Our huge Baby Room caters for babies and young children aged 0-24 months. We have a fabulous play room with a separate changing area, sleep room and milk kitchen, as well as a covered outdoor sleep area, separate secure outdoor play area, their own garden and new sand pit. We operate to a maximum number of 3 babies per staff member at any time. Your child will be allocated a key person who will be responsible for learning everything about them before they start with us, their likes, dislikes, comforters, family, what they enjoy most and this will give you the confidence to leave your child. Our key worker scheme that ensures that your child settles into the nursery life in a calm and caring way, and a buddy system so that if your keyworker is away for any reason, you and they know who to turn to.
The children can enjoy a wide variety of age appropriate toys, activities and equipment, designed to encourage their development and stimulate both cognitive and physical growthas well as encouraging their natural curiosity into the world around them. We can have separate areas for children aged up to 12 months, and up to 2 years so small babies are safely looked after away from children ‘on the move’.
Our Toddler Room is designed for children aged 24- 36 months who are developing their independence and personality, with a ratio of no more than 4 children per member of staff. Our purpose built facilities will stimulate your child’s development, with messy play, role play, painting, activity games, and reading areas as well as an outdoor free-flow area. Toddlers also have the use of their own changing area with sinks and toilets to help encourage toilet training and each child is helped and supported through this when they are ready. The focus in activities for this group is setting the foundations for life long learning through purposeful play and as your child becomes more aware of their friends around them we all play together and share in developing new skills every day.
New Pre School Juniors
This Summer 2021 we are happy to announce our new room- Pre School Juniors.
Catering for new and nearly 3 year olds, this new room helps toddlers to ease into the new routines of Pre School.
In Preschool Juniors, children will begin to prepare for the move to Pre-school by focusing on simple letters, phonics phase 1 and beginning to look at numbers. Following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) activities will be provided based around their age and stage to prepare activities and provide an enabling environment for your child to learn and play.
Children have access to the Toddler and pre school gardens as well as the extended Stoneleigh Park site for walks and adventures.
Catering for children in their last year of Nursery before Reception, children in this age group are developing confidence through their learning and are establishing social skills with their friends.
The activities they experience daily support their learning development and the more structured days prepare them for their early years’ education when they join school.
Child-led play activities help develop the skills they began to learn in Pre School Juniors within early reading, math, mark-making, information technology and imaginative play.
The way the staff interact with the children encourages both group and independent play to ensure each child develops to their full potential.
Our aim is to encourage children in this age group to be active learners for life as their own skills and knowledge of the world around them increases every day.