Nursery News

Nursery Enjoy Their Annual Sponsored Cycle

As part of our Happy Healthy Kids Programme this term, the children's parent's/grandparents came in to 'Stay and Play' with the children in their Nursery environment.  Inside the classroom the children were involved in a number of Fine Motor Skill Stations and outdoor they completed some Gross Motor Skills activities.  Afterwards the children all went up to the MUGA pitch for our Annual Sponsored Cycle which they really enjoyed!  A huge thank you to all the parents/grandparents who came to support their children.

Nursery Children Investigate Different Types Of Jobs

The Nursery children have been learning all about people who help us and were very excited when Jake's daddy came to visit with his Fire Engine and other Firefighters from work.

We also had a visit from Mrs Savage who taught us all about her job as a nurse.  Mrs Savage also ran our Teddy Bear's Clinic, the children loved getting their teddies attended to!

Happy Healthy Kids at Waringstown Nursery

Happy Healthy Kids is an Education Authority Initiative which aims to increase parents' understanding of the benefits of exercise for preschool children and encouraging them to increase the amount of time spent on physical activity and reducing screen time at home. The key focus of this theme is on physical activity.

Within our setting, staff are observing, assessing and skillfully planning for each child's physical, social and emotional development every day.  Staff identify skills to be developed and provide the right balance of challenge and support to help each child progress.  This programme aims to raise awareness of the importance of physical exercise, the range of skills young children need to develop and how these impact on future learning.  We will look at fine and gross motor skills and discuss ways to develop these in school and at home.

There will be an information session for parents/carers on Tuesday 26 February at 6.30pm about the Happy Healthy Kids Programme.  This will be a very informal chance to have a tea / coffee, to look at the resources and be provided with a short overview of how the programme works.

As part of this programme, parents (or grandparents!) will also be invited to a Stay and Play Session in the Nursery on Thursday 14 March at 10.30am.  This will take place before the Nursery Sponsored Cycle, which has been arranged for 11.15am on the same day.  More information to follow!

We would ask all parents to please complete the anonymous questionnaire which has been sent home with your child and return it to the Nursery by Friday 01 February 2019.

Many Thanks

Mrs C Emerson

Mr C McCambley