The Early Years team based at Freshlings Nursery have recently had a uniform upgrade which reflects their status as professional early years practitioners. The design was settled upon after a collaborative exercise involving the whole team.
As Early Years Education Manager Vicky Smith explained; “It was really important that the uniform was smart, professional yet practical enough to enable the team to carry out their duties in comfort. We are all really pleased with the result and feel that this change brings us right up to date.”
We are delighted that children from our nursery are amongst the first to sample the innovative new Totsup Big Red Bus, a fun and interactive reward charts from South-West start up firm Totsup. As UCSP Childcare and Education Development Manager, Vicky Smith said:
“At Freshlings nursery we are very open to new ideas and love being the first to try out new products or ways of working. It was great to see how well the children responded to the Big Red Bus, particularly Elodie and William who worked really hard on their pictures.”
A huge thank you most be given to Totsup Founder Sally Marks who donated the products to the Nursery. As Sally explained:
“I have been developing the Totsup red bus over the last two years and it has undergone extensive testing as well as input from an educational psychologist and early years educators. While we now have a really good grasp of how it works in the home, we have less experience of seeing it in a nursery, so this is a great opportunity for me to get some ideas on how it can best work in a childcare environment.
My reason for donating the buses was primarily to thank Plymouth University for the support they’ve given me in getting Totsup off the ground. As a GAIN20 member I’m delighted that they were able to give me match funding to support my Crowdfunding campaign, which has been invaluable in getting Totsup to launch stage.”