Loose parts are springboards for play and are an essential element of a rich, child-centred play environment. "What is loose play? And how can we do it at home?" - I hear you say! Read on to find out...
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Annie Tierney, Head of Operations, speaks about how easy it is for us to lose sight of what is important for the child when making Christmas crafts, and focus too much on creating something for the parents or a display board. When we do this, we are only thinking about the end product and not on the child’s creativity, imagination and the benefits which they gain through being able to freely be involved in arts, crafts and creative activities.
Kindred Nurseries wins NMT award after being shortlisted for three national awards. Beating competition from around the country.
This week we launched our new, exciting Autumn / Winter menus. This is always an exciting week – when our children first taste our new, interesting, nutritious dishes – and our cooks wait patiently for the verdict on the new spaghetti bolognaise! This year, however, we are bubbling with excitement – our menus have been accredited by Action for Children, Eat Better, Start Better nutritionists. So, we know that they are more nutritious and tastier than ever! Providing our families even more reassurance that the food their children eat with us is going to give them the best start in life.
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Cotton reels, curtain rings, beads, buttons, tins, pots, pegs, stones and feathers. These are known as loose parts, and are a key part of the Kindred vision.
Just like adults, children have bad days, sad days, days where they cannot be bothered or feel overwhelmed with big emotions and the way they present this is just a normal reaction to these feelings and emotions. So, how can you help?
Learning through play, is at the heart at we do. Annie Tierney, Head of Operations talks about how our rich, learning environments allow our children to be active learners and learn through ‘doing’.