SAVE THE DATE – COMING SOON

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  Autumn conferences  First a chance to tour the ARK for Mr Noah’s and see for yourself how this wonderful rural kindergarten has developed from an open field. 10 September 2022 Kent.Then visit Heart Preschool in Nottingham and hear their vision. Interactive  training seminars and a focus on a Heart for Christ, Children and Community. Great speakers and time to connect face to…

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An ARK for Mr Noah’s

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Mr Noah’s nursery school has been on an exciting journey. Moving from their original home, A Rural Kindergarten (the ARK) is now fully outdoors. You can hear all about this story in Peter Michell’s webinar. Tickets and the link are available through Eventbrite  HERE. Listen to Heart Preschool share their experience of the recent Ofsted inspection. Complete with very useful…

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Assessment in Early Years

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We know that each of the children in our care is uniquely created by our loving God and Father and that He has a plan and a purpose for each of their lives. We know that their needs and interests and learning styles will be different. Psalm 139 says: “For You shaped me, inside and out. I am Your unique creation…… Every detail of my life was already written in Your book.“ (The VOICE) Our…

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A Floating Classroom

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Katie Stafford, a teacher on Africa Mercy ship, shares a glimpse of her experience in a floating school. Katie answered these questions from aboard the ship, now docked in Madagascar. What pulled you to serve as a teacher in such an unusual, mobile loca­tion? Well, I have always had the travel adventure bug. I wanted to see the world . It’s also…

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Book review Environments

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Caring Spaces, Learning Places: Children’s environments that work  by Jim Greenman Greenman devoted his life’s work to studying, understand­ing, and constructing environments for young children. He published articles and smaller works over the years but this text is a crowning compendium of his findings and passion. Though as lengthy as a textbook, it reads conversationally. Components of nurturing environments are carefully developed,…

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More than tables and chairs

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Addressing  the Centre’s Emotional Climate  Adapted from Attentive & Attuned: Knowing  and Serving in the Early Edu­cation Program, pp. 37-49 (Baer, Maher, Leak) Attunement begins with me. I can be intentional about forging relationships with the individuals in my class. But to cultivate those attuned relation­ ships and to display the posture that draws chil­dren in, I must first prepare…

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