This September, more than any in living memory, the team are so excited to be back at school and starting our new routines.
Our first group of new children have made a great start: they are secure, separating from their families and beginning to build relationships with their teachers and friends in school.
They are positively bursting with enthusiasm to explore, communicate and engage!
These children were due to start in April but couldn't because of risk minimization.
Maybe it's because they are a few months older than the usual starting points.
Maybe it's because they have lived through unprecedented times.
Maybe, like so many, they appreciate the freedom running in our garden, laughing with friends and cycling down the hill almost without a care in the world.
Families have approached the new school term with a positive attitude, love and gratitude.
At Rachel Keeling Nursery School we appreciate that greatly.
We will try to remember this term as it gets busier and times may be challenging to be grateful.