Throughout the nursery, daily planning and learning opportunities are flexible to ensure that children’s developmental needs and emerging interests are met. There is a strong focus on developing an independent culture. Children have free access to resources from low level units in all rooms.
Our staff use their knowledge of the children’s individual needs and interests and provide a broad range of challenging and fun activities. These may include:
- heuristic play with everyday objects.
- messy and creative play to promote sensory development.
- story times.
- music and singing sessions.
- outdoor play and walks.
- construction and puzzles.
- climbing fun with soft play shapes.
The nursery promotes children’s creativity by allowing them to explore materials in their own way and not aiming towards an end product. In the preschool room this is encouraged further with the free access creative unit, containing different paper, pencils, glue, scissors and creative bric-a-brac.
The large garden is used, not just as a place for the children to let out some energy but also to harness this energy and to further their learning using opportunities outside. Large scale building, drawing on the pavement, transporting during water play, digging in the mud pit, bug hunts, role –play in the Willow garden, with the outside environment viewed as an extension, rather than different, to the indoor environment, the opportunities are endless.