owls & kingfishers
These 2 large rooms are for children of 2 years and a few months up to and including school age. The 2 rooms are led by graduate Nursery Teachers with the support of fully qualified Nursery Nurses.
The environment is organised to make all equipment accessible and each room has cosy corners, role play areas, numeracy corners and more busy areas.
Independence is encouraged as is a willingness to help with clearing the tables, putting toys away when finished with and sweeping the floor after messy activities.
The children’s interests are planned for using a wide variety of activities such as den building, creating through transient art or building environments for dinosaurs, insects, fairies or the wee folk. Problem solving, confidence and independence as well as all six areas of the pre-school curriculum are approached in a way that encourages curiosity, exploration and investigation. Independence in learning enables children to develop their interests and through real life scenarios they learn about the world around them. We also have the activities you would expect such as puzzles, cooking, painting, craft sessions, board games, computer skills and story times using differing resources to add variety and child participation.
The children and staff plan and record the day together and we support all the children in their learning journeys. There is an air of busyness in the rooms and of sharing and teamwork amongst the staff and children.