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Work experience placement was at Orchard day nursery in handforth

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My work experience placement was at Orchard day nursery in handforth and was really really good although we did the same thing everyday at the same time it was amazingly fun and the children were really energetic and friendly. Before my first day I was feeling quiet nervous as I hadn't really wanted to be placed wit screaming toddlers all day for 2 weeks but once I arrived there all my nerves were abolished as all the staff were really young, hilariously funny and also made me feel really welcome which I loved to. On my first day I had to get the bus to handforth so I had to leave at quarter to eight every morning to get a bus to cheadle and then a bus to handforth so I arrived at 8.30 therefore being 1/2 an hour early. ...read more.

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In this kind of environment, children naturally engage in "key experiences" activities that foster developmentally important skills and abilities. The key experiences are grouped into 9 categories: creative representation, language and literacy, initiative and social relations, movement, music, classification, number, space, and time. The nursery was split up into different areas tree house, blossoms, and buds. And they were then split up again the tree house had Green apples aged 2 1/2 to 3 Red apples aged 3-4 and pips aged 4 to when they leave for school and they had a different member of staff for each set. The blossoms were split into white, pink and blue blossoms. White blossoms were aged 18months to 24months, pink were aged 24months to 30 and blue were aged 30 to 36 months Buds were ages 3months to 18months. ...read more.

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Routine: 9am start- clear up after breakfast and set up red room 9.30am play in red room 9.50am clear up the children 10am play in green room 10.30am go outside 11am set up lunch 11.30 go for lunch (children and me) 12.30 children sleep 13.20 children get up 14.00 play in red room 14.30 go outside 15.00 set up for tea 16.00 clear up / clean- mop and sweep and generally clean the rooms 16.20 play in green room 17.00 leave Overall I really enjoyed my work experience placement it was fun interesting and I met a lot of new people but I definitely wouldn't choose this as a career path for me as it really has just put me of doing it completely from the work that they do and the hours that they have to work but for a work experience placement I couldn't complain and on the last Friday they let me leave at 2.30 instead of 5 because of the work I had done. ...read more.

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