The staff at Muddy Puddles Nursery believe that positive mental health and wellbeing is as important as all other areas of well being, and should be consistently monitored.
We encourage our children to spend time being mindful through peer interaction and practicing basic mindfulness such as breathing exercises. This is a short activity offers peace and tranquillity in their day at nursery; usually in preparation for story time.
We believe that happy children are more likely to learn, engage and grow in a nursery setting, therefore we use the relationship with their key person to gain a better understanding of what makes a child most happy. We then use this knowledge to engage them in specific learning opportunities most suited to their emotional needs.
If we notice that a child’s behaviour is different to usual, we will spend extra time with them to work through what is making them upset or frustrated. We want them to have the best experience possible and feel listened to at all times, as well as reassuring them that they are loved and understood. We strive to always support your child in gaining a positive sense of self and to also be aware of other’s feelings.