Love and Well-Being Week
Since it's Children's Mental Health Week, we thought that we would take this opportunity to tell you all about our mindfulness practice here at nursery. Mindfulness, slowing down, living in the moment, being present: all those 'hygge' moments are so important to our nursery. We offer a wealth of opportunities for our children to explore, discover, slow down and just be.
At St. Michael's, we acknowledge, recognise and celebrate each and every child as the unique little person that they are. We celebrate their interests and support the children to achieve the next steps in their development. This might be a favourite book, song, a photograph of their new scooter or making sure that we provide resources and toys that captivates their interest. We always have time for the children and enjoy a story as a group and lots of singing. We have open ended sensory activities, playdough, water play, clay, mud kitchen, interest table and treasure trove of loose parts to explore. We praise the children for showing kindness, compassion and empathy.
The Children in Kindergarten have been looking after Winnie Butter-Jelly as she's taken up her winter residence in the 'Boot Room'. Children have been ensuring that she is happy and well cared for.
If you visit nursery this week, you might see our 'Happiness Sign Posts' in the Pink Hall. The children were invited to talk about and draw pictures of things that make them happy in their life. We had lots of lovely answers such as "My Mummy" and "Swimming."