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Transforming lunchtime helps improve children’s behaviour and self-esteem

Bellevue Nursery has dramatically improved lunchtimes from being a mess to a success! By introducing crockery, cutlery, vases for flowers and much more, children learnt how to treat these resources carefully, the value of respect and reinforce responsibilities. Encouraging children to develop their conversational and social skills has resulted in happy, confident and independent children. Read more >

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Developing children’s social and emotional skills through community links

Children at Banana Moon Day Nursery regularly visit a local residential care home which benefits both parties. The children are able to develop their social and emotional skills and residents eagerly interact with them. Read more >

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Embracing children’s interests to inspire mathematical development

Practitioners at Cylch Meithrin Cefneithin Gorslas have created an engaging learning environment for mathematical development by providing art and technology-based activities themed around children’s interests. Read more >

An inspiring learning environment for delivering Foundation Phase education

At Poppies Day Nursery, the inspiring indoor and outdoor learning environments provide exciting opportunities for children to develop important skills. Read more >

Supportive leadership that drives improvement

At Sunflower Tots, the childcare co-ordinator monitors staff regularly to give her a good understanding of the playgroup’s strengths and areas for development. This allows her to identify the new resources and training needed to improve provision. Read more >

Planning for good quality outdoor learning

Strategic leadership at Gogerddan Childcare has embedded outdoor learning in the nursery’s provision. As a result, there have been improvements in children’s confidence and language development. Read more >

A highly effective outdoor learning environment

The outdoor provision at Mrs Tiggywinkles Day Nursery provides learners with regular opportunities to practise and consolidate a range of skills. This helps them achieve good Foundation Phase outcomes. Read more >

Exploring and learning outdoors

Rossett House Nursery has developed innovative outdoor learning experiences that engage children and help them develop literacy and numeracy through role-play. Read more >

Developing positive attitudes to learning

A caring and supportive atmosphere with consistent routines and clear rules for behaviour help make Sticky Fingers Nursery a positive and friendly place to learn. Read more >

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Assessing children's learning to make teaching more effective

Staff at Sunshines Pre-School nursery carefully assess all aspects of children's learning to ensure they progress well in all areas. Read more >

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