Welcome to Tadpoles. The Nursery is taught by Tasha Evans and she is supported by Jo Woodley, Vicky Tullett, Leann Horsman and Karen Russell.
We have two sessions. The morning runs from 8.30 – 11.30 and the afternoon runs from 12.15 – 3.15.
As soon at the children arrive at nursery they are encouraged to explore the room. We have a small carpet time where we register the children in and welcome them to our day. Once this is done we explore both the outdoor and indoor areas.
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.
On Fridays we have Forest School. We alternate between week A and B.
The children have loved going off in their groups with Mr Jones and have really enjoyed the sessions so far.
We will provide waterproof trousers for each child but ask if they can all have a pair of named wellies and a warm coat now the weather is getting colder.
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.