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 first 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 downstairs to our 2-3s room; here, the children follow a plan of activities, which can be adult or child initiated. Through our plans, various topics and themes are broken down into different activities and 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 free play activities, with time to explore, experiment, experience 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

  • Our older children benefit from a teacher-led experience. 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 their own computer 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 do our best to encourage a confidence and self-esteem in all the children which will enable them to happily make the transition to school.

Other Rooms

  • Our babies and toddlers have access to our sleep room on the first floor, which is equipped with wooden cots and sensitive lighting.
  • This room is also used as a sensory space when children are not getting their rest, in order to stimulate the mind and senses.
  • Children in our pre-school also have access to our purpose built conservatory, which opens out directly into our paved outdoor play area.

Outdoors

We are fortunate to have a large outdoor space to enhance the children’s learning and development experience, including the following –

  • Sand and water play facilites
  • Mud kitchen area
  • Play house
  • Growing and gardening area
  • Pirate ship
  • Paved area for bike and trike play
  • Barked area for experience in a natural environment
  • Wooden swings and slides