The Farmers Children at The Gables recycled all manner of waste materials into fashion items as part of the Bagslate Moor Road nursery’s “Go Green Week”, then they took to the ‘catwalk’ to show off their creations in a fashion show. It was just one way in which the Farmers were encouraged to think about how items can be reused and recycled.The children dressed in outfits and accessories were made from anything from black-and-white newspaper to red plastic tubs but they had one thing in common – they were all ‘green’.
The babies, on the other hand, got really into recycling – quite literally. The grey tent was made into a ‘recycling centre’, filled with newspaper, tin foil and boxes for them to explore: a whole new way of getting close to your subject! Go Green Week was celebrated throughout the entire nursery, with a host of ‘Green-related’ activities and craft sessions. Becki, nursery practitioner said: “The week has been really popular with the children; they have loved 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