Welcome to the nursery!
In the nursery our approach to development and learning is a mixture of focused activities and child-centred, play-based learning. The value of quality play in early child development is well documented and we provide children with rich and meaningful play experiences through a responsive and flexible learning environment supported by caring and skillful interactions from the nursery practitioners. Children are encouraged to develop and learn through playing, exploring, being actively involved, risk taking, problem solving and thinking creatively. They are encouraged to be independent through accessing resources freely, making choices and taking responsibility for their own learning within the supportive environment. The value of this approach is evidenced in the overall progress children make from their initial starting points in all areas of development.
The nursery children have had a fabulous start to the year!
Children new and existing have come back from the summer break enthusiastic and excited to learn. The children have been exploring the environment and getting used to the nursery routine.
This term one of our focus books was ‘The Everywhere Bear’ the children enjoyed a large group activity cooking making bear cakes.
The children have been exploring numbers 1 - 5 this term and we have been hiding them in different areas of the nursery for children to find.
Making an Aeroplane:
The children have enjoyed playing with the construction toys. They have been working together to create their own structures by following instructions and patterns. The children have used lots of mathematical language and critical thinking to work out and problem solve as a group.