Baby Room & Room 1
Our baby unit consists of two rooms.
They are bright, warm and welcoming rooms with a pleasant feel. We strive to provide an emotionally stable environment, in which, through familiarity of their surroundings, young children can gain confidence to learn. By developing that confidence, we encourage the children to explore and widen their understanding of the world using all of their senses, and to develop a sense of individuality.
Without charge you are invited to visit the nursery with your child to have ‘settling in’ visits, prior to starting. This enables, parent, practitioner and child to build bonds and relationships with their key worker, and to help clear up any understandable fears and anxieties. This time also allows for open discussion, question and answers, to exchange information and talk about your child’s individual needs to help make the transition into nursery as easy as possible.
Room 2 & Room 3
We have 2 toddler rooms both bright and spacious play areas.
As the children are now a little older they are beginning to become more self aware. As their own personality develops they begin to explore their own emotions – expressing them in some creative ways!! We provide a diverse range of learning opportunities for the children to explore including, natural sensory play materials, heuristic play, baby science and treasure baskets. A safe and interesting environment, with age appropriate resources, helps children to develop curiosity, coordination and physical ability.
As the children progress and are able to communicate more through language, they begin to show more of an understanding about ‘social boundaries.’ We encourage a greater sense of independence through simple activities such as learning to wash their hands, wipe their noses and use a knife and fork as children learn to respect themselves as individuals. An emphasis is put on group interaction to promote social skills. Children’s interests are taken into account and we extend their learning by providing activities the children find motivating.
In the Pre school unit we continue to implement the Early Years Foundation Stage. A balance of adult led and child initiated learning opportunities are available throughout the day, incorporating each area of development.
We create a learning rich environment both inside and outside, so children can access each area of development regardless of being indoors or out.
The children’s independence skills are more evident and they are encouraged to use those skills more and to be helpful towards others in the group. Children begin to show more interest in shared play e.g. imaginative play, games and construction, which helps children to learn social skills like sharing, negotiating and cooperation. As children become more confident – knowing what they can do, and realising their ability to try new things, we continue to provide learning opportunities to foster their emerging skills..
Nursery to school transition
The term before children go on to school, we hold a ‘school group’ once a week which is led by the Manager, EYP or Deputy. The aim of the school group is to ease the transition of moving on and prepare them for their move to school. We aim for children to go on school being enthusiastic and motivated learners to stand them in good stead throughout their school career.