Message from Amanda Blake, Session Manager;
We always pride ourselves in looking after the children of the most amazing families, we would like to thank you all for the wonderful support you continue to give us. This now is such uncertain times for us all. The staff team will work incredibly hard to be here for the key-worker families and we thank them for providing a service towards keeping us safe. We will continue to work behind the scenes so if you need any support with your children’s early years journey we can help you along the way. Please do email us. The whole team wish you and your families to be safe and well. Please have a look at the information below from the office.
We hope that everyone is doing ok and we want you to know that we will do our best to keep you up to date with any information from an Early Years perspective. If you haven’t already, ‘Like’ our Facebook page and we can keep in contact with each other perhaps sending videos or photos of everyone doing activities, their artwork or joining in with some music and movement. Its a closed group so only friends of the page would see any content and only post if you’re happy to!
Our Facebook page is “Marshfield Preschool” – no hyphen!
- Government guidance: ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): early years and childcare closures‘ (England)
- General government guidance – this is updated at 2pm each day
- Department for Education advice for educational settings regarding coronavirus / COVID-19
- Government stay at home advice
- Government hygiene practices poster
- Public Health England’s coronavirus / COVID-19 advice generic poster
- Government COVID-19: guidance for educational settings poster
Resources and activities
We use a lot of the Sticky Kids Music and Movement series, here is the link to their YouTube channel. By using them the children will feel a sense of continuity and they can let you know their favourite. Some are videos and some are just audio, for those I’m sure the children will love teaching you and any other family members the actions. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4u3fUr5gb7MrMLzj6jJ2UA
The following website has some great activities to support your childs maths development and they’re fun too! https://famly.co/blog/inspiration/10-creative-early-years-maths-activities/
Twinkl is an online website that has lots of educational resources and ideas for both parents of school children, home educators and schools. Some of the resources are free, whereas others are only available to those with a subscription. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/home-early-years
I’m sure I don’t need to tell any of you how useful the CBeebies website is for Early Years, but here is the link for anyone that hasn’t had a look yet https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
This link is to a book that helps explain to children about Coronavirus.
Join Singing Hands for half an hour of fun Makaton signed nursery rhymes and action songs. /https://singinghands.co.uk/what-we-do/forthcoming-events/
There are lots of online free live daily broadcasts that are happening too:
9am – PE with Joe
A daily workout by Joe Wickes specifically designed for kids to get them moving, feeling energised, positive and optimistic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME
9.30am – Wildlife with Steve Backshall on his Facebook page.
11am – Story time with David Walliams
A free story everyday at 11am on his website http://Www.worldofdavidwalliams.com
11.30pm Dance Class with Oti Mabuse
A kids class with the Strictly pro will stream from both Instagram (@otimabuse) and the YouTube Channel. http://youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnAR_5YTtP4g
Childrens author James Mayhew reads a daily story on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvE6mzZcpxU
Best wishes to you all.