We hope that you all had a wonderful Summer and managed to enjoy the sunshine when it was here! . We are so pleased to be welcoming back some of our nursery children and we know that they will help our new children to settle in really quickly. We will spend the first few weeks this half term helping the children to settle in and learn our routines, meeting new friends and building excellent relationships.
Mrs Done and Mrs Hanks
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The children in our nursery attend from the term after they turn 3. We have very high adult to child ratios, with 1 adult for every 8 children, meaning that there are plenty of adults to support and guide us in our learning.
Our environment is reflective of the Hygge, which means; cosy and comfortable. Our classroom has a calm atmosphere and we want it to feel like a home from home environment, many of our resources are made from natural materials meaning that the children lead the learning and the highly skilled adults guide their thinking and project learning. The children can have continuous access to the indoors or the outdoors.
Each child has a hand-written learning journal. These personalised journals tell the stories of each individual child, they contain hand-written observations, photographs and pieces of work that the children have carried out. They are also used to capture the learning that the children do at home.
As part of our child-led approach to our curriculum one thing that we repeat over and over again is walking around our local area. The beauty of our nursery being based at the heart of the Greatwood and Horseclose Estate means that we can set off whenever we want for local area walks.
The repetition involved in these walks allows our children to thoroughly enjoy 'really noticing' new things whilst out with our staff members. We have local allotments, fields and a community center within a stones throw. Our minibus is a superb way to get us to those areas of interest that are a little further away, for example; the supermarket and Skipton High Street.