Annual Development Plan Update
'I AM NOT AFRAID OF STORMS FOR I AM LEARNING TO SAIL MY SHIP'
Throughout our development plan this year we choose emotional well-being and mental health as the core of our focus; this has come as a result of the global pandemic we have all been living through, and the impact it has had not only on the children's social skills and ability to form relationships, but also their attachments, confidence, self-awareness and resilience.
By developing strong routines, providing the right learning environment, re-focusing on the crucial role of the outdoors and offering outsytanding curriculum, we will educate the children in our care and support them in growing into confident and independent individuals who are able to express their feelings and emotions, vocalise their fears and worries and develop vital life skills.
Once every half term, we have a Well-being Day. Each Well-being day follows a different theme and focuses on emotional well-being and how to take good care of it, including developing successful self-care strategies.
Our Well-being Days are 'no technology' days. All technology stays locked away and the focus is purely on the children and adults.
Our latest Well-being day was centred around the theme 'Aromatherapy'. The children were introduced to a variety of self-care techniques, such as lavender foot spas, making tea tree and eucalyptus shower melts and bath bombs, yoghurt and cucumber face masks and relxing head massages.