I have just witnessed the most ridiculous scene ever. A child, (2) using crayons to scribble on a piece of paper. All this was ch initiated. The childs key person asked about the work. The next second, the nursery manager flew over and said 'don't let him write there, he has to go in the writing area.' The child was in the creative/workshop area. I could have cried. The manager does not allow the children (or staff) to use resources out of the designated area eg no playdough in the home corner. I would welcome your thoughts. I felt so sorry for the key worker, and most of all the child. I am going to bring this up at a staff meeting, but I would like to know why on earth this person thinks that way?