Our Rooms

Our children are cared for in three separate rooms. Each child progresses through the nursery partly according to their age, but also according to their readiness to make the move. Each child has a key-worker who is their special person to carry out all their developmental record keeping. This key-worker is also your main link with the nursery, especially in the early settling-in period.

Baby and Toddler Group: 0 – 2 years

  • Our baby and toddler room is a self-contained unit with its own kitchen and nappy changing area on our ground floor.
  • The routine in this room is kept very flexible, to enable us to meet the needs of each individual child. As an example, within the routine we do provide a set sleep time for the children, however at any time throughout the day if a child wants to sleep, then they sleep.
  • We offer the ability to cater for individual babies needs and routines whilst ensuring a calm, intimate and homely environment where experienced and qualified baby staff can nurture the first learning experience of babies under one years.
  • Children are supported by their key person in sensory play experiences, and tummy and floor physical play amongst other activities.

Toddlers Group: 2 – 3 years

  • Children move across to our 2-3s room; here, the staff follow a range of activities based on children’s current interest and learning styles. Through staff interactions and observations of the children, various topics and themes are broken down into different experiences for the children to take part in.
  • On a daily basis your child will participate in fun and educational activities while simultaneously learning about themselves and the world around them.
  • Throughout the day your child will have lots of opportunities to engage in exploratory and investigatory play, with time to experiment and find out things for themselves, as well as spending one to one time with their key person.
  • All activities can take place both indoors and outside in our nursery garden.
  • Of course these children are still in need of regular sleep and a lot of flexibility in their day.

Pre-School Room: 3-5 years

  •  In this room your child will have access to a wide range of activities, sand and water play, art and craft, mark-making, number activities, construction and role play opportunities to name but a few.
  • The pre-schoolers also have access to tablets and IT equipment situated within the room. This encourages children’s ICT skills and is used daily.
  • Your child will also learn through Phase One of Letters & Sounds, this falls largely within the Literacy area of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. In particular, it supports the linking of sounds and letters in the order in which they occur in words, and the naming and sounding of the letters of the alphabet.
  • In this room we encourage confidence and self-esteem in all the children which will enable them to happily make the transition to school.

Other Rooms

  • Our babies have access to our sleep room on the ground floor, which is equipped with cots and sensitive lighting.
  • All children can experience our outdoor classroom which allows them to explore nature and the world around them in a safe and weather proof environment with an outdoor feel.

Outdoors

Our outdoor space is used to enhance the children’s learning and development experience, including the following –

  • Sand and water play facilities
  • Mud kitchen area
  • Growing and gardening area
  • Paved area for bike and trike play and large ball play
  • Barked area for experience in a natural environment
  • grassed areas for forest environment and soft surface
  • an open space for children to explore open ended and loose parts play such as den building