"The wider the range of possibilities we offer children the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences". Loris Malaguzzi
CATERPILLAR ROOM (Under 2 years)
Caters for up to 6 under two year old children. We follow the children's individual routines. We do lots of sensory, holistic and art activities. We like to allow the children to explore freely under adult supervision. We set up the area to interest and stimulate the children and aid their development. The children can access toys freely to extend their play. We like to explore outside too. We have triple buggies so that we can go out on walks exploring the local community. We enjoy going to feed the ducks.
COCOON ROOM (2-3 years)
Caters for up to 12, 2-3 year old children. We set up the area to cover the Early Years Foundation stage framework (EYFS). We make sure that these areas are attractive to the children by ensuring there is something to cover each child's interests and learning needs. We vary activities during the day, which enables the children to experience other aspects of the EYFS and continually develop. We also like to explore outside. We try to get outside whatever the weather and enjoy our trips to the park.
BUTTERFLY ROOM (3-5 years)
Caters for up to 16, 3-5 year old children. We extend what we do in the Cocoon room by providing a little more structure to the day. We help increase their concentration and develop their independence to help prepare them for the transition from nursery to school. We use the local community as an extended classroom and we go out and about to reinforce what they are learning.
OUTDOOR PLAY AREA & BEYOND!
An outdoor environment set out to enthuse a child's development. We use the garden as an extended classroom. We continue to provide learning experiences and a stimulating learning environment outside using much of the “forest school” ethos. We have flowerbeds and various planters maintained with the help of the children, so that they learn how things grow.
We use the local environment and community to extend our learning opportunities and reinforce what we have learnt within the nursery. We often pop to the shop for cooking ingredients, to the park, the library or to feed the ducks. The children love their annual trip to Royal Ascot to see the Queen arrive and the first race.