This video allows learners to follow the experiences of children who attend a busy local authority nursery.
The children are involved in the planning cycle of the nursery and encouraged to negotiate their choices of activity. Being involved in the planning of the nursery allows the children to build a sense of belonging and assists with relationships in the nursery. The children also make use of technology within their learning and are encouraged to use this independently. The free access to the resources in the nursery promotes choice and opportunity for further exploration.
The children are encouraged to take risks in their play, as the nursery believes this promotes resilience in children and assists future development.
Important information covered in this video includes:
- normative development – the expected sequence of development in a child
- holistic development
- inter-relation, inter-action, and nature-nurture
- observation methods
- the impact of nursery and transition on development
- the importance of influences — routine, consistency, opportunity to play, and new experiences
- literacy opportunities
- opportunity for play
- use of technology for children
- observation and assessment methods
- Services for children aged three to five years — education services, supporting services (including private and voluntary provision), nursery, NHS (including specialist services), and visiting professionals/artists.
- Professionals involved: nursery teachers; early years practitioners; health visitors; GPs.
- Identifying influences: positive and negatives.
- Play – Bruce, Athey, Sylva
- Social and emotional development – Erikson, Zeedyke, Bowlby
- Behaviour – Bandura, Skinner, Vygotsky, Rogoff
- Cognitive – Vygotsky, Brunner
- Language and literacy – Whitehead, Buckley, Trevarthen
Links to further information
- Scottish Government - The Early Years Framework
- Every days a learning day: birth to three
- Every days a learning day: three to six
- Transition Strategy
- How good is our early learning and childcare
- Eat Well Plate
- Five to Thrive
- How to support children in becoming more resilient
Please note that this list of links and others provided are not exhaustive and there may be many other valuable learning resources available.
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