People who help us
What a great topic that we have adopted for the month. It provides fantastic learning opportunities and is so much fun for the staff and children alike. We covered many different areas;
- British values
- Personal social and emotional development
- People and communities
- The world
At Apricot nursery we believe in the importance of building a sense of community from a young age. We want the children to have a sense of pride in who they are and how they can act in the community in a safe manner. Here’s just a snippet of some of these activities we cover;
Baby Room – We have mums and dads coming to play in the morning together to share experiences, create memories and to build relationships.
Toddler Room – creating mothers day cards and sharing experiences.
Pre-School Room, We planned for the local fire service to send us a fire engine and crew to get all the children (and some staff) excited. Unfortunately the local fire brigade had a call out and so our team worked with the children to talk about safety and made fire engines and engaged in some really effective role play.
The true benefit that this topic brings, is amazing. The children are open to so many learning opportunities from understanding how things work, being safe, the local community and how others can help.
Things we can do at home
Promoting safety – This can be whilst you are walking next to a road or in a busy car park and even in the local park. Remember to talk about where the dangers are and how to keep safe.
Our services – Talking about police officers, firefighters and paramedics when you see their vehicles, is a great way to start a conversation about what they are doing and who they are going to help.
Mums, Dads and Carers – The most important ones – talk to children how you help others and why its important to help others.
This whole topic promotes all four areas of British values and can be seen through all these experiences.
So, let’s start with democracy. Think of democracy as a situation where everyone is treated equally and has equal rights.
Rule of law
This is about understanding that rules matter.
The remaining two values are both embedded within PSED (personal, social and emotional development) and Understanding the World. For individual liberty, we focus on children’s self-confidence and self-awareness and people and communities.
Mutual respect and tolerance
Finally, mutual respect and tolerance: we learn to treat others as we want to be treated. We learn how to be part of a community, manage our feelings and behaviour; and form relationships with others.
We hope this shows how we are sharing with our children, experiences to help them understand more about those who help us.
Apricot is a day nursery in Peterborough (PE2) offering childcare services to pre-school babies (3 months plus), toddlers and young children. We also run a holiday club and out-of-school club for older children up to the age of 11. Click the bold links or call us on 01733 390 969 for more information.