Birth to 2 years

Birth to 2 Years 2 years to 3 years 3 years to leaving for school

The baby room is a warm, welcoming environment offering a home from home atmosphere. The room houses its own kitchen with milk fridge, laundry room, low level table and chairs, bedroom area, black and white area,  story area and a living room area.

The day in the baby room offers time for lots of cuddles and conversation alongside challenging and fun floor play, socialising with other children, messy and sensory activities, singing and stories, playing outside or going for a walk.

Staff work very closely with parents ensuring that each individual baby’s routine and needs are met.

The tweenie room is an extension of the baby room for children who have mastered the art of walking and are a little more independent at meal times. The tweenie room and baby room staff work very closely to ensure a seamless transition for your child.

The tweenie room is a warm, welcoming environment offering a home from home atmosphere. The room houses a bedroom area, living room area and dining room area. Housed within each area are spaces for quiet time, stories and a creative / messy area. There is also a separate nappy changing room with potties available for those children who are showing an interest in potty training.

The day in the tweenie room offers time for cuddles and conversation alongside challenging and fun floor play, socialising with other children and adults, messy and sensory activities, singing and stories, playing outside. Small group times, large group times, dancing, signing and language development

Using cutlery is a new skill to master and the children are encouraged to use their cutlery each meal time. An adult always sits with them, around the table, to role model eating, good table manners and using cutlery.

2 years to 3 years

Birth to 2 Years 2 years to 3 years 3 years to leaving for school

The toddler room offers a warm welcome to this exciting age group. Keeping within the theme of home from home the room comprises a quiet area, a kitchen / diner area, bedroom area, art area, construction / small world area and messy play area.  There is a bathroom attached to the room with low level toilets and hand wash sinks, potties and a nappy changing area. Toddlers usually begin their transition to independent toileting and we encourage parents to bring in lots of changes of clothes for this transition.

The day in the toddler room offers time for cuddles and conversation alongside socialising with other children and adults, messy and sensory activities, stories and singing, playing outside and in the gym. Small group and large group times promote co-operative play, peer interaction, problem solving, language development, conflict resolution and confidence building. Toddlers like to use the whole space available and to this end lots of opportunities are provided for energetic outdoor activities, time in the gym developing those newly honed motor skills and lots of messy play that they can dive right into.

Progress check at age 2

When a child is between the ages of two and three, practitioners will review their progress and meet with the parents /carers to go through a written summary of their child's development in the prime areas. The summary will identify strengths and opportunities for development. Practitioners work alongside parents/carers to develop a personal target and plan to support their child’s learning and development.

3 years to leaving for school

Birth to 2 Years 2 years to 3 years 3 years to leaving for school

The pre-school room offers a warm welcome to this progressive age group. Keeping within the theme of home from home the room comprises a quiet area, a home corner, art area, messy play area.  There is a bathroom attached to the room with low level toilets and hand wash sinks, potties and a nappy changing area. IPad’s and IPod’s provide opportunities to develop IT skills. There is a separate outdoor area which allows the children to decide whether to undertake their learning indoors or out, supported by adults. We have excellent links with schools in the area and work very hard on ensuring that the children have a pain free transition to school. We acknowledge and celebrate each child’s journey with us by hosting a graduation ceremony each year which always proves to be an emotional event.

The pre-school team support the children in acknowledging and understanding their own feelings and those of others. They enjoy being supportive and active partners in play. All activities within the pre-school room provide opportunities for children to use their language skills, number skills and emerging mark making and writing skills. The pre-school children are encouraged to increase their levels of independence, with support, from putting on and fastening their coat and shoes to setting the table for mealtimes.

All children are encouraged to wash their hands with supervision before and after mealtimes and messy play throughout the day.

Throughout the rooms, staff work very closely with parent’s to ensure that each child’s individual needs are met. Each stage of development is discussed with parents and changes to routine are agreed before being implemented.

We assure you of our love, care and attention for your children and their needs at all times.