The toddlers enjoyed creating a new Spring display. They had lots of fun mark making using their whole body. We then created animals such as sheep, ducks and pigs. Once the display was up, many of the children interacted well by identifying colour and shape. They did very well at counting the different animals as well as recognising which group had, More or less. ... See MoreSee Less
This week the Pre-school children have been engaging in play using real tools! “Tinkering” provides a unique learning experience for the Pre-school children. It is rich in so many areas of learning and development and it is an activity in which all of the children were absorbed for extended periods of time.
The activity itself helps with many different areas of development including creative thinking, maths skills, scientific investigation, physical development and coordination, as well as developing language and vocabulary.
At first the children felt a little apprehensive about using the tools as it is a new experience and they may have previously been told not to touch them. However as soon as they observed the first child putting on the safety goggles, apron and hat and having a go at the task they all wanted to join in.
The children began by using a hammer and nails in play-dough. They found it easy to hammer in the nails and this gave them a great sense of achievement, boosting self-esteem. All of the children listened well to the safety instructions and were given a sense of responsibility when they were given the opportunity to explore and use the tools. ... See MoreSee Less
We plan to open as normal tomorrow - but please bear in mind we respect the safety of our team members as well as you and your children.
Drive carefully and only travel if you have to (especially if early!). If in the unfortunate case of team members struggling to get in on time, please be prepared to wait until we have enough members of our team for ratios. (This has never happened before but we do have a legal duty to maintain ratios).
If the roads become unsafe later in the day we may make the decision to close earlier to allow our team, parents and children to travel home safely - We appreciate your understanding - we can never predict what will happen with the weather and how it will affect us. ... See MoreSee Less