Little Dragons Autumn newsletter is now available
The Learning Journey
The Learning Journey is each child’s individual story of their time at nursery. It is full of examples of art work, photo cards of the child’s achievements and WOW! moments. There is also growth information such as hand and foot prints and fun activities for children to measure their height.
The Learning Journey includes information from the very first day each child starts the nursery and it is added to continually by the child’s Key Person.
These are fascinating for the children to look at and are also enjoyable for the child to be involved in adding information to themselves. We also encourage parents to get involved with the Learning Journey and they are lovely for the parents to have at the end of their child’s time at nursery.
I is leaving to go to school in September 2016.
When asked on the exit questionnaire 'please describe the most positive experiences that your child has had during their time in the nursery', his mother responded;
Oh so numerous! Continuity of care from dedicated and professional staff who all know him. Support at each stage of his development. Trips out of nursery and a range of learning experiences within it, including visits from police, animals, creepie-crawlies!, theatre, dance, trying foods and experiencing traditions from all over the world. A lot of time to play outside as well as indoor activity, a lot of craft opportunities.
And for 'please describe the most positive experiences that you have had during your child's time in the nursery';
I have benefitted from the wisdom and experience of the staff, who have helped me get through difficult stages in I's development (potty training, tantrums, behaviour problems). I have had feedback on how he is progressing. I knew from the moment he started with them that Little Dragons' staff would look after him while I had to work.
I really think that ALL of the staff are quite exceptional and would really hate to think that by singling anyone out the others might not think I haven't appreciated the skills they have. Louise is so kind and naturally able to pick up on the needs of the children around her, reacting instinctively, it is humbling to see. Christine has such a lot of experience and a fantastic range of exciting activities - I've borrowed a few! Kirsty has been a constant in I's life throughout his time in nursery and gave him the stability and support that meant I could leave him without worrying. He absolutely adores her. Lorna is a model of sanity and good sense...I have never seen her flustered.
Dr M said that's he feels the nursery represents value for money and I am well aware of the difficulties nurseries face at the moment. I have never resented paying for the care my children have received whilst at Little Dragons.
I have recommended the nursery to friends locally and continue to do so. I visited several nurseries in the area before finding Little Dragons - I am very happy that I made the right decision in sending both of my children here.
I applaud the management on creating and keeping a team of fantastic individuals who all seem very happy to be working for you.