Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

'Living, Loving, Learning Together'

Stay and Play!

Stay and Play

“Play is the work of the child.” – Maria Montessori

Going to nurs­ery for the first time is one of the most impor­tant expe­ri­ences in a child’s life. Young chil­dren are at a ten­der age and we would like to make the expe­ri­ence as plea­sur­able as pos­si­ble so that they feel happy and com­fort­able in their new envi­ron­ment and are eager to enjoy learning. It is an oppor­tu­nity to explain the aims of our setting, our pro­vi­sion, and the impor­tance and value we place on Early Years Edu­ca­tion and Care and to find out about the par­tic­u­lar needs of all children. It is also very important for us to learn about your child's likes and interests and to allow us to get to know
you. This is to ensure a smooth transition into our setting for your child and for you!

The nurs­ery is a new envi­ron­ment with many different peo­ple to get to know and new friend­ships to develop with other chil­dren. This takes time and for some indi­vid­ual chil­dren it may take a lit­tle longer than oth­ers. Please be patient and keep com­mu­ni­cat­ing with your child’s key­person in order to ensure the best pos­si­ble start for your child.

We encourage parents to stay and play with their children in our setting. Our Stay and Play sessions can be messy, but they're always fun.

Play is vital for children; it's how young children learn, grow and have fun. It helps them to develop emotionally, socially, physically, intellectually, and understand the world around them. Through play children can experiment; learn about themselves; mix with others; and develop into healthy well balanced grown-ups.

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.”

– O. Fred Donaldson

Welcoming our new children and families to our Holy Cross EYFS!

Let's Stay and Play