Hello everyone and welcome to Home is where your start is.
I am an NNEB and hold a diploma in Nursery Nursing. I qualified over 30 years ago and have worked in childcare, mainly nurseries, ever since. I also have a grown up daughter so have experience as a mum too.
I cannot fault the hard work and dedication that early year’s staff put in to their roles, educating and nurturing those young minds within their settings.
I appreciate that opportunities to access these settings is not available to everyone (although government funding has made this a little easier). I also understand that these settings may not be everyone’s choice for their child.
Throughout the years I have shown many parents around nurseries who have loved the whole idea but just could not factor it in, either because of time restrictions on sessions or budget limits.
Now more than ever, parents are taking more of an interest in their child’s education.
Early education, positive interactions and learning through play are so important from a young age and this all starts at home. Home is where your start is!
You may not realize that every interaction you have with your child is influencing their language and behavior, educating and teaching them to be the best they can possibly be. Every child learns and develops at their own pace and you, as their parents, know their abilities and limitations and can help them excel.
Home is where your start is has allowed me to reinvest some of the knowledge and experience I have gained throughout the years and think about how best this could evolve, in order to support you, as parents.
After receiving some amazing feedback from a UK wide survey Home is where your start is can now offer themed boxes, aimed at preschool aged children, with simple educational activities you can do at home. Home is where your start is also incorporates the early years outcomes that are taken from the guidance notes in the Development Matters document, which is a reference point for many early years workers in preschool settings.
Each themed box will give you a real insight into the milestones your child can achieve by doing some fun, targeted activities.
Whether it is to provide home education, to compliment your child’s sessions in a preschool setting or just to have some fun ideas to do together, Home is where your start is will guide you.
We will have fun and learn together!