Calm Start

At Laurance Haines we ensure all the children begin their day with a Calm Start. On entering their classrooms, the children have the opportunity to complete their emotions board, take part in mindfulness, try yoga, enjoy peer-to-peer massage, read quietly or, maybe, experience a social or emotional skills activity.

The Calm Start aims to:

• Settle children in readiness for their day

• Diminish or leave behind any worries which may negatively impact on their day

• Build independence and social skills

• Give more time for children to express their feelings, thoughts and ideas

• Build confidence when talking and sharing with others

• Develop self-acceptance

• Build an understanding of emotions and empathy

The benefits of a calm start to the day our felt by all. Most importantly, our children are more relaxed, happy and ready to learn.