Life in the Nursery
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has moved rapidly across the world in 2020, therefore we were incredibly happy to start a new school year teaching face to face. Children were amazing and rapidly adapted to the new routines and learned the new rules of physical distancing, being able to follow all safety practices.
Our aim is the same: to provide a secure and safe setting where children will flourish, learn, and develop despite the new reality. We are committed more than ever to providing young children with a creative learning environment rich in hands-on experiences that make them love coming to school. More than ever, children will need secure, enjoyable, and stimulating environments. Re-opening our nursery meant bringing children back to some level of normality and routine as much as possible while ensuring protection in the environment where children play and learn in a sensible manner.
In the nursery, all children are recognised as unique individuals with different interests, personalities, and strengths. Our teachers give the children the freedom to be creative and encourage them to wonder, explore, experiment and problem solve with confidence. We understood that keeping children a safe distance apart should not prevent social engagement, hands-on learning, and play that promotes all areas of development. Young children have not changed, and we made sure that we developed a clear plan for ensuring meaningful child-focused play and instructional activities in the context of physical distancing.
Whilst it is incredibly important to acknowledge the challenges that we have all experienced due to the virus, we are determined to build strong relationships with our students and to have a positive approach to the future.