Fisherfield staff have great fun at their regular training events.
The latest one was all about “Funky Feet” a training workshop which promotes both physical and cognitive development in children. Other training this month included “Treasure Baskets & Heuristic Play.” Heuristic play describes the activity of babies and children as they play with and explore the properties of ‘objects’. The Treasure Basket is a ridged low sided round basket filled with objects from the ‘real world,’ these objects are made from any material but plastic, and come from a variety of sources in nature and around the house. It is through handling and exploring these objects that a baby develops contact with the outside world, and begins to make their own choices and decisions.
Here are some of the fun photo’s taken on the evenings. As you can see the staff really throw themselves into it.
"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