The nursery is based in a large room within an old school building. There is a large area used for creative play where the children have access to sand, paint and other malleable resources as well as an area for meal times. The nursery has a large carpeted area for further activities and an enclosed area for younger, immobile babies to use to ensure they have a place away from the other children where they will feel secure to explore the heuristic play baskets and sensory toys.
The nursery has access to a small kitchen unit to prepare feeds and store meals. There is also a cot room and a toilet room equipped for nappy changing and toilet training.
Your child will be part of a key group with a named key person whose role is to support you and your child through their transition into the setting and to build a nurturing relationship with them, meeting their needs and supporting learning and development through exciting experiences planned to meet their needs. Staff observe the children at play, following their interests to enhance and extend the children's learning by sensitvely providing teachable moments whilst allowing the children time to explore and 'have a go'. Their key person will also support your child's transition into pre-school.
The nursery room focuses on the three prime areas of learning and development as stated in the EYFS, which are as follows:
The four specific areas - literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world and expressive arts and design, will be introduced gradually into your child's learning as they become more confident in the three prime areas of learning and development.