Our nursery is a safe, happy and fun place to learn!
The children are given lots of independence to choose how and where they work. This might be indoors or outdoors, in the home corner or with construction. We encourage them to make choices and to solve problems independently. We do lots of activities to develop their communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development.
We take children from their 2nd birthday. We encourage families to use Think2 funding and golden tickets if they are eligible. Please speak to Mrs Robbins in the office if you have any questions about funding and how to apply.
Our Little Chicks and Little Eggs Room is a happy and safe place for young children to play and explore. We encourage communication, independence and lovely social skills. The staff are experienced and caring and are well trained in education, safeguarding, first aid, food hygiene and developmental stages.
We liaise with health visitors to ensure that children are able to reach their milestones in a timely way. By the time of the two year check, most children should be putting two or three words together and their vocabulary should be wide. At times, this is not the case for many reasons. One reason can be prolonged use of a dummy. The NHS recommends that by age 6 months to 1 year, dummies have been taken away. If your child has a dummy, it means that they are less likely to talk. The result of poor language development can be a referral to the speech and language team who can offer support and guidance for parents and staff at school. We use an early communication screening tool with all of the nursery children, which gives us a good idea of whether children are on track. Staff will speak to you if we have concerns.
We want the children to be clean and dry, wearing pants with few or no accidents. We will work with parents through this phase, encouraging children to use the toilet and wash their hands independently. We also encourage them to use a knife and fork to eat with and good habits for drinking water.
Social skills are a really important part of child development at age two. Learning to care and share, thinking about other people and being kind are all promoted and modelled by our staff.