Learning Through Play
Our learning environments are designed to meet the needs of both children and families through specific goals and objectives. We focus on building off of the strengths of each child, taking advantage of every teachable moment.
Our Baby room (3months to 2 years) can hold up to 9 babies per day with a ratio of 1:3. Based in this room are Level 3 Practitioners trained in first aid and safeguarding.
Our baby room caters for children who are mobile and non-mobile and practitioners offer children an environment in which they are able to feel safe and secure and which reflects their home routine. Changing and sleeping facilities are both located within the room.
Our Toddler room (2-3 years ) can hold 12 toddlers with a ratio of 1:4. Based in this room are Level 3 practitioners and trained in first aid and safeguarding.
Our Busy Bees room is a rich learning environment which is set up daily to meet the needs and interests of all children. At this get the children are starting to become more independent - which is promoted throughout the room, especially in regards to toilet training. There are toilets and changing facilities to accommodate this.
Our Wise Owls room caters for children who are 3+ years. The room has high quality learning through play-based activities alongside small focused group activities in order to prepare children with school readiness skills. Our Early Years' teacher leads this room alongside the support from our modern apprentice.
We work closely with the schools within the area to ensure that transition to school is seamless and supported. The children have free flow access to the outdoor environment within Wise Owls which lets them take the lead on which areas of provision to access.
Each age group has access to our spectacular outdoor area which includes digging and planting areas, a huge sandpit, a mud kitchen where we grow fresh herbs and spices, a climbing wall with slides.
All outdoor areas are enhanced daily with additional activities to support the learning and development of our children so that we are able to mirror the quality of learning indoors.
We also go out in the community as much as possible - to the local park, library and farm. The children love to explore our wider community.