Once again, this month, quite a few members of staff have accessed training sessions:

Miss Sarah C.: Phase One Letters and Sounds
Miss Lucy and Miss Jodie: Safeguarding Level 1
Miss Laura and Miss Deena: Maths in the Early Years
Miss Lauren: Wellcomm Speech and Language toolkit

Janet and Miss Laura attended the Nursery World Conference in London, Laura attended a Masterclass on Playing and Creating in a digital world and a seminar on outdoors provision. Janet attended seminars on Musical development and Curriculum planning.

Several staff updated their Paediatric First Aid certificate – this is a legal requirement of all level 3 Educators.

Forest School sessions continued with, amongst other things, a focus on Pirates, use of tools, looking for frogs and frogs spawn and a search for Allan the Alligator who frightened all his friends with his false teeth.

We celebrated Chinese New Year with Chinese food for lunch. Wise Owls created their own dragon and did a dance with the dragon. Other rooms enjoyed craft activities relating to the celebrations. We also got involved in Valentine’s Day activities, making cards, threading hearts, and making heart biscuits

A meeting was held to discuss how to update and improve our website.

We took delivery of some new equipment, including some furniture for Wise Owls, a den for Butterflies and beautiful, large sea creatures and an alligator for everyone to enjoy.

We changed some items in the HUB to reflect the fact that spring is on its way.

Staff from a nearby Nursery School came to join us on a Forest Walk with some of our older Ducklings. They wanted to gain some inspiration to help them set up a Forest area for babies at their setting.

Miss Laura visited Lostock Primary School to observe how they organise ‘continuous provision’ in their Reception class. This gives the children the opportunity to be independent learners and to enhance their interests.

Employee of the month February 2019:

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Miss Chloe W – for her enthusiasm & for taking on extra responsibilities