Wizz Kids is divided along its length to separate the two age groups.
The baby room is for children from 3 months to 2 years . The room is flanked by low level windows which look out onto the playing fields and countryside beyond. The school children are often very interesting to look at! Within the room there are lots of areas to entertain and expand young minds both mentally and physically. These include a book corner, soft climbing area, a sensory tent, some pet fish, small dining table and chairs for lunch and lots of age appropriate toys .
We also have a separate sleeping room and nappy change area and an enclosed balcony area with outdoor activities. We also take them onto the larger older outdoor area if they are happy to explore further afield. Staff ratio is one qualified member of staff per 3 children under 1 years old and one per every 4 children aged 1 – 3 years old.
The ‘BIG’ Side
This side is for children aged 2 -4 and is divided into zones which reflect the key areas of learning. each area has a dedicated staff member to keep the areas relevant to topic, fun and engaging . The areas are : creative, maths, reading and book corner, sand and water play, role play including fancy dress and home corner, computer area, music and movement and construction. Children will have activities available in all areas throughout the day and we encourage children to explore and free play. Alongside this we will complete weekly planning sheets designed to build on children`s time at nursery and maximising learning through play. We have new topics every half term and planning for these is designed to extend their experiences and knowledge while at play. The children get involved and vote for the next topic which usually revolves round a famous fairy tale,book or nursery rhyme.
An average day will start with sorting belongings and a catch up with anything new. The children are encouraged to play independently until group time at 9.20 where children are split into small groups to talk and learn in a settled environment. This is also when they have morning snack. There will be plenty of encouragement to go outside as we head out all year round and then story / singing before lunch. The afternoon will include another sit down story time and other activities eg this week we are making gingerbread men to take home to tie in with the current topic.