A WARM WELCOME FROM SUSANNAH CRUMP
I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead Charters Ancaster Nursery and Forest School during this exciting period of growth and development. I first joined the Charters Ancaster team 12 years ago, working my way through different roles, from lunchtime supervisor, practitioner, room leader, and Nursery Manager until I left to pursue a teaching career in 2018. After 4 years away, I feel very lucky to return to the Nursery and its warm and caring environment which you feel instantly as you walk through the door as though you have been welcomed home by family.
I am very excited about the fantastic development of the Forest School area by Sarah Hollett our Forest School Lead, and the new Hygge approach that has been initiated and developed throughout the Nursery by Gel Baker our Deputy Manager. Each of these developments further enhance the homely ethos which Charters Ancaster has always endeavoured to deliver to support children to feel safe, secure, and happy to enable them to fulfil their potential.
Hygge is a Danish word with no direct translation to English but is about embracing the simple joys in life, feeling joy and appreciation for simple moments in your day. For the children, this means bringing joy, wonder, and comfort to their lives.
We are so lucky to have this wonderful environment in which to promote this new approach and support all of the children to make the most of their abilities and they grow and develop.
Forest School is supervised and planned for by our qualified Forest School leader Sarah in our own extensive woodlands and gardens. It gives opportunities for the children to engage with nature and get outdoors in all weathers.