Month: March 2018

School starting age

I was interested to read this story in the news regarding differing school starting ages –

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43562029

My son, a Summer born baby, will start school just aged 4 which I feel is extremely young but what age is a good age to start school and just how long should we keep children learning through play?

In the news…Working Dads

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-43463335

I completely agree with Maria Miller of the Women and Equalities Committee here who says “Workplace policies have not kept up with the social changes in people’s everyday lives,” and adds that “outdated assumptions” about men’s and women’s roles in relation to work and childcare” is a further barrier to change.

Happy Mother’s Day!

The children have really enjoyed making Mother’s Day cards for their Mums this week. It was a lovely, simple activity that they could all enjoy from the youngest at 2.5 years old to the eldest at 5 years old.

Stickers feature heavily in our setting because all the kids love them and they don’t require any preparation. Its great for them all to sit around the table and chat and to develop their concentration and fine motor skills.

Areas of Learning covered: Communication & Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development (Fine Motor Skills)