At First Nursery we aim to provide the children with the opportunity to learn skills for life, building their resilience and self-esteem through encouraging independence, the taking of responsibility and the building of relationships with other children and the staff team.
The children have the freedom to select from a range of activities such as role play, construction, cooking and baking, arts and crafts, music and singing and sensory and malleable play (water, sand, playdough etc.) Through a system of Floorbook planning, small groups of children will take part in mind mapping and planning their learning. This may involve a focus on a particular topic selected and led by the children.
Staff will always be available to receive information and to pass on information when children arrive at nursery and when they are collected. A white board outside the Tweed Room gives parents daily general news of what has been happening that day, and the member of staff on duty will give verbal feedback to a parent when they collect their child. In addition staff use online Learning Journals to record photographs and experiences in the nursery. These are shared with the children as well as with the parents and carers throughout the year and give the opportunity to record and follow the child’s progress and development at Nursery.