Martenscroft Childrens Centre is an Outstanding Early excellence centre which offers training to other Early Years settings. The Nursery Classroom and interconnected outdoor area offer a wide range of play opportunities for the children who attend. Children are encourage to develop their own play and staff seek to support and enhance children’s play.
Apply Your Thinking:
This week’s workshop will include a 60 minute visit to Martenscroft Nursery to reflect on the importance of play for supporting school readiness. It will be an opportunity to talk to a practitioner about the environmental, physical and human resources provided to support children’s play. In your portfolio, write a 200 word reflection considering the following:
- What sort of play opportunities does Martenscroft provide?
- What are their objectives for play?
- How do they support play?
Be curious! Ask questions! Test your ideas and understandings of play with the group. Think about how children’s experiences in play and adult led learning prepare children for school life.