Partners in Play - Bradford College visit

6 March 2017

St.Edmund’s Nursery School and Children’s Centre hosted the BA QTS Y1 students for a memorable Early Years experience last week. Lindsay Mihailovic, head of school, welcomed the large group and described the work that takes place there.

Students were challenged to consider what matters in providing effective early years practice. All the students got a tour of the impressive facilities and then had opportunity to undertake a long observation.

A number of staff, with very different roles, later explained their work and our students had chance to ask questions. The visit was very enjoyable and really helped our students, many who have little, or no experience in Early Years, to understand the principles underlying effective provision.

Upon return to college many students offered comments like, “I was impressed by the outdoor space and the resources in provision.” And, “the sensory room was my favourite space, it was amazing.” They recognised how the provision was inclusive and enjoyed watching children learning through play. The whole experience  should prove a valuable foundation for their future learning and inform their practice. Bradford College would like to extend thanks to all the staff for making us so welcome.

Julie Ward