As we welcome back our returning children to nursery, we are also welcoming new children to our nursery family. This first half term we will be working with children to ensure the feel safe, secure and happy in their new sorroundings.
We will be building new relationships with staff and peers, beging to experience the exciting things nursery has to offer and learn nursery rules, routines and expectations.
Some of our provision and activities will be based around 'The Greatest Showman', which is this years theme of the local celebration 'Houghton Feast'.
How you can help your child settle into nursery:
-Firstly...give them a great big hug and tell them that they are going to be OK and to have a great day in nursery when dropping them off! Reasurance that they are going to be safe is vital.
-Talk daily with your child about their day at nursery; what they have enjoyed, their likes and dislikes, what they have learnt, about any friends they have made, and any fears they may have.
-Get to know your child's key worker (you'll have time for this every morning when dropping your child off at nursery). A strong parent/ teacher relationship with effective communication makes for a succesful nursery experience for your child. You are your child's first teacher, and we will get a far greater 'picture' of your child if we all work together.
-Our core books, which are changed fortnightly, will be displayed in the cloak room. We encourage you to be involved with your child's learning by talking about the books and perhaps reading them with them if you are able to get your hands on a copy of the book. We're sure your child will be able to tell you parts the story themselves!
-Get invloved with 'The Greatest Showman' and 'Circus' themed activites outisde of nursery, such as singing, performing arts, visiting a circus or something as simple as reading circus books.
-Nursery (3-4 Provision)
-The Den (2-3 Provision)