The Benefits of Sending your Child to Nursery

The Benefits of Sending Your Child to Nursery

Sending your child to nursery is one of the biggest steps you will have to make as a parent. It can be a very sensitive time, but nursery can have a positive and long-term impact on children’s capabilities, progress and social development.

A child’s brain develops more in the first five years than at any other stage of their life. During this time they develop emotions, speech, taste, touch, behaviour and so many more important skills that will shape the rest of their lives, so allowing them to have rich experiences will help to maximise their growth and learning.

A recent study commissioned by the Department of Education (June 2015) looked at how pre-school influences children and young people’s attainment. The study found that children who had attended a nursery and pre-school setting had a better overall attainment than children who did not, and that an early start for children in a high quality setting showed especially beneficial.

Choosing to send your child to nursery can play a big part in their childhood; it is a focused environment for children to flourish and grow to the best they possibly can. Children are able to make new friends of a similar age, develop relationships and social skills that will shape their growth when going forward. These skills will help when children go on to start school, out-of-school activity classes, university, etc., to help build them as confident individuals.

Water Play

Making the most of water play

“Water is one of the basic raw materials for purposeful play. Just like sand, clay and blocks, children can use water without being constrained by the one right way to use it,” writes Sandra Crosser, Ph.D.

“Water is intriguing. It seems to draw children to explore its structure and properties. Because water is naturally fascinating, the thoughtful teacher can structure the environment and materials in the water centre to make the most of water play.”


Play in child development

“Play is fundamental to human creativity and well-being.…the structure of values, beliefs and attitudes that we develop in the early years creates the strong and permanent roots that will underpin our whole lives,”

“The core characteristics of childhood are curiosity, playfulness, wonder and joy.” At Claylands Nursery we strive to create an environment which encourages and nurtures these characteristics.

Claylands Nursery Blog

A big welcome to our new blog page.

We will be posting both items relating to Claylands Nursery as well as the Nursery World in general.

We are looking forward to keeping you informed about the nursery and future plans and events.

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