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…

Fun at the allotment!

This week we took the children for a visit to our allotment, just a short 5-minute walk from the nursery. On the way, we talked about road safety, what we would find at the allotment and what we would do while we were there. All children should have access to the great outdoors, who wouldn’t love the…

June Update

Every month each room picks a storybook to focus on. We believe stories are a great base to plan exciting learning opportunities around. Our book this month has been the Very Hungry Caterpillar. The children really enjoyed spending time reading with staff, as well as on their own, and then took part in lots of…