Ganneys Meadow Nursery School Achieves the National Nurturing School Award
After working for 3 years on the National Nurturing Schools Programme, Ganneys Meadow Nursery School in Woodchurch Wirral has been awarded the National Nurturing School Award, the first Nursery School in our region to achieve this accolade.
Ganneys Meadow Nursery School have been given the award for its ongoing work in the area of Nurture. 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. Everyone of the staff at Ganneys Meadow consistently ensures that the children attending their 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 the school to be a calm, neutral space where children learn essential life skills as well as the curriculum subjects alongside their peers.
Ganneys Meadow has been recognised for offering the environments and opportunities to children which address their developing social and emotional skills. The award reflects the school’s commitment to promoting healthy outcomes for children and young people, by focusing on emotional needs and development. The assessment which took place virtually during the lockdown took into account the views of our children, parents, staff, governors, professionals and partner schools about how their practice reflects the six nurture principles.
The staff at Ganneys Meadow are looking forward to the presentation of the award as soon as the lockdown is eased and look forward to sharing this with the whole school community.