Babies (Twinkling Stars) - Our baby room is light and airy and beautifully decorated. It has a wide range of equipment to encourage the children to learn through play, which is central to learning, and exploration through their senses. Babies are changed in an area separate to the baby room. We exercise flexibility in routine in the baby room to enable us to meet each baby’s individual needs with regard to their sleep and nappy changing patterns. Babies who are receiving bottle feeds will always be held and cuddled while they are fed, by their key person, whenever this is possible. As soon as babies can toddle, they will be given extra stimulation by spending some time in the toddler room with the older children, but will still have the security of the baby room as their base and the same key person.
Smaller Toddlers (Glistening Stars)– The smaller toddlers who need additional support with some areas of their learning and development can access the baby room. In this room there is lovely, calming atmosphere. We provide extra attention to the toddlers in the this room to encourage further language development as well as personal, social and emotional skills. In this room we keep to a ratio of 1:3 for the toddlers so they have extra support with activities and more one to one time with their key person.
Toddlers (Shiny Stars)– we have a large toddler room which can hold 20 children. Our toddler room continue's the relaxed and supportive atmosphere that can be found in the baby room. Practitioners in this room continue to meet the needs of individual children by meeting their individual needs regarding their individual sleep and toileting patterns.Our toddler room boast's an extensive variety of equipment for children to use both in their imaginative play and in planned structured learning activities.
The preschool room (Shooting Stars) is set out to resemble a classroom in order to help your child ready for school by encouraging their independence. We aim to do this by helping them to use a knife and fork without assistance, put on their own coat and do up their own buttons or zip, visit the toilet independently and to follow simple verbal instructions. We also aim to help them acquire basic skills such as recognising and writing their name, recognising colours, numbers and shapes. We encourage them to increasingly be able to make choices about a range of activities and to choose the materials they would like to use to complete a chosen craft activity.
The older preschool room (Bright Stars) We have a second pre-school room for older and more able children. This room is also set our to resemble a classroom in order to help your child ready for school by encouraging their independence. As well as the activities we complete in the Shooting Stars Room we also begin to teach the children to learn to read and write through a variety of activities which are planned by our qualified teacher.