In Nursery over the next few weeks, we are introducing our new children to all the fun things we can use and do at Milngavie Nursery, and how we manage all our resources in harmony. We are learning to put on our outdoor suits and wellies, painting and water aprons. We are learning how we tidy up after play. We are learning to share. In short we are working on our Nursery Rules. These are foundations of a happy, harmonious place to learn, where children feel safe and valued. We are learning to be responsible.
At the same time, we like to make our children aware of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is important that children know that they have a right to feel safe, secure and respected. If you haven’t read the UNCRC document, it is well worth a read. It outlines what countries can do to ensure that all children are treated fairly and equally. We do this by chatting at grouptime in an informal way and making it fun. We tackle these one at a time so we don’t overload little brains! We are going to make a display in the hall of the rights we have looked at together in Nursery, with some of the childrens’ comments from our discussions.