Plastic Free July
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by Inspirations
1w ago
Do you ever ask yourself what you could be doing to reduce the use of plastic and ultimately contribute to a cleaner and greener future? Taking small steps in your everyday life, such as swapping plastic bags, straws, bottles, and packaging, for reusable alternatives, shopping in bulk, and supporting businesses that offer plastic-free options, will all help to reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills and oceans and ultimately protect the environment we live in and the wildlife suffering from this harmful pollution. Plastic free July is a global movement that encourages in ..read more
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Compost Collective
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by Inspirations
3w ago
Inspiring Green Habits At Inspirations Nurseries, we believe in nurturing not only the minds of our little ones but also instilling in them a deep sense of environmental responsibility. Thanks to Foodwise Leeds our latest initiative; ‘Compost Collective’ is underway and aims to educate children about the importance of composting and empower them to make a positive impact on the planet, starting from an early age. Find out more about the amazing Food Wise- https://foodwiseleeds.org/ In this blog post, we will delve into the significance of teaching composting to children and how educators play ..read more
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5 Ways To Encourage Creativity at Home
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by Inspirations
1M ago
Encouraging creativity is really important to us at Inspirations, and this is evident in our Baby Rooms right up to when they leave us in Pre-school. It’s also a great way to keep them busy and stimulate their curiosity and development at home, and it doesn’t always have cost money or run the risk of staining carpets. So here’s a quick run down of 5 easy ways to encourage creativity at home- Encourage Role Play Toddlers love to imitate and explore other people. Encouraging role play can help your child develop their social skills, language, and creativity. Why not bring to life the characters ..read more
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Experimenting with Materials
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by Inspirations
2M ago
Current Projects in the Art Studio Every day is different in the art studio, and yet every activity is created from the previous weeks interest. These interests can last months, and also differ from one art session to the next even with the exact same resources provided, the children decide the path to take each time. Our current interest is very much about art and materials and the way they interact with each other. It all began in October, when pumpkins sparked a shape interest. The Art Studio was filled with circles, the roof, the walls, the floor, light projections, stencils, loose parts ..read more
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Spotlight on…Ladybirds Room
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by Inspirations
3M ago
Our ladybirds room is our Pre-School Room, and in fact it isn’t a ‘room’ at all. In 2018 our Pre-School moved from what is now the Toddler room, to become an outdoor setting across many areas. We have the Mongolian Yurt which is our cosy warm round classroom, the outdoor classroom, the mud area, the Art Studio, the forest school garden and Hunger Hills Woods in its entirety.  Every morning the educators, forest school practitioners and atelierista pitch to the children and following this they choose where they want to spend their morning, and then afternoon.  So let’s meet the team ..read more
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Creative Projects in Adel
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by Inspirations
4M ago
Our Atelierista Julie over at Adel Inspirations works closely with the children following their interests through child led project based learning. So this week for our blog are taking a look at their most recent project.  The Foods and Shop Project The children first became interested in food when we started creating collages out of food magazines. Beyond refining their fine motor skills, the food collages sparked up conversations about food, diet and flavours. “My favourite fruit is watermelon”, “Last time we were baking we used a bit too much sugar.” This was the starting point in whic ..read more
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Spotlight on…Butterflies Room
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by Inspirations
4M ago
The Butterfly Room The Butterfly Room is our second baby room, right next door to our other baby room Hedgehogs. Originally the Butterly Room was our Toddler Room, until 2018 when we transitioned to a Forest School. This transition meant we moved our Pre-schoolers to an outdoor provision, meaning the Toddlers could move into the much bigger Pre-school room therefore opening up space for a second Baby room- Our Butterfly Room. T Both baby rooms open out into the same garden and outdoor area meaning the children can mingle when playing outside. There are little differences between to the two roo ..read more
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Embarking on an Eco-School Journey
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by Inspirations
5M ago
In today’s world, it is crucial for educational institutions to cultivate a sense of environmental responsibility among young minds. Inspirations Nurseries and Forest Schools have a unique opportunity to install a love for nature and sustainability in children from an early age. By focusing on key areas such as waste management, biodiversity, and litter reduction, we can create a positive impact on both their immediate surroundings and the wider community. In this blog, we will explore the initiatives we have taken so far and our plans for future projects as we embark on our eco-school j ..read more
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Meaningful Art
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by Inspirations
6M ago
At Inspirations Nurseries all of our rooms have a focus on creativity, and our Pre-School room have access to our Reggio Emilia Inspired Art Studio, where the children and the Atelierista follow interests to develop and learn through all forms of expressive art. But what should children’s art look like? And what makes meaningful art? I remember as a child being given a template to colour in at school, which is a lovely pastime, but looking back now it feels so hollow. Sure we were given the freedom to choose whatever colour we wanted, and the challenge of trying to stay within the lines, but a ..read more
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Spot light on…
Inspirations Nurseries & Forest Schools | News & Blog
by Inspirations
6M ago
…The ‘Hedgehog Room’ Staff This week we take you to our Baby Room; the original Baby Room from day 1, down at the very bottom of the corridor. There are 4 dedicated regular members of staff who help make that room what it is. They are the Nursery Rhyme Gurus, the Story Tellers, the Dancing Queens, Messy Play enablers and full time feeders, cleaners and nappy changers, and all with a smile on their faces. So let’s meet the team Sophie I’m Sophie the room leader of the Hedgehogs room, I started at Inspirations in May 2021 as the Deputy, before taking over as room leader in September 2022. I  ..read more
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