Our baby room caterers for babies of six weeks and upwards who are looked after by a qualified and caring staff team in their own stimulating room. The room is filled with activities and sensory resources for exploration. Our room has a happy and welcoming atmosphere with plenty of time for hugs and cuddles. Our safe environment is designed to encourage your baby as they begin to crawl and walk. Exciting, age appropriate activities are provided daily to feed their imaginations and their individual needs are observed and planned for by their key person. The prime areas we focus on for development are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language.
It is important to us that the first transition from home to nursery is a smooth one, particularly for new parents, so we offer settling in sessions to all our new families which take place 2 weeks prior to their start dates.
Our aim is to provide a real home from home environment, we provide all the child’s nappies, wipes, formula milks, meals and drinks. Our cook specifically cooks to each babies individual requirements and is actively involved in their weaning process alongside you as parents.
Class 2 practitioner’s care for children between the ages of 15 months and 2 years and their aim is to build on the skills developed in the baby room. The room is full of resources for free choice opportunities that toddlers love to experiment with. Story times, singing sessions, planned adult initiated activities and outdoor play opportunities are offered every day. Practitioners spend lots of quality time with our toddlers promoting their social skills and supporting their inquisitive minds.
The carers that work with your children have a good knowledge of your toddlers stage of development and love to plan fun exciting activities to help them move on to their next stages of development.
Every day is a new experience……sand, water, painting, building, baking, puzzles, and role play are just a few of the activities your child will enjoy during their day.
Class 3 and 4
Class 3 and 4 care for children age 2 – 3 years old. In these classes your child will continue to develop the skills required within the 3 prime areas of learning however more specific skills also begin to be observed. Our staff are enthusiastic about providing opportunities to broaden their learning experiences by introducing resources into their environment which simulate their ideas and knowledge around literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.
Our children love to get messy, playing with spaghetti and jelly, they splash in water, pouring and emptying. They dig in the sand filling and sieving. They love to create their own masterpieces with paint, glue, and various materials for you to take home and treasure.
Social interaction is so important at this age and your child’s relationships with others will flourish and friendships grow. Our staff take a positive role in encouraging these friendships, mealtimes are valued and an essential time for conversation.
These rooms are where we tend to encourage and support children with potty training, we work alongside you as parents when you feel your child is ready. Our staff offer a positive attitude towards potty training and are here to offer any support or advice you may require.
Preschool 1 and 2
Our Preschool classes build on all the skills that have been introduced in our younger classes. Our practitioners offer stimulating, exciting activities that stretch skills and imagination and will give your child a head start for when they begin school. They are enthusiastic about introducing new opportunities into these classes such a serving their own meals, and having small job roles within their class, they work well alongside local schools to ensure they are ready and prepared for the transition from our setting.
Our practitioners in Pre-school make children feel successful and very special, they are treated as respected individuals and we value their thoughts, ideas and opinions in everything we do throughout the day.
High standards are achieved by implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) through the 7 areas of learning, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Designs.
Every child has access to regular outdoor play sessions in our risk-asessed outdoor areas. Our 2 areas are safe, planned and resourced specifically for fun and learning in all weathers. Outdoor play is important to us as it allows children to test out new physical skills, discover and explore, use their imaginations and begin to understand about nature and science. One of our play areas is specifically layed with low impact surface to ensure young children and children who are learning new phyaical skills can be kept safe. We also have an area which is large enough for riding bikes, playing football, prachue games etc. Our practitioners plan purposefully activities for ourdoor play and provison for all areas of learning is provded.
Twice a week our football coach Dave from Little Kickers comes into our setting and all children from as old at 2 take part in sessions which develop their physical development and team work.
We do ask that all children have an all in one waterproof, wellington boots, suncream and appropriate clothing for all our weather types as we do go out in sun rain and snow.