Our Nursery was recently featured in an article on NurseryWorld, talking about how domestic role-play can help young children process life within the pandemic:
Sara Chan, nursery teacher at St Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School in Westminster, observed a lot of nurturing play in the home corner during January's lockdown, when small groups of key-worker children were attending.
She explains, ‘Children played mummies, daddies and babies, and they formed strong bonds with each other. There was a real sense that they wanted to look after each other.
‘We added a bed to extend the role play because the children wanted to nurse each other. They used resources around the setting, like rulers to test each other's temperature and spoons to give medicine.’
You can read the full article at NurseryWorld.
In the Early Years, we believe in providing children with a safe and stimulating environment where children can become independent learners. Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support that enables them to fulfil their potential.
Four guiding principles shape our practices in our early years setting. These are:
- every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
- children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
- children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between our teachers and parents and carers
- children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates