We love working in close partnership with our local primary schools and as part of our transition process for our big school leavers we invite their class teachers in to visit them here at nursery.
It is great for the teachers to see their future children in a setting in which they are totally comfortable and confident.
For our children Jollies is a space where they can be their true selves; their confidence oozes, their friendship pours, their excitement bubbles, their imagination flowers and their laughter rings and this is what we want all those teachers to see. Home visits are, of course, excellent too, but a nursery visit is a chance to peek into a crystal ball and see what their future classroom holds.
Our children get so excited when they know their teachers are coming too and this was illustrated perfectly when this little one came to the drawing table and he spontaneously began talking about his impending school visit…
Such was his excitement that he decided to draw a special picture for his teacher and he put so much effort, and detail, into creating his picture… drawing himself and his teacher and he even wrote his name without any help at all. He then began drawing shapes and he went on to tell Natalie the names of these too.
A huge thank you to all the lovely teachers who have been to visit us so far and we can’t wait to welcome the others who are booked in still to come. We hope you have enjoyed meeting your children and seeing their brilliant potential as they showed you their fabulous selves… We know they loved showing you their special memories books as they reflected upon their learning with you and they shared with you some of their favourite things to do.
However, as much as this is wonderful, it is also a time of mixed emotions for Team Jollies too, as it makes us feel sad because it means it’s almost time to say goodbye as our children get ready to leave us and truly spread their wings and fly!! Xxx