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There's always something to do in our garden. Arran and the team have been working away, adding new features and making upgrades. So far this year:
You might have heard of the terms planning and observations, but what do they mean in the context of a nursery?
Here at Flying Colours nursery we are always coming up with new and exciting activities to help the development of our children. To achieve the best possible outcome for every child, we go through a planning process designed to develop new skills and build confidence.
When we first meet a child, we get to know their interests. If a child is particularly interested in dinosaurs, we plan relevant activities so the child's natural curiosity helps them learn and grow. Every member of staff creates a weekly plan containing three to four activities each day. This will be planned with age, ability and interests in mind. Each activity should have an objective, for example, ‘to learn to respect others’. While doing the activity, the staff will take notes on what the child is doing, how they are reacting and what next steps can be taken to further the child's knowledge. For significant moments, next steps will be documented in an observation.
Observations let staff and parents know how a child is progressing. They will include; a link to the curriculum, if the child achieved the aim or how well they took part in the activity and any any next steps. Everyone has different strengths, and we take this into consideration when planning our activities for the different abilities and ages. Ensuring a wide range of different activities allows children to build important life skills and develop their emotional intelligence.
A well planned activity allows children to progress, build relationships and gives them the freedom to express themselves through play. By observing their behaviour, practitioners can continue to support children to develop into confident individuals.
We’ve been doing lots of settle-ins in the last 2 weeks at Flying Colours! Just look at these happy faces.
We appreciate that settling a child into nursery can be a difficult and a worrying time for both child and parents. At Flying Colours we aim to provide help to the whole family to ensure a smooth transition for everyone.
Below, you will find our staff’s top tips for parents their settling children into nursery;
Your child will be invited for settle in visits which will give them time to build up a relationship with their new key worker and other people in the nursery. You will spend some time with your child in the nursery to begin with, then gradually leave them for longer periods of time to settle in themselves.
While settling your child into nursery may seem like a daunting and sometimes difficult task, it is also extremely beneficial to their development. We appreciate that each child is different, and at Flying Colours we recognise that children need different amounts of time and a different approach when settling in. We pride ourselves on the personal touch we put into our settle ins - Every child is catered for and treated as the little individual that they are.