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One of our lovely students from @CentreSullivan has created a wonderful crochet masterpiece for one of our babies! As you can see she absolutely loves it! Thank you ❤️

It was just sobering having 200 EY professionals in one room. The focus…

The Child

It was just the best day and I am so glad to be a part of it. Great work @thrivetrust_UK @HumberEdTrust 👍

👂Go on a listening walk and see if you can hear any signs of spring 🍃Listening - and being able to distinguish one sound from another - is an important part of learning to talk. #listening #earlycommunication #ey

(📷: @WoodlandTrust )

How to make the most of sharing books & stories:

⭐Make up voices & sound effects
⭐Use exaggerated gestures & facial expressions
⭐Find everyday props to support the story
⭐Chat about the story & pictures
⭐Encourage movement & exploration!
⭐Have fun!

#EarlyLiteracy

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“Staff support children’s independence excellently.”

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“Children know what makes them similar and different and learn to respect and appreciate diversity in the wider community.”

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“Children behave courteously at the table and demonstrate high levels of confidence in social situations.”

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“Staff prepare healthy food on site and children eat heartily.”

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“Parents feel
that their children’s needs are met and that they progress well in their learning.”

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“Babies confidently explore. They choose to join in activities with two-year-old children.”

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“Children establish strong bonds with the nursery’s staff.”

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“Children have consistently positive attitudes to their learning and keep trying.”

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“Parents appreciate the support and ideas to help them to continue their
children’s learning at home.”

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“Staff accurately identify aspects of children’s development where they need additional help and implement targeted support.”

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“Staff place a strong emphasis on developing children’s speech and language
skills.”

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“Children learn what is acceptable, and how some behaviour can upset and hurt their friends.”

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“Parents speak positively about the care which their children receive.”

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“The manager and staff monitor children’s
progress successfully.”

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“Staff ask children questions about their play and children respond appropriately.”

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“Staff discuss healthy eating and children develop a strong understanding
of the importance of healthy lifestyles on their physical well-being.”

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“The enthusiastic manager successfully leads a motivated, well-qualified team of staff.”

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“All children, including those who speak English as an additional language and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, make good progress.”

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“Staff introduce a word of the week and a book of the week, which helps to thoroughly embedded children’s knowledge and understanding.”

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“Children display keen interests in their play and are eager to join in.”

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“Staff incorporate children’s interests and learning needs into activities, which help to highly motivate children to learn.”

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“Staff skilfully support children to manage their feelings and to teach them right from wrong.”

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“Children demonstrate high levels of confidence as they move around the nursery to explore the wide range of resources accessible to them.“

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“Staff work
closely with parents to make referrals if needed, to quickly seek support from
other professionals.”

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“Leaders place a strong emphasis on monitoring children’s attendance.”

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“Staff have consistently high expectations of children.”

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“Staff engage children in small-group activities that focus on
reducing gaps in their communication and language.”

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“Children develop
their creative skills as they identify their own facial features and draw self-portraits.”

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“Leaders work
very closely with parents to promote children’s attendance and place the utmost importance on children’s welfare. “

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“Children settle quickly on arrival.“

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“Childrens behaviour and their attitudes to earning are outstanding.”

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“Staff use sign language and pictures when communicating with children to help those less able to understand.”

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“Younger children learn the names of objects and match animals to the sounds that they make.”

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