Our 0-2 room offers a calm, homely, loving and happy environment in which your child can grow, learn and develop.
We understand the apprehension and mixed emotions some parents have when their child starts nursery, therefore our team of dedicated staff are on hand to help this transition for you. All our staff are level 3 qualified or above in Early Years and will continue to follow home routines to ensure your child is settled, happy and secure.
We provide a daily information sheet, that provides information on everything your child has done throughout the day along with meal times and sleeps.
All our food is freshly prepared and served on the nursery premises, also catering for your child's age and stage of development.
We have a mixed age group pre school where children aged 2-4 socialise and play alongside each other. Children participate in free play as well as structured activities which include counting, word association, measuring, drawing and colouring cutting out and similar pre school type activities. Alongside the preschool activities we cater for the development and exploration of our 2-3 year olds where painting, sand and water play, model making and such like are actively encouraged. We also have a quiet area where we have story time, singing, dancing and music lessons. Some of our activities in Our pre school room include:
- Story time
- Cars, Trucks and Fire Engines
- Dressing up
- Dolls Houses
- Railway making
- Sand and Water
- Model Making
- Adding and taking away using objects
- Word Recognition
- Bikes and Scooters outside
- Hide and Seek outside
- Ball Games Outside
- Giant Snakes and Ladders Outside
- Chalk drawing outside
- Nature activities and observation outside
- Singing lessons
- Play dough
- Story time – reading our favourite story of the week, which the children are encouraged to get involved in
- Musical instruments
We follow the Early Years Foundation framework which is the new nursery curriculum for our activities. We continue to ensure parents are encouraged to be involved. Parents often make suggestions which informs our planning. Each child’s individual development file is available to their respective parent at any time and this includes notes on their child’s development, observations from carers, their child’s work as well as photographs of their child involved in some of the activities. We welcome parents to stay every now and again to talk and interact with their child and also be introduced to some of their friends. Parents are often amazed at the transition from being shy to becoming self confident and able to communicate what they have been up to throughout the day. We recognise each child is unique and an individual and there are many children who start our nursery who are already self confident. We ensure all children are involved and that all of the children become friends. Our carers encourage every child, however it really gives us pleasure to see children encouraging and talking to each other.
We also ensure indoor activities are taken to the outside environment where possible. We encourage communication, speech and manners at this stage and parents have commented how quickly their child’s speech and sentences improve each day. Thank you and please are encouraged and the carers act as role models to the children, by ensuring they are courteous and pleasant when communicating back to the children. We always ensure the children are familiar with all of our staff and they know them all by their first name. We encourage counting and try to make this fun for example, asking how many bricks there are in the tower they've built. They don't always get this right at this stage, however we really feel we're achieving something when we see this developing and becoming more accurate. We see children associate sizes and shapes. We also enourage parents to help with this at home. Nappy training is always fun, we have quite a few accidents, however that's what we’re here for. We ask parents to bring in some extra sets of clothes at this stage for obvious reasons. We see children adapt quickly and start to ask to go to the toilet and eventually want to go on their own without having a carer with them. We take real pleasure in seeing children grow and learn whilst in our care.