In our nursery and reception classes learning areas were just beginning to emerge. Most areas were not supported by shelving units. Provision was busy and complicated. Areas were not resourced throughly or effectively or with much attention to detail. Some areas were being replenished weekly whilst others were crying out for change and enrichment.
Staff have always had the children's best interests in mind. They have always wanted the children to be happy and to succeed. Some staff did not believe it was there job to 'play'. They did not realise how many learning opportunities there were in the learning areas or how deep it could go. Assessments were made at a table, children were taken out of the classroom for interventions.