Each of our specially designed rooms offers the environment and equipment to meet individual needs of children at different ages.
Babies Quiet Room (0-2yrs)
This room is specifically designed for our youngest children. It offers a cosy, inviting sleeping area as well as space, toys and equipment for the children to begin to develop awareness of themselves and their surroundings through exploration and play.
Toddlers Play (0-2yrs)
This room is designed to allow greater freedom for young children to explore and learn through a wide range of play activities. It encourages active imaginations and the development of skills and basic concepts. A garden has been developed adjacent to the 0-2 facilities specifically for toddlers incorporating a sandpit, chalkboard, fun farm animals, an interactive role play area and music facilities.
Outdoor Play - We have just built an incredible new state-of-the-art play area exclusively for babies and toddlers. The new area incorporates soft luxurious artificla grass, a dedicated rollplay area, a sandpit covered by a sunsail and a huge new mark making board together with musical instruments.
In these rooms the more formal aspects of education and areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage are positively introduced. This includes encouraging an early interest in basic reading, writing and number skills and concepts. “Finger Phonics” is used to support reading and writing, a system which continues in Primary School. The “Finger Phonics” software is also available for use on the computer. The emphasis remains on practical activity so that learning is supported in the best possible way.
Romper RoomThis provides two areas:
Children are encouraged to express themselves creatively through the use of percussion instruments, singing, music, movement and dance, drama and gym activities.
A variety of apparatus is used to develop physical gross and fine motor skills. This leads to good co-ordination and confidence in physical activities.
Arts and Crafts
This is an area that allows for opportunities for constructive play through sand, water, construction toys, art and crafts as well as imaginative play encouraging free expression to develop. This space is also used as an eating area.
This includes two play areas with all weather safety surfaces to allow greater opportunity for outdoor play activities. We offer an exciting woodland area which incorporates our Forest School and mud kitchen. This houses a dwarf’s bench, a forest cottage, animal footprint stepping logs and tree faces as well as a mini beast hotel!
Children are therefore able to explore in a natural environment where their imaginations and creative skills flourish, and develop their social skills within a safe, secure and fun environment. Many of our indoor activities are extended to the outdoors so, for example, there are lots of opportunities for mark making outdoors. The children also enjoy the garden where we have an apple and a pear tree and a variety of plants and flowers throughout the year including a bird feeding station.
Click on the images below to see to see our outdoor play in more detail