This week as Early Years Practitioners’ we have been focusing on supporting our little ones, in feeling safe and secure in their new environment. We have been guiding and encouraging them to explore their new surroundings, being able to freely access and find their own individual choice of toys. Some of the children have bonded with their new Key Person, in-turn took the opportunity toengage in activities with their Early Years Practitioners. The activities that were on offer were Stories, building Towers or exploring this week’s messy play Pasta and Animals. Some of the children have felt confident enough to go off and explore the environment independently, engaging in play of their chosen interest.
As Early Years Practitioners’ we are positive role models for the little Rangers, we promote positive behaviour towards each other by following boundaries, respect and kindness. This is an important ethos that we follow in the Warren, however, we emphasise it much more at the beginning of term due to the new starters. The change in rooms, staff members can be unsettling for the children. We ensure that having knowledge about the individual children is paramount to ensure is a positive transition and for them to experience change with a positive approach. Before the move to the Warren we look at the “All About Me’s”. This helps us to be able to plan activities accordingly to their interests and provide the best care.
Not only do we have new children from The Nest, we also have new children who are coming to Freerangers for the first time. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child/ren, we hope you enjoy the Free Rangers experience!!
Louise Player – Thanks for reading!