Kangaroo Kids Nursery Recipe: Fun, play and a dash of mess for good measure…
I am delighted to say that I hear from so many parents that their children are happy at kangaroo. I have even been told that some children put their uniform on when it’s the weekend! As you know I am the new Principal here at Kangaroo Kids Nursery and I have been thinking about why the magic of happy children is so evident at kangaroo… Why do the children love it here so much?
Last week we invited a potential new Teaching Assistant to have a trial morning with us. We only employ people with big hearts, warmth and sense of fun as well as all the usual qualifications etc, so a trial is always necessary. Not everyone is a Kangaroo Kids Member of staff. I asked her what she thought of the nursery and she told me she too loved it, because it was so much fun and the children were not crying all the time. She explained that at her previous nursery they make the children complete worksheets and the children cry etc, as it’s rather boring. I can confidently tell you that worksheets are not part of the British Curriculum EYFS and it is not Kangaroo Kids.
Our children learn through play, experience, exploration and self-expression. Learning through play can be seen everywhere with a variety of materials. At Kangaroo Kids we believe that every moment is a learning opportunity and through fun, carefully devised activities and resources the children learn easily.
Our new messy zone in full swing is a joy to watch, the squeals of delight can be heard for miles (well almost). The children are happily playing with rice, sand and spaghetti, but hidden in those areas are letters and conversations about sound/recognition: learning is happening in a relaxed way. At Kangaroo Kids even our smallest children are playing with cars with pens taped to them to develop early writing/mark making skills. At kangaroo we constantly construct learning opportunities in a creative way that make learning fun. Some of our activities are led by the child’s interests and sometimes we follow the theme of the curriculum for the month. We are lucky to have a huge garden and a nursery filled with resources and space. Some of our activities are a bit messy it’s fair to say as we explore the world around us, but I believe that fun, play and a little dash of mess is a recipe for successful,
confident and happy children.
Warm wishes to all our children and families