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Useful Home Learning Links

The Department of Education have published guidance on Helping Pre-School Children Learn at Home during the current Coronavirus pandemic which you may find useful. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-aged-2-to-4-to-learn-at-home-during-coronavirus-covid-19

The Department for Education have also brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Parents of children with Special Educational Needs may find the attached document with specific Early Years/SEND websites helpful: https://chiddingstonenursery.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Support-for-parents-of-children-with-SEND.docx

The Education People, in order to support families and children during the current Nursery closure, have developed a regular series of ideas for families to do at home with their children. They will publish a new edition of their Growing and Learning Together online resources every Friday.

During the Nursery’s closure, we have also put together a list of home learning resources:

https://www.twinkl.com/offer and enter code CVDTWINKLHELPS

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Sign up to Mentally Healthy Schools for fortnightly coronavirus toolkits from Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Each toolkit includes resources for school staff, parents and children to address mental health and wellbeing needs during this time. https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/

BookTrust HomeTime

Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with our free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters. https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/

BookTrust Favourite books for 0-5s by age

On the hunt for a brilliant book for a baby, or the perfect present for a 3-year-old? Look no further. We’ve created six tailor-made booklists – one for every age up to five years old. https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/our-recommendations/best-books-for-0-5s/

David Walliams is releasing a free children’s audio book daily for the next 30 days. The first story is already available for download on Walliams’ website. Called ‘The Terrible Triplets’, it’s part of his book ‘The World’s Worst Children 3’, a collation of different stories that was released in 2018.

The audio book extracts will be released daily at 11am, and will be selected from his ‘World’s Worst Children’ book series. 

Latest Ofsted Inspection – May 2019

We are proud to announce that after our recent Ofsted inspection, Chiddingstone Nursery has retained our rating of Outstanding in all areas.

This is our third Outstanding rating, The staff team work hard to provide a nurturing and stimulating experience for the children and this judgement is testament to their dedication.

If you would like to read our latest Ofsted report, please click on the following link https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/16/EY295610