The facilities include a bright and welcoming hallway, in which sits the reception and nursery office and a disabled toilet. Parent information and the book borrowing library can be found here.
The nursery is laid out as one large, through room to enable free flow play. However, to ensure a sense of comfort, security and exploration for all of our children, we structure our keyworker system as two teams, with staff and their key children working and playing in a dedicated end of the room, this helps the children to ‘own’ their space.
To enhance the children’s experiences further, both the Elmer and Caterpillar ends of the nursery have a messy play activity area, cosy corner, home and role play area, children’s nappy changing and toilet facilities and storage.
A kitchen is located in the middle of the building. Staff are able to use these facilities to expand the messy play resources and support children’s food preparation and baking activities but the children do not have direct access to the kitchen itself.
Pictured below: (left) Caterpillar Area and (right) Messy Play Area
Outside Our Nursery
Our outside play spaces provide a range of opportunities for physical activity, exploration and learning through play, and are always accessible to the children.
For active physical play and to help develop children’s gross motor skills there are den making materials, messy play activities, a range of sports equipment and a variety of rockers, bikes and scooters.
A mud kitchen, wooden play house and pirate ship provide opportunities for imaginative play, as well as opportunities for music-making with our turtle xylophone and homemade instruments.
Exploring nature in our Garden areas with our Bug Hotel and with growing containers provide children space and facilities to explore the natural world around them. They develop ‘green fingers’ and fine motor skills with planting, weeding and watering activities, rewarding children with the fruits of their labour as they see their plants grow and produce over the seasons.
Pictured below: (left) Our Pirate Boat and (right) Outside play area