is so lovely to have everyone back after the summer hols. I hope you all managed
to get a bit of a break and relax in the sunshine at some point. We have been
sad to see all the older children leave for school but they were all ready to
go and we wish them all the very best with their new challenge!
have a busy time ahead with: our new starters, our transitioning 2 year olds,
our continuing visits to Chirnside House next door, upcoming staff training,
the first ever Nursery Practitioner Celebration Day, a new addition to the
EYFS Development matters in the shape of ‘Music Development Matters in Early
Years’ and an improved daily routine for the downstairs children. Plenty to
keep us busy!!
are happy to welcome so many new faces in both rooms. All our new starters and
transitioning children are doing amazingly well so far and we are enjoying
getting to know them all.
visits next door to Chirnside House have been going extremely well and are
enjoyed by all those who take part. We take a variety of activities and
opportunities next door to share with the residents and so far it is proving
a really valuable time for all involved.
are excited by the release of: ‘Musical development matters in the early
years’ document. At the moment we are thinking about adopting it alongside
the ‘normal’ development matters as it expands on music in terms of: Hearing
and Listening, Vocalising and Singing, Moving and Dancing and Exploring and
Playing. There are copies available to download at: network.youthmusic.org.uk you can also view lots
of supporting material, resources and ideas.
November we will be having a staff training session all about promoting positive
behavior and managing challenging behavior. This helps to promote consistent
behavior management by the whole staff team and looks in detail at reasons
behind behavioural traits to support more effective management strategies.
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We have worked
with the older children to help develop our golden rules in the 2-4yr old
environment. We reinforce these rules every day and have a sticker system so
that when children are kind to each other, follow the rules really well or
just do something really good they are rewarded by a sticker on their star
which is displayed on the wall. Once the child has earned 10 stickers they
can take their star home. The rules are divided in to ‘Thumbs up’ and ‘Thumbs
kind to each other
to each other
after each other
quiet indoor voices
Hurting or hitting each other
Ignoring or shouting over others
Upsetting others and making them
Running in Nursery
Shouting in Nursery
Using unkind words