As part of our ongoing commitment to staff professional development, a number of staff have recently visited other settings or have visits planned.  We have also invited other Early Years practitioners to visit us at Seer Green Pre-School.   These visits enable us to establish relationships with other settings, which is especially important where children attend elsewhere. We have formed links with the Chilterns Montessori School, Jordans Village Nursery School and Bowerdean Nursery School.  The visits enable us to see how different settings offer the curriculum, share examples of good practice and bring back fresh ideas for new resources or ways of working.  For example, these playboards were seen during a visit and have now been purchased as an excellent supplement to our provision for developing children’s fine motor skills.