Teachers – Mrs Kendall and Miss Oakes
Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life changes. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its’ own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.” (Department of Education, 2012)
In Nursery, we aim to make each child’s first experience of school warm, homely and nurturing; and a place in which their individual talents and interests are celebrated and extended, to encourage high quality learning. Staff actively, support children in their play and this forms the basis of our curriculum. By supporting play, we are more finely tuned into a child’s development and are able to take learning forward in a way that will captivate the child. We plan so that learning and development are implemented through purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities. We are led by the needs and interests of our children.
Our latest OFSTED April 2014 states: “…Children in the EYFS recieve good teaching. Their curiosity and enthusiasm are harnessed straight away in the Nursery year and children become keen to look at books, make marks, paint and speak in sentences. Children enjoy the many activites indoors and outdoors that are deliberately planned to capture their interest as well as improve their development. Children rise to the high expectations of staff and thoroughly enjoy the time in the setting.”
What are Nursery learning about?
This term Nursery are continuing their work about traditional tales. We are currently looking at the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children are having great fun dressing up as the bears and acting out the story in the bears cottage.