In our nursery each child has a picture with his name on it, and a magnet stuck to the back. When the child arrives, his picture is put up on the magnetic chalkboard. Any volunteers or leaders can look at it to remember the name, so even new children quickly feel comfortable and loved. This is important, whether they are new because of moving in, or when they become old enough for Nursery, which is at the age of 18 months.
Each January, all the children who are three years old move on into the "Sunbeam" class of Primary. The week before that, the picture is taken down and given to the parents as they leave Nursery. I quickly whipped up a certificate for him to mount the picture on.
|We put the year 2012 on it, but I left this one with no year in case anyone wants to save and use it.|