Transition to 2’s room
The activities for this age group are similarly flexible, giving the babies space and time to explore. We have an indoor climbing frame and an outside play area to enable the babies to develop their physical skills. All the resources are at baby height so they have access to all equipment. There is plenty of sensory play on offer, such as corn flour play, pasta play, sand, water, jelly play and much more! Every day the children go outside to explore our garden area and surrounding school grounds including a secure forested area..
The two-to-three year olds enjoy playing together, using a range of activities and resources. We have a messy area, book corner, home corner, construction and small world area. Throughout the day there is a mixture of activities on offer from adult-led to child-led, with staff on hand to guide and help the children develop social skills and turn taking. They also strive to develop the children’s growing independence.
The children can be in nappies, potty training or fully trained in this room and if a sleep is required this does not have to be at a set time.
We believe in the children having frequent access to the outside so operate a free flow system, closely monitored by staff.
In both rooms, all children have daily diaries which are used as a two way communication tool with the staff and parents.
All children have access to indoor and outdoor learning facilities. Activities are adapted to suit individual’s needs and stages of development.
On a daily basis children benefit from child initiated and adult focused activities which include:
- Sensory Play
- Forest exploration
- Music and movement
- Early maths and literacy skills
- Outdoor fun
We have highly qualified staff and excellent links with parents/carers, with a home/nursery diary for each child.
All children are offered a breakfast, afternoon snack and a two-course hot meal every day which is prepared on site from a fresh local ingredients in our onsite award winning kitchen.
We have limited places for those entitled to Two Year Old Funding – a total of up to 15 hours free childcare during term time. To claim funded hours for your child you must be in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also claiming Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Universal Credit
- Looked After Children( LAC)
If you receive any of the above benefits and think your child may be eligible, please contact the county’s Early Help hub on 01905 822666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org