Tapestry: The Benefits of Using an Online Journal

YMCA Day nursery use Tapestry, an online learning journal which allows them to observe and assess all of their children. The beauty of Tapestry is that parents can access their child’s learning journal at any time and can see what they have been up to during their time within the nursery. This helps staff to…

In the Moment Planning

At YMCA Day Nursery we have adopted a planning style called “In The Moment Planning.” This planning style allows staff to capture a child’s current interests (they can change so much) and plan activities to develop their interests and learning further. Each child’s interests are tracked on a weekly basis, allowing staff to observe their…

Halloween Stay and Play

We hosted our first ‘stay and play’ for parents and carers to come and see what their children get up to at nursery. We thought it would be fun to hold it on Halloween and have spooky activities for the children and parents to participate in.We had lots of messy activities set out in each…