Learning and Development at The Mulberry Bush Day Nursery
The EYFS is divided into 7 areas of learning and the practitioners consider this as they plan the daily activities and experiences.
The hospital in the role play area helped the children to understand and learn about managing feelings as well as developing an understanding of dispositions and attitudes.
The practitioners will support the children by talking to them and offering a narrative to their play and giving them opportunities to respond.
Painting a beautiful picture supporting the development of fine motor skills by using a variety of tools and equipment. There are many opportunites at the Mulberry Bush to enhance the childrens Physical Development both indside and out.
Story time is always available in all the rooms at the Mulberry Bush. A time to enjoy a snuggle as they share a book together.
Counting and using numbers is incorporated into many of the activities and experiences. As the children develop through the nursery they are able to begin to use their skills and knowledge more independently.
Understanding of the World is an area of learning identified in the EYFS and covers many aspects including technology. Technology begins with simple cause and effect toys such as pressing buttons to see what happens.
Expressive Arts and Design
Having the opportunity to explore media and materials encourages the children creativity. At The Mulberry Bush they are always lots of resources available to explore, make and create.
Mealtimes at the Mulberry Bush Day Nursery.
At the Mulberry Bush all meals are homemade and prepared and cooked daily on site by our experienced kitchen staff. We use local suppliers including Marks Family Butchers and Fresh Choice Green Grocers who are both family run businesses and are located in Ashbourne town centre. The menu is reviewed regularly and consideration is given to food preferences as well as ensuring we are providing healthy , well-balanced and nutritious meals for the children.