In the Nursery Hall operate firmly to the direct dependencies of the Municipality: no. 1 coordinating director, n. 11 educators, n. 4 cleaner operators and n. 1 canteens.
All personnel contribute, through the planning and implementation of the various activities and services, to the educational processes of children. Activities of educational services they are based on collegial work in compliance with the different professionalisms and responsibilities.
Natural or trusted families contribute to cover the costs of running the service by paying a mandatory monthly contribution fee. Fees and benefits are determined annually by the Municipal Council in accordance with the provisions of the DL 109 / 98 ("Definitions of unified criteria for the assessment of the economic situation of persons requiring social benefits under Article 59, paragraph 51, of 27 December 1997 law, 449 ") and its modifications and additions"
The educators integrate with the family's educational action, build contexts, propose materials, observe, document, welcome, and raise proposals to children, always watchful spectators and guarantors, but also companions.
The educators themselves periodically carry out training activities related to early childhood services, on the basis of an overall formative project defined collegially among the educators and which makes use of the advice of experts external to the organization. The objective is to increase the skills of the staff involved and to carry out the necessary comparative assessments between similar services carried out at state-of-the-art facilities in the national field in the use of different work methods.
Acquired skills find expression in the Educational Project annually drawn up and shared with parents.
The educational project
The Educational Project represents the planning of activities, schedules and service objectives: it is the central pivot around which all the actions and people who operate in the Nest move and aims to:
- let children live a rhythm of life suited to their needs, through reception and responsive care, with progressive activities, respect for the alternation of intense activities / calm activities, balance between individual moments, small group, section;
- to accompany autonomy in daily life and in relationships to develop the identity of each one;
- practice activities for the global growth of the child: in the first three years of life children develop fundamental aspects of their personality related to social and affective relationships, communication skills, motor skills, elaboration of symbolic systems where play is a fundamental strategy;
- to encourage socialization: Community life must allow a wealth of relationships in respect of the needs of affective security and cultural differentiation.
- the early years are also essential for the development of gender identity. Respect for family cultures goes hand in hand with avoiding sexist stereotypes, guaranteeing equal opportunities.
A day at the Nest: the different moments of reference
All the moments of the day at the nursery are significant and formative, even the least informal, even the time scraps.
The day is marked by different moments of reference.
hours 7: 30 / 9: 30 - The reception: The moment of welcome wants to suggest the continuity between the family environment and that of the Nido which is not only a place where one hurries, but where one feels well received and one can pleasantly stop
hours 9: 45 - The morning snack: Fresh fruit
hours 10 / 11 - Educational proposals: The programming of the activities is based on the assumption that the game for the child is his own life is the way to know the environment, to relate with others, to know and express himself.
A day at the nursery: the different areas of activity
In order to accompany the child to the achievement of a complete psycho-physical development during the school year, activities will be proposed to stimulate the various areas of the psycho-physical development of the child with differentiated proposals based on age
Great traction games: using fabrics, wrapping paper, large cubes of foam, mattresses, large cushions, push-walking cars, balls, tricycles, slides, swings, the child is shown, through posture changes, all the possibilities and potentialities of movement which has the body, children are offered different levels of difficulty to perfect their walking and balance.
Small motor games: heuristic game, the treasure basket, tear the paper, interlocking bricks, mortise beads and all those activities that help to refine the movements of the fingers of the hand and the eye-hand coordination.
Manipulation activity: providing large containers containing pesto bread, flaxseed, maize, white flour, yellow flour, allows the child to touch and know many types of material through the tactile, visual and odorous feelings that the materials send him.
Water games: to approach and discover this fascinating and indispensable natural element you seek to involve children during the hygienic practices of the day.
Cognitive games: we propose games that require a minimum of attention as the game of "cuckoo", build towers with cubes, puzzles, recognize figures from books, recognize objects in the environment, listen to a story.
Activities are proposed that help the child to orientate himself in space and learn to recognize shapes and colors, understand concepts such as above and below inside and outside.
Musical activities: Music accompanies the child throughout the day, helps him to spot the rhythms and time.
A background music can help him during the educational activity, he can relax it before the moment of sleep, it can be a pleasant moment of aggregation when everyone sings together and finally it is a useful tool for language development.
Affective relationship area
The time devoted to diaper changing, lunch and sleep are moments of a privileged and individual relationship between the adult and the child. They are "four-eyed" occasions of conversation, of direct body contact, of emotional play, to which all the time necessary to carry out these activities calmly and with pleasure is dedicated.
They become opportunities to promote the autonomy of children and their socialization.
Symbolic play: Through symbolic experience the child can experience fantastic situations, exorcise fears, learn to manage situations that cause him anxiety.
For hygienic treatments, which include hand washing before and after meals and the washing of the genitals at each diaper change, specific products are used.
In order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, we guarantee:
use of disposable gloves, towels and personalized bath towels daily or disposable;
diapers provided by the Nest, changed whenever necessary with the guarantee of at least one change in the morning and one in the afternoon;
hours 11: 30 - Lunch
The Municipal Administration and the Nursery Service have placed particular attention in the last few years on food, considering the importance that this moment has in everybody's life, especially when it comes to small children.
The time of lunch has in fact become an integral part of the educational project of nursery schools which takes into account not only nutritional and qualitative aspects, but also those of relationship and communication between children and adults.
The feeding of each child is particularly taken care of. The menu is packaged, in compliance with the Self-Control Plan provided for by Legislative Decree 155 / 97, in the internal kitchen for children under 12 months of age and by the centralized "Pellizzari" kitchen for all other children.
The menu is differentiated according to age, the digestive and masticatory capacities of each child, is repeated continuously throughout the school year divided into summer and winter menus.
The pediatrician's instructions are accepted for any personalized diets.
Special dietary requirements linked to culture or religion are also welcomed.
All foodstuffs are purchased from qualified suppliers who guarantee top quality products of Italian origin, especially in the case of poultry and beef and fruit and vegetables. Incoming products must meet the requirements described in specific supply specifications and are subjected to quality and quantity checks by kitchen staff.
Lunch is given at 11,00. For infants the meal is administered according to the needs of each child.
13 hours - First exit
hours 13 / 15 - Nap
For the child who attends the nest, sleep is an important moment of the day; it is not only a physiological necessity, but it is an indispensable phase in the re-elaboration and assimilation of experiences. At this time the educators help to fall asleep, watch over the sleep of the children and maintain the appropriate environmental standards.
Each child is assigned a personal and personalized bed - the environment is tidy, tidy, cleaned daily with special attention to the personal objects of each child, in addition the linen is provided by the Nest and is periodically washed.
hours 15: 15 - Merenda
hours 16: 30 - Second exit: Fun activities
hours 18: 15 - Resignation: it is the moment of the report of the day, of the dialogue with parents, greeting
Hygiene of the environments
Daily cleaning of rooms, furnishings and equipment is guaranteed according to the HACCP plan and compliance with the daily work plan to guarantee maximum hygiene of the premises and equipment. Annually, to continuously improve the services offered, a survey is carried out to detect the level of satisfaction of the Users and to check the level of perceived quality.
The common thread of the activities
2018-2019 educational project: "Round of recipes"