What Children Learn at Nursery
Children learn and develop many skills at nursery, including socialisation, basic English and Maths, and creative expression.
In this week’s blog at
First Steps Grimsby Ltd, we look at what children learn at nursery, from socialisation skills to experimenting with creativity. Call us on to find out more. 01472 352 524 Personal, Social & Emotional Skills
Going to nursery offers children a fantastic opportunity to develop their personal, social & emotional skills. With us, children can develop a sense of self, begin to make relationships with others and also build confidence in their own abilities. Having good personal, social & emotional skills creates a solid foundation for children to become confident learners in all other areas of their life.
It is often a daunting time for children when they first go to nursery and meet lots of new people at once. Our tailored settling in visits support this process, taking the time to build relationships with their key person and before you know it, they will be busy playing, exploring and learning lots of new things.
Being Creative & Thinking Critically
Children love being creative and are naturally inquisitive. When they come to nursery, they have plenty of time to explore & investigate through open-ended invitations to play. These activities provide opportunities for children to think and create while problem-solving and planning. These activities can be offered in a variety of forms such as:
Role-Play/Dressing Up Arts & Crafts Natural resources such as fir cones, twigs, leaves & herbs & spices Loose parts such as crates, carpet tubes, drain pipes
Experimenting with different styles & genres of music, dressing up and playing games, and designing things with crafting materials helps develop your child’s creativity. This can improve their general confidence, communication and focus in other aspects of their life.
Early Years Foundation Stage
All children deserve the best start in life, which is why nurseries focus on a
holistic approach to child development. In addition to encouraging personal, social & emotional development, we emphasise Communication & Language and Physical development. This is where we support children in becoming independent in meeting their own needs, such as washing hands and putting on their coats and shoes.
Children work through the Early Years Foundation Stage through nursery and into their Reception year at Full-time school. The 3 Prime areas of PSED, Communication & Language and Physical Development are vital if we want to ensure we are giving children the best start at school.
One of the significant benefits of children going to nursery and developing a range of skills is it encourages independence. With better communication and the opportunities to make friendships early on in their lives, children are more likely to be confident in new social situations.
This confidence can also be seen when faced with a new challenge. Whether they are working out how to solve a puzzle or read a sentence in a book, the basic skills they learn at nursery will see them through their school years and beyond.
Find Out More
Contact our team at First Steps Nursery in Grimsby for more information about what we can offer your child and family at nursery. Call us on
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