The last few weeks have brought about many opportunities for Autumnal learning. This is a great season for learning and we get to cover all areas of the curriculum through well thought out activities and play. The children have loved colour, animals, seasonal holidays and produce from this time of year. Here are some pictures of our Autumnal activities and opportunities for play.
In the nursery we love to promote the children’s art work and achievements. We have several display boards around the room to display the children’s work. The children now ask to put up work they are particularly proud of. This empowers the children and lets them know their efforts are rewarded no matter how big or small. Well done everybody!
The Scottish Government plans to expand Early Learning and Childcare services to almost double the number of funded hours from 600 currently to 1140 each year. These extra hours will be available to all children aged 3 or 4 and for some children aged 2 and will be in place by session 2020/21. Families should have choice and flexibility in how they use services – including whether they use all of their child’s funded hours and whether they use them during school term-time or throughout the year.
By early learning and childcare, we mean all pre-school education such as nurseries, early years centres, childminders and playgroups.
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After Miss Fraser showed the children a story about the gingerbread man on our smartboard a lot of interest in the story arose. Lots of the children wanted to try making them for themselves. Mrs Rafferty was doing snack this week so with the childrens help we made hundreds of gingerbread men for the nursery children, staff and the Macmillan Coffee Morning. Mrs Goodfellow and other members of the nursery team have also been busy making resources to complement this activity and bring in other areas of the curriculum to this valuable learning experience. Well done everyone!
The Morning and Afternoon nursery children decided that they needed some shelter from the wind and rain this week. Making a den was a huge success! all we needed were some long sticks and a tarpaulin.