The day was arranged in order to celebrate the project's recently adopted approach to following and documenting children's fascinations and interests in the form of schemas.
|Cath Arnold and Kim White|
Cath offered us practical advice and guidance on where we can take our work next in terms of helping children to grow and develop and be involved in their learning on a deeper level.
|The ladies from Rushden Community College Children's Centre|
TEYP Staff shared with each other the fantastic work they had been doing in their own settings and with individual parents. Staff presented film footage, case studies, journals, displays and running commentaries on individual children, their planning, journals and thoughts about schema's in general.
|A nursery practitioner and a parent share the home-nursery experience.|
TEYP have been using this approach since September 2011, following a training session in June. Staff embraced the idea of schemas into their daily work, they were open minded and flexible to the new approach.
The conference was therefore a celebration of all their input, effort and hard work in embedding this approach into their everyday practice.
Well done everyone!...And a BIG thank you to Cath and Co.
Teyp would also like to thank KCC and the Workforce Development money which without, this day would not have been possible.