We wanted to let you all know about an exciting new partnership we are developing at ABC, we have linked together with Woodlands Nursing home in Dedridge. As the home is a short distance away we are hoping that the residents will become part of our nursery life on a weekly basis. Working alongside the staff at the home, and with our children we have discussed lots of different activities that we can do together. This may include – baking, story time, arts and craft, gardening and we would also like to involve them with our plans to do a weekly mile.
Recent research has looked at the benefits to both residents and children when they are spending time together, this includes developing language, independence, increasing confidence and developing positive relationships.
During the times that we are together the staff from ABC will be present at all times along with the staff from woodlands. We will be continually risk assessing to ensure the time spend together is safe, nurturing and risk free.
Both ourselves and Woodlands would like to evidence this practice with photographs and updates via newsletters and private Facebook pages. If you would like to discuss this further or any other aspect of our plans, please come and speak to Debbie or Josephine.
We will keep you updated with our plans but in the meantime, have a look at the link below which shows how an American nursery and care home have benefitted from linking together.