Early Doors Day Nursery is housed in a brick and timbered barn that has been converted to a high standard specifically for this purpose, with plenty of outside space in safe and secure surroundings lending it to endless exploration and play, definitely catering for the more exuberant of our charges.
The children's happiness and enjoyment is our priority. We aim to encourage the children's development through play. We encourage the children to have respect for themselves, other people and for their environment and promote good manners.
Dining Snacks and meals will be served in our delightful dining room that is separate from the main nursery area giving them the experience of a differing environment, and children, where applicable will be involved with setting the table and getting ready for dinner.
Development Children are encouraged to carry out a wide range of new activities and will have the choice of a variety of toys/materials that will be rotated, to play with and to assist in their continuing development.
Sleeping The Quiet Room/Area is utilised for those children who still require a 'nap' with sleeping facilities provided.
Farm Viewing Area Within our Sun room the children are able to view the farm and the livestock. If a child is unsettled when they are dropped off, this can be used as an ideal distraction!!! If all else fails a cuddle usually works!!
Learning and development
We provide opportunities for your children to learn and develop under the guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development Communication & Language Literacy Mathematics Understanding the world Physical Development Expressive Arts and Design
We value the learning children gain through play and the importance of enjoying the many experiences they will seek. We have a structured and stimulating routine throughout the day but also encourage spontaneous activities led by the children.
There are opportunities for activities throughout the day both child and adult led, all children will be encouraged to develop basic life and social skills along with learning about the environment around them. Cultural Festivals will also be visited in the activities as and when they arise.
Before each child is due to start school we aim to work alongside parents to help make them as independent as possible. We do this by encouraging them go to the toilet without assistance, use a knife, fork and spoon, put on their coat, do up buttons and zips, understand and follow simple verbal instructions.
We will also encourage them to develop the basic skills counting, writing their name, recognising colours, letters, numbers and shapes, but must stress that much of this work is done through their daily routines not sat around a table.