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“We are excited to advise of our new Bembridge Nature Explorer Holiday Clubs, these are available to all island children in our Forest School Gardens and Outdoor Yurt Classroom at our Bembridge Montessori preschool site.
Our skilled childcare professionals have created a full week of amazing nature based activities suitable for children aged between 3 and 6 years of age. Each day runs from 9am until 3pm Monday to Friday, and bookings are for the whole weeks only, at a cost of £190. The first week will run from Monday 30th July until Friday 3rd August, the second week available is from Monday 6th August until Friday 10th August. For further information please call; 01983 874481 or email; childrens.house@btinter
Little People, Big Adventures
Every day is an adventure at the YMCA. From action packed days at our Early Years settings to beach adventures and community groups, there is fun and learning at every turn. We’ll even set them off on their Daycamps journey as they progress through to school.
At the YMCA, we support local communities by focussing on putting children, young people and families at the heart of everything we do. Our Nurseries are located in Andover, Eastleigh, Fairthorne Manor, Gosport, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton.
Discover more: www.ymca-fg.org/bigadventures
An ‘Outstanding’ result for Tops Newport on the Isle of Wight has been awarded by Ofsted after a recent inspection.
The report marked all 4 areas of the inspection as Outstanding, including leadership and management, teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for children.
The report noted that “Children truly take centre place. Through the ‘pre-school committee’, staff actively seek the views of older children. Children discuss what they enjoy and any suggestions for improvement. Their discussions directly influence activity planning, and staff’s action plans for enhancement incorporate their views.”
The relationship that staff build with parents and the community is a factor they are extremely proud of, which is also reflected in the report.
“Highly effective arrangements are in place to ensure parents play a full and active role in their child’s early learning. Staff and parents share information about the progress children make in the nursery and at home extremely well. Staff also work extremely well with schools and other professionals. They share a wide range of information that helps all those working with the children to follow a shared approach and provide continuity in their care and learning. All children, including those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, and those who speak English as an additional language, make exceptional progress from their starting points.”
Hannah Jennings, Nursery Manager commented “We are absolutely delighted to have received an Outstanding grading from OFSTED. We all work extremely hard and I couldn’t be more proud of my staff and children. We would like to say thank you to all our parents for their on-going support.’’
The recent inspection brings Tops Day Nurseries to have 6 Outstanding nurseries within the family.
Cheryl Hadland, Managing director said “I am thrilled Tops Newport have received the highest rating from Ofsted. Hannah and the team put so much effort into every day practice and have even been known to come in over weekends to ensure the nursery is the best it can be.
Tops Newport has been recognised as a showcase nursery by external providers all over the country, with over 1000 likes on their Facebook page and constant engagement on their activity posts.”
Tops Newport is part of a family of nurseries that provides the most eco-sustainable childcare in the UK. The nursery provides care for children aged 3 months – 5 years, as well as hosting Hi 5’s afterschool and holiday club for children up to 7 years. for find out more about the school go to www.topsdaynurseries.co.uk/category/isle-of-wight/
Beach and Forest School sessions have long been a part of the Junior School with Fiveways at Ryde School. Alongside the vibrant academic curriculum, children spend time immersed in nature, learning skills invaluable to their wider development, broadening their learning through discovery; building confidence and fostering their natural desire to learn and explore. Inter-schools maths challenges, explosive science sessions in the Senior and the Junior School Science Labs and fun, educational residential trips like a night in a museum or a trip to Salamanca help children ignite their passion for learning.
Linda Dennis, Head of the Junior School with Fiveways at Ryde, firmly believes that this igniting of childrens’ excitement in learning is the way to ensure pupils and their teachers discover the pupils’ talents, enabling them to grow and enhance those talents, ready for Senior School and the wider world.
Team sports matches against other schools, on and off the Island and sailing competitions in the School’s own fleet of dinghies also embed the team spirit and healthy competition that are part of the Junior School with Fiveways ethos.
Our next open morning is on Saturday 6 October 10.00am until 12.30pm. Come and join us for interesting activities, a tour of the school and a complimentary family lunch. For more information please call 01983 617970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.rydeschool.org.uk