'A third of children not 'school ready' for reception' a report suggests (click the picture to read the article in Nursery World) Much has been reported in the media recently about children not being socially, emotionally or developmentally ready when they start at school but at Ducklings we ensure our leavers are fully prepared. During the summer term we offer an extra session called Rising 5s for children who are going to be attending school in the September.
Staff, parents, committee and children came together today to spend a really enjoyable few hours giving the Ducklings garden a spring spruce up. Despite an early shower the sun came out and kept us warm as the grown ups worked and the children 'helped', The sheds and playhouse got fresh coats of paint, the bushes got pruned, the flower beds were dug over and general repairs made. As well as that, a number of donated items were transformed into new play equipment including tra