Eloise our Artist Educator, works in the nursery one day a week. She uses photography and film as a starting point to identify and extend children’s interests across the curriculum in a creative way. This is a huge asset to the school and a valuable way to engage with some children that can be harder to reach at times. Through sharing the work in an exhibition for families and the wider community at the end of the academic year, we aim to help the children feel valued and respected as creative individuals.
Zara works in the nursery for 2 sessions a week (morning and afternoon) ,as well as with staff and the Children’s Centre. She uses yoga to help children’s physical development in both their gross motor movements and their coordination. Yoga is a fantastic way of helping children’s self-regulation too.
Kerry works one day a week as a Music Therapist to support our small intake of 2 year olds and some children with additional needs. Kerry works with small groups, on a one to one basis and with parents to use music as a way of expression. She also runs a ‘community music group’ as part of the Children’s Centre timetable for children and their families.