Visit in and around the community
We like to take the children out and about in the community – our main aim for this is to get the children out into the community and to increase their social skills through interacting with people they might not normally see in everyday life.
We regularly visit a local care home – we take books, memory cards or drawing materials with some biscuits and a drink for the children. It’s a huge benefit for the residents and children. The older people are able to feel a sense of accomplishment or success, spending time with children decreases any feelings of social isolation. It also helps children to learn to interact with older people, to slow down and play in a more calm and gentle way. And while they foster more social and emotional skills, they enjoy all the extra attention.
We also visit local shops, library, parks, rivers, local walks… the children are always collecting natural materials when we are out and about to use at nursery.
We use the same company for our trips and the staff are all DBS checked.