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Using Tapestry at Little Miracles

Here at Little Miracles, we are eager to share our fun and educational experiences with relatives at home, and so far, we have been lucky enough to do this through an online learning journal, known as Tapestry.

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Using this system allows us to share moments between the nursery and home, allowing Mum, Dad, or whoever looks after us to see what we’ve been achieving every day! And the best part is, we can upload photos and videos of what we’ve been doing, so our loved ones get a real glimpse into nursery life!

Tapestry also allows approved relatives to write comments on our observations, to let us know how they feel about it, and also allows them to add to the ‘All about me!’ page, giving each of our children a sense of individuality.

To be able to access Tapestry, you will require a personal email address and a password. We will use the email address you gave us at registration and you can set your own password. Once you have signed our consent form, and given it to Shyamalie, we will be able to activate your account and the shared online learning journal will start. It is really important that you read this consent form carefully to ensure we keep all of children safe whilst we are using this system. 

We look forward to sharing happy and long-lasting memories with you throughout your journey here at Little Miracles!

For more information about Tapestry, visit: https://tapestry.info/

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Graduation day!

We came to the end of our current school year and it was time for us to celebrate the amazing journey the preschool children have had with Little Miracles.  So in honor of the time we spent together,  we celebrated with a fun-filled but memorable preschool graduation with the parents.

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People have many different views about whether or not it is appropriate for preschoolers to participate in a graduation ceremony.  This is an approach which is very personal to us and as long as our approach is considered to be meaningful, enriching and in the best interest of the children and their parents, that is all that matters to us.

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During the time the children are with us, they grow and learn so much, which is truly amazing!  Therefore, we just do not want the last day of their time with us to come and go as if it was not significant.  We want parents and their children to remember that their preschool days were precious and that we valued every second of their time with us.  It is also a celebration of the closing of their preschool experience and the beginning of new experiences.

Our preschool children all got involved in the graduation celebration with their parents. They marched down individually on the red carpet created especially for them.  They were all so proud and confident little individuals who had no hesitation in taking part in the celebrations.  Parents and carers cheered the children along were all there to witness the celebrations with lots of food and drinks to share.

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Parents Conference November 2015

Working in partnership with parents is extremely important to all the staff at the nursery and therefore we are inviting all of our existing parents to our parent conference on the 18. November 2015.

Topics covered will include:

1. Applying for school places

– When and how do you apply

– Criteria for being allocated a place

– Transitions to school

– What can you do at home to support the transition

2. Learning activities at home

– What activities could you provide for your child at home

– How will nursery support your childs home learning in future (book and toy library and – teddy bear travels – to be discussed)

3. 2 year Progress Reviews, Developmental Checks and Assessments

– What assessments is the nursery carrying out to ensure all of our children are progressing

– What other agencies do we work with (Speech and Language, Area SENCO, EPs etc.)

– What does the local children’s centre offer to parents

4. Promoting children’s independence and school readiness skills

– What level of independence is expected of children before statutory school age

– What are we doing to promote this in the setting

– What could you offer at home to support your child

5. Current Nursery Events and Nursery Development Plans

– What is the nursery currently working on developing

– Ideas from parents on what you would like to see are welcome

If you will be joining us, please let Jess know by the 13/11/2015 so enough refreshments will be ready for us.