Research and analysis

Promoting learning through languages in nurseries

Ofsted good practice example showing how Gloucestershire College Day Nursery effectively uses different languages to promote learning.

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Gloucestershire College Day Nursery - Good practice example

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Children in the nursery come from a broad range of backgrounds and have a diverse range of individual needs. Some arrive unable to speak or understand English, and some have special educational needs and/or disabilities. This example shows how different languages are used effectively to promote their learning.

Published 9 July 2012