Our Learning Team
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 research learning.
Early Years Nursery Educators model language of learning and exploration of emotional well-being. 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.
The Role of the Key Person
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.
Our Castle Class has Key Groups:
Our Explorers Class has Key Groups:
Our Garden Class has smaller Key Groups:
Each group has a key person and second key person.
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 below for our SEND and our Behaviour policies