This afternoon, we went outside into our playhouse to watch the rain. The toddlers said they could hear the "rain and wind" and it was very exciting. Their favourite part was jumping in the puddles. ... See MoreSee Less
Across all our nurseries we are constantly encouraging the children's self-independence and responsibility when carrying out small tasks.
This covers many aspects of the children's development, including understanding the needs of others and impoving their fine and gross motor skills. It also presents an opportunity to praise their achievement when using their own initiative.
In Dartmouth pre-school, we had a child help to lay the table, whilst others decided to sweep up and some of the children served themselves at lunchtime. ... See MoreSee Less
The Dartmouth pre-school children helped our cook Hannah with the bread today. The perfect accompaniment to our yummy Lentil and Butternut Squash soup. They shaped, flattened and placed it on the baking tray, ready to go in the oven. This is great for the development of the children's fine motor skills.
Once baked, we cut, dunked and ate the bread with our healthy and yummy soup. ... See MoreSee Less
It's that time of year when lots of things grow in our front garden. In the Dartmouth classroom today, James found some conkers for the children to explore. They described them as "spiky", "green", and "prickly on our fingers". From this activity, the children can develop their skills in maths, expressive arts and design, communication and canguage and their understanding of the world. ... See MoreSee Less