How does a nursery make sure that children enjoy, achieve and make a positive contribution?

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Posted Sat 3rd March, 2012 @ 12:44 by Ameenah:)

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A nursery school is for 3-4 year old children and its main purpose is to prepare them for schooling so mainly encourages academic achievement. It ensures children are at the right level of knowledge for their age so they have all the right skills in order to start school and learn at the same rate as the other students. The government structured curriculum and staffing hierarchy (head teacher, LSA's and teachers) are implicated to 're-create' the school environment as well.

The nursery school design also prepares the children for the long separation period that they will have from their parents when they start primary school. So the transition between the two services is smooth and easy for the parents, school and children.

However the children still spend a large proportion of time playing and interacting with other students which increases the social contact in preparation for school and improvement of their social development. They will be learning through play so they will also find that learning is enjoyable so they have a positive outlook of going to school which helps with the separation from the primary caregiver/parents.

When considering if a nursery encourages a positive contribution from the children we know that they encourage team work and playing in groups whilst interacting with the teachers and other children which I believe does show a positive contribution to the class.

Answered Wed 9th May, 2012 @ 17:36 by Lois Brennan