The 2 year old room has 4 key workers so that the children have a special person. The key worker is responsible for your child’s Learning Journey Profile which details the progress they are making in nursery and is the person you would go to with any questions.The children do, of course, have involvement with all the staff in the setting.
Children are always taught in small groups of up to 4 children depending on what they activity is. All the children will spend some time in ‘adult led’ sessions and some time choosing independently; there are always plenty of staff available to support their learning.
Children’s learning is through real, meaningful, active and fun activities designed to inspire the children to learn. Activities are planned based on your child’s interests and next steps for learning. Many of the topics and projects come directly out of the children’s ideas and the direction they take their learning.
We support children with any additional needs, for example speech and language, developing their confidence, learning difficulties and will work with other agencies to provide the right support for your child.
We have Learning Journey Profile sharing days each term when parents can come to playgroup and find out about what they do in nursery and how they learn.
We are eager to have good links and communication between home and nursery so have many ways of achieving this:
- Parents are welcome to stay at the beginning of the session each day and take part in activities with their child.
- Staff are available at the beginning and end of every session if you need to talk to them.
- Learning Journey Profile books are always available; in addition we will have a week each term when you are invited to come in and spend time sharing the profile with your child.
- We put photos of some of the activities that the children take part in on our website www.oaklands.staffs.sch.uk
- The parents notice board has the planning for each week on it along with letters and other relevant information.
- ‘Take home’ toys that go home at weekends (children take it in turns)with a diary for you to fill in