Physical development is vital in children’s all round development to enable them to thrive and have a happy and healthy life. Throughout the nursery environment, children have the opportunity to take appropriate risks in their physical play to enhance both their fine and gross motor skills.
Becoming a parent for the first time can be daunting, and with the added pressures of lockdown isolation, overflowing hospitals and financial stress, it’s fair to say that going through a pregnancy during a pandemic throws up a whole host of new questions and unforeseen circumstances.
YMCA Day Nurseries Deputy Manager Kirsty, bares all, sharing her personal experience of having a newborn during a pandemic.
The early years foundation stage framework promotes from an early age, children’s ability to learn about identity and culture, supporting them to develop a positive sense of themselves and others.