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:
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!
"Staff have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the children's individual needs and provide a stimulating environment where all children are excited and motivated to learn. Observations of children are consistently used to plan for children's individual next steps in learning."
Linda Shore, Ofsted Inspector
"This provision is outstanding . All practitioners have high aspirations for children's achievement. This means the nursery is exceptional in the way it meets the needs of all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and they make very rapid progress towards the early learning goals."
Ofsted inspector Caroline Midgley
"The Staff always make my child feel happy, safe and secure. The Staff are always approachable, welcoming any queries, concerns and often encourage new ideas from parents and children. My daughter often get comments she is lovely and often models herself on the staff."
Scott, Olivia's Dad
"My son, eats food at nursery that he wouldn't / doesn't eat at home. Which is fantastic! I think the other children eating well shows him there something more to this dish than he thinks."
Laura, Austin's mum