Busy Babies: 3 months to under 2 years old
Our baby room has been designed for babies to ensure the surroundings are safe and comfortable allowing your child to learn and develop. Staff are trained to build bonds with children ensuring your child is supported emotionally.
All the resources we use are age appropriate and help to develop your child in the Prime Areas of learning which are:
Staff feedback to parents daily providing in-depth information about your child’s day.
Caterpillars: 2 year olds
We have two free flowing rooms with neutral décor to ensure children play in a calm and inviting environment. The resources within the rooms have been chosen by our highly experienced team, ensuring children’s learning needs are met. The resources are both stimulating and challenging.
The Nursery routine for the caterpillars is fun and flexible, and provides children with group interactions, stimulating activities based on their interests and discovery areas to encourage exploring and interest in young children. The room is spacious with low accessible units, your child will experience lots of sensory activities as children learn best using their senses to explore their environment. Example activities would include water, sand, jelly play, play foam, cornflour and many more.
Our team regularly change the areas of the rooms to provide lots of stimulation and learning. The practitioners are constantly looking at new ideas to promote your child’s learning and development in a fun, challenging and exciting way.
Butterflies: 3 – 5 year olds
We have three pre-school rooms which are designed to provide stimulation for pre school children. The pre-school rooms have been structured to prepare children for Reception by encouraging them to reach their full potential at their own pace through active learning and support. The routine for the pre-school rooms take into consideration, children’s interests, needs and stages of development. The environment has been developed to enable children to challenge themselves, investigate, discover their surroundings, and build confidence through purposeful play with a mixture of activities which are adult led or child initiated.
Children will be preparing for “school readiness” – this will be achieved by promoting independence during mealtimes, toileting and getting ready to play out.
Pre-school has 7 areas of learning these are:
Outdoor Play Area
Our outdoor play area has been divided into two areas. Children under the age of three years have a playground which has soft flooring and artificial grass installed. All the facilities are at the children’s level for example the walk-in sand pit and mud kitchen.
There is fresh running tap water for children to help themselves, and we have a walk-in storage area and small children are encouraged to select the toys they would like to play with.
The pre-school play area is much more challenging, and the resources are open ended, allowing children to decide how they would like to play. Children are free to explore and investigate their surroundings.
Staff continuously provide support to children creating a classroom outdoors environment.