These rooms cater for the needs of children from the age of 2 to approximately 5 years or until they reach school age. (Reception children also attend in this room before and after school).
There is a minimum ratio of 1 adult to 4 children aged 2 to 3 and 1 adult to 8 children over 3 years.
The rooms are full of busy energy along with educational, stimulating, yet fun activities for the children to investigate and explore whilst satisfying their growing need to learn about the world.
The children are exposed to all the areas of learning and development within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) through a variety of activities, continuous provision, structured and free play. This is balanced with quieter periods of the day such as circle time which involves find my name register, stories and singing.
Music and movement, songs, action rhymes, stories and group discussions are also used to help the children enjoy learning Messy play and creative activities are carried out in the larger of the two rooms which leads out to the outdoor area. This is accessible at all times.
Activities revolve around each individual child’s interests through careful observation, assessment and planning within a fun and caring environment with the emphasis on learning through play.
We aim to celebrate significant events in the world around us. The changing seasons, special occasions and multi-cultural festivals and celebrations such as, Easter, Mother’s Day, Christmas, Eid, Diwali, Chinese New Year, etc.
Through a variety of topical activities, games, play and “in the moment planning” the children are introduced to a wide range of familiar and new skills and experiences through which they can practice, explore, investigate and learn.
This ensures children are stimulated into wanting to learn thus becoming well prepared for their individual next stages.
Daily sheets are provided to keep parents informed of their child’s day at nursery including nappy changes, sleeps and mealtimes.
Parents are required to provide nappies and baby wipes for children who are not yet potty/toilet trained.