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We have a basket that children post 'letters' with their names on when they arrive at nursery it seriously needs a wake up!

 

What do you use in your setting> thanks :o

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We have a large carpet tile attached to the end of a desk at child level, with Who's at Pre-School today? at the top. Children then find their name card and stick it to the carpet tile. The name cards are laminated with velcro spots stuck on the back so the name cards last all the time the child is at pre-school. They can go and find their name card during the session quite easily if they wish to learn to write it.

 

An adult has already ticked them in as they enter.

 

Deb

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We have a House with the same velcro laminated name cards with names on - Who"s in pre-school today? - our house links to the name of our setting, maybe you could link your pre-school name or a related object?

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We have a table with all their name cards on, they find their name card then post it in a red post box which we made ourselves from wood and painted it.

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We have laminated name cards with velcro spots on the back. The children place their name on a board ( fixed to the wall) At the top of the board are three clocks, one showing 11:45, ( left side) one showing 12:45 (middle column)and one showing 15:15 ( right side). The children place their name in the column which shows what time they go home.

 

Even the youngest children pick this up very quickly. It enables us to talk about time of day, are you staying for lunch etc. It also enables staff to see quickly how many children are staying for lunch / staying all day or are going home before lunch.

 

The name cards are in either yellow ( BTTM) or Red ( FSC).

 

Peggy

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We too have laminated, velcroed name cards (with child's photo and printed name on) which children attach to a wall-mounted board covered with velcro pieces. We also do a formal register during carpet time session. Once or twice a week I keep the names with the register and cover the photos, hold one up at a time for the children to read their own names. They then take it up to the board and go about their activities; this is a recent thing to encourage name recognition for next year (apparently last years cohort were particularly bad at recognising own names). The children really enjoy this.

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we have laminated cards with the childrens names on and a small picture and a string washing line of small pegs (Ikea do nice mini clothes pegs with ladybirds on,) the string of pegs are pinned to the wall at child height by two drawing pins, one each end which seems plenty strong enough.

 

the name cards are placed on a table, the children come and find their names at the start of a session and peg it up, then when they want a snack at cafe they collect their name cards and place them in the basket on the snack table once all the cards are in the snack table basket we know everyone has had a drink and snack.

 

we find it works for us

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Again laminated name cards but we use magnets on the back and it used to be a magnetic board until we invested in metal storage cupboards in bright colours, and children now choose which colour they like best that day and put them on there. we can use them for counting (how many like red today?) and adding and subtracting using the names on the cupboards.

 

Our children collect them from us at register before going to play...tried other methods but it works best with this group...

 

easlily accessable for name writing etc then when they want a snack at cafe they collect their name cards and place them on the table to indicate that they will sit there before washing hands...(had a lot of times when so many came at once we ended up as a group snack time so had to have some sort of system to regulate numbers)

 

 

Inge

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wow apple that sounds fantastic, sadly dont have anything that high tec, looks like im part of the laminated velcro gang :o

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Gone a bit high tech this year. We use a self registration 'game' in the interactive whiteboard. Children's names are preoaded and then in the morning as they come in they have to move the name and picture icon onto the screen above.

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Interactive whiteboard games including self registration

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The site looks brill apple. Sorry to appear thick but I couldn't find how to enter children's names on the self-registration game....tried but failed as the link buttons didn't appear to work on our system...can you help?

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Hi

 

We also use laminated name and picture with velcro on the back. Children find their name from a box of names as they enter nursery and put in on board. As I work with mixed ages (2 - 4 and half), some names have picture, some just first name.

 

We also have a wipeboard and pen, so that children can sign their name when they enter.

 

Parents also have a signing in sheet, they sign against their child's name and write time (done on entry and when leaving). Staff also write time entered and left on our room daily register. Then clerk or member of managment team also complete official register!!

 

Wish I could use some kind of computer system (our room computers still in storage, waiting for new cabling to be fitted - all part of new build)!

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Forgot to say we don't do a whole group register. As soon as children enter nursery they select from continuous provision and once all staff in, focused activities begin and indoor/outdoor provision both available. Circle time before lunch.

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We have a busy bee board, each child has a bee with their name on and they place it on a low level display board, which features a summery picture, and a hunny pot. the children love it.

Its worked wonders with name recognition, and counting (as they count the bees on the board)

 

~ Dawn

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I have read this topic with interest, but does anyone actually do signing in ie the children writing their names?

 

We do this in reception from Christmas and Id like other ideas about how this is managed. Im looking at doing this on the whiteboard but the manging of it has yet escaped me..

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