As a nursery we function as a community and the main thing is that we look after each other and support one another with understanding, compassion and love. This has been made abundantly clear as there have been many concerned conversations with parents and staff this week on what the future holds. All of our parents and staff have been massively supportive, concerned, kind and caring and it has been an emotional week.
So a message to the nursery community:
We remain here for our all of you. Although we will not all be seeing each other as we usually do we will be going online in a more personal way. So we will keep our strong and gorgeous community together, in touch and up to date with one another. It means that when we finally get back together it will not feel as if we have been apart from one another for very long. :-) And there will be a time in the not too distant future when this will happen in real life!
This also means that as a technophobe I will be forced into coming to terms with digital literacy! Yikes!
There have been lovely moments this week as we still had fun and enjoyed ourselves.
Here are some highlights.
It was very lovely when one of our alumni children returned to join us for an afternoon. That felt very special and he just slotted right back in. It was great to witness that other than gaining several inches in height, his personality and good nature had not changed; he was the same – sociable, good fun, funny and loud child that we had in nursery a few years ago. There was a lovely familiarity. When he took the role of the wolf in ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’ and all the children asked him the all important question he replied ‘Ten past two.’! The children were slightly blindsided by how many steps they should take!
We looked at the different types of dinosaurs and identified them as herbivores and carnivores and ourselves as omnivores. It was very lovely when just the following day the children were naturally talking about the dinosaurs using the different terminology, one boy said, ‘I am an omnivore! because I like plants and meat’. And another girl shook her head and said ‘if I were a dinosaur I would not be a good herbivore as I only eat meat.’ So carnivore all the way then!
We passed a Megladon tooth in circle and one of the children wisely told me, ‘that’s a fossil.’ Perfect!
Finally! Archie the dog joined us for rugby on Friday afternoon. The children loved that although he had to be kept away from pinching their balls!
Stay safe, be healthy and look forward to the hugs in the not too distant future!