About the rooms

 

Our rooms are organised in a way that allows children to re visit activities and resources to become familiar and confident in their surroundings, the sooner this happens, the quicker they settle and begin to enjoy nursery.

The children have free flow access to outside play areas and the main area is split down the middle with the Under 2’s accommodating one side and the over 2’s the other. Although partitioned we have left a large opening between the sides which helps to keep the feeling of us all being together. 

Under 2’s

Within this room there are lots of areas to entertain and expand young minds both mentally and physically. 

We have a separate room for children who like to sleep in a quiet environment but equally for those who do not like to sleep separated there is always a comfy area in the main room for naps. There is a fully equipped nappy changing area  Tara is our Head of Room.

OVER 2’s room 

This side is for children aged 2-4 years old. We offer continuous provision which means the children have continuous access to resources in designated areas covering creative, math, reading, sand and water, role play, music and movement, construction and small world play.

 We have new topics every half term around which we plan exciting and stage appropriate activities to keep the children engaged and interested.

An average day will start with the children playing independently until group time at 9.30 when they are split into small groups to talk and learn in a settled environment. Then there is a combination of free play and focused activities both indoors and out. Just before lunch at around 11:30 we have a story or singing session. Once lunch time is finished at around 13:00 it is more of the same.

Yoga and core stability – This is a great way to develop children’s core muscles and gross motor skills, helping them sit properly, run more easily and climb confidently. By developing these muscles, children can gain greater pencil control.  Yoga is offered to our children 3 times per week

Play and Say – Encourages the development of speech for children aged between 2 and 2 1/2 years. Sessions are run weekly for a 4 week programme during term time by a qualified member of staff in both baby room and big side.  The sessions include singing and Makaton.

Communication groups are run 3 times per week by one of our SENco’s.  This follows on from the play and say group for children who benefit from time in a smaller group to develop their language skills and confidence.

Games group is run for children who need support with making relationships, turn taking or just enjoy games once a week!

Phonics group is run once a week and focusses on phase 1 phonics, extending to phase 2 for children who are ready.  The children are encouraged to listen for and name sounds they can hear, explore rhyme and  then moving onto recognising letters.

All the children have access to individual water bottles throughout the day and have a choice of a fruit snack. Children are offered these snacks during the morning session, and again at around 3pm with allergies or intolerances accommodated.

We invite guests to visit and spend time at nursery including visits to celebrate special occasions like Chinese New Year, Hanukah, Eid and Easter.  Parents are always welcomed on these special days and we are always happy to receive offers to come along to read, bake or help with activities from parents, grandparents and carer’s.

 

                 

Outdoors

We use our outdoors space all year round and are always creating new and exciting ways to utilise the space and encourage independence in children’s play. Outside has a large sand, water area, mud kitchen, small world, slide, car track, veg garden and wildlife pond.  Children are always closely monitored and risk assessments done daily to ensure that the areas are safe and free from hazards.

Delicious creations in our mud kitchen

making art on stones

Exploring nature