Some of the older children at Bury nursery were involved in a Forest School workshop. This is a small woodland area in the college grounds. Here they explored the natural resources available. They made a scarecrow, clay faces and pictures out of sticks, and even toasted marshmallows on a fire!
The children had to follow 2 safety rules whilst in the woodland area;
1 – to use their listening skills at all times
2 – to stay on the outside of the log seats unless an adult says otherwise.
Their favourite things to do were making bracelets and eating marshmallows. The children even told the staff “be really careful around the fire so you don’t burn yourself.”
They are hoping to make this a regular experience for the older children, watching them gain confidence exploring all areas of development and extending their critical thinking.
"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