We are a 49 place Childcare. The space is divided into three rooms and provides light, spacious indoor environments. There are exciting outdoor environments, where the children have access to sand, water, a swing, dens and lots more activities. All our furniture and equipment have been carefully chosen to ensure the children have the best possible start in life. Whenever possible, we take advantage of natural lighting and play a variety of music from around the world to create a calm, relaxed atmosphere for both children and adults to work and play together.
The Nest – 0-2 years
The Nest is a beautiful room with space for 9 babies aged three months to two years, to play and explore safely. We have a wide selection of toys and equipment that will stimulate and challenge your baby. There is cosy indoor sleeping place, including two cots and a snuggle nest, in a calm, quiet area. We also have an outdoor sleeping space for two more babies, in our Danish imported Krybber, where children can sleep cosy and warm in a snuggle bag. We believe it is important for children to sleep in the fresh air. We have invested in a ‘Kinderwagon’, which is a large pram for 6 babies to go out for a walk together! The Kinderwagon offers babies and young children the opportunity to be outdoors, whilst at the same time enjoy the social experience of being together.
The Branch – 2-3 years
We have organised the space into areas where the children can play and learn, moving freely throughout the day. There is a block area, home corner, dressing up, water tray, mark-making area, interactive whiteboard, cosy book corner, creative ‘workshop’, musical instruments, malleable materials, small world. The room also has a cosy sleep area for those children who need to rest throughout the day, respecting their individual sleep pattern. The Branch and Oak room are parted with bi-folding doors, opening up to form a large free flowing room where children come together to share their play, and interact socially.
The Oak – rising 3’s and 3’s
The Oak is a smaller space for older children to spend time focusing on their interests. There are opportunities to explore shadows, create structures using blocks and boxes, time to investigate findings from their adventures outdoors. The room has a garden with a small picket fence, perfect for den building or cosying up with a story. This space will also be where the wrap around children come from Nursery. To find out more about wrap around please click here.
All rooms have free flow access to a secure outdoor environments, come rain or shine. The gardens have planters for growing herbs and flowers, a sand pit and access to flowing water. We believe that the outdoors provide unique learning opportunities. There will be occasions when a member of staff can take a small group of children into the larger Nursery School garden, offering opportunities for further challenge and a chance to play with slightly older children.
We are extremely lucky to have an allotment around the corner from us, where together we explore and experience the elements, seasons, weather conditions and look closely at nature throughout the year. Children are given opportunities to become explorers of nature, finding out about the local community and its wild spaces, as well as learning new skills, techniques and a whole new language about nature. There is a cabin on the allotment which houses resources we need and doubles up as a shelter in extreme weather conditions.