Children will begin their time in Blackberry around the age of 3 years old. At this stage they will transition into the pre-school classroom which is led by a highly experienced team of pre-school practitioners. When the children make this transition, they are now becoming more confident and independent learners and are eager for new and extended learning opportunities and experiences.
There is no need to worry if your child is joining Nurture straight into our pre-school classroom, our highly skilled staff are fully trained and ensure that the needs of every individual child is met.
The children will have the freedom to choose activities of their choice and have important part to play in planning their day. We encourage our children to be as fully involved as possible with their learning opportunities, helping your child’s confidence grow.
In the Blackberry, we provide a wide range of stimulating toys to encourage their development and imagination. We have a home corner, which changes from a home to hairdressers and even to a fire station. If a child has a particular interest, we will adapt the area to support this.
We provide a range of craft activities such as painting, drawing, chalking, sticking and support the children as they learn to hold and use pens, pencils and other writing materials.
We also enjoy exploring a wide variety of things in our messy tray, we use different items to explore ranging from gloop, play dough, baked beans, water, sand, cereal and anything else the children show an interest in! These activities encourage the development of the children’s exploration and personal, social and emotional development.
At Nurture we spend lots of time learning in the outdoors whether it’s in our own exploration garden, with a variety of natural resources for the children to explore and a quiet den for the children to chat quiet or relax with a book. Or taking part in walks and visits within our local community, such as the supermarket, boating lake, local parks and visits to the local beaches.
We also have our indoor exploration garden, with a variety of natural resources for the children to explore and a quiet den for the children to chat quiet or relax with a book.
Again, each child will have a Learning Journey on Tapestry this will follow their journey and progress throughout their time at Nurture, it will include photographs of your child’s work as well as play as well as written observations on your child’s progress. We also encourage parents and carers share in your child’s Learning at home by posting photographs and comments to their Tapestry account. Please visit our Tapestry and Education page for further information.