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Latest News & Events

October
20th 2016

Erasmus trip to Poland...

Sally and Vanessa travelled to Poland in September to continue with the European Erasmus programme to strengthen partnerships with parents. Read More…

October
18th 2016

FIRE FIRE!!!...

  As part of the Reggio Emilia approach, the teachers follow the interests of the children. The toddlers in the Read More…

October
13th 2016

Minibeasts join High House!...

The children were delighted to welcome a selection of mini beasts to High House this week. Two groups in the Read More…

October
12th 2016

Nursery of the Year Finalists!!...

In July we were extremely pleased to see we had been shortlisted as Nursery of Year 2016. With just a Read More…

July
5th 2016

Adios...

In June we said a sad farewell to our two wonderful Spanish students Sara and Silvia. Both young ladies taught Read More…

June
14th 2016

Happy 90th Birthday Your Royal Highness...

Today we celebrated the Queen’s 90th Birthday in splendour and style! A street party involving the entire nursery, all teachers Read More…

May
24th 2016

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution...

WOW!!! What a fantastic day. The children talked about their food, touched it, smelt it, washed it, prepared it and Read More…

May
17th 2016

Quack quack!!...

We’ve done it again!! This month we have successfully hatched three beautiful ducklings. The mother, Deirdre, we hatched last year Read More…

May
17th 2016

OMEP & Training in Canterbury...

In May Vanessa and Sally travelled to Canterbury to begin training and instruction on the Building Competences in Parental Partnership Read More…

May
17th 2016

Visitors return from Iceland!!...

How super to say “Hello” to a visitor from two years ago. We love to welcome back schools who have Read More…

May
17th 2016

Sugar Wall...

This month we displayed our sugar display. The nursery are alerting parents to the hidden dangers in everyday food by Read More…

May
17th 2016

Police arrive at the nursery...

What a super day!! Following on from a project where the children turned their role-play area and shed outside into Read More…

May
17th 2016

International Erasmus Project Gets start...

In January Vanessa and Sally joined 20 other European teachers in Bergen, Norway for the beginning of an international project Read More…

May
17th 2016

Happy 30th Birthday High House!!...

The nursery children got involved in an array of activities in their own forest garden, like carving pumpkins, making clay Read More…

October
1st 2015

Best of West Essex Award!...

Well done to Nandita for being shortlisted as being one of the best practitioners in West Essex for promoting healthy Read More…

May
21st 2015

Visitors from Belgium...

In April we welcomed students from Belgium who were visiting London to learn about the Reggio Emilia approach and how Read More…

May
21st 2015

Fire Fire!!! Call the Engine!!...

 Wow! What an exciting day the Babies, Toddlers and Pre-School Children had in April. The local fire brigade visited us, Read More…

May
21st 2015

Yoga Munchkins...

We are very pleased to announce that Yoga Munchkins will be providing yoga sessions for the children in the House Read More…

May
21st 2015

Hola!...

In March we welcomed two students from IES PRINCIPE FELIPE in Madrid: http://www.iespf2014.villatic.org/index.php?acepto_politica_de_privacidad=si      As part of Erasmus European funding the Read More…

March
16th 2015

Our New Ducklings!...

In March 2015, six eggs arrived in an incubator, ready to hatch. After a few days, we welcomed three baby Read More…

October
7th 2014

Macmillan Coffee Morning...

Thank you all for the amazing donations!! We raised a fantastic £209.77 for Macmillian Cancer Support. We hope everybody enjoyed Read More…

October
7th 2014

Trip, trap, over the bridge to High Hous...

In September we welcomed a group of teachers from Tertnesparken Barnehage, Norway. Ten teachers came for the morning to learn Read More…

August
18th 2014

Visitors from Norway...

In August, we welcomed 7 teachers from Jensvou Barnehage (http://jensvoll.barnehage.no/). The teachers spent the morning with us. The teachers were Read More…

August
15th 2014

Nursery World Article Published...

Business Development nursery world  Click here for full article   Nursery World magazine published an article about High House this Read More…

July
7th 2014

Reggio Emilia Eurocertificate Celebratio...

On July the 4th Vanessa was invited as guest of honour to the Embassy of the European Commission in Germany. Read More…

July
1st 2014

International Reggio Emilia Consultancy ...

In June 2014, Vanessa Callan visited the Platon School in Athens. Vanessa observed, met with the teachers and delivered two Read More…

July
1st 2014

International Mud Day!...

MORE than 100 family and friends mucked in when we held our first ever Mud Day on Sunday (June 22). Read More…

July
1st 2014

Visitors from Chile...

In December we were happy to welcome a group of teachers from Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Chile who came as Read More…

April
30th 2014

Visitors from Norway!...

Today we welcomed 15 teachers from Skyttelveien Barnehage in Norway. We are looking forward to forging links with the school Read More…

April
30th 2014

Visitors from Athens...

In April 2014 we were very pleased to welcome teachers from Athens. The group came over to understand more about Read More…

December
2nd 2013

Icelandic Visitors...

High House were delighted to welcome Icelandic visitors. The visitors were coming to the UK to attend a Reggio Emilia Conference, and wanted Read More…

November
27th 2013

Vanessa Callan, Director HighHouse Reggi...

  Vanessa has received her Masters from Anglia Ruskin University. She is now probably one of the most highly qualified Read More…

May
3rd 2013

Reggio Emilia Training Trip For Canadian...

After a busy Easter we have some more exciting news on the horizon! Here at High House Nursery we are Read More…

November
26th 2012

Takeley to Toronto with Reggio Emilia...

Takeley to Toronto Last year I was contacted by a professor of Education from Canada. She had seen our website Read More…

October
26th 2012

“The best nursery she had seenR...

On the 26th of Oct a group of teachers from Suffolk visited High House Day nursery to learn more about the Read More…

May
12th 2012

Sparks Will Fly event at Stansted Airpor...

22nd May 2012 High House Day Nursery children were invited to attend the Sparks Will Fly event at Stansted Airport, Read More…

April
3rd 2012

Highhouse Nursery children having a wond...

The children had been studying a topic relating to “minibeasts”. We invited Jo Jungle into the school, to show us Read More…

March
26th 2012

International Epilepsy Day – High ...

On the 26th March, 2012, High House held a day of events to raise money for International Epilepsy Day. The Read More…

February
27th 2012

Toronto University, links with High Hous...

Vanessa Callan is invited to Canada, to give a presentation about the Reggio Emilia aspects of High House Nursery, in Bishops Read More…

August
30th 2011

Learning with Lambs...

Our environment in the countryside gives us the opportunity to allow our children a unique experience of touching smelling and Read More…

October
2nd 2010

Awards Ceremony...

High House A brief history  Education is the foundation stone of my philosophy for childcare. Knowledge is the key to Read More…

June
26th 2010

Charity Event – Andrea and Vanessa...

The Nursery collected £250 through sponsored events to help the children’s ward. Here are the staff at Princess Alexandra Hospital Read More…

October
29th 2009

Visit to the Reggio Emilia Institute in ...

(Above, Vanessa with Jan White, author of Playing and Learning Outdoors: Making provision for high quality experiences in the outdoor Read More…

July
26th 2009

Taiwan academics and teachers learn abou...

Our visit from  Taiwan academics and teachers. See below part of the letter we received recently from K…. Y….. She Read More…