Bumblebees (staff ratio 1:3)
This room is designed solely for the use of children from three months to two years old. It is divided into areas - a cosy area for small babies and storytelling, an area for craft and messy play, a large floor area for small world, construction and imaginary play.
It has a built in homely sleeping area with cots, soft furnishings, lighting and music. Also a discreet nappy changing area including potties and toileting facilities.
The Newts room also provides for children from three years to five years of age, but most of the children who attend are term time only. The children are also introduced to new experiences and develop new skills within the EYFS guidelines. Children are encouraged to plan their own activities and staff work with the children to extend their knowledge with new interests and ideas. The ratio is one member of staff to eight children. Grant Funding is available for this age group.
The Chimps room also provides for children from three years to five years of age, but most of the children who attend are term time only. The children are also introduced to new experiences and develop new skills within the EYFS guidelines. Children are encouraged to plan their own activities and staff work with the chilren to extend their knowledge with new interests and ideas. The ratio is one member of staff to eight children. Grant Funding is available for this age group.
This is a large room providing for children in the after school club and holiday play scheme. The room is well resourced for older children, providing opportunities for junk modelling, craft, painting, music making, computer games, art work, role play, and cooking.
We opened our library in October 2009, this area is used for story telling, puppet theatre and developing listening skills, children are able to choose a book and have their own book bag which they can take home to read with parents. This has been a huge success for both children, parents and staff working together.
Within the nursery we have incorporated a sensory room. The room consists of projection equipment, fibre optics, bubble tube, mirror ball and soft cushioning. This room offers a relaxing and calm environment where children can interact, control and explore through sensory experiences.
This is a large area which provides ride on toys, climbing frame, slides, balls, hoops. Staff can also use the area for games and education with road safety etc. Using role-play.The older children have the opportunities to play tennis, pool, table tennis, football and basketball. This area provides all children with the opportunities to develop their physical skills in a safe environment.
All children have access to the garden during the day.We aim to provide a broad range of learning experiences following the EYFS. We use the garden in most weathers and children are encouraged to notice the changing seasons. Children can experience new smells and textures in our sensory garden. Children have opportunities to plant and tend plants in our vegetable areas. We also have a secret garden which is a quiet area where staff and children can read stories. The garden enables children to explore and discover insects and new experiences within a safe environment.
We also have a smaller garden which is dedicated to the Under 2 years olds, this is set out to meet their needs, with age appropriate apparatus to enable them to play and explore in a safe environment.
Our rooms are light, airy and fully equipped to ensure all children's needs are met according to their age and stage of development.
Each is specifically laid out to enable children to choose their own resources, encouraging independence and self-confidence.
The Ladybird room provides for children aged from two years to three years. The ratio in this room is one member of staff to four children. The children are introduced to weekly themes that encourage all areas of development. Structured and free play is crucial to the way in which children learn, with enjoyment and challenge. Children have the opportunity to explore and share thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of art and craft activities, music, cooking, sand, water and role play. Children choose their own activities, the adults offer a small group activity each session and the whole group gets together for singing or story telling during the day. We have a quiet area for children who require sleep or time to look at stories. The Ladybird room has seperate toilets, potties and nappy changing facilities.