LITTLE EXPLORERS ( 0 to 2 Years )
Sophie C. (Deputy Manager), Chelsea and Lauren look after the children in the Explorer Room.
This room is equipped with safe and colourful toys to help encourage imaginative and exploratory play, together with language development and co-ordination of skills.
The children enjoy a range of activities and floor play. These include sand, water, painting, soft play area, songs and rhymes, musical activities, and many more.
Children’s individual needs are met by carefully observing the activities children enjoy, then planning and providing further activities to support the learning and development.
TWEENIES ROOM ( 2 to 3 Years - Free Funding available subject to NYCC eligibility )
Leanne (Manager), Bethany and Coral look after the children in the Tweeny Room.
The toys and equipment stimulate and develop the children’s natural curiosity. The sand and water tray allow the children to have different tactile experiences, the home corner allows children to play and copy what the grown up do.
The children begin to share and play cooperatively with the other children.
The Activities are planned daily to support children’s interests with a mix of free play and structured activities including painting, singing, musical instruments, hand rhymes and dressing up.
PRE-SCHOOL ROOM ( 3 to 5 Years - Free Funding available subject to NYCC eligibility )
Katie C (Room Supervisor) and Charlotte look after the children in the Pre-School.
The room is organised in small separate bay areas, each focusing on different areas of development:
• Sand and water play
• Painting area
• Mark making & creative area
• Quiet reading and mark making area
• Small world
• Book area
Children work individually in small groups or as a whole class. All planning is displayed and records of each child’s achievements are noted. The children are encouraged to become more independent, ready for the transition to school.
The following are a few examples of how we do this;
• Each child has their own hook for their coat and is encouraged to hang their own coat up
• Children learn to recognise their own name, for self-registration
• Children choose books to take home and share
By becoming self confident with these small things it builds children’s self esteem so making the transition to school that much smoother.
Nadine and Leanne oversee the day-to-day running of each room, to ensure that we maintain the highest standards of education and childcare. To ensure we meet the needs of all our children all staff regularly attend training to update and develop their skills.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask, if you are interested in a place please complete the enrolment form and return it as soon as possible.