Welcome back sept 22

Wow!! What a brilliant 2 weeks we’ve had, welcoming back our lovely families AND meeting some new faces that have joined the preschool. We’ve really enjoyed getting to know you all and welcome to the preschool blog.

As you can see from the pictures, we’ve provided the children with some familiar activities, ones we know they love and enjoy and follow their interests. This helps the children to feel comfortable and happy while settling back into the daily routine.

There’s been a couple of small changes as we continue to lift restrictions within the setting. We have invited parents inside at drop off and collection times, it’s a great way for our families to feel included and welcomed by staff. You can see what your children have been up to, and they can show you where they like to play, encouraging positive conversations about preschool.

We’ve returned to our self serving snack. The children are able to choose their own snack and, with adult support, can now serve themselves (after washing their hands of course). This promotes independence, teaching the children how to listen to their needs, making choices, following instructions, fine motor skills, tipping, pouring, drinking from a cup, and later we will include spreading, and using a knife and fork.

We’ve re-introduced our morning sensory circuit, this helps the children to feel grounded and ready to start their day. It’s a great way to burn off some energy and excitement, before bringing our bodies back down to earth with some mindfulness and relaxation .

This is an exciting term for preschool, with lots of celebrations coming up. Keep your eyes on our Facebook page, request to join our private group if you haven’t already, and don’t forget to check out parent portal. Remember you can add your own photos or observations, which we can look through with the children while they are at preschool. If you have any questions please see your key person or a member of staff, we’re always happy to help ☺️

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