The nursery room offers a welcoming environment with a set routine in place throughout the day to help provide the children with structure, balance and stability; it helps them to be aware of what is happening in the here and now, and what will happen next.
Our child-centred approach helps to promote the development of the children’s self confidence, as well as recognising their individuality through the characteristics of effective learning. The children in nursery have access to free flow indoor and outdoor learning, with a large newly layed out grass.
The children learn through play at this stage in their development, therefore the Nursery is organised into areas of learning; to provide a busy and interesting day consisting of a variety of different activities for the children. The children are encouraged to select materials and equipment for themselves and to tidy away independently as this helps them become more responsible.
By being allowed to make choices about what they do, how they do it and to what purpose, the children individually learn what interests them most. The key-workers’ role extends their learning, to help develop ideas, to encourage investigation and problem solving.
The Nursery team plans a book of the month based on the childrens interests and have lots of fun dressing up as their favourite characters acting out stories with friends.
Throughout the day each key person will plan two adult activities based on their individual key person planning these will then take place during island time/ small group time both AM and PM with a mixture of both indoor and outdoor activities.