Sarah Skeels, Wolfson student, appears in the new BBC Four natural history documentary, called Secret of Skins.
Framework for Learning and Development
The Nursery staff aim to support the children in all areas of learning and development, which in turn offers an exciting, creative and educational experience, encouraging them to explore and develop through these experiences in a safe environment that promote their welfare. They aim to encourage and ignite the child's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and build their capacity to learn and to form relationships.
The Nursery offers the children a wide range of activities, which include programmed and informal play in a 'soft play' area enclosed with an all-weather roof providing a safe and dry environment.
0-2.5year Room - the daily routine is programmed around the Early Years Foundation Stage which includes tactile play, story telling, music, singing, dancing, heuristic and sensory play.
Over-2's room - two daily pre-school sessions are designed to give a balanced curriculum working towards the Early Years Foundation Stage. The activities include creativity, reading, a quiet area, construction play, sand and water. There is also a 'Home/Themed' area which becomes whatever the child wants it to be! Story group and singing are regular daily features. Music and movement and physical activity are also incorporated into the programme.
Cooking is a popular feature with children of both groups making biscuits, scones etc.
Outdoor activities are encouraged daily as we have such beautiful and natural surroundings. These range from walking in the College grounds, activities on the sports field and the College tennis courts, to growing flowers and vegetables in the Nursery garden.
For more detailed information about the Department of Education's Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, which sets the standards for learning, development and cares for children from birth to 5 years, please contact the Nursery team.
12 December 2019Secret of Skins25 November 2019Wolfson alumnus Michael Rands appointed Master of Darwin College
Congratulations to Dr Michael Rands, Wolfson alumnus, who has been appointed Master of Darwin College.22 November 2019Romulus reveals this year's theme
The editorial team revealed the theme with a launch party that had live music, scientific talks, poetry and a juggling performance.
Lectures and Seminars19 - 19Dec DecAccessing and Analysing Culturally Sensitive Content: Data Capsules, Extracted F...Thursday 19 December - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
The long-term goal of the Ātea Project — which is part of New Zealand’s National Science Challenges — is to help build prosperous, culturally thriving and technology-driven Māori economies for future generations.Art Exhibition07 - 25Jan MarHaiku poetry composed by the President, with illustrationsTuesday 7 January - 9:00am to Wednesday 25 March - 4:00pm
This exhibition is located in the corridor between the Buttery and the Cafe.Conference16 - 18Jan JanFrom Concept to Monument: Time and Cost of Construction in the Ancient WorldThursday 16 January - 1:00pm to Saturday 18 January - 6:30pm
The conference sets an exclusive focus on modelling the costs of construction over the course of 1,500 years, from Archaic Greece to the early middle ages. Over the last decade, the general interest in building costs and organisational aspects of historical construction has seen a rise in popularity amongst scholars working on pre-modern architecture.