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Mindfulness at Gloucester Nursery School

What is mindfulness at Gloucester Nursery School?

  • Paying attention to life as it unfolds

Why mindfulness at Gloucester Nursery School?

Life is busy.  It can be stressful and overwhelming.  The nursery is a very busy, exciting environment, with lots of children and adults.  Here at nursery we promote the following;

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

Benefits to children of practising Mindfulness

  • Reduces stress
  • Improvers perseverance and resilience
  • Develops self-confidence
  • Raises self-awareness    
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Enhances creativity
  • Promotes calm
  • Improves focus
  • Helps the ability to relax

What it looks like at Gloucester Nursery School?

  • Simple yoga exercises
  • Brief moments of stillness and attention lasting 30 seconds to 1 minute