When a baby enters the nursery we try to make the transition as easy as possible for both parent and child. Settling in visits are encouraged, when, at this time, discussions are held regarding the baby's care plan, with you being given a daily routine booklet to fill in and return to the key worker. Young children need comfort and love with stimulating surroundings, in a calm and caring atmosphere. We liaise with you closely and work with you to adapt to the way you care for your baby at home, so that feeding, nappy changes and sleeping all take place at times to suit your baby's individual routine. Our staff will prepare milk bottles and gradually introduce freshly-prepared, foods when your baby is ready.
The baby room is furnished to be very homely and comfortable. The focus is on giving the babies plenty of love, security and attention. The rooms are light and bright, with a wide variety of toys and activities to interest and stimulate your child
In this room, the children undertake a variety of different activities that aid their natural development.
At this age the resources are beginning to have a purpose. The staff move among the children encouraging them to undertake individual tasks, including tasks in small groups, such as messy play, painting, water and sand. Socialisation is a strong emphasis in our environment, with the children learning to share and work together co-operatively.
The children in here are learning through their play. They absorb many different concepts, including both mathematical and linguistic. Simple skills, including pouring, lifting, handling, measuring, all develop from these very small beginnings.
The class follows a structured day filled with interesting activities. Children will participate in story sessions, number and language games and music, along with many art and creative sessions.
The children concentrate on developing their personalities and learning through experiences. Language, writing, mathematics and reading activities are undertaken each day, but are presented in such a way that the children do not even realise they are learning.
Alongside the structured activities of the day, other activities are on offer at the children's level, which encourages them to choose these for themselves, therefore, developing their independence and preparing them eventually for reception.
We have an enriching and exciting outdoor environment, which the children have access to everyday. The outdoors is equally as important as indoors, with us providing a varied range of tools, equipment and activities for the children. Outdoors is used as an extension to the indoor area, providing access to resources such as those that encourage role play, mark making and the development of fine and gross motor skills. Children have access to paved and grassed areas, on which they play with ride-on cars and bikes. They make use of the play house, sand and water, large climbing equipment, while exploring and investigating their surroundings and environment. We have incorporated messy play outside. There are large basins that are filled with various substances and media, such as; dried or wet rice, cornflour, gloop etc. In the spring time they plant a range of flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables. Children enjoy the large open space, where they can take risks within a safe environment; playing with larger toys such as slides and caterpillar tunnels.