There has been much controversy over children going to nurseries from a young age and it was once believed that it could harm your child’s behavioural problems/development. But studies have been made again and again which all suggest a child’s childhood benefits massively from going to nursery.
So how do children benefit when going to Nursery?
When toddlers and children go to nursery it helps form many skills such as listening, speaking, structured learning and social building, this is a massive improvement compared to toddlers which don’t go to nursery.
It’s in fact very encouraged by the Government in England for toddlers/children to attend any form of pre-schools from nurseries to playschools. This is because it’s a valuable opportunity for children to experience making new friends and get involved with various activities… last but not least you as a parents can get a well deserved break!
What will children learn in Nursery?
With any nursery or playschool there’s a foundation stage of early education put in place so that it’s in fact a learning environment too, this scheme is aimed at children under the age of 5. With any child under the age of 5 there’s six early learning goals so that children are able to build on their learning skills within nursery… these six areas are below:
- Physical development.
- Personal, social and emotional development.
- Communication, language and literacy.
- Mathematical development.
- Creative development.
- Knowledge and understanding of the world.
Through these 6 different areas there’s a wide range of activities to keep children interactive, allowing them to choose their own activity or to develop and get involved with children in group activities such as music, arts, playing and crafting.