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OMFG the nursery has a Dostoevsky quote on the wall

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Kathyis6incheshigh · 02/10/2007 11:30

Something about time spent with children being healing. DH was very about this as he has had a constant low-level sore throat and lots of colds ever since we had dd.

I'm not used to such ponciness - at our usual nursery Oop North they play in a home-made toy chip shop called the Wobbly Whaler.
This one also has painted on one wall, 'From changing mat to yoga mat.'

Are all Kids Unlimited nurseries like this?

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HuwEdwards · 02/10/2007 11:31


no idea about kids unlimited!

ShaunOfTheThread · 02/10/2007 11:32

... so long as it isn't something about patricide, a la Karamatzov, your dp ought to be relieved.

Kathyis6incheshigh · 02/10/2007 11:34

LOL Shaun!

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ShaunOfTheThread · 02/10/2007 11:36

Love the homemade toy chip shop. Did they have a sign on the wall saying 'From changing mat to beer mat?

ahundredtimes · 02/10/2007 11:39

I think they should have this one up:

'The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions.'

I've always liked that. Would get the Ofsted Inspectors talking wouldn't it?

Kathyis6incheshigh · 02/10/2007 11:43

Well it is next door to the Isaac Newton Institute so it is full of the offspring of mathematicians - probably if you ask any of the children what 2 and 2 make they would say, 'It depends.'

Shaun - I like your idea for a sign. DD does love the chip shop. They sell each other fish and chips cut out of corrugated cardboard, and empty Fruit Shoot bottles.

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ahundredtimes · 02/10/2007 11:46

lol. I like this nursery. It's like something out of the eighteenth century.

After snack time, children we're going to be doing Optics.

Kathyis6incheshigh · 02/10/2007 11:49

LOL 100x. Yes, all they need to do now is dress them up in pantaloons and mob caps and it will be perfect.

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Hassled · 02/10/2007 11:51

How about "Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child"? That would really give Ofsted something to ponder .

ahundredtimes · 02/10/2007 11:54

Oh no. I think it's only Dostoevsky and Newton in this nursery, and possibly Goethe in the baby room.

ShaunOfTheThread · 02/10/2007 11:54

The chip shop sounds lovely. I want to play in it.
I think that the nursery ds1 went to in Oxford years ago was a Kids Unlimited one. Didn't have anything crazily intellectual on the wall in those days.
Half the kids could play violin to international standards and speak 10 languages tho, cos was a university nursery, so I expect thestaff felt under pressure to be uber-intellectual too.

Kathyis6incheshigh · 02/10/2007 13:43

Ah my friend in Oxford reports that the KidsUnlimited one there has the quotes too. This is Cambridge.
Our chipshop nursery is a campus one, but at a northern university, not Oxbridge.

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minouminou · 11/01/2008 12:09

yup - ds is in Kids Unlimited in north oxford - haven't read all the quotes, but there's one - "flowers are a language even a baby can understand"..there's others, but i always find myself distracted by the pan-pipes version of the braveheart soundtrack coming through the walls.
funnily enough, we're moving north this year - can't wait to see if there's a big difference.
chip shops and pies, eh/
i'm winding DP up that DS will be joining the uppermill brass band asap.
ey oop, mah luv!
Having said that, though, DS loves his nursery, and i will be very sad indeed to be taking him out.

mumof2fabkids · 12/01/2008 23:28

sounds like Kisunlimited is the same all round the country - is that a good thing? For the children I mean, not kidsunlimited!

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Tamdin · 14/01/2008 13:56

i worked in a ku up north and they were on the walls there too. funny how you don't notice them anymore when you're carrying the bin bags full of poo to the bins!

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