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Transcript of Induction Training
Where we began...
What we have achieved so far
How we achieved this.
Arbor Green Nursery's Induction Training
(Practice and theory)
Award winning nursery x 2 (NDNA and Nursery World Awards)
Eco Flag x 2
Healthy Early Years level 3 (first partner provider to receive this)
5s across the board from Education Scotland
Grade 6's across the board from Care Inspectorate
Introduced online learning journals to schools and nurseries across Scotland and England
Listening to children
Consulting with parents, professionals, staff and children
Hard work and dedication
We have embedded Froebel into our practice.
The basic principles of Froebel we embed
A recognition of the uniqueness of each child's capacity and potential
A holistic view of each child's development
An ecological view of mankind in the natural world
A recognition of integrity and it's own right
A recognition of the child as part of the community
It is your job as practitioners to provide the children with a Froebelian experience
Free Access to all areas of nursery
Working with Bouncing Bunnies 3months - 2 years
Ensure basic needs are met!!
Build attachments between staff children and parents
If a child is upset, attend to the child!!
Build a routine (sleeps, walks, nappy changing, playtime)
Ensure children are clean and dry
Look at individual child's development needs
When older children have access to sensory room they will have to be calm and careful
Working with Happy Hedgehogs 2-3 years
Build attachments with children and parents
Look at individual child's development needs
Work with parents and child to help with toilet training when required
Areas have been made safe for all ages of children
Have access to garden anytime of day but our duty to ensure they are dressed for the weather
Help children gain independence but ensure they are supervised
Ensure safety, development and learning needs are met, training is ongoing.
Areas are risk assessed
Environment is continually being improved so we can offer a learning environment that meets all children's learning needs
Monitor practice to ensure children and staff are calm and stimulated
Ensure children have access to resources and given the opportunity for uninterrupted play
All children have the opportunity and encouraged to be creative
Working with Rocky Raccoons 3-5 year olds
Work in partnership with parents
Further learning opportunities linked to the curriculum for excellence
Encourage the children to gain independence
Larger areas to learn
Becoming more responsible for the whole nursery
Gain lifelong skills
Work with parents and children to prepare the children for the transition to school
What this means:
Snack will be open from 8.15 - 10.30 then again 2.00 -3.15
Younger children will be supervised and still taken to snack
Children will be monitored to ensure they don't over eat
Older children will also be encouraged to eat snack
Snack will be recorded and monitored online
Examples of ways you can achieve this
Welcoming children and parents to the nursery
As part of nursery life we want children and their families to feel welcomed into a friendly environment.
Always acknowledge the child and parent when you see them. Say "hello" ask "how they are" This is simple good manners and good practice.
Ensure the child is secure to play, this may mean you sitting with them, comforting them or leading them to an activity or their friends.
Make sure theparents have communicated anything about the child for example medication, if they haven't slept well. Make sure you write any relevant information in the community care folder located in the cupboard in the art area
Say bye to the parents and if their child is upset let them know they can call to check how the child has settled or let them know we will call if we can't settle the child
BE POLITE AND FRIENDLY AT ALL TIMES
As a practitioner you will have key children
Being a key person
what it means (and what it does NOT mean...)
Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and / or key person
Help child become familiar with setting and do settling in sessions with your child and their family.
Develop genuine bond with child and parents
Help child feel safe and secure
Build on child's learning
Ensure your key childrens observations are up to date
This does not mean:
Kp must be there ALL the time (parents can't even do this)
That the child cannot interact with any other staff - kp should help this not hinder
"At Arbor Green we strive for our children and their families to be happy. It is your job to ensure this happens"
Introduction to Froebel clip
Examples of Arbor Greens practice
Q and A
Developmental benefits for all ages
Making sense of the world
Fine motor skills
Exploration through trial and error methods
Extension of imaginative thoughts
Independent decision making
Fine motor skills (writing skills)
Mathematical thinking and reasoning
What do the children gain from heuristic play?
We are looking forward to YOU becoming part of this!!
Arbor Green Nursery Overview
Registered by the care inspectorate for 56 children aged between 3months and school age.
We follow a Frobelian approach
We believe children should be listened to
Children have free access outdoors in all weathers
We offer activities such as forest schools, yoga, swimming, language lessons, animal handling
Everyone, children, parents and staff should be respected and listened to!!