The Pre-school is located on the ground floor and is divided into two open plan areas. This caters for our 3-5 year old children whose daily routine prepares them for their move to school.
The room is equipped with a cosy book corner, a role play area, creative area for messy play, a home corner, and a free play areas to allow them to participate in a well-structured day which helps prepare them for primary school. The children have access to a computer which is designed to familiarise the children with essential skills as well as a variety of IT resources.
As part of our nursery day the pre-school children benefit from a range of extra curricular activities throughout the week at no extra cost to the parents. This encourages our pre-schoolers to be healthy and active whilst using their imaginations to explore different ways to be creative.
As an extension to the room, the children have free flow between indoors and outdoors. This allows them to continue their learning experience in both environments.
Pre-school have their own brightly decorated toilets with sinks at children’s height to encourage independence and personal hygiene.
The Toddlers benefit from a large room which is equipped with a book corner, numeracy area, construction area and IT system. They also benefit from a dedicated home corner which encourages their role-play. The open plan space allows the flexibility to include a “messy area” for children to develop their sensory experiences.
As part of our nursery curriculum the Toddler room children benefit from Stretch ‘n’ Grow. This is a fun based exercise class which teaches the children about different parts of the body and the changes they notice when they exercise.
The toddlers have access to their own dedicated colourful toilets, nappy changing area and small sinks at their height allowing them to be self sufficient.
We also have provisions for children who are potty training and work with parents to help ease the transition from nappies to being toilet trained.
Babies benefit from a large, bright open plan day room, well equipped with activities and toys suitable for their age. They also have a messy play area where they are encouraged to develop and grow through the use of creative activities.
Music is played throughout the day coupled with the baby mobiles which hang from the ceiling, creating a calm and soothing atmosphere.
The babies also have a separate changing room, milk preparation area and dedicated sleep room where they are provided with their own bedding.
All the children benefit from a dedicated sensory room. This area has many elements which encourages the child’s senses through a soothing and stimulating environment.
We offer a large, secure garden containing a variety of activities and equipment for children, allowing them to explore and develop their social skills. Our pre-school children helped develop a vegetable patch, where they were encouraged to grow their own food. We hope to continue with the success of this project in the spring.
The garden is split into several areas, including the latest impact resistant surface to ensure peace of mind when any tumbles occur. We also have a large artificial grass area, as well as a natural “digging area” where they are encouraged to promote their knowledge and understanding of the world.
All the children in the nursery benefit from the outdoor garden throughout the day.