Our Rooms

Our rooms are divided into 4 differing age ranges

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Our baby room

6 - 18 months

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Our toddler room

18 months - 2.5 years 

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Our pre-school room

2.5 - 3 years 

Our nursery rooms

3 - 5 years 

  • Each room has a Room Leader, and additional core Carers

  • Each member of staff have key children they are the primary carer for - tasks include; nappy changes / toilet trips, administering medication, assisting the child during mealtimes etc. 

  • Familiar face to seek out should they need comfort or help.

  • We support their learning

  • We have a daily programmes that support our curriculum 

 

Supporting Learning & Development

Observing our children is key to supporting their learning and development; we observe and plan activities according to the children’s interests which help to inspire their learning.

 

We believe that we have the right balance of free flow play, which caters to and empowers children to make their own play choices, as well as having adult-led structured sessions. We observe children in different environments within different sessions; this in turn enables staff to monitor the children’s development and put strategies in place if extra support is needed.

 

It is important to us that we work in partnership with the parents to support learning. We encourage parents to continue the learning at home to ensure that we embed children’s understanding.

 

We currently use Tapestry, an online observation platform whereby parents can see the observations that staff have carried out on their children; parents can also upload their own observations.

 

The Curriculum

Your child’s happiness and development is very important to us and we design our daily programme to make sure every child has a healthy balance of group teaching, one-to-one work and personal time to initiate their own play.

 

The curriculum we offer to children from six months to five years old is developed in line with the Early Years Foundation stage guidelines, set out by Central Government. The guidelines include seven key areas of learning, separated into Prime and Specific areas:

 

Prime:

  • Personal, social and emotional development

  • Communication and language

  • Physical development

 

Specific areas:

  • Mathematical development

  • Knowledge of the world

  • Creative development

  • Literacy

 

We teach phonics in a fun way which provides a very strong foundation for the development of reading skills. Both phonics and reading are thoroughly encouraged by the wide range of story books and jigsaw puzzles we make available in each room.

 

To develop mathematical skills we employ lots of practical learning techniques, such as numbering our stairs, which children count very naturally as they go up and down. At meal times we ask children to lay the table, to develop their ability to put out the right number of plates and cups for the children in their class.

Alongside the core curriculum we also offer a range of other activities that our children benefit from – everything from weekly music lessons to racket and ball skills.

 

We also take children out on trips to the theatres and museums in London and to our local forest and parks. Encouraging physical activity is an important part of the education we provide and our own garden is well-equipped with a wooden train, tent and climbing frame, as well as numerous other imaginary and sensory play areas.