March Blog 1

We had our Crocus Walk, which lots of families attended, the weather was beautiful and we had a lovely time together.  We raised over £100 for Bolton Hospice.

We had a German work experience student in Nursery and Janet attended a presentation at the Anderton Centre.

The Wise Owl children have been busy planting vegetables at the allotment on Slater’s field.

Miss Meg & Miss Deena attended ‘Introduction to Phase 1 Letters & Sounds’ exploring developmentally appropriate activities to support children’s early phonics.

The children have enjoyed visits into the forest looking for
frogs & frogspawn, they also found newts.

Staff from another setting visited nursery to see our forest school provision.

Miss Terri attended ‘Understanding Early Communication and Language’ training to develop knowledge of language development from 0-5.

The local Bridge Street Nature Reserve group held a meeting at Croft House

Janet & Miss Kerry attended Level 3 Safeguarding training.

Miss Sarah attended a moderation meeting, discussing maths & phonics how these are implemented in Early Years.

Miss Tracy attended a workshop entitled ‘Number Journey’ a practical training session focusing on using the new number journey guidance to improve outcomes in maths development.

Janet has been involved in a task group meeting on funding and has also attended training on the new 30 hours funding.

We have had students on placement in Nursery from Smithills School & Runshaw College.

A number of staff have been attending First Aid training.

Staff appraisals have taken place.

Employee of the month – March 2017

March Blog 2

Miss Lynsey – for her good knowledge of Safeguarding procedures.

Nominations were also received for:-

Miss Hannah & Miss Annalise -    supporting a child and parent on arrival at nursery
Miss Toni -                 continued support throughout nursery
Miss Paige -                carrying out extra tasks
Miss Aimee -                for her accommodating manner
Miss Megan -                continued dedication
Miss Kerry -                carrying out duties not in her job description
Miss Deena -                showing good leadership qualities
Miss Natasha -            being confident to take on extra roles within the room