The Nursery is made up of three main activity rooms: - The Playroom, The Wet Room and The Little Playroom, plus a separate children’s bathroom. The children are able to use the entire Nursery for different activities throughout the day.
At 9.00am, when everyone has arrived, we begin the Nursery day. The children split up into three groups;
|The Pippins||~||3 Months to 2 years (ratio 1:3)|
|The Pixies||~||2 to 3 years (ratio 1:4)|
|The Bramleys||~||3 to 5 years (ratio 1:8)|
With the assistance of the children, individual activities are planned for the day and for each room, with zones for different areas of learning, for example; Construction, mark making, problem solving, book corner, role play, investigation/discovery, creative workshop, sand, water, messy substances, malleable, and small world. Staff are on hand to facilitate the children’s learning by modelling new skills and extending their existing knowledge. We feel it is important for the children to move around the Nursery, rather than being confined to one room for the whole day, as this is consistent to home life and we feel this flexibility enables both children and staff to be happy, contented and productive.
This is a large, light and airy room; it has a homely cosy feel with a sofa for stories and cuddles. The room is carpeted and has a tiled floor area for wet or messy activities. There is a large selection of toys, resources and equipment for all ages and for all types of play and learning. We also have access to an enclosed outside play area directly from this room.
The Wet Room
This fully tiled room, which resembles a home kitchen. lends itself well to all types of play, especially the serious business of painting, gluing, sticking, colouring, junk modelling, cooking, sand and water play, anything that might be messy happens here! We also use this room for all our meals.
The Little Playroom
This lovely quiet, carpeted room is ideal for quieter activities such as story-time, role-play, puzzles and games. It is well equipped with a wide selection of equipment and resources for use with all ages and for all areas of development. It is also home to our indoor wooden climbing frame, which doubles as a den and chill out zone and the Nursery computer, where the children, should they wish to, can develop their ICT knowledge, problem solving and personal, social and emotional skills. This room leads out into the Nursery garden and sand pit and when the weather is fine the children can, with supervision, free flow between the two areas.
The Baby Sleep Room
This is a quiet and peaceful room, away from the hustle and bustle of the main activity rooms. This enables our babies and young children to have an undisturbed sleep-time. We have a selection of cots to ensure the age and size of the child is catered for. All children are settled down to sleep by a member of staff. We have a baby listening device and regular checks are made by staff to monitor their sleep time. All of the children have their own bed linen, which is laundered by the Nursery and kept in individual wallets.