What is Mindfulness?

  • Paying attention to life as it unfolds
  • Bringing awareness of what is happening right now
  • Purposefully directing attention
  • Being present with thoughts without being caught up in them
  • Non -judgmental, kind and accepting

Why Mindfulness?

Life is busy. It can be stressful & overwhelming.

Nursery is a shared space of many children and some adults. At Nursery we advocate:

  • Life is special
  • Slow down and look
  • Slow down and smell
  • Slow down and hear
  • Slow down and taste
  • Slow down and feel
  • Slow down and breathe
  • Slow down and be

Benefits to children of practising Mindfulness:

  • Stress reduction
  • Improved resilience
  • Greater self confidence
  • The ability to relax
  • Enhanced creativity
  • Greater focus
  • Anxiety reduction
  • Raised self-awareness
  • Increased calm

What might it look like at Nursery?

Brief moment of stillness and attention lasting 30 seconds to 1 minute

What tools do we use?

At Nursery we use the Early Nurture in Mind -mindfulness-based resources developed for young children. Children explore and experience mindfulness through 5 elements:

  1. Nurture in Senses
  2. Nurture in Body
  3. Nurture in Movement
  4. Nurture in Breath
  5. Nurture in Creativity

Highfield Nursery School

Highfield Road,
Saltley,
Birmingham,
B8 3QU

Contact Information

Tel: 0121 675 4617
Email: enquiry@hifieldn.bham.sch.uk


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