We believe our children’s learning journey should begin before they even step through our door. Harrington Bear is our nursery mascot. He welcomes children into the setting everyday with his soft, warm hugs, exciting text and new vocabulary for learning. He is a tool to talk about how we are feeling and share special thoughts developing the children’s emotional vocabulary. We share his photograph on class dojo every Friday to use a ‘flipped learning’ approach for families to begin talking at home about what we will be learning next. Harrington Bear celebrates with us, recognises seasonal changes, and follows the children’s’ interests.