Dear Parents and Carers,
As you will be aware, it was announced that the Scottish Government’s intention is for childcare settings to re-open to children from 22nd February. This is subject to continued progress in suppressing the virus and will be subject to final confirmation on the 16th February.
We will let you know once we have had confirmation and fingers crossed, we will see you all back on the 22nd February.
Stay Safe Everyone.
There is a wealth of resources and materials available online for ELC practitioners/other educators to use to support children and families learning at home.
Here are links to various useful websites, which offer guidance and inspiration for both staff and parents/carers on how to engage children with meaningful and developmentally appropriate experiences outdoors. Particularly during this time of Covid-19, it is important that we consider our children and families’ wellbeing and encourage them to be active, connect with each other and have fun in nature.
You will find a collection of links to online resources to support outdoor learning and Learning for Sustainability through this Education Scotland Wakelet https://wakelet.com/wake/dx8-511rFvLFU03clV9eh.
Key ELC links:
The Wild Network https://www.thewildnetwork.com/wild-time-learning
Inspiring Scotland/Thrive Outdoors https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/results/?type=publication&fund=thrive-outdoors&order-filter=date
Outdoor & Woodland Learning Scotland https://www.owlscotland.org/resources/early-years-resources/
Learning through Landscapes https://www.ltl.org.uk/free-resources/?swoof=1&pa_age=2-5
Outdoor Classroom Day https://outdoorclassroomday.org.uk/resources/
The Wildlife Trusts https://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/
Virtual Nature School https://www.virtualnatureschool.org/
What a fantastic ‘Fun Day‘ we had a Little Dreams Nursery on Saturday 11th October 2014.
Thank you to all the parents and staff that attended, and for all the children that brightened up the day. We hope that you all had a great time. A BIG thank you again to all the parents for the support and positive feedback of late.
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We have provided a shed in the garden area for buggies to be stored. The shed may be used when there is no room to accommodate any more buggies within the storage area inside the front entrance of the nursery.
We hope this solves the problem of lack of storage space and buggies being damaged.
We’ve given the outdoor fun area a bit of a revamp over the Easter weekend and built a small platform to be used in the ‘Construction’ area, a childs arbour and seat for use in the ‘Story’ area, and given the shed a lick of paint for use in the ‘Roleplay’ area.
So the 6 main areas of the garden will be:
- Natural Resources
- Drawing & Arts
On a side note, behind the Roleplay area we will be erecting a shed that will act as an ‘overflow’ for the buggies, and hopefully we will have that up in the next few weeks.
Here are some pictures of how the garden was looking on Monday when we had finished.