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
The curriculum for all children aged 0-5 is called The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This is made up of 3 Prime Areas, which are fundamental to children’s development, and 4 Specific Areas, which include essential skills and knowledge. The 3 Prime Areas are: Personal, Social and Em
Smile Award Plus+ Following an NHS training workshop on dental health, held at the September Inset Day, you may have noticed that we are now proudly displaying our certificate of endorsement. This means that we have demonstrated a whole setting approach to good oral health and its key messages.
We have an exciting new resource, purchased out of fundraising money, called a Cubetto, which we will be introducing to the children (and staff!) this term, initially on a Friday. The Cubetto is a simple wooden robot which helps children learn how to code, without the need for a computer screen. Thi
Preparing a child for a particular change in their life gives them a greater chance of coping, not only with that specific change, but with any unexpected events later on in life. Starting school is clearly a big change and we make lots of opportunities during your child’s final year at the pre-
Listening to Children This term I will be spending some time trying to find out what the older children think and feel about our pre-school. I will be using a number of research methods, which are particularly suitable for this age group, such as tours, cameras, role play and simple interviews.
We thought the following booklet may be useful for parents. It has been produced to help parents know what to expect at different points during their child’s early years and to find out more about how their child is learning and developing. It is important to remember that children develop a
Here are Ben and Jasmine, our Persona Dolls, who come to pre-school on Fridays for storytelling sessions. These stories have a special purpose and are used to provoke discussion about important issues surrounding equality, such as racism, sexism and disability. The dolls “talk” to the childr
As the parents of the older children will know, this term Forest School has come to Seer Green Pre-School! The Forest School approach provides unique opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland environment. The children have b
I joined Seer Green Pre-School in September 2007 as Deputy Leader and 2 years later became Leader. In 2012, I achieved an Honours Degree in Early Years with the Open University but, even after 8 years of part-time study, I still had the study bug, and started a Masters Degree in Education. Howeve