When  at least two years old they will progress upstairs, this is usually in September when our oldest children leave us for school.  Upstairs is a large freeflow environment which continues to provide children with constant access to all areas and resources including role play/home corner;  sand and water;  construction area, dressing up, small world,  book corner; 
creative/malleable/messy area; art island - for painting, chalking, crayoning, gluing and sticking, collage, etc.;  computers with age appropriate software and wireless access to Cbeebies and other age appropriate programs, etc.    At all times children are making their own choices, learning to be independent and autonomous, developing and playing at their own pace, whilst under the close supervision of our loving and caring staff.   

Play is central to a child's learning process - play is a child's work through which they begin to make sense of the world.

Children are encouraged to be more independent in many ways eg. putting their coats and shoes/wellies on, and also with their own personal hygiene, for example washing their hands and faces, and brushing their teeth after lunch.   They are also encouraged and helped to feed themselves with a knife and fork, to use a cup and to help themselves to drinks, either water from their special sink, or sugar free cordial from a jug. We have private toilets, a changing unit, and potties.  At any age, as and when you feel your child is ready, we are more than happy to begin toilet training and will work closely with you throughout the process. 

girl_on_computerThroughout our nursery, the children's progress and development is carefully observed and recorded by the staff whilst they are engaging in activities.   Our staff use this information to help plan experiences and opportunities that will build on the children's knowledge, skills and abilities to help promote and enhance new learning and development expanding their capabilities.  Observations of each child are evaluated and linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage which allows for every child's individual development to be monitored and their progress recorded in their individual Learning Journals.  You are welcome to look at, take home and add to your child's Learning Journal at any time.  

paintingOur aim is to help each of our children to achieve the best that they can in all areas of their development by extending them in their areas of talent, and supporting them in their weaker areas. When our children leave to start school they have the confidence to know that if they treat others with respect, try their best and ask for help when it's needed, they can achieve anything.
We pride ourselves on having a warm and welcoming nursery.  We am to provide the right combination of learning opportunities in a happy and fun way, enhancing your child's unique personality whilst providing motivation and encouragement - building on their strengths and abilities.

 “I feel that I am well informed of my child’s development and feel that nursery staff genuinely care for the children”

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