Promoting Independence at Nursery
Independence is an important aspect of a child’s development as it improves self-confidence and helps develop communication and problem-solving skills.
In this month’s blog at
First Steps Grimsby Ltd we look at promoting independence at nursery. Contact our team in Grimsby on 01472 352 524 for more information. Teamwork & Leadership
At nursery, children are provided with plenty of activities to help encourage leadership and develop teamwork and communication skills. Whether they are team leaders in a classroom activity or get involved with looking after the nursery’s pet, these opportunities to be responsible help to promote independence.
Independence is an essential aspect of a child’s development, preparing them for future life. However, nursery is a safe space to learn these skills as youngsters will know there is always an adult available to help and be responsible for them.
Children are given the opportunity to solve problems through various activities at nursery. For example, they can be included in creating new games, encouraging them to get creative and come up with new ideas.
Solving problems will help to improve a youngster’s self-confidence when they manage to find a suitable solution. An important lesson to be learned here is that they don’t have to find the correct answer immediately, so trial and error should be encouraged.
The Benefits of Independence
Some of the advantages of promoting independence at nursery include:
Decision-Making Resilience Self-Reliance Listening to Others Encouraging Creativity Patience
Learning to listen to others and work well as a team is an essential skill for children to learn, and becoming more self-confident in their own ideas will help with this. Additionally, if they are practised at coming up with solutions to problems, they will feel more confident in their own abilities when confronted with new situations in the future.
Find Out More
Contact our team at First Steps Grimsby Ltd in Grimsby for more information about promoting independence at nursery. Call us on
01472 352 524 to talk to a member of staff. Alternatively, send us a message via the contact form for a prompt response.
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