After working for three years on the National Nurturing Schools Programme, we are delighted to announce that Ganneys Meadow Nursery School in Woodchurch, Wirral has become the first nursery school in the region to achieve the award.
They were presented with the award by local MP Margaret Greenwood on 1 April and enjoyed celebrating with the whole school community.
Ganneys Meadow Senior Teacher Helen Appleby-Perry commented: “It has been proved that well nurtured children are shown to do better at school, attend regularly, form more meaningful friendships and are significantly less likely to offend or experience physical or mental health problems. Every one of the staff at Ganneys Meadow consistently ensures that the children attending our school are immersed in a nurturing environment which impacts positively on their developing skills.
The nurturing approach offers a range of opportunities for children and young people to engage with early nurturing experiences, giving them the social and emotional skills to do well at school and develop their resilience to deal more confidently with the trials and tribulations of life. The assessor judged our school to be a calm, neutral space where children learn essential life skills, as well as the curriculum subjects alongside their peers.
We are delighted to have been recognised for offering the environments and opportunities to children which address their developing social and emotional skills. The award reflects our school’s commitment to promoting healthy outcomes for children and young people, by focusing on emotional needs and development. The assessment took into account the views of our children, parents, staff, governors, professionals and partner schools about how their practice reflects the six nurture principles.”
Congratulations to all!