As a verb, blossom means to produce flowers. Your favorite time of year may spring be when all the trees blossom and the air is perfumed with their scent. The verb blossom also means to begin to flourish and develop.
At Lansbury Lawrence, we put a very strong emphasis on settling-in and ask that all parents and carers allow two weeks for their child to settle in. We want to be sure that each child feels confident about being in nursery and being looked after by her/ his key person.
Starting nursery is an exciting step. Before your child actually starts nursery we arrange a home visit with you. This can be very special for a child – often children remember it for a long time. The home visit helps your child to begin an attachment with the key person on ‘home territory’.
Our aim is to settle children in at their own pace – when children are ready to move away from their parents, we will encourage and support this. We have found that in the long run, this means more settled and happier children – and parents!
Top 5 tips
1. Give your child plenty of time to get used to nursery – don’t rush things
2. Be available for your child whenever she or he wants you during the settling-in period
3. Talk to your key person and share your ideas about how you think it’s going – remember that you know your child better than anyone else
4. Try to be as confident as possible in front of your child
5. Don’t worry if your child gets upset or angry – it’s a big step to move from home to nursery
6. Please note that is always very important that you say clearly to your child that you will be leaving the nursery room. It’s tempting to pop out when your child is busy, but if your child turns round a few minutes later to find you have unexpectedly gone, she or he may be really upset.
Part-time children: 9.00-11.50am or 12.30-3.15pm
In blossom class we baked some biscuits to explore different tastes and textures. Here's what we had to do: First we mixed flour sugar and eggs together to make our dough. Next we kneaded the dough to get it to a firm texture. Afterwards we moulded our biscuits into...
In Blossom class we have been looking at how the seasons have been changing. We decided to do an Autumn collage. First we mixed up some paints and painted the background. We then collected some leaves and sticks to put on to our background. Afterwards we did...
We aim to develop and broaden the range of children’s learning experiences, to leave them confident, eager and enthusiastic learners who are looking forward to school. We hope to play our part by treating your child as an individual and offering him/her a variety of experiences and activities which are designed to further their development process.
Much of the children’s learning will be through play where children are offered a range of activities each with an underlying educational purpose. Play is the means by which the children explore a variety of experiences in different situations for a variety of purposes. It is a process which provides for children a way of learning about the world around them.
Staff plans activities and experiences that promote children’s development and learning based on the ‘Development
The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it’s suitable for very young children, and it’s designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests.
Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.