We go outside in the fresh air as often as possible -
The more experiences we can offer, the more stimulation that is generated and the more the brain connects -
Children need time, they need to repeat actions, learn of consequences, determine the boundaries with us. We tidy up when needed, we keep our site safe, we all take responsibility as we are one big team and we work and learn together. Gosh, a lot to do as children begin to accept the views of others, how we all learn differently, and how to share! Life-
Mostly all the children are busy working every day (or is it playing)? Children are often not ready to go home (their choice), and parents are frequently saying they wish they had spent the day with us as opposed to going to work. No, we are not a timetabled nursery, but instead let the children lead and initiate where possible but under careful guidance. It doesn’t mean we just run free, but in order to extend language and become young mathematicians we must be exploring or encountering something very real and purposeful rather than something set up for us. The atmosphere at Nutfield will hit you when you visit, and it is the children, staff and parents who all contribute to that.
We reflect at the end of the day as it is important for us to plan the next possible line of development and think about how we have taught and what has been learnt. This is done collectively with the children.
The Statutory framework for early years foundation stage April 2017 is mandatory. The learning and development, safeguarding and welfare requirements are given legal force under the Childcare Act 2006.