… nature inspired learning
Welcome to Linskill Nursery
We are very proud of our Nursery provision here at Linskill. At the heart of everything is making sure that children are happy and safe and able to succeed and achieve their full potential.
How we Learn
Our curriculum is inspired by the Forest School approach, where curiosity and investigation are encouraged, using a range of natural materials and outdoor learning experiences.
We aim to motivate and engage children using the natural world and take the children outdoors as often as possible. Pre-school children have weekly access to Forest School sessions at a local park. Natural spaces on our Nursery site include outdoor play areas, garden and access to the community gardens for children of all ages to enjoy.
To track your child’s learning and progress the nursery uses Tapestry, a secure and easy to use online learning journal, to record photos, observations, comments and the next steps for your child’s learning. In line with the Early Years Foundation Stage it is used to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time at nursery, celebrate their developmental progress and create a two-way communication (tablet or mobile enabled) between nursery and parents and carers.
Part of the Community
Being within a community setting allows the nursery to offer an enriched curriculum, including unique opportunities for children on our doorstep. The onsite Sensory Room provides a range of light, texture and sound sensory experiences to stimulate or calm young children. The Studio and Trevelyan Hall provide space and opportunities for gross motor physical play, including a bouncy castle and soft play units. Participation at Giggle N Groove, a vibrant music and movement group, provides the children with a fun activity encouraging communication and language through rhythm and rhyme.
Using the environment outside the nursery boundaries is important to give children the opportunity to learn from and be part of the community, whilst beginning to understand the value of local services. Experiencing the local community helps the children develop a sense of pride in who they are, in their nursery and where they come from. Taking a ride on the local bus or metro and talking about what they can see, whether that be shops, churches, mosques, hospitals or other buildings, can have real meaning for the children. First-hand experiences for the children within the local area and visits to shops, library, post office and parks make connections that can last a lifetime and help encourage a community-minded approach.