An expert visitor to kick start our learning . . . Laura the hairdresser! We design our Early Years curriculum to reflect our community and address the needs of our children. It starts with ideas that all children can access . . . this term is identity, because all children have one. It also helps children to feel seen and heard. As part of this we are focussing on our appearance and therefore we have a Hairdressing Salon in our role-play area. This also links to the planned Expressive Arts and Design opportunities of drawing and form as children will be creating portraits of themselves. It also links to Science and body parts. Laura the hairdresser visited us, showing us the tools she uses and describing what she does for her job. This has already enhanced the vocabulary the children are using and helped them to take on roles and use their imagination. Next week we are having a different hairdresser to visit in order to address and highlight diversity. Staff have shared books such as Rapunzel set in Africa and My Hair is a Garden so that children are seeing a range of hair types.