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Bunnies (Baby Room)

We have a spacious, bright, homely and tranquil baby unit with a wide range of traditional toys, with lots of different textures and shapes for babies to explore. Hanging mobiles and wall picturesoffer stimulus for the eye, and music, singing and talk are sounds to be heard throughout the day. Our baby room is self-contained, with a nappy changing area, and its own kitchen for preparing and storing milk, baby meals and drinks, and sterilising of all feeding equipment. The babies have their own secure patio area, where the babies can access their own outdoor area, which offers a variety of both physical and sensory experiences.

 

There are plenty of opportunities for free movement or to play in the activity gyms, Kasbah den, role play garden and tunnel, or messy play activities. Our treasure baskets and heuristic items excite babies with items chosen to stimulate all the senses. Our staff are very experienced and trained in caring and planning for babies’ individual development needs, to ensure that each child has appropriate learning opportunities. At all times the babies are aware that they are in a safe and warm environment where they will receive plenty of attention, love and care.

 

Our Ofsted report states that “Staff are highly skilled and experienced in working with children and they sensitively support them to settle happily.” Parents told Ofsted ”all staff are happy, friendly, professional and do a superb job” and “I feel completely confident leaving my baby at the Kindergarten and I know my child is happy, content and well cared for”.

          

 

Ducklings 

Our Toddler Room is a lovely bright room. The emphasis with this age group is learning through play, and using sand, water, dough, painting, gluing, sticking, messy play, are all part of a normal day. The children also enjoy playing in the mark making area, story corner and using musical instruments and dance. There is plenty of opportunity for them to develop co-ordination skills indoors and outdoors. Activities and the use of equipment are varied and planned in advance, with the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ aspects in mind. Learning to share, play alongside each other and being kind to each other are key elements of social play in our toddler room, and are encouraged by good role models.

 

Ofsted said “…children are settled and exceptionally happy …they are extremely confident, independent and self-assured individuals”.

               

Lambs

Again the emphasis is on learning through play, but slowly introducing more structured activities, which challenge and meet children’s individual needs. Daily activities include: arts and crafts, messy play, construction, role play, games, jigsaws, modelling, listening to stories and rhymes, baking, sand, water play, pencil skills, painting, toilet training (when children are ready), singing and listening skills, children are encouraged to choose their own activities which helps to promote individuality. At this age children are working towards their independence, they are encouraged to try and put their own coats on, wash their hands, and develop their own creative ideas.

 

The Lambs have access to their own outdoor play area with various learning and development experiences, which the children are free to access throughout the day. All children are given plenty of opportunity for physical development outside using P.E. equipment, bikes, cars and climbing equipment. The Lambs have a dance session by “Lancashire Dance Academy” each week.

 

 

Ofsted said that “Staff speak to children, engaging them in conversations and extending their language and vocabulary during activities.”

     

   

Cubs (Pre School)

 

Our Pre-school room allows children to become more independent and self-confident in what they can do in all areas of learning. We encourage and support  children to be interested and motivated to learn. Daily activities include construction, modelling, role play, water, sand play, baking, listening to stories and singing. Children are encouraged to develop their creative ideas both on paper and through expression. The children have an interactive white board, as well as their own computer, which gives them the opportunity to develop ICT skills, and use simple educational computer programs specially designed for children of this age group. Outside play is available throughout the day to encourage physical development, using bikes, climbing frames, hoops, steps, balls and P.E. activities.

 

The children enjoy den-making and regular welly-walks in the locality. The Cubs have a French lesson once a week, as well as a dance session by “Lancashire Dance Academy”. Cubs also have the opportunity to take part in swimming lessons.

 

Ofsted said “The outstanding standards of teaching by all staff result in children being animated, highly motivated and enthusiastic learners”.

        

  

 

 

 

 




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