School House Nursery: Activities
The Nursery provides a wide variety of stimulating activities for the children ranging from junk modelling and painting to simple cooking and mini beast hunts in the garden to name but a few.
The day is taken up with activities planned by keypeople or child initiated, covering the curriculum. Music/singing, story time, indoor and outdoor play using the wide variety of nursery resources, which are rotated and changed daily.
On a Tuesday & Friday morning a qualified music teacher comes in to the nursery and takes both groups of children. She does both basic music up to De Capo music where the children make their own music from stories.
Activities are planned by each keyperson using the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum. Staff also record and monitor each child’s progress by collecting evidence to produce a portfolio of what the children have achieved and experienced during their time at School House. Observations and photographs of the children are key to this portfolio and this is given to the parents when these books are completed.
Unique Stories are also written up for each child and parents receive three of these a year. This working document gives parents the opportunity to contribute to their child’s learning and share their likes and habits with their keyperson.
The nursery aims to demonstrate through activities a respect for all ethnic origins/racial groups, genders, religions, cultures, linguistic backgrounds and abilities. Children of both sexes are positively encouraged by staff to participate in all activities.
The children are supported in developing their potential at their own pace and the child’s happiness and welfare comes first at all times.