Our Nursery is divided into three rooms, each appropriate for different age ranges. We have the Lullaby Room for 0 – 18 Months, the Sunshine Room for 18 Months to 3 Years, and the Rainbow Room for 3 Years to School age.
We also provide a before and after school service for our local school – Springhead Primary School. During the school holidays, we also cater for children from reception age up to 8 Years.
Babies (0 to 18 months)
Babies are cared for in our Lullaby Room where their speech and language is encouraged and their intellectual, social, emotional and physical skills are by:-
- Singing Songs
- Listening to music
- Story telling
- Large selection of toys
- Messy play including painting, dough play, water play, jelly, speghetti and sand.
Your baby’s day is recorded in an information book, which is sent home at the end of each day.
Toddlers (18 months to 3 years)
Toddlers are cared for in our Sunshine Room where they learn to play with other children. Being able to share is a huge step in your child’s personal and social development and activities are offered to support this.
Potty training is usually started here and our qualified and trained staff will be happy to discuss this with you.
We work with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and this is based on learning through play, observations and planning for the child’s next steps by:-
- Art and Messy Activities
- Ring Games
- Circle times – stories, singing and self registration
- Sensory Activities
These range of activities help develop the child’s seven areas of learning which are personal, social and emotional development, communication and language development, physical development, literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world, expressive arts & design.
Pre – School (3 years to school age)
Pre – School children are cared for in the Rainbow Room. We aim to develop the child’s seven areas of learning and these are: –
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication and language development
- Physical development
- Understanding of the world
- Expressive arts and design
Activities to develop these include: –
- Circle time activities – letters and sounds, singing and stories
- Role play
- Physical activities
- Obstacle courses
- Arts and crafts – painting, play dough, sand, junk modeling
- Writing activities
- Counting songs
- Recognising numerals
- Learning about different cultures