Our non-mobile babies benefit from a large, bright, open plan day room. This room promotes a stimulating environment, whilst remaining calm and nurturing for our littlest children. A cosy black and white area enhances babies sight and focus, with the bubble gym and pull up bar encouraging crawling and standing.
As babies spend a lot of time sleeping at this early age, so we provide a dedicated sleep room to ensure they get high quality sleep. We constantly monitor the room temperature in the day nursery to ensure the babies are comfortable at all times. Our well equipped sensory room stimulates their senses and encourages development, through light, sounds and textures.
There will never be more than three babies to any one member of staff, so you can be assured that your little one will get the essential attention they need at this stage in their life. Your child’s key person will take care of all their personal needs whenever possible and will build a special bond with you and your child.
Our mobile babies enter this room as they start to waddle and this room has resources selected purposefully to encourage their gross motor skills. The climb and crawl bridge enables the babies to practice and perfect standing, walking and balance, whilst beginning to master a few stairs. A large selection of engaging push and pull toys and a small kitchen and baby area, introduces the children to their first experience of role play.
Feeding time in teenies becomes a social activity with the children sat around a table, specifically designed for a practitioner to sit in the middle and encourage self-feeding. As with the baby room there with never be more than three babies with one member of staff.
Toddlers (2-3 years)
When your child moves up a stage, their day is structured around their changing interests. Our nursery equipment has been carefully selected, allowing your child to discover and develop at their individual level of understanding. The room focuses on the primary areas of the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ framework and promotes learning through play experiences. We have created various dedicated areas offer-ing different activities to engage your child.
Our messy play area provides progression in the children’s sensory play by offering unlimited access to many different medias, such as jelly, sand, shaving foam and rice. The cosy corner ensures the children can have a quiet area to sit and listen to stories, whilst the home corner offers that all important role play that toddlers love. The mark making area encourages your toddler to practice their fine motor move-ments through painting and drawing on large paper. Our investigation area delivers the early opportunity to explore numbers, shapes and puzzles.
Toddlers also benefit from a staffing ratio of one member of staff looking after no more than four children . As this is the time when the majority of children start toilet training, the room has been designed with bright and colourful toilets, to make this important development stage as easy and comfortable as possible and promote ear-ly independence.
Pre School (3-5 years)
Our preschool room is divided into different areas, offering play opportunities that promote all seven areas of learning, within the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ framework.
⦁ communication and language
⦁ physical development
⦁ personal social and emotional development
⦁ understanding of the world
⦁ expressive arts and design
The children in our preschool benefit from phonics and numeracy sessions deliv-ered by highly experienced qualified teachers. Engaging activities based on your child’s interests will provide practitioners with evidence to observe your child and track their development. Activities will take place both inside and outside as pre-school have access to outdoors at all times. In preschool we will be preparing your child for the all-important move to primary school and will promote listening activi-ties, sharing and extending concentration for short amounts of time. We will work closely with your choice of primary school to aid the transition process and invite the school to meet your child in our nursery, to see them in a comfortable environment and share their development so far.
Our unique indoor/outdoor room has been specifically designed to take into ac-count the sometimes dreary weather we experience in Cheshire. All children, even the tiniest babies will have daily access to our outdoor environment. The bifold doors provide unlimited access to fresh air, with the room enabling babies to be sheltered from the wind and rain. Whilst toddler and preschool children can be stomping in puddles, having first hand experiences of the weather in their wellies and puddle suits. The sunken sand pit and growing area give your child the oppor-tunity to experience large scale messy play. Our bike track, climbing frame and climbing wall offer the physical challenges needed to develop your child’s gross motor skills. As this room is multipurpose we will be holding interactive sessions such as baby yoga, wake up shake up and group sports activities.
All our children get the opportunity to go on local educational trips, and whether it be to the local shops or places of interest, we always risk assess our outings and ensure that ratios are adhered to.
We also invite the local businesses and the emergency services to come in and talk to the children about safety awareness and their community.
If you would like to come in for a visit, please get in touch.