Our large, bright and colourful play room has been designed for 20 children aged 2 to 5 years old, allowing them to move around freely to different areas, encouraging them to become more independent. The experienced and qualified nursery nurses encourage, show and support the children as they become independent and develop new skills. We follow the OFSTED guidelines with a 1:4 ratio for 2 to 3 years and a 1:6 ratio for 3 to 5 years.
What to Do in the Play Room
The children also have access to our nursery garden. We also open up our indoor space and let the children burn some energy as we do our dancing, moving and grooving sessions. All the equipment and materials are at the children’s level and they are encouraged and supported by the nursery nurses to play, discover and explore during free flow play activities. During the daily routine all the children will be given opportunities to play and discover their interests with elements of challenging play which are child and adult-led activities, they are able to do this with the various activities set out and equipment to use. The children are encouraged to be polite and good mannered during play, meal times and outings. There is also a baby room for our younger visitors.
Preparing for School
The older children have short set times with the nursery nurses throughout the day to do focused activities to prepare and get them ready for school. Looking at letters and sounds, pencil control and circle times etc. During this time the younger children are able to explore their interests and learn new skills such as potty training which we will discuss with you when we all feel your child is ready.