Stramash was recently featured as a case study in Nursery World Magazine talking about the importance of non verbal communication. "What we say to children in their formative years can influence their thoughts and feelings about themselves, but our behaviour towards them, each other and the world in general has even more of an impact,… Continue reading Nursery world – Non verbal communication
Article in The National Here Read our news release in full below: Only 20% of employers in the childcare sector offer the real living wage to all their staff and Argyll-based Stramash is proud to be one of them. The non-profit social enterprise was established in May 2009, starting as a spin-off from Argyll and… Continue reading Stramash one of only 20% of child care employers who pay real living wage
What are transitions? Transitions are the ‘going from and to’ - another word for a change or shift, in activity, situation or environment. They might happen in small ways throughout the day for example going from playing to sitting down to lunch or be more significant e.g. starting nursery More significant transitions - Milestone Events… Continue reading Transitions
New base for outdoor nursery at Tornagrain Children at Torngrain’s outdoor nursery watched their new building take shape earlier this week. Social enterprise and outdoor learning specialists Stramash set up a nursery in the woods at Tornagrain in the middle of August and now have 15 children aged three to five. The new nursery building… Continue reading Tornagrain Nursery in the News
Increasing the amount of time children spend outdoors as part of their funded early learning and childcare entitlement is one of the ambitions of the Scottish Government’s expansion. The Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd has visited one such setting, who have been championing an immersive, nature based, outdoor nursery since 2009. Stramash… Continue reading Minister for children sees her vision in action!