The Nursery Building
The nursery building was carefully selected for its location and size. It is designed to promote a cosy and inviting environment for young children, similar to a home from home feel.
The children are separated into three age groups according to their developmental needs, though these are a guideline and we are flexible as to when children move into the next age group. These units follow the correct staff to child ratio, as specified by the CSSIW. The children's' areas are designed to match the age groups and consist of:
This consists of two areas, a baby area for children from 6 weeks to 1 year and a crawler area for those from 1 year to 2 years. The baby and crawlers unit is self-contained and has a milk station, nappy changing facility and a quiet area set away from a spacious playing area. The area has a friendly, relaxed and homely feel to it.
Depending on their developmental needs, babies have ample space to crawl and explore in a calm and stimulating environment.
Explorer's room - Toddlers love to explore the world around them with curiosity and interest. This unit provides children with a firm foundation on which to build on and is designed to constantly encourage their development. The unit is a large open plan area, where children enjoy a variety of activities and experiences designed to develop their independence, imagination, creative and social skills.
The ground floor provides children with free access to many exciting and stimulating activities including crafts, sand and water, creative play, construction and a home corner. There is also a cosy area which is ideal for taking naps and sharing a quiet story.
A great advantage to the nursery is that it has a safe and stimulating outdoor area, with double doors leading directly out to a spacious garden, allowing the older children to freely enter the area at any point during the nursery day. We encourage children to learn about nature from walks in the countryside, and by growing produce in the garden.
Children are also taken on various outings within the local community which benefits their growth and development.