Welcome to Tadpoles. The Nursery is taught by Tasha Evans and she is supported by Angela Ridley, Vicky Tullett, Kate Whatley, Cara Hillman, Karen Russell and Vicki Mason.
This first Term is all about making relationships and getting to know the children. After a few weeks of settling in we then make the Key Worker Groups. The children have been amazing and have all settled in so well.
As soon at the children arrive at nursery they are encouraged to explore the room. Once all of the children are in and the register has been taken we open the doors for indoor and outdoor exploring time. During this time the children are able to access all areas of the Nursery environment. We aren't a fair weather setting and go outdoors all year long, we love to get wet, muddy and messy.
We will provide waterproof trousers for each child but ask if they can all have a pair of named wellies and a warm coat once the weather gets colder.
All the children are offered a healthy snack during the session.
We have a snack table that the children are encouraged to visit independently. They are learning to pour their own drinks and peel their fruit. Snack time is a lovely opportunity for conversations between the children.
In Nursery we plan our teaching alongside the children’s interests, this is known as in the moment planning. If the class is really interested and engaged in a particular topic or an activity spurs them on to want to find out more, we adapt our teaching and what we are doing to match their enthusiasm!
Understanding in the moment planning allows a little forward planning alongside planning in the moment experiences. These are an extension of a child’s interest observed (known as child led) by all the nursery staff.
We also have adult led moments (adult led teaching) that we want the children to know such as events throughout the year, mathematics and phonics. We implement these in our Key worker groups which happen each day. This then creates a balance of adult led and child led activities. With children having both of these experiences it will help them to develop in their learning.