Our Learning Team

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All teachers and nursery educators have a firm understanding of child development and an awareness of age appropriate needs, behaviour and learning. Their role is embedded to support strong attachment and the development of self-regulation. They are attuned to individualised feelings, needs, fascination and lines of enquiry. Teachers and Early Years Nursery Educators are attentive to any patterns of play that may be emerging or reflecting and emotional need.

Early Years Teachers enable young children to communicate in a variety of ways and value first language and cultural heritage. They develop planning that is personalised, challenging but achievable and ensure quality interactions which scaffold and prompt thinking, building on children’s interests, strengths and questions. Adults support children to become mastery learners- to ask questions, take and evaluate risks, develop resilience and have ownership for their learning

Teachers encourage and support children’s interactions with other children and adults, modelling feelings, learning characteristics and researchful learning. Early Years Nursery educators model language of learning and exploration of emotional well-being.

All Early Years teachers are attentive to the 4 principles of Assessment for Learning:

learning intentions, feedback, questioning and self-evaluation/challenge.

Teachers and nursery educators ensure the environment is safe, calm, purposeful, challenging and supportive. They provide inspiring learning experiences and provocations in which children can become the leaders.

Introducing the staff

The Role of the Key Person

Each child and family has a named key person who they will interact with daily, sharing information, interests, emotional well being and learning. This offers the opportunity for a special relationship to develop. The key person builds a close relationship by acting as a champion for the child, assessing their needs and development, ensuring they feel safe and secure, develops positive relationships, are able to follow nursery rules and routines, are appropriately supported and understood.

In the nursery classes (3-4 years) the key person is the class teacher with the support of the Early Years Educators. In the 2 year old learning area, the children have designated key people.

At St Giles Nursery School we strongly believe that creating a time to talk, sharing information, activities and experiences builds trust and partnership. The key person creates a team work approach between the child, parent and any professionals that need to be involved to support their learning journey at nursery. See SEND Policy, Behaviour Policy.