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Our nursery environment and facilities enable your child to explore, develop and learn. Our Baby, Toddler and Preschool spaces are specially designed and equipped especially with them in mind. You’ll see many familiar homely items such as bookcases, tables, chairs, and sofas just much smaller than you are used to!

We consider the spaces around your child to be like their third teacher, joining you as parents and us as educators in guiding them through their learning. And you’ll notice how we use our garden area as an Outdoor learning space too, full of features to support their play and learning. Our Baby, Toddler and Preschool rooms are perfect for the ages of children that spend their time in them.

We keep many aspects of our nursery environments consistent as we know your child will benefit greatly from this. With core resources, enriching toys, games and creative materials, that are always at hand for your child to play with. However, it is not unusual for parts of our nurseries to become unique adventure places where your child’s imagination can run free!

Babies Environment

Our mobile and non-mobile babies benefit from the large, bright, open plan rooms, well equipped with the latest in sensory equipment to test their senses and encourage development.

In our Baby room, we provide a wide range of sensory toys to explore such as black and white equipment, touchy feely boards, books and toys.

Fun and messy activities provide new experiences and promote the use of different senses. We have a range of sensory play and messy experiences throughout the day. We do love to get messy in our Baby Room.

We have a large open area to allow children to become more mobile by rolling, crawling, pulling themselves to stand and walking for physical development.

In order to encourage your baby’s curiosity and sense of exploration we have a heuristic area to help children experience natural objects such as wood, metal, pine cones and corks. This is also available in the way of our separate sensory room.

We also have a dedicated ‘Kitchenette’ area to cater for our littlest people’s tummies. At meal times in our Baby Room we encourage older babies to become more independent and we work alongside parents to establish weaning stages.

As babies spend a lot of time sleeping at this early age, we provide a separate quiet room. We have amazing sleep cots, which our littlest people find really comforting to sleep and relax in. We constantly monitor the temperature to ensure the babies are comfortable, we monitor the sleeping children, at all times. As a golden rule, there will never be more than three babies to any one member of staff so you can be assured that your little one will get the essential attention they need at this stage in their life. Your child’s key person will take care of all your child’s personal needs whenever possible.

The room is very well appointed with outstanding levels of equipment, allowing your child to discover at their individual level of understanding.

The ‘Story Corner’ where our older babies can sit in a group and listen to stories. A sand and water play area, a construction area to develop coordination and a messy play area for painting, we do love to get messy in our Baby room. Our Baby Room also have supervised access to our fantastic gardens and Multi-Sensory Room.

Tweenies Environment

When your child moves up a stage, their day is structured around their changing interests, being actively encouraged with a wide range of different activities on offer, while being encouraged to make choices about what they want to play with. Our nursery equipment has been carefully selected, allowing your child to discover at their individual level of understanding.

The Tweenies Room is designed to help Tweenies to start learning how to become independent. It is full of sensory toys, texture and plenty of new opportunities for the Tweenies to engage and explore! In the early stages of the Tweenies development they are mostly exploring the world around them, so it is important that they experience a range of material, objects and sounds.

The ‘Story Corner’ where children can sit in a group and listen to stories, wet /dry play area, role-play area, creative/arts area and plenty of table top space for group activities, a construction area to develop coordination and a messy play area for getting mucky, a cosy teepee for relaxing and a dedicated sleeping area for when they need to recharge.

In this room, Tweenies also begin to learn how to feed themselves using utensils with support and encouragement from staff. Children and staff sit together at this time learning the social skills surrounding a family meal time.

We operate a 1:3 ratio in the Tweenies Room for children aged under 2 years.

We have supervised access to our fantastic garden and Multi-Sensory Room. We often go on walks to explore the natural environment and look out for mini beasts.

Toddlers Environment

The Toddlers room, benefits from a number of dedicated areas which promote the EYFS focusing on the primary area’s of the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ framework and encourages learning through play and exploration.

In our Toddlers room we like to offer a wide range of sensory based activities, with lots of opportunity to develop our 2-3’s independence and self-selection skills. There are various dedicated areas offering different activities throughout the day. There is a dedicated reading and group time area where Toddlers Room children have their circle times, focusing on different topics each week.

We have a fantastic home corner, where we like to use real life food and packaging where possible and a large role play section. We have a lovely small world area, Music area, an amazing indoor slide/ climbing frame, wet and dry messy play areas (every day), focus activity area and a malleable messy play area.

As this is the time when the majority of children start ‘toilet training’, the Toddlers room is equipped with brightly decorated children’s toilets, encouraging independence as well as a nappy changing area.

Preschool Environment

Preschool children follow the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’. We support them and prepare them for their eventual move to Big school. This Room has a more settled routine, with children working in small key groups throughout the day. Through our observations of children learning, through their play, we are able to introduce adult led activities that follow the interest of individual children, linking them to the seven areas of learning:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal social and emotional development
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding of the world
  • expressive arts and design

Our Preschool Room children still benefit from a wide range of sensory based play experiences, having wet, dry, malleable and art based activities to choose from throughout the day. The children have open access to the garden every day (free flow) from their room and complete a lot of their daily activities outside through choice. The garden also reflects the areas of learning and allows problem solving on a grander scale. Our Pre-School benefits from our investigation area, finger gym and practice early phonics. Our Preschool group also access our amazing multi sensory room to further their learning experiences.

We are in regular contact with our local schools and know what they are expecting when children start school. We work closely with our children to gently introduce them to the ‘pre-school’ experience, in preparation for big school. In this room there is a strong focus on independence, with children always encouraged to try things first and ask for help if they need it.

Garden and Outside Environment

All our children get the opportunity to go on local educational trips, and whether it be to the local shops or places of interest we always risk assess our outings and ensure that ratios are adhered to. We also invite a range of local emergency services and professions to come in and talk to the children about topics from safety awareness to working as a vet, and how to use the phone in an emergency.

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