Since September 2010 we have been very lucky to have been working with Shonette Bason (www.shonettebason.com) , an internationally recognised Foundation Stage Expert. She has helped us to transform our ‘blank canvas’ into an exciting, challenging Foundation Stage Unit that we are very proud of.
Last September we had separate Nursery and Reception classes, one with gorgeous outdoor space that was underused and one with none! We had just put in place a new team of adults who were all a bit overwhelmed but excited by the prospect of turning this into a beautiful unit with one large space and lots of outdoor space. Shonette arrived and shook up our preconceptions, enabling us to develop our vision for Foundation Stage.
Despite lots of disruption this term due to the necessary building work, our team have worked incredibly hard to create an empowering, challenging learning environment and an active curriculum which is based on the interests of the children. The children and staff have such fun every day – one visitor commented that it was like a carnival!
The progress of the children has been incredible…they just love Dough Disco and Squiggle While You Wiggle- two of the fantastic methods of teaching that Shonette has introduced us to.
So a big Thank You Shonette from all the children and staff. Looking forward to your next visit!