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1-2 Years

The 1 – 2’s room can hold a maximum of 18 children and works with a 3 to 1 child to staff ratio. This room is light and spacious with four large windows to let in natural light and ventilation overlooking our tranquil garden. The windows are also at child level so the children can observe anything going on in our nursery garden.

The room is run by a well experienced co-ordinator and a team of practitioners. This room consists of a hard messy floor area which allows the children to have sand play, water play and opportunity for lots of messy activities. The soft carpet area allows opportunity for the children to be involved in role play; music and construction.

This room has ample space for climbing frame; slides and other physical activities.

A keyworker system is in place ensuring continuity of care.  Activities are set out reflecting children’s interests, real life experiences and stage of development.

2-3 Years

The 2 -3’s area is situated in our brightly decorated rooms with lovely views of our gardens. This is a 24 place room with a child to staff ration of 4 to 1. The room is run by a co-ordinator who is supported by a well experienced team, all of whom have their own key group of children.

The cabin is bright and well ventilated with large windows on both sides providing an abundance of natural light. Double doors lead out to the garden area giving opportunity for spending lots of time exploring the outdoor area.

All activities are set out reflecting children’s interests, real life experiences and stage of development.

The staff within the 2-3’s will give you all the help and support required for potty/toilet training.

Pre School

The preschool room follows Curriculum for Excellence which supports children to become confident individuals, effective contributors, successful learners and responsible citizens.  Just like our other rooms, activities and experiences reflect children’s interests, real life experiences and stage of development.

The room has several different areas within in it to promote curiosity, inquiry and creativity.  The literacy area is an area within the nursery the children can practice their mark making, writing, name recognition and drawing skills with a variety of materials and resources.

The numeracy area can help the children with counting and simple maths skills by using equipment that they can sort, match, weigh and measure. The preschool children have daily use of technology to support and develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the evolving world.

The messy area is a large area within preschool where the children can be expressive, the children can enjoy: gluing, painting, playdough, clay, scissors, gluk, sand and water. The other areas within the nursery include a science area where the children can experiment and learn about the world around them, small world to develop their imagination and creative side, story corner when the need quiet time to enjoy books and stories in a large group or on their own. They also have space for physical play where they can enjoy being active indoors.

Our preschool room has double doors leading directly into the garden, this allows the children free access to the outdoor area throughout the day. The nursery provides outdoor suits for all the children so they can enjoy the garden in all weathers!

The outdoor area is used on a free access basis and the children can access the area when they like. The nursery provides outdoor suits for all the children so they can enjoy the garden in all weathers!

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