, October, 2017

    Babies The babies enjoyed exploring with different fabrics to make a sari.        Tweenies and Toddlers The Tweenies and Toddlers had lots of fun making Diwali lanterns and dressing up in sari's         Preschool  Preschool had a go at designing their own henna patterns and enjoyed getting them painted onto their hands    

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Look what we have been up to this week!

Posted: Friday 06, October, 2017

Preschool  The topic in Preschool this week was 'All about me.' The children had lots of fun making faces at tea time!      Toddlers  The toddlers enjoyed exploring ice and shaving foam as part of their weather theme.       Tweenies  The Tweenies enjoyed listening the story of 'The Animal Bop' and making animal foot prints!        Babies The Babies have been listening to 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'. They loved exploring the 'thick oozy

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Autumn

Posted: Thursday 28, September, 2017

Preschool Pre school enjoyed sorting and counting conkers.     Toddlers The toddler children had lots of fun at the park collecting conkers and leaves.       Tweenies The tweenies enjoyed rolling conkers in paint to make pictures.     Babies The babies sponge painted leaves and explored autumn gloop!    

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Happy 10 Year Anniversary Gemma!

Posted: Thursday 21, September, 2017

Congratulations Gemma on your 10 year Anniversary with the Elephant Moon Team! We look forward to many more successful years to come!

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Roald Dahl Week

Posted: Friday 15, September, 2017

  To celebrate Roald Dahl day, preschool walked to the library to listen to some stories. Inspired by the story of George's marvellous medicine, preschool loved making marvellous medicines and potions!   The toddler children enjoyed threading with string and paper plates to make their own dream catchers after listening to the story of The BFG. The children also enjoyed exploring Willy Wonka's chocolate gloop!

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Cancer Research UK - June 17

Posted: Friday 23, June, 2017

 Thank you so much to all of the parents that voted for Sophie in our pie face! Sophie was a really good sport and the children loved watching, almost as much as the staff loved to participate! Today’s fundraising helped us raise a further £50 for Cancer Research. All the girls are very excited for the mud run tomorrow. On behalf of everybody at elephant moon we would like to wish them the best of luck!      

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Ambulance Visit May 17

Posted: Tuesday 09, May, 2017

Today we had a special visit from the Ambulance Service!! We got the chance to sit inside and even played role play!! We had lots of fun, please see pictures below :                

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Under the Sea April 2017

Posted: Sunday 09, April, 2017

This week we have been exploring animal which live under the sea. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Pet shop where the Toddlers pointed out their favourite fish! Later on we created our very own sea creatures - please keep a look out!!!                  

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World Book Day March 2017

Posted: Thursday 02, March, 2017

We love World Book Day and so do all of the children!! The children have thoroughly enjoyed dressing up as their favourite characters and reading lots of story books!! :-)                    

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Chinese New Year Jan 2017

Posted: Monday 30, January, 2017

This week the children have all been busy preparing for Chinese New Year. It is the Year of the Rooster! We have been exploring noodles and creating lanterns and drums as well as trying lots of Chinese snacks including Prawn crackers, Egg fried rice, Noodles and Spring rolls :-)                  

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Pirates Week - Jan 17

Posted: Friday 27, January, 2017

Shiver me Timbers!! It be Pirate week - at Elephant Moon Day Nursery!!!! The preschoolers have been decorating parrots to sit on their shoulders, creating telescopes and maps and even eye patches! We have had great fun creating our own boat using different sized boxes and loved the treasure hunt!                  

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!!

Posted: Thursday 22, December, 2016

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Christmas 2016

Posted: Thursday 22, December, 2016

The children have had a fun packed Christmas week! Here are a few snippets:   The children had a visit from Father Christmas, where they received lovely presents.     We have also been on a visit to the Regent Arcade to sit on Santa’s sleigh     We loved our trip to the

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Remembrance Day 2016

Posted: Tuesday 15, November, 2016

On Friday, the preschool children attended the memorial statue to honour Remembrance Day. The children made wreaths and talked about the brave soldiers who fought for our country.        

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Visit from Zoolab October 2016

Posted: Monday 10, October, 2016

This week was very exciting as we had a visit from Zoo lab!! The children really loved seeing and learning about all the different animals! We enjoyed discussing how high a frog could jump and how cold a snail felt in your hands!  It was great to see the big snake slither across the floor and we were really proud of how willing the children were to hold and touch all the different animals!  All of the children had a fab time, see below pictures      

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Trip to the Library Oct 16

Posted: Saturday 08, October, 2016

The toddler group went on a walk to the library this morning, On their travels they saw lots of birds, squirrels and even cats!     Inside the library the toddlers enjoyed playing the with the library’s sensory wall,       before choosing their favorite story books for our group story time.  

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Health Care Sept 16

Posted: Tuesday 20, September, 2016

This week our preschoolers have been discussing health care and healthy eating. We really enjoyed talking about Healthy Eating and the importance of brushing our teeth...       We have had some interesting conversations about what makes our bodies grow, including how much fruit you need to eat before you are really strong and if Ice Cream is healthy because it contains milk :-) We finished off with a delicious fruit

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Elephant Moon Olympics - Sept 16

Posted: Monday 19, September, 2016

We all enjoyed discussing the Olympics so much that we decided to have a mini version of our own! We firstly designed and created medals followed by lots of fun games in the garden: Jumping, balancing, running and scooter races to name a few! This was followed by an awards ceremony - we had lots of fun! Please see some photos below:          

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Preschool Graduation Day 2016

Posted: Friday 19, August, 2016

It’s that time of year where we say goodbye to our preschool children as they embark on new adventures at school.  We wish all children and parents the best of luck in the next chapter and hope you will come back to visit us! We had a fun filled and emotional day celebrating the graduation.       The children loved wearing their hand made graduation hats and parents loved looking through some of their memories at Elephant Moon.  We had

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Lets explore the sea............. June 2016

Posted: Monday 06, June, 2016

Toddlers have been learning about Sea animals this week The children had fun creating a sea scene, and also made their very own Jellyfish to take care of! They were all very proud of their creations! The tweenies have been looking at habitats.   We have collected different leaves and branches to create our own small world scene and really enjoyed leaf printing and exploring different creatures in their habitats.

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Fun in the Park - 06th June 2016

Posted: Monday 06, June, 2016

Today pre-school had a lovely afternoon visiting the local park. We made daisy chains...... And had lots of fun climbing around the park............. and fun playing hide and seek, using the telescope as a look out point!

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Healthy Body, Happy Me 2016

Posted: Thursday 28, April, 2016

This week has been all about ‘Healthy body, Happy me’. The children have had a fun packed week and know all about what is healthy for our bodies!     The children have been exploring different food, mixing them up and adding water to create a different texture.               

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Easter 2016

Posted: Thursday 24, March, 2016

The children throughout the nursery have been doing lots of fun activities this week for Easter, including creating bunny rabbits and Easter chicks, Easter Egg Hunts as well as Making Easter Nest Cakes! Yum Yum!! Have a very Happy Easter!!                    

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Happy St Patrick's Day 2016

Posted: Friday 18, March, 2016

We have had lots of fun today creating different things for St Patrick's day! Pre-school have made 4 leaf clovers,whilst the Tweenies and Toddlers have been busy making their own St Patrick's day hats as well as sponge printing their clovers!  Please see some photos of the day below                  

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Sports Relief 2016

Posted: Friday 18, March, 2016

This week we have had a fun filled week to raise money for Sports Relief. The children really enjoyed the range of activities offered and we have raised over £200! Thank you to all parents, children and staff for your continued support of this great charity!   We enjoyed races in the garden                                                     

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World Book Day 2016

Posted: Thursday 03, March, 2016

The Children all came in with their favourite books dressed up as their favourite characters for World Book Day. We have enjoyed a fun filled day reading lots of stories,  looking at each others costumes, and creating their very own stories!                  

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Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year 2015

Posted: Wednesday 23, December, 2015

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Christmas Fun Week Chelt 2015

Posted: Wednesday 23, December, 2015

Its Christmas!!!! The whole nursery has had lots of fun this week!!  We have had a special visit from Father Christmas, enjoyed Christmas Dinner together and lots of dress up fun too!! See below a selection of photographs. We would love to wish you all have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year. From all of the staff at Elephant Moon.             

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Christmas Fun Week Tewks 2015

Posted: Wednesday 23, December, 2015

The children at Elephant Moon, Tewkesbury have had a fun- filled Christmas Week …They have enjoyed Face Painting, Christmas Craft Day, Dress- up Days and a yummy Christmas Dinner along with various other activities throughout the day  From all of us at Elephant Moon, have a lovely Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year…              

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Children In Need 2015 - Chelt

Posted: Friday 20, November, 2015

Last week the children and parents got involved with our activities to help raise money for Children in need. We raised over £300 for this great charity - congratulations to all involved The children and parents enjoyed lots of fun filled activities all week including a cake sale, a dress up day, a disco day, a Pudsey spots bear hunt as well as a visit from Pudsey himself!             

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Children in Need 2015 - Tewks

Posted: Tuesday 17, November, 2015

The children have had a fun-filled week for Children In Need- They have enjoyed a fancy dress day, a Pudsey Hunt in the garden, Pyjama and Crazy Hair Day, Face Painting, a yummy Cake Sale and a Teddy Bears Picnic to raise money for this very worthwhile charity. Both Children and Parents have really involved themselves this week and we thank you for your continued support. With your help, we have managed to raise a fantastic £81.65…Well done everyone!!! Here are some pictures of the week  

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Visit from Pudsey Nov 15

Posted: Tuesday 10, November, 2015

Today we had a very special visitor - Pudsey Bear!!! The children were all so exited to see Pudsey                                  

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Remembrance Day Chelt 2015

Posted: Tuesday 10, November, 2015

This week we have remembering all the brave soldiers All the children have been busy creating poppies!  Babies have been getting their hands messy       Toddlers and Tweenies had fun sponge painting       Preschool have enjoyed making play dough shapes, printing and shape cutting     

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Halloween Dress Up - Tewks 2015

Posted: Monday 02, November, 2015

The children had lots of fun coming to nursery dressed in their Halloween Costumes.... Happy Halloween!!!                        

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Its nearly Halloween....... Chelt 2015

Posted: Thursday 22, October, 2015

The Toddler group have been very busy this week in preparation for Halloween!       We have enjoyed having our faces painted and have been creating glittery Halloween lanterns,       Exploring the creepy crawlies in our sticky slime, as well as making a witches potion!!      

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Bubble Wrap Foot Painting! Tewks

Posted: Friday 09, October, 2015

      The children enjoyed attaching bubble wrap to their feet and jumping around in red and yellow paint- They enjoyed the ‘popping’ and ‘crackling’ sound that they created, finding this very funny…          

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World Farm Animal Day Tewks

Posted: Friday 09, October, 2015

The children have had lots of fun celebrating World Farm Animal Day!!  The Pre-School children have enjoyed extending their learning further by using their ICT skills on the laptop with a ‘farmyard animal’ game. We also painted either a pig or a cow and we have been talking about colour, animal noises and where we might find these animals....................            

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Kings and Queens! Sept 2015

Posted: Thursday 17, September, 2015

This week we celebrated the Queen being the longest reigning monarch, after being on the throne for 63 years!!   The children loved having their faces painted, creating crowns and role play - who doesn't want to be a prince or princess!!                      

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Graduation Ceremony Cheltenham 2015

Posted: Monday 31, August, 2015

We had an amazing Graduation Day and thank you all for being there! The children really enjoyed bringing their parents and grandparents along to be part of their special day!    We all had fun joining in and laughing at ‘Silly Sarah’ who put on an amazing magic show!  Followed by a lovely Graduation ceremony, and a party tea.                Pre-school were all

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Texture Play babies July 15

Posted: Thursday 06, August, 2015

This week the baby room have been exploring different textures. The babies had lots of fun exploring ice cubes, they giggled lots as the ice turned into water.          We have had great fun with our sensory pebble, which changes different colours using the remote control which the babies can also use! This is a new favourite of theirs and they all really enjoy having it out. As the babies enjoyed trying to eat the ice cubes we made ice lollies too, they enjoyed trying different flavoured

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St Swithin’s Day…’The christening of the apples’

Posted: Monday 20, July, 2015

St Swithin’s Day is a day which people watch the weather, for tradition says that “whatever the weather is like on St Swithin’s Day, it will continue for the next forty days”          We spoke about this day in circle time this morning to all the children, and they have really enjoyed getting messy and creating our new display for St Swithin’s Day…              At circle time, the Pre-School children asked if we could read Noah’s Ark to

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Our new friends!!!

Posted: Saturday 27, June, 2015

This week the children have been very excited as we have new pets, we have 2 Giant African snails.      All of the children around the nursery have been thinking of different names for the Snails, some of the suggestions we had were, Nelly, Shelly, Peppa, Slimes and Tiddler!      The children decided to name our new friends Tiny and Slimey!!      All of the children had lots of fun holding the snails, spraying them with water and feeding them fruit and

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The Road to School..............

Posted: Tuesday 16, June, 2015

The time is fast approaching when our Pre-schoolers move onto a new adventure at Primary School!! Please see image below and if you have any questions do not hesitate to speak to us :-)

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W/c 01/06/15 - Healthy Eating Week

Posted: Friday 05, June, 2015

This week has been Healthy eating week, Pre-school have been printing with different fruits to see what different shapes and patterns they can make and create. They have also been sketching different fruits and vegetables - please look in the Preschool Room to see the fab artwork!      Toddlers and babies have been trying home made fruit smoothies, and have been on a trip to the local shop to discover new and interesting foods.      Tweenies had lots of fun fruit tasting, we tried passion fruit,

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Poppy Watkins - the lullaby trust

Posted: Thursday 14, May, 2015

Our very own Poppy Watkins Head of Babies will be taking part in sponsored Wing Walk in order to raise money for The Lullaby Trust charity. Poppy is due to do the Wing walk on September the 19th, and will be trying to raise as much money as possible for this special charity.   So far Poppy has been busy fund raising at various events and this week has held a cake sale at the nursery and is planning a 'fun day’ in the summer where she will also be holding a raffle. This is a really great cause and hopefully we can

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Role Play Fun Tewkesbury! Wc 04/05/15

Posted: Friday 08, May, 2015

The children have helped to transform their role-play area into a Café this week and have been talking about items we might eat and drink at a Café or Restaurant. They have been demonstrating some fantastic role-play skills, from answering the telephone, taking orders and buying and selling at the till point … What Fun!!            

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Under The Sea W/c 27/04/15

Posted: Friday 01, May, 2015

This week pre-school have been learning about the sea and what lives there!     We had lots of fun exploring rock pools and then making a beach! We dug in the sand, built sandcastles and also splashed in water pools!   Pre-school decided they wanted to make a coral reef too!       The display is proudly presented in the

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The suns out!! W/c 06/04/15

Posted: Friday 10, April, 2015

We have all been enjoying the warmer weather this week! Toddlers have enjoyed a ‘fishing trip’ outside in the garden       Whilst pre-school have had lots of fun playing in the local park!      We have also been exploring the stepping stones, digging in the sand, and have taken a huge interest in the herbs we have been growing too!      

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Comic Relief 2015 Cheltenham!

Posted: Tuesday 17, March, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed all the fun we had during Comic Relief Week! Thank you for all your help, support and donations! We enjoyed a red nose craft day, dressing up in our pyjamas, baking comic relief cakes and making our faces funny for money!! See below a selection of photos of the week:        

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Comic Relief 2015 Tewks!

Posted: Monday 16, March, 2015

We had a great week raising funds for Comic Relief and are thrilled to have contributed towards the final figure raised  which is over £78m! Thank you to everyone involved!! We have had a fun packed week including baking and selling cakes, crazy hair and Pyjama day, Mini Olympics as well as face painting!  See below a selection of photos:              

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World Book Day 2015

Posted: Thursday 05, March, 2015

Its World Book Day!!! We have all enjoyed dressing up as our favourite characters with our favourite story books. We read lots of lovely stories and enjoyed guessing which characters our friends had dressed up as! In the afternoon we walked to the Library and thoroughly enjoyed more story time! What a fab

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Cheltenham - Pancake Day 2015

Posted: Tuesday 17, February, 2015

    We love Shrove Tuesday!! Pre-school had lots of fun dishing up their pancakes for pudding, and had a choice of wild berries and vanilla ice cream too, Yummy!     Babies got messy by exploring pancake mix; they used their plates, bowls and saucepans to create their own pancakes.          Toddlers were very excited to try their pancakes; we all tucked into the pancakes and enjoyed the ice cream too! Yum yum!      In the

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Tewkesbury - Pancake Day 2015

Posted: Tuesday 17, February, 2015

Today the children have had a lovely day celebrating Pancake Day – First some of the children decorated their own pancakes, deciding what their favourite topping was- Chocolate Spread came out on top!!          During this activity, some of the children said they had not tried lemon and sugar on a pancake, so we all came together to try some pancakes…this was a great success amongst all the children…Yum Yum!!          After trying the pancakes, we went into

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Valentine’s Day-Week of crafts and fun! 2015

Posted: Tuesday 17, February, 2015

This week the baby room have been making Valentines day decorations! We used love hearts and paint and printed onto pasta sheets!      Making Cakes Some of the children helped to make cakes for Valentine’s Day….SURPRISE! We spoke about the ingredients used, texture and colour of each ingredient….. Hope they were yummy       Making Love Bugs-they give nice hugs! The children were each given the pieces needed for their love bug and they designed them all by themselves…They looked

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Exploring animals Jan 15

Posted: Friday 30, January, 2015

This week pre-school have been learning all about animals............. So we started the week with a trip to the pet shop! We saw lots of fish but also spotted the grasshoppers which caught all of our attention.   Once we came back we went on a worm hunt, and also made marks using long and short pieces of string to give a worm trail effect!   We cut out different sized circles and used ribbon to hold

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Ooh Arr - Toddlers pirate play

Posted: Monday 26, January, 2015

This week the Toddlers have been very interested in Pirates - ooh arr Toddlers created treasure maps, using screwed up paper, wet tea bags and lots of imagination!!   We’ve turned our den into a Pirate ship     where we enjoyed using the telescope to look for treasure!! 

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Tewkesbury Open Morning Jan 15

Posted: Thursday 22, January, 2015

We had our open morning this month, to give all parents the opportunity to come into the setting to see how much fun their children have with us at nursery! Babies enjoyed sand play, emptying and filling containers, and the older children were exploring colour/colour mixing and play-dough  What Fun!         

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Fun at Elephant Moon - Wc 12/01/15

Posted: Thursday 15, January, 2015

We were all very happy to explore and play with the snow we found in our Garden, what a lovely surprise!      Toddlers had fun taking a winter walk to the pet shop! We found lots of animals there, including Fish, a huge fluffy rabbit, hamsters and even a turtle.      Pre-school have been talking about the Jungle this week they used banana , rice crispies and yoghurt to make ‘snakes skin’. We have also been painting jungle animals and sticking lots of coloured tissue paper to create our wiggly

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas 2014 & a Happy New Year 2015!!

Posted: Wednesday 24, December, 2014

Merry Christmas from all the staff at Elephant Moon! Wishing you a Happy New Year!    

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Christmas Week Part 2!

Posted: Wednesday 24, December, 2014

Its Christmas week and we have had lots of fun at Nursery!!!     We have been exploring Christmas crackers and making them go bang!         Dressing up in our Christmas outfits   Roleplaying - here is our sleigh, and our little Reindeers. We have been singing lots of Christmas songs while riding in our

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Its Christmas Week.......

Posted: Thursday 18, December, 2014

        This week we have all been getting very excited about Christmas!  The Babies have been following Father Christmas’s foot prints across the floor.  We have also all been getting in the festive spirit by dressing up in our Christmas jumpers!       Father Christmas came with a sack of presents for all of the children, everyone was

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Our Christmas Party!! (Tewkesbury)

Posted: Thursday 18, December, 2014

The children really enjoyed their Peppa Pig Christmas Party, followed by party games and a yummy tea! We even had a special guest...............Father Christmas!!!            

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Getting ready for Christmas.........

Posted: Thursday 11, December, 2014

     Look at our fantastic Christmas Puddings-we used paint and glitter to decorate these and spoke about colours and texture. The children then enjoyed singing ‘Christmas Pudding’    We are making Salt Dough Christmas   Decorations for our family….ssssh, don’t tell, it’s a surprise!           The children have been noticing the cold and frost outside,

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Role play and messy play!

Posted: Friday 05, December, 2014

        Toddlers having fun with their role play restaurant! Look at our toddlers getting into the festive spirit by making their very own version of Christmas dinner! yummy yummy, hats off to the chef!         Our pre school have been busy making lots of Christmas decorations helping to create our lovely winter wonderland across the

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Children In Need 2014 Total Raised

The final total is......

Posted: Tuesday 18, November, 2014

Congratulations to all children, staff and parents -  we have raised a total of £381.62 for Children In Need!! Please see below link to official website - this year over £32 million was raised for this great cause! Children In Need

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Children In Need 2014

Children In Need 2014 - Gallery

Posted: Friday 14, November, 2014

Super Hero & Pyjamas Day!!!                            Teddy Bears Picnic - The children loved bringing in their favourite Teddy Bears from home and thoroughly enjoyed a yummy picnic and singing songs with their

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Children In Need 2014

Its Children in Need Week!!

Posted: Monday 10, November, 2014

We are looking forward to lots of fun activities at the nursery including Arts & Crafts, Cake Baking and a Teddy Bears Picnic!!

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Welcome!

Welcome!

Posted: Monday 06, October, 2014

Welcome to the Elephant Moon blog where you'll find all our latest news. Don't forget to check back for updates.

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