Preparing Snack

The children are helping  to prepare snack at Pre school.  This is not only a fun, engaging activity for them – it is a great way to develop pride and confidence in their skills and abilities.  It also encourages independence while learning about the foods we eat and how to keep healthy.

Den Building

The children enjoyed time in the woods this week.  A small group engaged in den building; lots of lovely collaborative play, giving opportunities to express themselves effectively and taking into account one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity.

It was great to see good communication skills and friendships developing.

Enabling environments

When children feel emotionally safe and secure they are able to explore and find out about the place they are in and the things they can see, touch, manoeuvre or manipulate. (Early Years Matters)

While the children spend their time at Pre-school we are privileged to be part of and capture special moments which we link to their development and provide further learning opportunities.  This photo is a good example of just one those special moments and wanted to share! Children learn better when they feel happy, safe and secure.

Minibeast hunters

During our woodland morning today the children were minibeast hunters! They learned about the creatures habitats. Shaded by the trees the area is ideal for finding worms, slugs and snails. The explorers were fascinated by the creatures, being able to get up close to view them and handling them –  with care.