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Fisherfield Childcare Training Day17th December 2019

Fisherfield Childcare Training Day – 5thOctober

At Fisherfield Childcare we strive to deliver the highest quality of care and education for all children. One of the ways we invest in this commitment is through the unique training and CPD opportunities we offer. This year we held a Company Training Day in January to begin the year with a bang and it had such an impact on all the staff and the curriculum we offer that we decided to host another in Autumn.

We invited two prestigious speakers to come and inspire the Fisherfield team. First we had Helen Moylett. Helen was part of the team that devised the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance as well as other National Strategies. Helen spoke about the importance of the Characteristics of Effective Learning and how staff can use these to promote resilience in children.

Next, we had children’s author Neil Griffiths who shared his passion for inspiring a love of reading in young children and their families. Neil shared stories of his childhood that ignited a drive across Fisherfield to inspire children and their parents to make time for reading every day. Some of the changes and new ideas we have implemented across the Company since the Training Day include:

  • Secret Reader – where we invite parents into the nursery to surprise the children and read them a story
  • Parent/Child reading workshops – to share with parents how they can maximise the learning opportunities during story time
  • Story Surprise – where children take home a wrapped book to read with their family and return it to nursery to be wrapped again and enjoyed by another family
  • Story Themed Stay and Play – where parents and families were invited into the nursery to take part in a variety of activities that linked to some of our favourite stories, such as The Gruffalo, Dear Zoo and Postman Bear.


The Training Day was the perfect time to reflect on all the achievements and progress we have made across the Company in 2019 and we made the following video to celebrate and highlight this!


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