We pride ourselves on our outdoor area. We emphasise that the outdoors is as much part of a child’s learning environment as the indoor environment.
Caterpillars, Ladybirds & Butterflies
The Caterpillars, Ladybirds and Butterflies have their own separate baby garden with a cosy cottage, sensory resources and age appropriate climbing equipment with astro-turf. There is also a quiet area to sit, rest and have a cuddle.
Additional Services at Nursery
In addition to the education we provide within the nursery, we also offer extracurricular activities for all our children aged 2 years+. These include;
- Mighty Monsters – a multi-sports programme designed to improve children’s functional movement, co-ordination, balance, fine and gross motor skills through the use of fun games.
- Pass Soccer Academy – A football programme that develops children’s mobility through the use of fun, nurturing games. Your child will develop invaluable fine and gross motor skills, balance, hand, ball and foot co-ordination in a safe, non-competitive environment.
These classes are at an additional cost and take place during the nursery day in our outdoor area. Each class takes place over a block of weeks that can be subscribed to periodically. Subscription letters will be distributed accordingly, but you can register your interest with reception at any time. Days and times of these experiences do vary, but all take place on site. If your child does not attend nursery on the selected day but you wish for them to participate in the classes, then you are more than welcome to bring them along for the session. Spaces are limited, and places are given on a first come first served basis.
Honeys and Pre-school
Our toddlers and pre-school children have a secure garden where they can run, jump, skip, hide and construct. There is a soft pore surfaced area for multi-purpose play that is safe. In the warmer weather we often have picnics and sing-a-longs where we ALL get together. The seasonal changes also bring a wealth of learning for the children.
As well as space to physically play the children have their very own garden where they plant seeds, bulbs, herbs and flowers and help to make them grow.
The staff plan the children’s play with a balance of adult-led and child-led activities to help children think critically and be active and creative learners. They develop greater awareness of the environment as they become totally engrossed in their play. There are opportunities for imaginative play to develop their curiosity and the children can choose to work collaboratively or independently to help them make sense of the world about them.