Meaningful play in a stimulating atmosphere
This group is for babies of 3 – 12 months old. Staff constantly play with your baby and provide the right kind of stimulation to encourage communication and response. Equipment ranges from mobiles and activity gyms to pull-alongs, bricks, musical instruments and much more. For some serious fun we have ‘Jelly Play’, a highly tactile sensory activity which not only feels good but is also safe to eat and very, very tasty..
This group is for children aged 12-18 months old. When you and the staff agree that the time is right, your child will move into the toddlers group. Your child doesn’t necessarily have to be mobile as they will have plenty of opportunity to practice their walking with the aid of push along toys and walkers. There are also plenty of opportunities for messy and creative play.
This group is for children of 18-24 months old. As your child gains confidence with running, walking and independence, it’s usually time for the next stage. In Nursery One, everything is a little large – tables, chairs, toys and equipment. Recognising that under-twos have relatively short attention spans all activities are planned so that no boredom sets in. There is always something to do and someone to play with.
This group is for children of 2 – 3 years old. By the time they reach two, most children are ready to be introduced to a more structured daily routine. The nursery offers space to join in group activities and there is a plethora of equipment and materials designed to teach children colour recognition, basic number skills and different shapes and sizes.
This group is for children of 3 to 5 years old. While the emphasis is now on promoting learning, the atmosphere is relaxed and the children still progress at their own pace. The children are taught to express their feelings and natural curiosity about the world and everything in it. There are lots of books and blackboards and paper and paints and crayons for them to get really creative.
All children access our outside play area on a daily basis. This means we go out in all types of weather. If the weather is too extreme we play in our indoor area so the children are still getting fresh air. The outside environment gives children the opportunities to explore, discover, learn and achieve many many things.