Start your week
Monday, October 7, 2019
Get your week off to a flying start with our suggestions for seasonal activities which embrace wet and windy weather! Don't forget to get involved with Early Years Wellbeing Week – and find out how one nursery is combating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Beat the winter blues
Senior manager Rachel Watson provides a personal account of combating her staff’s susceptibility to SAD and describes one simple solution to lightening mood and morale in her nursery.
This week is Early Years Wellbeing Week
Join the debate at #EYWellbeingWeek.
It’s looking as if it is going to be another week of wet weather so make sure children come to nursery with wellies and raincoats. Don’t let it stop you getting out and about. Try these ideas and develop Maths skills, PSED and Understanding the World:
Picture book of the week:
After the Storm (A Percy the Park Keeper Story)
A storm is raging outside and Percy the park keeper is having a sleepless night. When he gets up the following morning, Percy finds that the old oak tree has been blown down. It is a disaster for his animal friends who live there, but Percy is soon devising a plan to help his little friends find new homes...
Want to know more about inspections under the new regime? Find out here how Bright Horizons Great Cornard Day Nursery in Sufflok has just been awarded outstanding.
Sustainability: Urgent call for a Nature Recovery Network
View Sir David Attenborough’s short film for The Wildlife Trusts that provides an answer to the State of Nature partnership’s warnings of continued, devastating wildlife declines.